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Introducing Emma: A Dynamic Addition to Our Customer Service and Sales Team!

Monday 17th July 2023 at 08:42 by Rob
Emma joins us as a valuable addition in customer service and sales where she will be working alongside Liv who will be going on maternity leave around late August/early Sept

£100 and £10/month for each successful recommendation made before end of August

Friday 14th July 2023 at 13:32 by Olivia
Reduce your monthly fee by recommending us to people you know

Double referral bonus

Tuesday 24th January 2023 at 08:51 by Olivia
Get £100 paid to you, plus £10/month off your monthly fee for each client you refer *

Christmas and New Year opening times

Sunday 11th December 2022 at 15:09 by Rob

How to spot scam emails from PayPal

Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 08:03 by Rob
Avoid PayPal scams... I look at the latest PayPal scam making its rounds on the internet and explain how it works, how to avoid it, and how not to get scammed.

Welcoming Matteo to the team

Monday 14th November 2022 at 15:56 by Rob
Matteo has moved to Derby to work at ph9 as a junior web developer. Welcome!

How to easily get photos onto your computer from your camera or phone

Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 16:37 by Rob
We explain the quickest and easiest ways to get pictures from your camera or phone onto your computer so you can edit them and upload to your website.

Christmas & New Year opening times

Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 19:52 by Rob
Hopefully this Christmas will be a lot more sociable and festive than the last one!

4 ways digital marketing is changing

Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 08:53 by Rob
The internet and how we promote our websites is constantly changing, theres always new hoops to jump through and new methods to adopt. I've collated 4 of these for you that are relevant to your Antiques business. Read on for more

How to create a shortened URL

Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 07:49 by Rob
I have recently been asked to provide a blog post on how to create short links - So here it is!

Introduction to Google Analytics

Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 08:49 by Rob
You all know I love to answer questions and so here is another commonly asked question... What is Google Analytics and how do I use it?

Ways you can get traffic to your website for free

Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 10:49 by Sharlotte
We've done plenty of posts talking about how to ge traffic to your website but we thought we would dedicate a post to ways you can get traffic to your website competely free.

4 types of email mailshots to get your subscribers back to your website

Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 08:52 by Sharlotte
Have you been racking your brain trying to think of ways you can innovate with your email marketing? Read on to get some new idea of the types of mailshots you can send out to get subscribers back to your website

7 Farrow and Ball inspired colour schemes for your website

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 07:50 by Sharlotte
To go along with our new theme releases, I thought a great idea would be to create more colour scheme inspirations. Read on to get your creative juices flowing

It’s easier than ever to take payment on our websites with Stripe

Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 08:36 by Sharlotte
Our websites now integrate with 'Stripe' and so it's easier than ever to take payments through our websites.

What's new on our websites?

Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 09:35 by Sharlotte
Here we are with another round-up of new features! We've released some cracking ones so we hope you enjoy them.

How to get more people buying online from your website

Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 08:31 by Sharlotte
Do you want to know how to encourage more of your website visitors to buy from your website? Read on for 10 ways to help encourage sales through your website

How to engage buyers brains to buy

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 08:36 by Sharlotte
There are 3 key evolutions of the human brain and they each play a key part in how we see the world. Read on to find out how these come into play when viewing your website

Should I use pictures with white-out backgrounds?

Tuesday 16th February 2021 at 08:40 by Rob
Should you use images with a white-out background?

4 affordable (or free) photo editing and graphic creation tools

Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 09:53 by Sharlotte
Today we're looking at 4 affordable photo editing and graphic creation applications you can use for easy editing of your images for your website!

Google worldwide outage: YouTube, Docs and Gmail knocked offline

Monday 14th December 2020 at 15:04 by Rob
If you've had trouble accessing your emails through gmail.com today, were unable to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, couldn't find your way on Google Maps, or couldn't access your files on Google Drive then you weren't the only one.

