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The ecommerce blog that helps you build your business.

Style Factory is one of the web’s leading sources of impartial advice on ecommerce, digital marketing and SEO.

Our site is full of valuable tips on how to start a business, and we also help you get set up on some of the most popular ecommerce platforms, email marketing apps and SEO tools available.

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Our latest ecommerce and website builder reviews

Latest reviews and comparisons

Shopify review

Shopify

Is Shopify the right ecommerce solution for your business? Find out in our impartial, comprehensive Shopify review.

You might also find our new guide on how to start a Shopify store from scratch helpful; and our Wix vs Shopify guide discusses how Shopify compares against another hugely popular website building tool.

More Shopify resources

Running and growing your business

Tips on how to make the most of your business

Visme vs Canva — Which is Best?

Visme vs Canva — which of these popular graphic design tools is right for your business? Find out in our in-depth comparison.

Canva Pricing — The Essential Guide

In this in-depth look at Canva pricing, we take you through the three Canva plans and help you work out which is the best option for you.

Spotlight on…

Canva

Our Canva review goes through all the pros and cons of a tool that promises to make creating visual assets easy.

You might also find our Canva pricing guide, our Canva Pro vs Free comparison, our Canva free trial guide and our Visme vs Canva shootout useful.

Email marketing reviews and advice

Latest email marketing platform reviews

Our Squarespace resources

Squarespace Review

Squarespace

Check out our Squarespace review for an in-depth look at an increasingly popular website builder; read our Shopify vs Squarespace comparison to see how it stacks up against a key rival; and visit our Squarespace plugins section to add functionality to your own Squarespace website.

SEO tips

Latest SEO resources

SEO tool focus: Ahrefs

Ahrefs review

Ahrefs review

In this review, we take an in-depth look at Ahrefs, highlighting all its key pros and cons. Should you use it for an SEO project — or are you better off with an alternative?

Read our review of Ahrefs, watch our Ahrefs keyword research video or check out our new Moz vs Ahrefs comparison.

Productivity and CRM

Featured

10 Key Apps For Startups

10 key apps for startups — if you’re starting an online business, here are 10 apps you’re going to need to make a success of it.

GrowthBar review

Growthbar

GrowthBar

In our GrowthBar review, we take an in-depth look at a tool that aims to provide key SEO functionality at a much lower price point than its competitors. Does it succeed in this goal?

Find out in our GrowthBar review.

Video reviews and tutorials

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Video: BigCommerce review

In this BigCommerce video review, we spell out the five key reasons why you might want to use the platform, and the five key reasons why you might want to avoid it.

Video: Ecwid review

Our video review of Ecwid highlights the pros and cons of an ecommerce solution that promises to turn any site into a store.

Video: Shopify vs Amazon

Watch our video review of Shopify vs Amazon to discover when and why to use Shopify over Amazon — and vice versa!

A look at…BigCommerce

BigCommerce review

BigCommerce review

BigCommerce aims to provide you with a lot of ecommerce functionality ‘out of the box’ — rather than via expensive apps. How well does this work?

Find out in our BigCommerce review, or check out our BigCommerce vs Shopify shootout to see how it compares with a popular alternative.

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Email marketing focus: GetResponse

Getresponse review

GetResponse review

GetResponse aims to go beyond email marketing by providing ecommerce and webinar features. Does this make it a jack of all trades or master of none? Find out in our GetResponse review.

Our services

Shopify development

Shopify

If you’re looking for a Shopify developer, or simply somebody to assist you in setting up a simple Shopify site, we can help. We provide cost-effective, expert Shopify web design services to clients around the world.

Squarespace web design

Squarespace

Although it’s undeniably great for putting together a website yourself, there are times when you need to enlist a Squarespace developer to help you customise your site and get it just the way you want it. That’s where we come in.

Google Workspace migration

Google Workspace

We’ll take all the stress out of moving your email, files and calendars across to G Suite, and can provide your team with training on how to get the most out of your new productivity tools. Ongoing support packages are also available.