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Battersea Fair has come round again!

Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 09:16 by Sharlotte Briscoe
I'll be down in London visiting Battersea Fair once again this week on the 19th & 20th.

10 types of Instagram posts that do really well

Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 11:00 by Sharlotte Briscoe
We all know that Instagram is one of the main players in the Social media world. So I've compiled the 10 most well received types of Instagram posts for you to try!

Social Media 101: 30 Social Media jargon terms debunked!

Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 11:00 by Sharlotte Briscoe
There's a heap of confusing Social media words and expressions about, so in this article I'll be breaking down the most commonly used. You'll be a Social Media pro in no time!

Why you should use good lighting to photograph your stock

Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 13:18 by Rob Watson
In this blog post we'll cover why you should use lighting, and what difference it can make.

What software you should use for product photography

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 13:33 by Rob Watson
Editing your photos is a really important step before uploading them to your website. In this article we'll cover both free and paid software to use to edit your photos.

Use aperture to blur out photo backgrounds

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 13:15 by Rob Watson
Want to achieve lovely blurred out background effects? Read on!

eBay drops PayPal as primary payment provider

Thursday 1st February 2018 at 13:48 by Rob Watson
ebay has announced that it plans to drop Paypal as its primary payment provider. Read on to find out more.

Will you be at Battersea Decorative Fair this week?

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 14:26 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Battersea Fair has quickly come round again; I'll be visiting later this week on the 25th & 26th of January.

Social Media: Instagram - Business or Personal profile?

Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 12:31 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Should you switch your Instagram to a Business profile? Or should you keep it as a personal profile?

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December 2017 at 11:21 by Sharlotte Briscoe
PLEASE READ! Info about our Christmas & New Year opening times and process if you have any emergencies whilst we are closed

The Antique Kitchen gets a new website

Thursday 14th December 2017 at 12:15 by Sharlotte Briscoe
The Antique Kitchen's new responsive website just went live! Read on to find out more

Client Success Story - Jill at Norfolk Decorative Antiques

Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 10:08 by Rob Watson
A video spotlight featuring Jill at Norfolk Decorative Antiques. Find out how Jill makes the most of using a website, and how she uses it to sell online easily.

A new theme for Georgia Lacey Antiques & Interiors

Friday 8th December 2017 at 09:53 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Georgia Lacey Antiques recently refreshed their website with a new design theme. Read on to see their gorgeous new look.

New website for Antiques Web Design by ph9

Thursday 30th November 2017 at 15:35 by Rob Watson
A new website (about time) to showcase the beautiful websites we do for Antiques Dealers

Showcase of new web design themes

Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 16:05 by Sharlotte Briscoe
We have released 3 new design themes! Read on to find out more about the new themes, their features and how we can help you sell online with our eCommerce websites

Antiques for Everyone at the NEC and Harrogate Antiques Fair

Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 11:24 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Meet us at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair or Antiques for Everyone at the NEC in November

Why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 11:46 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Read how not even Microsoft's employees can get their Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge working, and why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Visiting Battersea Decorative Fair - 5th & 6th October

Friday 22nd September 2017 at 13:45 by Sharlotte Briscoe
Sharlotte will be visiting Battersea Decorative Fair on the 5th & 6th of October, if any clients or prospective clients want a catch up!

Why its important for physical shops to have a website too

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 18:13 by Rob Watson

Visit us at Autumn Fair 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 21:28 by Sharlotte Briscoe
We're in Hall 5 on stand 5L23. Come and say hello!

Increasing sales by collecting trade orders online

Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 01:18 by Rob Watson
How to use one of our websites to sell to both retail and trade clients with ease to increase trade orders, and reduce overheads

New website for James Worrall

Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 00:56 by Rob Watson
We've just launched a new website for James Worrall. Find out more about their new website, some of its new features, and how they got online.

How to use Instagram to make more sales

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 13:34 by Rob Watson
Some top tips on how to get found on Instagram AND how to get visitors from Instagram to your website!