Christmas opening hours

Friday 4th December 2020 at 08:21 by Sharlotte
It only feels like a few months since I wrote the last Christmas opening hours post, but here we are again! Read on to find out when we're open over Christmas and New Year

How to take card payments on your website

Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 07:38 by Sharlotte
Has taking card payments through your website always been something you've wanted to try but haven't because you thought it would be too complicated? Well I'm here to tell you that it's not what you think... It's super simple and even easier if you're using one of our websites.

Does your website offer collection?

Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 08:50 by Sharlotte
Offering collection is rapidly becoming an essential part of the online shopping experience. But the question is, is this something you offer?

Have you tried Instagram shopping yet?

Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 09:08 by Sharlotte
Instagram is the social platform on every dealers lips! But are you utilising all of it's fantastic features? Instagram shopping is taking the app by storm. Read on to find out how you can integrate it with our off the shelf websites

20,000 items now on Antiques Boutique; come join the party!

Wednesday 7th October 2020 at 08:45 by Sharlotte
We've officially hit 20,000 items on Antiques Boutique!

How to share your items to Pinterest.. Easily!

Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 08:15 by Sharlotte
You might have heard about Pinterest and that you should probably should be using it. Our website integrate with Pinterest and make it so that sharing to Pinterest is super easy and quick to do. Read on to find out more

Want to know how to make your internet faster?

Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 08:32 by Sharlotte
The internet is an integral part of most of ours lives these days and theres nothing more frustrating than your internet going on a go slow! We've got some tips on how to speed it up, just carry on reading!

Why your items aren’t selling online and what to do about it

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 08:30 by Sharlotte
There can be a lot of barriers to making sales on your website, often times without you even realising it. Sales are our ultimate goal right? So let's look at some of those barriers and what you can do about them

Can your international clients call you easily? And what to do if they can't

Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 08:13 by Sharlotte
You may be wondering why this requires a whole blog post, but believe it or not a lot of people write their phone number incorrectly on their website for international clients. Which can of course cost you enquiries or even sales... Read on to find out more!

Refreshing your web browser (so easy a baby can do it)

Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 08:22 by Rob
There's no mystery behind effectively refreshing your web browser... In fact it's so easy a baby could do it! And she did. Read on to find out how

How to get your emails through junk mail filters

Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 08:52 by Sharlotte
There is no single thing that triggers a spam filter, there are dozens! So I wrote a follow up from 'Are your email mailshots being trapped by a spam filter?' - How to get your emails through junk mail filters!

Should you use images with the background removed?

Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 08:30 by Sharlotte
I often get asked whether it's best to have images switch the backgrounds cut out, or whether you should keep the backgrounds, or use lifestyle/styled images. So I thought a great article to write would be one breaking this down for you all.

Want to know how to increase your online sales by 10%?

Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 08:27 by Sharlotte
It has been proven that offering free delivery on your website can increase your sales by 10% or more. Read on to find out more!

What's new? June 2020 edition

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 08:41 by Sharlotte
Our team have been hard at work, tinkering away at lovely new features and fixes! Here's what's new on your website...

You have no choice but to work remotely... so now what?

Friday 15th May 2020 at 09:49 by Sharlotte
With so much time on our hands, and social distancing we've all been forced to work online and you might find that you've got the time you've always needed to sort out your website. But what now?

6 ways to bump up your follower count on Instagram

Tuesday 5th May 2020 at 08:58 by Sharlotte
Is your follower count neither here nor there? Read on to discover some tried and tested methods for raking in those new followers

Covid 19 - open for business as usual

Monday 6th April 2020 at 14:54 by Rob
It's business as usual for us as we're all working from home and our phone systems will ring us all at home. We all have access to email so you should be able to call and email us as normal.

How to make the most of Covid 19 to INCREASE online sales

Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 13:26 by Rob
Online sales are increasing (especially for antiques and home furnishings). So how can you maximise this opportunity? Read our guide on how to increase your online sales during the Covid19 pandemic

Google Chrome may alert visitors to slow loading pages

Tuesday 17th March 2020 at 08:32 by Sharlotte
The Google Chrome browser is now warning users of slow loading pages before they have even clicked on the page. Read on to find out details

Links, links, links! Using inbound links to boost Google rankings

Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 08:57 by Rob
In this article I'll explain the importance of inbound linking, and why it is a MAJOR component of being found organically on Google.

