eCommerce Blog

Wednesday, 10 August 2016  |  Cate
Setting Up Your Own Online Business

Whether you're just starting out and aspiring to build your own online shop, or you're an established business keen to start selling on the Internet for the first time, we can provide you with the ecommerce software and expertise to get your project off the ground. This structured tutorial will give you an overview of the entire process from inception to launch.

Thursday, 28 July 2016  |  Cate
Why Have I Exceeded My Webspace Quota?

A question we get asked often is why have I exceeded my webspace quota and what on earth does it mean? Never fear, we've answered all of your webspace questions below and have also included some handy tips to help maintain your usage in the future.

1 CommentThursday, 21 April 2016  |  Cate
How to: Despatch Orders Via A Carrier Using NetDespatch

Bluepark has partnered with NetDespatch, UK's leading SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, to make your despatching process quick and easy to do via Royal Mail and we are currently the only UK based ecommerce provider to do so. Find out how to set up your ecommerce website with NetDespatch with our helpful guide and look out for more carriers such as UK Mail being added in the near future.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016  |  Cate
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Orders in Progress

One very important section of the Bluepark CMS that people often miss is the Order in Progress area. This section is exactly what it says, in here you will see orders that are currently in progress, i.e. not yet completed. In the Bluepark system a completed order means that the customer has reached the very last checkout page which thanks the customer for their order. Find out why it's important to keep a close eye on this area and not just ignored.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016  |  Cate
Setting Up 301 Redirects The Correct Way

There are right ways and wrong ways of doing 301 redirects and, as we have seen first hand, doing them the wrong way can have catastrophic effects on your search engine rankings. Don't panic though, just follow our guide to make sure you do them the correct way and you'll have no problems.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015  |  Cate
How to: Install Google Fonts on Your Website

Before 2010 if you wanted to add a non-standard font to your website you would've had to install the font's files on your website's servers and linked to them using complicated code within the CSS to make sure it showed correctly. Nowadays you don't have to worry about complicated code or placing files on servers you might not be able to access thanks to Google Fonts.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015  |  Cate
The Bluepark Built-In Product Blocks

When building your website one thing you need to remember is that itís not just a matter of adding products to it and hoping people will purchase from you. There are many aspects to creating an enticing online shop that will make customers come back time and time again. One thing that can help with this, and give your website a dynamic feel, is the Bluepark built-in product blocks.

Monday, 20 April 2015  |  Cate
How to: Create a Bundle Product

A bundle promotion can be used to help increase volume of sales as well as the volume of each order. All sorts of industries offer bundles that we don't even think about when purchasing. So why can't you? Find out how in our helpful guide.

3 CommentsThursday, 5 March 2015  |  Cate
How to: Create Unusual Home Page Layouts

We all know the standard homepage layout of left hand menu, slideshow banner at the top of the centre column, followed by a block of featured products and a welcome message. This has become the norm for many ecommerce websites but sometimes itís good break from the mould and try something different. Find out how to create three different layouts to use on your online shop.

1 CommentThursday, 15 January 2015  |  Cate
How to: Add a Slideshow to Your Bluepark Online Shop

Skill Level: Beginner

Every Bluepark site comes with a built in slideshow feature that can be used to create rotating banners on the homepage, as well as on a multitude of other pages. When you start to build your site you will see this feature being used on the homepage with a two image slideshow presented at the top of the main content.

Find out how to create your own slideshow to add to your homepage, as well as how to add unique slideshows to different areas of your online shop with our helpful guide.


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