How Stock Management Software Transforms Charity eCommerce

As a traditional charity shop, you probably already have some form of stock management as part of your day to day operations. It’s absolutely necessary to be organised with your stock, especially when you’re accepting new donations all the time. It might just be as simple as organising into categories, distributing to local stores, and…

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The Benefits of Multi-Channel Retail for Charities

If your charity is thinking about expanding its operations and looking for ways to reach a wider audience, increase sales and boost profits, then multi-channel retail is definitely something you should be investing in. There many different benefits to multi-channel selling, and with the right tools and software to support your charity, you could be…

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Should your charity store offer online discounts?

If you’ve decided that your charity shop should sell its donated items online, one of the questions you’re likely to ask yourself is whether or not you should offer discounts or run a sale. One look around online stores and marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, and it’s clear there are discounts everywhere. Special offers, reduced…

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How to find, upload and optimise images for online charity selling

When your charity decides to start selling some of its donated items online, one of the first areas you’re going to want to focus on is the images. Why? Because images are hugely important when selling on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Better images get more clicks through to your product page. They get more…

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The best Shopify apps and add-ons for charities

One of the best things about setting up an online Shopify store for your charity shop is the ability to customise it. And with pre-built apps and add-ons, it’s really easy to enhance your online web presence, sell more donated goods, and increase your profits. Here are some of the most popular and most effective…

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How to Customise Your Shopify Theme

Shopify is a great platform for charities who want to expand their operations, reach a wider audience and sell online. It’s gives you an online shop right out of the box, with everything you need to get started selling donated goods in a matter of minutes. But although there are some great themes on Shopify…

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9 Reasons Why Charity Retailers Should Consider Selling On Amazon

If there is one name synonymous with the rise of online selling – and the decline of traditional high street shops – it would surely be Amazon. From its early days selling books online and transforming the publishing industry, to its dominance of eCommerce sales around the world, Amazon’s influence is felt across the spectrum….

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How To Build A Shopify Charity Store

As high street footfall continues to decline, and buyers turn all their attention to shops selling products online, what can you do to keep your customers coming to your charity shop? You could create your own online charity store – one where anyone in the UK can buy what your charity is offering, and one…

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Why Charities Should Sell on eBay

Before we consider why charity retailers should embrace eBay as a complementary sales channel to market, it’s important to understand some of the history behind eBay and just why it has become the channel of choice for used goods retailers around the world. eBay was founded as Auctionweb in 1995 in California and sold it’s…

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Why Charities Resist Selling on eBay

eBay was founded as Auctionweb in 1995 in California and sold it’s first used item – a broken laser pointer for $14.83. The story goes that AuctionWeb’s founder Pierre Omidyar was so astonished that it had sold for so much that he contacted the winning bidder to ask if he understood that the laser pointer…

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Why Charities Won't Sell on eBay