“The beauty of the internet is it’s open to the whole world.” Alasdair from Badger Inks

Alasdair has been trading ink cartridges online since 2009 through eCommerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay and through his own website badgerinks.co.uk. He is based in East Sussex with a small team around him. Alasdair has recently started a bricks and mortar business alongside his thriving online business selling brands such as Canon, Epson and Lexmark.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“We started in 2009 selling ink cartridges, a very very competitive market of course”

“One thing we try and specialise in is that it will leave the building today, you order today, it leaves today”

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“You have to put in the maximum amount of effort, and if you do that you will split some return, it’s going to be a lot of hard work but it will be rewarding so you have to keep doing it” Michael from Kenco Spares

Michael is a Northern Irish trade man that runs Kenco Spares and been operating since 1960 and since then started an eCommerce business in 2002 selling on multi-channel platforms such as eBay and Amazon. As well as having an online eCommerce store Michael also has a bricks and mortar store also called “Kenco Spares” in Belfast that has everything to do with domestic spare parts for most appliances such as Kenco and Dyson, dish washing machines, dryers etc.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“In 1997 we made a website, but you couldn’t buy anything because that wasn’t the thing back then”

“It was something that interested me, when I finished school we made a small website with a photo of the inside of the shop”

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“If you love something, then I think you can make it work, I think you really can” Helen from Lente Designs

Ecommerce business Lente Designs has been running for over 6 years by herself with casual staff over busy periods, Lente Designs started very slowly running 3 days a week. The couple not happy with their day to day jobs decided to plunge into making their own business. Taking a risk and taking out money on their credit card and buying fabrics to make their own designs for the niche market of iPad & tablet covers, designed by themselves along with help Lente Designs aims to provide quality cases for a little cost as possible.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“If you love something, then I think you can make it work, I think you really can

“The first year is really horrible, it’s really exciting yet it’s really horrible, it’s really hard work”

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“If you don’t include everything into your matrix, you will find it very hard to make any money” Andrew from Engineers Mate LTD

Andrew runs Engineers Mate with 3 other directors, starting in 2011 the eCommerce business is relatively new, they have 2 branches; one in Dudley and one in Halford, they also have 2 trade counters as well as trading on multi-channel platforms such as eBay, Amazon and their own website. Starting with their first order on 28th August 2012 they planned for the business to be completely online on their website, but then delved into eBay and Amazon to expand their eCommerce dominance.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“The potential hasn’t been reached [Amazon], but we know the potential is there”

“The more you do sell and the more revenue that goes through PayPal 25% is dropped”

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