eCommerce Advice Blog

For our base in Cardiff, the Gravit-e team have helped businesses worldwide to improve their websites, reach more customers, and get a better return on investment from their digital marketing.

We believe in educating our customers so that they can make the most of the tools built into our eCommerce platform and be as self-sufficient as possible with their digital marketing. Whilst we are always available to help, and our support contracts include regular review sessions to look at analytics and discuss strategy and improvements, we think that any business that wants to succeed online needs to be building the skills and knowledge required to run their website effectively day to day.

With this in mind, we regularly update our blog with new eCommerce advice, tips, and best practice.


Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Yes, it's that time of year again when even the Gravit-e Elves get a little time off. Our Christmas Opening Hours for 2019 are as follows Friday 6th December 09:00 - 13:30 Christmas Eve 09:00 - 12:00 Christmas Day Closed Boxing Day Closed Friday 27th December 09:00...

Vacancy: Full Stack LAMP Developer

We're looking for a Full Stack LAMP developer to join our team. Based in our offices in Cardiff, you'll be responsible for creating eCommerce websites using our marketing leading bespoke platform and for creating new customizations for existing customers. Salary £20 - £30K negotiable Hours 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to...

The Truth About SEO meets eCommerce Masterplan

Our beloved CTO Chris was a guest this week on the eCommerce Masterplan Podcast. Chris chats to Chloe about his book, The Truth About SEO, the world of eCommerce in general, and takes on the famous eCommerce Masterplan rapid-fire ten question round. Chloe is a fantastic interviewer and...

SagePay PSD2 Readiness

Getting your eComemrce website ready for PSD2 shouldn't be a chore - here's our easy to understand guidance on PSD2 and getting your SagePay website compliant before the PSD2 September deadline.

SEO in Cardiff

We love nothing more than working with local businesses to improve their SEO and digital marketing. You don't have to be running the Gravit-e platform to work with us on SEO and if you are within one hour's drive of Cardiff we can provide a free SEO consultation, face to face at your offices.

The Importance of Website Testing in Multiple Browsers

At the start of 2019, IT Pro Portal reported that over half of all software running on desktop PCs was out of date. Flash, Skype, and VLC were among the major culprits, but almost one in six PCs surveyed were running Windows 7 and one in ten...

Five SEO rules to live by

Looking back over a decade or more of SEO best practice, we've compiled a list of simple rules that you can check any SEO plan against to avoid engaging in tactics that may do more harm to your website than good.

All new websites must adopt mobile website design or be banished from Google

Today, Google announced that mobile-first indexing will now be the default for all new web domains as of July 1, 2019. What does this mean? Well, it means if you're planning a new venture with a brand new website then that website must adopt mobile website design standards or it may simply never rank on Google!

What is SEO?

An easy question to ask, but a tough question to answer. What exactly is SEO?

The Jurassic Park Test

No matter what change you are planning to make to your website, be it big or small, you should always apply The Jurassic Park Test.

SSL in 60 Seconds

There's a million reasons to secure your website with SSL and really not a single one not to...

Kill Your Donkeys

Not all CPC campaigns are created equally - what would happen if you went "all in" on your best performing campaigns? It's time to kill the donkeys!

Integration Frustration: Five signs your agency does not understand integration

Many of our customers come to us frustrated with a lack of integration between their eCommerce website and their back office systems. Frustratingly for us, it seems that a lot of agencies are still touting integration services that don t work or lack the back office expertise to truly understand the systems that they are working with.

Four Tips for Handling Online Returns

In some sectors the return rate for an online business can be as high as 30% or more. We've been handling returns on our platform for a long time and we've learnt a lot about what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to handling returns online.

Donald Trump, Google, and Huawei - Who broke my phone and why?

Our CTO Chris loves his P20 Pro, so why is he so glum this morning? Well, looks like a little known guy called "Donald Trump" has made a decision that may just Huawei's users off from updates to their Android mobile phones. Tin foil hat officiando...
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