Bigger listing images? YES PLEASE!

Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 08:32 by Sharlotte
We recently made some improvements to the websites which have changed the way images load on the websites. Read on to find out details about how we've improved the image sizing on sites

Ever heard of theming your Instagram feed?

Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 08:52 by Sharlotte
Ever heard of a themed Instagram feed and wanted to give it a try, but had no idea where to start? Yes? Well it's your lucky day! I break down what an Instagram theme is and give you some idea's to get your (virtual) teeth into

Choosing the right web address (domain name)

Thursday 14th November 2019 at 09:03 by Rob
Choosing the right domain name can be tricky. What is the right domain name? Should it have a certain amount of characters? Should it contain keywords? These are all things I've been asked in regard to clients choosing a great domain name for their website, so read on to find out how to choose yours

Email marketing ... How to build an email mailing list

Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 08:43 by Sharlotte
Another commonly asked question is... How do I build an email marketing list? Here are 6 ways to help you start collecting email addresses

Why you should send out latest items mailshots

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 08:19 by Sharlotte
Have you been wondering whether you should use Email marketing? Not sure what it's about or if it's worth your time? Well it 100% is! Read on to find out why it's super important to send out your latest items

Why should you bother blogging?

Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 08:16 by Sharlotte
I get asked all the time about blogging... 'Should I do it?' 'Will it benefit my business?' 'Do I have the type of business that requires blogging?' and the answer is yes, yes and YES! Read more to find out how blogging can benefit you, and how to do it

Secure your .uk domain name before someone else does - deadline 25/06

Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 08:10 by Rob
The .uk version of your domain name will become available for anyone to buy on 25th June 2019. Secure it before somebody else does!

Why you shouldn't use WordPress for a website

Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 13:26 by Sharlotte
We get many questions around WordPress so we decided to answer a few of those and tell you why we don't recommend using it for your business website

Use WorldPay to get more sales on your website over PayPal

Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 08:14 by Rob
We passionately believe in technology being easy to use which is why we've now launched WorldPay integration to make it easier to take debit and credit card payments

Spring Fair 2019 - Meet us there

Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 14:49 by Sharlotte
Come and visit us at Spring Fair 2019 to discuss how we can help you sell online easily!

What is Google my Business and why should I use it?

Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 08:19 by Sharlotte
Ever wondered what Google my business listings are and what they're for? Read on to find out how they can help your business

7 reasons to maintain consistency in your company branding

Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 08:58 by Sharlotte
As the exposure to new brands and businesses ever increases, it's easy to get lost in the crowd if you don't have strong and consistent branding. We go over 5 reasons why consistency in branding is crucial!

How to write a cracking 'About Me' page for your website

Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 09:00 by Sharlotte
With the 'About' page being one of the visited pages on websites, it pays to make sure yours is in tip top shape! Read on for tips on writing a brilliant about page

10 fabulous bright colour palettes to use on your website

Thursday 29th November 2018 at 13:49 by Sharlotte
I created 10 more colour palettes, so if brights are more your thing then read on. Enjoy!

10 Neutral colour palettes to use on your website

Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 09:31 by Sharlotte
The colours you use on your website, stationery and Social channels forms part of your brand and are important in the way you portray your business. I have created 10 neutral colour schemes that you can take inspiration from or use on your website

Ever posted a page from your website on Facebook and no image appears?

Tuesday 30th October 2018 at 08:38 by Rob
It's annoying when you post a product or blog article from your website on Facebook but no image appears. Here's what to do about it!

Email scam with hackers claim they have your password

Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 08:26 by Rob
Have you been getting emails with one of your old passwords in the subject line and a request for money via bitcoin? Here's why you should NOT BE FOOLED! and here's how to protect yourself in future

Myths vs facts of Google

Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 08:40 by Rob
In this article we clear up a lot of the misconceptions about appearing in Google, explain the myths vs facts, go over ancient tactics which don't work, and give some tips on how you can succeed online.

