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Davora – Specialist Greeting Card Publisher

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Davora is a specialist greeting card publisher with a focus on niche ethnic and so-called minor season occasions. Their ranges cover Eid, Diwali, Jewish New Year, Hanukkah, Jewish occasions, Chinese New Year, Christian cards, Saint Days and many more! Based in Stockport, Cheshire. How did you start out? By accident! In my previous life I was a...

Engage Not Outrage – How Social Media Can Go Wrong

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Chris Fox from Wishes of Cudworth looks at the issues with promoting your shop on social media and how it can go wrong. Here's Chris... This latest article "Engage Not Outrage" is a little different from my normal column’s happy smiley philosophy. Maybe it’s the uncertain political landscape, the rise of the right wing across the world or it could just...

Sweet Design Studio – Contemporary Ethnic Greeting Cards

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Sweet Design Studio is a contemporary ethnic greeting cards and gift brand that celebrates women through their body shape, race, culture and passion. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Founder/Designer Ese Akpojotor about this exciting range of cards. Hi Ese, Tell us a little about you or your company... I am the founder and designer of Sweet Design Studio....

Tiana Jewel – Power Healing Crystal Jewellery

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Tiana Jewel is a bohemian inspired jewellery brand designing power healing crystal pieces, based in London, UK. Each crystal is handpicked for its raw beauty and its unique healing properties. Crystals are our intimate passion, enabling us to tune into the wisdom and spirituality of the universe. Timeless pieces that will never go out...

Tips for Growing an Online Business

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Growing an online business can be a tricky. As the director of e-commerce for a small business, I’ve had plenty of experience with establishing and growing an online brand in what is a highly competitive marketplace. Here’s my top tips for growing an online business: Research SEO Online success doesn’t happen overnight. Most digital marketing investments take...

The Soap Story – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

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Gift Shop Hub first discovered The Soap Story at the Spring Fair, the UK's No.1 gift and home trade show for the retail industry. There are many factors to consider when choosing which new products to stock in your shop. Price of course comes into play but more than often you’re just looking for...

Tina Iacovelli Accessories – Luxury Ladies Accessories

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Tina Iacovelli Accessories is a Worcestershire based retailer of costume jewellery, quality leather handbags, scarves, cashmere ponchos & luxury shawls. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Tina about her luxury ladies accessories and new shop. How did you start out? I started my business 12 years ago and for want of anything better to call it, I...

Photography Tips With Richard Jackson

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Richard Jackson is a product and still life photographer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Working with artists, designers and craftspeople Richard creates photography with design at its heart. Exploring the ideas and styles behind his clients work to produce images that really tell a story. He chooses props, carefully crafts the lighting, select surfaces, and backdrops...

Berni Parker Designs – Beautifully Illustrated Greetings Cards

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Today's spotlight is on Berni Parker Designs, a family run company who produce beautifully illustrated greetings cards, gifts, stationery and prints. All their designs are created by Berni herself in her studio based in Far Forest. Their company offices are based in a lovely riverside town called Bewdley and all orders are sent from their fulfilment warehouse...

The Greeting Card Association

The GCA is the trade association for the greeting card industry, a great community of card publishers, retailers and specialist suppliers. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Sharon Little who is the CEO for the Greeting Card Association. Hi Sharon, let's start with finding out about the GCA... The Greeting Card Association is a not for profit membership organisation,...

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Tips for Growing an Online Business

Growing an online business can be a tricky. As the director of e-commerce for a small business, I’ve had plenty of experience with establishing...