By using Apprenticeforums services you agree to our Cookies Use and Data Transfer outside the EU.
We and our partners operate globally and use cookies, including for analytics, personalisation, ads and Newsletters.

  • Join our UK Small business Forum

    Helping business owners with every day advice, tips and discussions with likeminded business owners. Become apart of a community surrounded by level headed business folk from around the UK

    Join us!

New online business advice



New Member
Hi Everyone.
I am new to the site which looks great and very informative too. I have been researching for about 6 months to start an online gift store. I have been careful to source UK based suppliers which will ensure speedy deliveries to customers but also I want to be sure suppliers have strong ethics about modern day slavery and where they buy their products from. It will be drop ship and the website is being developed looking at a small range of good products. whilst it is a saturated market I have completed a business plan with marker research too. I wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a good payment processor that I can use when customers pay for their orders. PayPal is trusted and well known. and also a low cost business bank account. I intend to start as a sole trader. Any tips and advice greatly appreciated.