Beware of domain name scams

Friday 31st August 2018 at 09:52 by Rob
Domain name scams by email are almost as old as the internet itself, but some are really doing their best to look legitimate! Read more to find out how to stay clear of these scams

Social Media 101: More traffic to Pinterest?! Yes please!

Thursday 5th July 2018 at 15:12 by Sharlotte
Using Pinterest but don't see much traffic? Read on to find some tips on how to get more traffic

Social Media 101: 6 proven ways to get more traffic to your blog

Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 08:34 by Sharlotte
Struggling to get the numbers to your blog? Try these 7 tried and tested methods to get more visitors coming your way!

The power of 9 when pricing your items

Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 08:34 by Sharlotte
Read on to find out about the power of 9 when pricing oyur items and what effects pricing can have on your sales.

Why you should use accounting software with your website

Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 08:24 by Rob
Not only will it soon become UK law, but using accounting software with your website can save you a ton of time!

Social Media 101: Which Social platforms should I use?

Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 08:10 by Rob
Don't know the difference between Snapchat and Facebook? In this article we'll be going over 8 major Social media platforms and what they're used for, to give you an insight into which one will be best for you!

10 types of Instagram posts that do really well

Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 11:00 by Sharlotte
We all know that Instagram is one of the main players in the Social media world. So I've compiled the 10 most well received types of Instagram posts for you to try!

Social Media 101: 30 Social Media jargon terms debunked!

Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 11:00 by Sharlotte
There's a heap of confusing Social media words and expressions about, so in this article I'll be breaking down the most commonly used. You'll be a Social Media pro in no time!

Why you should use good lighting to photograph your stock

Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 13:18 by Rob
In this blog post we'll cover why you should use lighting, and what difference it can make.

What software you should use for product photography

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 13:33 by Rob
Editing your photos is a really important step before uploading them to your website. In this article we'll cover both free and paid software to use to edit your photos.

Use aperture to blur out photo backgrounds

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 13:15 by Rob
Want to achieve lovely blurred out background effects? Read on!

eBay drops PayPal as primary payment provider

Thursday 1st February 2018 at 13:48 by Rob
ebay has announced that it plans to drop Paypal as its primary payment provider. Read on to find out more.

6 Reasons why amazing product photography is crucial to your success

Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 13:30 by Sharlotte
Good quality photography is the gold standard of a successful website. Read to find out how to ensure your website looks great

Meet us at Spring Fair 4th-8th Feb

Monday 29th January 2018 at 09:06 by Sharlotte
Come and see us at Spring Fair February 4th-8th

Social Media: Instagram - Business or Personal profile?

Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 12:31 by Sharlotte
Should you switch your Instagram to a Business profile? Or should you keep it as a personal profile?

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December 2017 at 11:21 by Sharlotte
PLEASE READ! Info about our Christmas & New Year opening times and process if you have any emergencies whilst we are closed

A new theme for Georgia Lacey Antiques & Interiors

Friday 8th December 2017 at 09:53 by Sharlotte
Georgia Lacey Antiques recently refreshed their website with a new design theme. Read on to see their gorgeous new look.

Showcase of new web design themes

Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 16:05 by Sharlotte
We have released 3 new design themes! Read on to find out more about the new themes, their features and how we can help you sell online with our eCommerce websites

Why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 11:46 by Sharlotte
Read how not even Microsoft's employees can get their Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge working, and why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Why its important for physical shops to have a website too

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 18:13 by Rob

Visit us at Autumn Fair 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 21:28 by Sharlotte
We're in Hall 5 on stand 5L23. Come and say hello!

Increasing sales by collecting trade orders online

Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 01:18 by Rob
How to use one of our websites to sell to both retail and trade clients with ease to increase trade orders, and reduce overheads

How to use Instagram to make more sales

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 13:34 by Rob
Some top tips on how to get found on Instagram AND how to get visitors from Instagram to your website!

