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Tips, tricks and articles on FoodCommerce and our email marketing app, Online Connector


  • Rocket

    Our pledge to get you launched

    With no additional charge, we pledge to get your online shop launched. Here's what that actually means.

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  • GDPR

    Brand new default theme

    Today I am announcing our "default" theme has just undergone a major update! All new online shops and most new themes for existing shops will now adopt this design standard.

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  • GDPR

    GDPR and your online shop

    When the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th May it will affect the rights of individuals who register with your online shop. Here are the things you need to consider.

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  • Christmas turkey

    Taking Christmas orders

    Taking orders for Christmas turkeys in October whilst continuing to accept regular daily orders would ordinarily require some exceptional organisational skills, however, delivery slots in FoodCommerce does all this for you.

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  • Red British telephone box

    Telephone orders

    If you use Stripe as your payment gateway, or will accept payment on delivery, you can now add customer orders directly in the Control Panel and by doing so take advantage of FoodCommerce's order fulfilment processes.

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  • The updated 'HowDidYouHearAboutUs' drop-down box on the customer registration page.

    How did you hear about us?

    We all want to know how effective our marketing has been and one way to do this is to ask shoppers when they register on your online shop "how did you hear about us?".

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  • Online Connector save dialogue box

    Remove the badge from your emails

    Sending out emails with the Online Connector badge at the bottom is not always desirable so here is how to disable that default footer and instead have a custom footer of your own.

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  • scaling an image with Gimp

    Resizing and cropping images

    A step by step guide on how to resize images ready to be uploaded to your website or marketing emails.

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  • change product name in FoodCommerce

    SEO - doing it in your FoodCommerce shop

    An explanation of the elements of SEO and how to tweak your FoodCommerce online shop to distinguish it from others in Google and other search engines.

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  • What makes grocery different?

    An explanation of the differences between grocery and traditional e-commerce and why the grocery model works best for food and local retailers.

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  • Marketing your online shop

    You need to tell people you are there as it's a bit like having a shop down a dark alley.

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  • Why local delivery?

    Local delivery often works better for food retailers - here's why!

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  • Creating separate user accounts

    It's easy and makes your website and data much more secure.

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