Is your ecommerce website ready for the Christmas rush? Because it's that time of year again… Halloween and Bonfire night are over, the John Lewis advert 2014 is released and now it's all about Christmas and the flurry of shopping that surrounds it!

Spending online is increasing

Did you know that money spent online is expected to increase by 18% this year according to IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. In 2013/2014, 11bn was spent during the Christmas season and this is expected to rise to 13bn in 2014.

If you run an ecommerce website you would have already started your Christmas promotions, website blog posts, interesting tweets, facebook pics and super duper PR and have started to therefore seen an increase in people visiting your website. But if you haven’t or indeed can’t do all these things on your website, don’t worry because we can help. Getting an eCommerce website from aprompt means you have the power at your fingertips. You can Tweet directly from your website, you can add sales campaigns, special promotion discount vouchers, post interesting and helpful Blog articles to attract your users. And depending on your target market, you’re most likely to have sales from people using mobile devices and tablets, therefore is your website responsive too? No? Again – not to worry, aprompt can design and build you a stunning responsive eCommerce website. The last thing we want is for you to lose revenue due to your website not being optimised for todays market. More on benefits of responsive website design

Cyber Monday

If you haven't already, you should start preparing your website now, ensuring both your website and payment systems are ready for Cyber Monday. This year falling on 1st December, there has been a trend for the last few years of this being the peak online trading day in the run up to Christmas.

It's vital now to ensure your website is responsive to those using mobile devices and tablets, which also currently helps with SEO too.

The alarming thing is that the well-known payment service provider, SagePay, have found an estimated 90% of small and medium sized businesses don't yet have an online presence and will be losing out on this very important trading period. We want to help small businesses get online successfully which is why we are offering "FREE SEO tips" for new websites throughout December and with our outstanding customer service and development experience it's now easier and more affordable than ever to get your business online.

As always, you can contact aprompt website designers in Wiltshire on 0845 224 5806 to discuss your website design requirements.