• 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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    Happy Christmas

    by  • December 24, 2013

    Phew. Christmas is a journey for most online retailers. The hype begins months in advance – over and over again you are told how important it is to take advantage of the seasonal peak. You purchase stock, streamline your technology and perhaps take on extra staff. Then you wait. And wait. Waiting for the...

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    Ecommerce confidence

    by  • November 26, 2013

    It’s no secret that ecommerce is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. In Q1 and Q2 2013 there was a 13% year-over-year ecommerce growth rate in both quarters. But what does this actually mean for all the businesses working in this space? Confidence indices such as the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have...

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    Ben at Number 10

    by  • November 22, 2013

    It isn’t everyday that you get to influence political policy. It certainly isn’t everyday that you make a visit to the PM’s house, but once a month Enterprise Nation invite a selection of small businesses to 10 Downing Street to meet with David Cameron’s policy advisor on enterprise, Daniel Korski. iwoca was thrilled to nominate one...

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    Tips for Press Success

    by  • October 31, 2013

    Press coverage for your store is a great way to raise your profile and build brand loyalty, but securing it can be a bit of a headache. Off the back of some recent successes, we’ve put together some tips to use as a guide. It shouldn’t be long before you see a press breakthrough...

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    Mission Complete: Paul’s Race to Rio

    by  • October 22, 2013

    Now that Paul is back on dry land after finishing Race 2 of the Clipper Round the World Race in tenth place, he came in to the iwoca office. This was when the enormity of what Paul achieved really sank in. Up until he decided to take on this challenge, Paul was not a...

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    Go and Grow – Lesson 2. International Exapansion.

    by  • October 18, 2013

    This week saw the second instalment of the inspiring ‘Go and Grow Online’ events, held in partnership with Enterprise nation. We have a fantastic programme of speakers over the course of the coming weeks with the aim of empowering  individuals and businesses and equipping them with the skills they need to grow online. This...

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    A Smarta Gift for You

    by  • October 15, 2013

    iwoca has teamed up with Smarta to support 1000 growing ecommerce businesses We have teamed up with Smarta to provide 1000 free Smartacards to ecommerce businesses. Smarta is a networking and advice resource for anyone who is starting or running a small business and is backed by some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs. Smartacard...

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    Things are getting tough: Paul’s Race to Rio

    by  • October 7, 2013

    Our second update from Paul and Team Switzerland as they sail towards Rio. After a conservative start out of Brest in choppy conditions, we saw a lot of our opponents break equipment. We were now in a race to the Doldrums. The Doldrums are an inter continental convergence zone of weather systems, which is...

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