A last minute sense check: is your ecommerce site ready for peak trading?

Mintel predicts that 13% of all retail sales will take place online this Christmas and online spending will top £13bn for the first time according to Sage Pay, an 18% increase from last year.

“With record online spending predicted for Christmas 2014, it’s never been more important for small businesses to be online. Most larger retailers are already preparing themselves for Christmas, and if independent merchants want to capitalise on consumers’ confidence, they need to follow suit and begin preparing too.” Simon Black, chief executive of Sage Pay