Home & Gift Fair 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 10:38 by Rob
Visit us on stand B51a at Home & Gift Harrogate between 16 and 19th July

Visit us at Pulse London, stand J68, 14-16 May 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 01:25 by Rob
We're exhibiting at Pulse London, 14-16 May. Visit us at London Olympia, on stand J68

SSL certificates on all our ready-made websites (free)

Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12:53 by Rob
All of our ready-made sites are being upgraded to https as standard, instead of http for better security and search engine optimisation

Spring Fair - 5-9 February 2017

Friday 27th January 2017 at 13:26 by Rob
Come and visit us in Hall 6-7, stand 6R48 between 5-9 February 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Click for info on how to get a free ticket!

Christmas opening times

Thursday 15th December 2016 at 12:00 by Rob
Please click to read our Christmas and New Year opening times information for 2016/2017. Thank you for your custom and support in 2016 !

Introducing Sharlotte; our new website advisor

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 12:30 by Rob
The lovely Sharlotte joins the team to replace Sam in the role of website advisor, customer services and sales. Read more for details!

Upgrades and new features, including a new checkout system!

Monday 21st November 2016 at 17:30 by Rob
We're committed to keeping your website up to date, so hope you love these new updates as much as we do :) The basket and checkout can really help your website sales too. Click on the article for details.

New website for Catharine Miller

Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 10:46 by Sam
Have a look at the new website for Catharine Miller, using one of the new themes available in our Ready Made Website platform

New updates available in our Ready Made Websites now

Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 17:19 by Sam
We've recently made available some major updates in our Ready Made template websites including 3 new themes, a new theme manager, a new navigation manager and a number of bug fixes and stability updates. These updates are free to anyone with a Ready Made template package


Friday 2nd September 2016 at 22:46 by Rob
We've just released an update to make our websites even faster! Click to find out more!

Visit Rob and Sam at the Spring Fair (NEC, Birmingham)

Sunday 7th February 2016 at 10:27 by Rob
Rob and Sam will be exhibiting ph9 and our WebDesignForShops.com brand at the Spring Fair. Come and visit us in Hall 6 at stand 6K16

Vend ePOS integration with your website

Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 14:46 by Rob
Do you have a website which syncronises your products and stock levels with your till (ePOS) system? We now integrate with Vend's ePOS system!

Live Instagram Feed on your Website - Available Now

Friday 22nd January 2016 at 15:51 by Sam
New Feature - Instagram Live Feed. Free upgrade for Premium, Power and Ultimate Packages. Our new module allows you to connect your Instagram account so new images you publish show on your website automatically. Hit READ MORE below to find out how it works....

Round up of improvements in 2015 for our ready-made websites

Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 15:38 by Rob
2015 has been a year of constant improvement for our ready-made website platform offering. Here's a summary of what we've been upto

New Website Package Just Launched

Friday 30th October 2015 at 10:26 by Sam
Introducing our brand new ULTIMATE eCommerce package - stacked with features

NEW FEATURE - Language Pack is coming soon....

Monday 19th October 2015 at 12:03 by Sam
COMING SOON! - Translate your website into multiple languages!

Autumn Fair 2015 - Birmingham's NEC

Sunday 6th September 2015 at 09:38 by Sam
We're at Autumn Fair 2015. Are you? Visit us at Stand L23 in Hall 5

Domain Name Hijacking and What Can Be Done

Tuesday 14th July 2015 at 20:49 by Sam
Domain Name Hijacking is not new but it could cost you dear. Protect your Brand and Business, read on to find out how.

Further *new* features added to our latest website platform

Friday 26th June 2015 at 18:03 by Rob
Find out about some great new features have been added to our ready-made website platform this week. These are free for all clients who are using our latest ready-made website platform!

Prevent your password getting hacked

Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 17:21 by Lydia
Our advice on the best ways to prevent your password from being hacked

Google 'mobilegeddon' on 21st April 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015 at 15:15 by Lydia
Is your website mobile friendly? If not, I strongly recommend you buy a one-way ticket to 'mobile friendly land' before 'mobilegedden' on April 21st 2015 !

Have an old Mac and not using Yosemite? You could be at risk

Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 18:27 by Rob
Apple have announced that older versions of the Mac software (named 'OS X') will no longer be supported and won't receive security updates. This means if you're using an old version then you are vulnerable to the prolific hacking present on the internet today.