Discount Code Ideas to Boost your Shopify Store

Discount Code Ideas for your Shopify Business

No-one likes to give too much away, but sometimes you need to employ every trick in the marketing handbook and one of these is the discount code. Especially now, with the cost of living crisis, we are seeing more and more customers looking for discounts. In this guide, we share with your our best ideas […]

How To Migrate Your Website To A New Platform

Website Migration

In this post we discuss how you can move your website from one platform to another. It is a process we are very familiar with having moved several websites from WordPress to Shopify, Squarespace to WordPress and Wix to Shopify. Many businesses set up their websites as one of the first things they do when starting out. This means […]

We are Chain in the Press

We are Chain Press Release

Rupert has been talking to the Metro Newspaper this week about Drop Shipping. The Drop Shipping forecast by Lily Canter – Metro looks at how the business model is helping entrepreneurs weather the Covid storm. At We are Chain we run a number of our own eCommerce operations, one of which has been built on the Drop Shipping […]

Running eCommerce Competitions

Choosing a theme for your shopify store

Building your social media following is a key part of creating a successful eCommerce operation. Regular engaging content is a must, but you can also quickly add to your follower numbers with clever use of competitions on Instagram and Facebook. We not only build our clients successful websites that offer an excellent shopping experience but […]

Case Study – The Compasses Inn

Pubs selling online

One of the hardest-hit industries during lockdown was the hospitality sector. Particularly concerning to regular pub-goers like ourselves. At We are Chain Ltd, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the finest drinking and eating establishments in the South West and when one of them called us for help, how could we resist?  […]

Case Study – Tisbury Deli

Websites for Delicatessens

Online Delicatessen This week saw the launch of a brand new online venture for one of our nearest local institutions, the Tisbury Delicatessen. Serving North Dorset and South Wiltshire some of the best local and Mediterranean products known to man, the deli has made the move to online and asked us to do the heavy lifting. […]

Case Study – Building an Online Marketplace

Building an online marketplace

Building a Multi Vendor Marketplace Part of our eCommerce stable of companies includes Designed in Dorset, an online marketplace for artisan businesses based within our home county of Dorset. The website now has 85 small businesses signed up to sell their products, ranging from National brands like Black Cow Vodka through to artists who make beautiful […]

The Shop Local Movement – First Published Enterprise Nation

Shop Local

This is an article written by Jim rom We are Chain for the Small Business group Enterprise Nation. First Published in January 2021. When we started Designed in Dorset in 2019, we knew there was some appetite for a local marketplace promoting artisan products produced within a geographical area. As a rule, people tend to be quite […]

Our Favourite Shopify Apps to Improve Customer Service

How to use Klavyio

Which Apps do we recomend to improve your Customer Service? “Over 1,000,000 merchants in 175 countries choose Shopify for their online store” From Aquire and Convert Website – Shopify Stats  This means there is a lot of competition out there no matter how niche your industry. With everyone using the same platform how can you make […]

The Importance of Being eCommerce

‘The Importance of Being E-Commerce.’ What is e-commerce? The term e-commerce describes an online store where you can buy and sell products and never has it been more important. We are all no doubt fully aware of the recent devastation of the high street. From Beales to Bonmarche, Dorothy Perkins to Debenhams, Topshop to Thomas […]