September 06 Newsletter
, welcome to our September summary of the latest
industry news and recent website launches.
October FREE Seminar
We will be rerunning our popular free seminar from the
summer on the 18th October at the new Marriott Hotel,
just off Junction 21 of the M1.
In association with two other successful Leicester companies RDC
Communications and Aurora
Technologies, below is a run down of the topics:
Button of Studio 2 Online Ltd will address:
to choose the right website design partner
& write a website brief
do you really need from your website
you should be getting from your website
Challen of Aurora Technologies Ltd will address:
Working, the business benefits
Collings of RDC Communications Ltd will address:
Spaces are filling up fast, so to ensure you have a seat
please contact Mechelle Harcourt on 0116
242 5811 to register.
The seminar will be held three times during the day – 10am, 2pm and 6pm. Please let us know which session
you would like to attend.
Case Study: Activ 4 – Boarderweek
Activ 4 approached Studio 2 to rework their existing
Boarderweek website - Europe's biggest winter sports and
music festival running from 16th-23rd December 2006.
The homepage of the website was redesigned in Flash for
maximum impact, and a secure booking system was integrated
for online ticket sales of their accommodation packages.
"The Studio 2 Online team have been extremely professional
in their approach to the Boarderweek website. They have
managed to capture the essence of the product and understood
how to approach our target market. A job well done! "
Industry News – Online spend to double by 2010
2010, one in five purchases that would have happened in a high
street shop will take place on the internet, helping online spend
to double by the end of the decade, according to PayPal.
In a study to coincide with the launch of its new guidance for
e-businesses, the global payment system predicts that online consumer
spend will reach £39bn by 2010.
The staggering increase, it says, will be driven by 24.9m new
shoppers by the end of the decade, a 71% in rise last year's total.
These shoppers will also account for 49% of the adult population.
E-commerce Club - Latest Information
To help you build your e-commerce business profitably,
Studio 2 Online are launching the UKs first E-Commerce Club.
The Club (launching at 6pm on October
17th at the Paramount
Hinckley Island Hotel) will be hosted &
facilitated by Studio 2 Online, Leicester’s leading experts
With over 60 years combined experience in developing e-commerce
websites and having ran our own e-commerce business for 3 years, we are determined to help grow yours. The club
will feature guest speakers and carefully selected suppliers
willing to share their experience and crafted knowledge to help
you increase profit and grow as an
you have not already received your invite to become a
member, contact Mechelle Harcourt on 0116 2425811.
2 will be exhibiting on the 10th and 11th
of October at the Ricoh Arena in
This is an exhibition run specifically for owners, directors,
and entrepreneurs of small to medium sized businesses, and offering
a central point of information, advice and inspiration for growing
businesses. Approximately 250 companies are currently signed
up as exhibitors during the two day show.
exhibition offers free seminars and workshops covering:
It promises to offer some great opportunities for businesses
in the area with a great line-up of speakers including Bob
Geldof, Richard Duvall (Founder of
Egg) and Doug Richard (of BBC's Dragons' Den)
so please drop by – and come visit us at Stand 275.
More information can be found at:
Case Study: B&H Midland
Established in 1971, B&H Midland have been
operating from their shop in Market Harborough providing
a wide range of services and products including bowls
and darts equipment, trophies, personalised goods and
B&H had a functional website previously, but wanted
to make the important step of selling their products online.
"When we made the decision to investigate the possibilities
of an upgrade of our ‘information only’ website
to a ‘full online shopping facility’ it was
a step into the unknown for us. We had obviously seen websites
up and running on the net but didn’t really understand
what went on behind the scenes.
we had spoken with Studio 2 Online we decided this was the
way forward and the decision to go ahead was taken. Once
the work got underway we quickly realised we had made a
good decision in working with Studio 2 Online as we were
guided every step of the way by a helpful team, who listened
to our comments whilst steering us in the right direction.
the site went ‘live’ we had great feedback from
our customers and I think everyone who contributed to the
project should be very pleased with the end result."
Stuart Hall, Managing Director
Another quick plug for our Christmas e-card service
- We know how difficult it is to think about these things just
after the summer, but unfortunately it seems to catch most businesses
by surprise come December when nothing has been sorted!
Take a look at our own previous e-cards to get a flavour of
what can be possible for your company!
Cost of Postal Campaign
2,000 custom design and printed cards - £750
Time to label 2,000 cards - £450
2,000 2nd class stamps - £460
With the recent changes in how Royal Mail's pricing structure
works, the size of your card will now also have an effect
on your costings.
With our campaigns starting from just £475
just think of the savings!
Industry News - Distance Selling Guidelines Tweaked
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Office
of Fair Trading (OFT) have issued a new set of guidelines on distance
selling, which includes sales of goods to consumers over the internet
and by phone.
The regulations are created to protect consumers from some
of the pitfalls particular to shopping from a distance. One
of the main differences is the introduction of a mandatory return
and refund right. Because goods have to be bought sight unseen,
unlike in a shop, consumer's have an automatic right to return
goods for any reason, and receive a full refund.
Real-time motion capture and analysis specialists Charnwood
Dynamics have commisioned us to redesign their
We will be working with quantity surveying and project
management consultancy LMP Consultants, in designing and creating a new website.
"We chose Studio
2 Online to create our website as we were very impressed
by their professional and clear approach. The facility
to be able to completely update the site ourselves at
any time in the future was something that we found very
appealing and convenient"
Fiona Stewart, LMP Consultants
Catering Partnership provide high quality
staff and catering services to a range of industrial,
commercial and educational clients Their current website
will be completely overhauled with a new design and format.
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