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Now is the perfect time to start an ecommerce business

Create your business with EKM, the worlds highest rated ecommerce provider.

Start your own online business today

Improved internet connectivity and the rise of smartphones has recently seen a major shift towards online retail. Businesses can now benefit from not having to pay shop rental fees whilst being able to sell to a wider audience 24/7. EKM makes online selling easy for new businesses, with your own online shop, expert UK support and a dedicated Account Manager to help you get started.

Great ecommerce themes for startups

Great for startup businesses

With EKM, you can build your own online shop and start selling in minutes. Simply pick a theme, add your products and your ready to sell.

  • Free shop themes and platform features

    All ecommerce themes and platform features are completely free to all EKM customers.

  • Free domain name

    As a startup business you'll require a new domain name for your business. With EKM, every customer that signs receives a free domain name for the first year.

  • No transaction fees

    Unlike other ecommerce solutions such as Shopify and eBay, we don’t charge any transaction fees, so you keep more of the profit on any sales you make.

Ecommerce marketing tools

Powerful marketing tools

  • Advertise your products on Google

    Your online shop is fully compatible with Google advertising services, allowing you to advertise your products and track how everything is performing. We also offer a management service that can help your ads reach new heights.

  • Get found on search engines

    EKM is built with search engines like Google in mind providing you with an immediate advantage over competitors. You’ll access to all of the tools you need to stay ahead of the competition in search results.

  • Advertise on social media

    Our social selling service will help you to create a strong effective social media presence across a variety of different social platforms. We also offer a managed service that helps you make the most out of using Facebook to advertise your products.

  • Email your customers

    The EKM Email Marketing tool is a great way to keep your customers updated with all the latest company news along with exclusive offers using our email marketing templates.

Support for new businesses

  • UK based ecommerce support

    Our UK based support team are here to help whenever you need it. Call, email or live chat to get instant assistance.

  • Ongoing Account Manager support

    You’ll receive immediate access to an Account Manager who will contact you, and help you to get started. Ongoing support is also available based on your shop plan.

  • EKM community support group

    Everyone who signs up to EKM will gain immediate access to a group of likeminded people who frequently offer support and advice.

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Expert UK support

Customer testimonials

Trustpilot 5 stars Fantastic customer support

EKM offer fantastic customer and technical support. With us being a start up business if we ever had difficulties trying to change things on our site EKM would always help us get the end result we wanted, and if you do have an issue EKM usually get the problem solved the same day. We cannot speak highly enough of the service that we have received.

Alex Boggis
Trustpilot 5 stars EKM has proved to be a great

As a startup with no previous experience in eCommerce EKM has been the right choice of platform for me. They have a team of experts on line to help with technical problems. What I like most is the online Facebook group where businesses can help and support one another. They also have numerous support guides, video guides and a blog full of useful tips and the latest industry news.

Jayne Walsh
Trustpilot 5 stars Fantastic experience with EKM

I've always had a fantastic experience with EKM - I feel fully supported in starting up my business, and it's always such a pleasure to deal with them! My Account Manager, Beth, is always on hand to sort any queries, or give me ideas on how to develop my website. She's in touch regularly, and always seems to know when to give me a call and check-in on progress!

Stephanie Hoyle
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Useful articles for startups

Read about choosing what products to sell

If you are not sure what to sell or where to source your products, the following article should provide you with everything you need to know about selecting products:

The definitive guide to help you decide what products to sell online

Read about ecommerce marketing

One of the main concerns for people who are looking to start a new online business is 'How will I drive traffic to my site". This article offer some great advice on this issue:

An Introduction to Ecommerce Marketing

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