Home & Gift Fair 2017

Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 10:38 by Rob Watson
Visit us on stand B51a at Home & Gift Harrogate between 16 and 19th July

We're visiting Olympia Art & Antiques Fair on Thurs 29 June

Friday 16th June 2017 at 11:08 by Sharlotte Briscoe
If you're exhibiting or thinking of visiting and would like a chat about your website, do let us know and we'll grab a coffee!

Visit us at Pulse London, stand J68, 14-16 May 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 01:25 by Rob Watson
We're exhibiting at Pulse London, 14-16 May. Visit us at London Olympia, on stand J68

Visiting Battersea Decorative Fair - 6th and 7th of April

Thursday 30th March 2017 at 11:20 by Rob Watson
Sharlotte and Rob will be visiting Battersea Decorative fair at Battersea Park in London on 6th & 7th of April.

Spring Fair - 5-9 February 2017

Friday 27th January 2017 at 13:26 by Rob Watson
Come and visit us in Hall 6-7, stand 6R48 between 5-9 February 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Click for info on how to get a free ticket!

Battersea Decorative Fair (London), Thursday 26th Jan

Thursday 19th January 2017 at 13:19 by Rob Watson
Both myself and Sharlotte will be visiting Battersea Decorative fair in London next Thursday 26th January 2017 if any clients fancy a catch up!

Customer Spotlight - Vintage French Lifestyle

Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 15:41 by Sam Jackson
Customer Spotlight - Vintage French Lifestyle, Northampton, UK. See the shop and how we helped take their retail presence online

Christmas opening times

Thursday 15th December 2016 at 12:00 by Rob Watson
Please click to read our Christmas and New Year opening times information for 2016/2017. Thank you for your custom and support in 2016 !

Introducing Sharlotte; our new website advisor

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 12:30 by Rob Watson
The lovely Sharlotte joins the team to replace Sam in the role of website advisor, customer services and sales. Read more for details!

New website for Catharine Miller

Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 10:46 by Sam Jackson
Have a look at the new website for Catharine Miller, using one of the new themes available in our Ready Made Website platform

New updates available in our Ready Made Websites now

Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 17:19 by Sam Jackson
We've recently made available some major updates in our Ready Made template websites including 3 new themes, a new theme manager, a new navigation manager and a number of bug fixes and stability updates. These updates are free to anyone with a Ready Made template package

Introducing uporium

Saturday 3rd September 2016 at 11:02 by Rob Watson
We are pleased and excited to introduce our new eCommerce brand - uporium.


Friday 2nd September 2016 at 22:46 by Rob Watson
We've just released an update to make our websites even faster! Click to find out more!

Visit Rob and Sam at the Spring Fair (NEC, Birmingham)

Sunday 7th February 2016 at 10:27 by Rob Watson
Rob and Sam will be exhibiting ph9 and our brand at the Spring Fair. Come and visit us in Hall 6 at stand 6K16

Vend ePOS integration with your website

Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 14:46 by Rob Watson
Do you have a website which syncronises your products and stock levels with your till (ePOS) system? We now integrate with Vend's ePOS system!

Live Instagram Feed on your Website - Available Now

Friday 22nd January 2016 at 15:51 by Sam Jackson
New Feature - Instagram Live Feed. Free upgrade for Premium, Power and Ultimate Packages. Our new module allows you to connect your Instagram account so new images you publish show on your website automatically. Hit READ MORE below to find out how it works....

Round up of improvements in 2015 for our ready-made websites

Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 15:38 by Rob Watson
2015 has been a year of constant improvement for our ready-made website platform offering. Here's a summary of what we've been upto

New Website Package Just Launched

Friday 30th October 2015 at 10:26 by Sam Jackson
Introducing our brand new ULTIMATE eCommerce package - stacked with features

NEW FEATURE - Language Pack is coming soon....

Monday 19th October 2015 at 12:03 by Sam Jackson
COMING SOON! - Translate your website into multiple languages!

Autumn Fair 2015 - Birmingham's NEC

Sunday 6th September 2015 at 09:38 by Sam Jackson
We're at Autumn Fair 2015. Are you? Visit us at Stand L23 in Hall 5

Domain Name Hijacking and What Can Be Done

Tuesday 14th July 2015 at 20:49 by Sam Jackson
Domain Name Hijacking is not new but it could cost you dear. Protect your Brand and Business, read on to find out how.

