10 Steps to Grow your Shopify Store

10 Steps to Shopify Growth

10 Steps to Shopify Growth You have made the bold step to create your own online store using Shopify, but how do you get people to your store and encourage them to buy from you? In this post, we share with you our top 10 tips for growing your Shopify Store. Add Social Proof Build […]

How to Market to your database

How to market to your database

Start up or established business, you no doubt have some kind of database? It may be a few email addresses or number into the thousands, but are you making it work to your benefit, or is it just a nice to have accessory? In this post we discuss a few ways to engage with your […]

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 […]

What is Performance Max Ad Campaign

Performance Max Campaigns

“Smart Shopping campaigns are upgrading to Performance Max starting July 2022” If you advertise with Google, you may got the above email from them yesterday. If you are still non the wiser or have never heard of Performance Max then we can enlighten you now.  Traditional advertising through Google involved having a variety of campaigns […]

Case Study – Jolies Flowers

Flourists Shopify Website

Jolies FLowers – Florist Shopify Website “I approached Rupert to design a me a new website( and online shop) for my Florist shop during lock down. Times were changing and I needed more of an online presence to ensure my successful business development. I have to say that I am super happy with the results… […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Shopify vs WordPress

Wordpress vs Shopify

Shopify vs WordPress, it’s the sort of question that gets asked a lot by anyone who works in eCommerce. Very similar to Godzilla vs King Kong, which actually comes out on the big screen this year but enough of that distraction! We regularly get asked which one should you choose and why? It is something we […]