• EU VAT changes – what’s the deal? Is your business affected?

    by  • January 20, 2015

    New EU VAT changes became law at the start of 2015, and with official government data suggesting that 34,000 SME’s could be affected, it’s about time you figured out if your business is too. So… who’s affected? The change only affects businesses selling digital products such as e-books, online courses or downloadable items to customers...

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    5 Tips For Preventing Late Payments

    by  • January 12, 2015

    Getting paid late… nobody likes it, right? It’s an all too-common issue for companies selling B2B. All your best laid plans rely on promptly receiving what you’re owed, so a glut of late payments can cause serious cash flow problems. While you can never fully hammer them out, follow these tips to minimise the risk of late payments...

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    The Small Business Brief | 15-21 December

    by  • December 21, 2014

    A round-up of the best small business news and stories from the week, as chosen by our editorial team. EU VAT reform labeled ‘idiotic’. The Telegraph reports that from January 2015, small businesses within the EU have to charge customers VAT rates from their country of origin. If this new law goes through, they suggest, it will...

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    The start of something new…

    by  • December 19, 2014

    Hi, I’m Elliot, iwoca’s new editor-in-chief. I’m excited to announce that we’re going to be getting much more active on our blog and hopefully creating a really valuable resource for all types of small business owners. Since launch in 2012, we’ve had tens of thousands of small businesses apply and have been lucky enough...

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    A typical ecommerce transaction – how do you compare?

    by  • June 19, 2014

    We’ve all been there. You are so caught up in day to day business management that you lose track of how you compare to the industry. Don’t despair, we can help. We’ve analysed data from thousands of iwoca customers to generate the breakdown of a typical ecommerce transaction. Cost of goods Sourcing products is...

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    A turn of events…

    by  • June 10, 2014

    Luckily the last week brightened up my spirits a bit! Firstly I finally figured out my problem with PayPal, which was a great relief because eBay was already warning me that they would limit my access if I didn’t pay soon – all this trouble for a few euros… More importantly I sold my...

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    Ecommerce is tough…

    by  • June 2, 2014

    I am slowly becoming more aware of the difficulty of this challenge. Everyone is able to buy things and put them online, but for me it seems impossible to find buyers. The internet is stacked with products and big online retailers can obviously offer their products at better terms/prices. Last week I was able...

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    First steps with Dior

    by  • April 30, 2014

    In the last week I have made quite some progress in starting my ecommerce business – I sold my first item! I have decided to use Vienna as my base, from where I will be shipping my items. I have learnt about all the shipping options and have decided to use the Austrian postal...

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    Getting started

    by  • April 16, 2014

    Being totally thrown into cold water, I started my research. Evidently the hardest task is to decide on the products I should sell – and to cut it short, I haven’t decided yet. The abundance of auctions on eBay or Amazon for every single item makes it seem impossible to sell anything with a...

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    The iwoca Challenge

    by  • April 16, 2014

    Hi everyone, My name is Carina and I am a 20-year-old economics student from Vienna. This summer I have the great opportunity to do an internship at iwoca beginning in July 2014. Before starting my internship, iwoca came up with a challenge for me – remember that I have no prior experience as an...

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    The Online Seller Meetups

    by  • April 5, 2014

    It’s been a busy few months for the Online Seller Meetups. Not only did we host our largest events so far in London and Birmingham but we also launched a brand new website at onlinesellermeetups.com. This is where you can register for future events as well as finding out about previous events. One request...

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    £10,000 in prizes for the people making eCommerce grow!

    by  • December 31, 2013

    Our partners at Linnworks are looking for the people that influence the direction of eCommerce for the rest of the market in a new contest. With £10,000 of prizes on offer, they want people and businesses that are daring to live right on the edge – if you’re identifying new opportunities, creating new trends...

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