On 28 June, local business people and budding entrepreneurs will be getting together to share and develop their e-commerce skills. This is the latest event in the monthly Discuss & Do series, organised by Frome Town Council and Frome and District Chamber of Commerce.
Online sales platforms like company websites, Etsy, Not on the High Street, EBay and many more are becoming increasingly prominent for many businesses big and small. E-commerce is a fast growing retail sector in the UK. Several Frome companies are embracing this trend, with Guitar Biz, Beadz Bazaar and SEED among the dozens utilising online sales. The event will provide an opportunity for those employing e-commerce successfully to share their experiences with people and businesses looking for an insight into selling online.
Local Etsy retailer Laura Parry says: “I find selling online a great way to compliment face-to-face sales. It’s really flexible and the labour to sales ratio is much more proportional – so I can fit it around my job, studies and other commitments. Skill-sharing is really important because everyone spends time learning the same simple tricks around photography, search engines and product descriptions that make such a difference to success online.”
Town Centre Coordinator for Frome Town Council Mark Brookes said “Its increasingly apparent that many of our independent retailers are either selling online or intending to do so. The game has changed for retailers and supplementing shop sales with online sales is becoming the norm for many of them. We hope that this latest Discuss & Do session will give new online businesses some confidence and help those with experience share their knowledge”
Whether you’re currently selling online successfully, grappling with the basics or keen to learn more, come along to the Cornerhouse at 6pm on 28 June to join the discussion. The event is free to attend and a buffet will be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 01373 475574 if you have any questions.