Further *new* features added to our latest website platform

Friday 26th June 2015 at 18:03 by Rob Watson
Find out about some great new features have been added to our ready-made website platform this week. These are free for all clients who are using our latest ready-made website platform!

Prevent your password getting hacked

Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 17:21 by Lydia Reynolds
Our advice on the best ways to prevent your password from being hacked

Google 'mobilegeddon' on 21st April 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015 at 15:15 by Lydia Reynolds
Is your website mobile friendly? If not, I strongly recommend you buy a one-way ticket to ‘mobile friendly land’ before ‘mobilegedden’ on April 21st 2015 !

Have an old Mac and not using Yosemite? You could be at risk

Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 18:27 by Rob Watson
Apple have announced that older versions of the Mac software (named “OS X”) will no longer be supported and won’t receive security updates. This means if you’re using an old version then you are vulnerable to the prolific hacking present on the internet today.

Succeed online at Christmas - Part Two

Friday 14th November 2014 at 07:55 by Sam Jackson
How to get people to be buying from your website this Christmas

Succeed online at Christmas - Part One

Tuesday 4th November 2014 at 13:44 by Sam Jackson
From Cyber Monday to Manic Monday. How to ensure your business thrives from sales over the Christmas Period

Phishing scams VS genuine emails; how to tell the difference

Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 16:06 by Rob Watson
Not quite sure how to tell if an email that looks genuine is a phishing scam email or not? Then this handy guide is for you


Thursday 18th September 2014 at 11:51 by Sam Jackson
Sam is visiting LAPADA Fair 25th September & Battersea Decorative Fair on 2nd October. If you would like to discuss your website or internet marketing please let us know

Visit us at the Autumn Fair at the NEC, 7-10 Sept

Tuesday 12th August 2014 at 12:51 by Sam Jackson
We're exhibiting in the ECommerce Zone at this year's Autumn Fair at Birmingham's NEC. Come and visit us for a 15% discount

Making your website available to Smartphone and Tablet users

Monday 30th June 2014 at 16:05 by Rob Watson
Why a mobile and tablet responsive website pays for itself! Broken down to simple and plain information!

Slow websites affect sales

Friday 27th June 2014 at 08:25 by Sam Jackson
40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load... find out why, and what to do about it

Staying safe online

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at 14:06 by James Salloway
With all the media hype recently on cyber attacks, here are our top tips on how to actually stay safe online

Upcoming Antiques Fairs - free website consultancy

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at 13:32 by Rob Watson
If you're an Antiques Dealer and would like some free advice and consultancy on how to get the best out of the web, arrange to visit at one of these fairs!

Why Your Business Needs A Responsive Website

Tuesday 13th May 2014 at 11:52 by Rob Watson
An interesting article from Joshua Steimle, writing for

Here are our top 10 tips on how to succeed with your website

Saturday 12th April 2014 at 15:39 by Rob Watson
To celebrate our tenth year in business we've put together our top 10 tips on how to succeed with your website. And these tips are free!

Visiting Decorative Antiques Fair on Thu/Fri 1&2 May

Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at 08:26 by Sam Jackson
We're visiting the Decorative Antiques Fair, Battersea, London on Thu/Fri 1&2 May. If you'd like any information about our websites, let's have a coffee!

Celebrating our 10th birthday

Tuesday 1st April 2014 at 20:20 by Sam Jackson
To celebrate our tenth birthday we're offering 10% off a new website, 10% off modifications to your existing website, and a £10 Marks & Spencers voucher!

How the internet has changed in the past 10 years

Tuesday 1st April 2014 at 19:04 by Rob Watson
From Facebook & YouTube, to an 800% increase in online spending. We list the top 5 changes to the internet since ph9 was born back in 2004

Which? calls for broadband companies to guarantee speeds

Sunday 23rd March 2014 at 12:05 by James Salloway
Broadband companies should give customers the speed and service that they pay for, the consumer group Which? has said.