First 365 Days use a number of digital resources to help our clients start, manage and grow their busines. All of the resources listed below are those that First 365 Days would either recommend or we use ourselves.  Click on any of the company names to be taken to their website.

WEBSITE BULDING
Shopify - An easy to use platform to create a professional website. Shopify has many simple plug and play features and you can purchase a theme off the shelf that you can amend as much as you want.
Wordpress - Wordpress gives you the option to create an online shop but in our opinion is better for content only websites.  WooCommerce will allow you to sell, but you do have to remember to update your system.

Zone 1 by Iconography - We have worked with Iconogrpahy on a number of projects and they have delivered great platforms, a bespoke option is not always needed but when it is and your business needs are slightly more complicated you would want the Iconogrpahy team by your side.

 

PAYMENT SYSTEMS
Shopify Payments - Shopify payments are powered by stripe, depending on the products you are selling, Shopify may not allow you to use their payment portal.
Stripe - If you wish to create a subscription service then you will need to use a more advanced system than Shopify payments, Stripe will allow you to.
PayPal - Do we need to say much more, we always recommend having multiple payment portals on a website, just incase one doesn't work properly.  
WorldPay - Worldpay allow you to take payments on your website, this system is often used on bespoke platforms, when you have a merchant account direct with your banking facility.   They are the middleman between your website and Bank, they also offer instore payments.
SagePay allow you to take payments on your website, this system is often used on bespoke platforms, when you have a merchant account direct with your banking facility.   They are the middleman between your website and Bank, they also offer instore payments.

 

BRANDING
Tailor Brands - Tailor Brands helped us create our logo have a brand presence and also help with creating brand guidelines.   The same service with an agency dedicated to branding will be a lot more expensive.  You do need to understand your brand first.  A full branding agency will go beyond first looks and help with packaging, name generation and deeper research.
Moo.com - Moo have a great range of business cards and have made the basic business card look a little tame. 

 

DESIGN & CREATIVE TOOLS
Adobe Stock - Adobe stock has a great range of images that you can use across your website, take out the basic subscription and you can use 10 free images a month royalty free.
Pexels - A great tool similar to Adobe, but free.  There are less images to use but they have free videos also.
Promo.com - Video sells, people like videos, this tool for a subscription of around £70 a month will let you make videos come to live with text overs.  You can use stock videos or you can use your own video and add text to it.

 

MARKETING
Hootsuite
Hub Spot
Facebook Manager
Zine
YouTube
Google Search Console
Google Trends
Google Analytics
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Mailchimp

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Xero Accounts
Sage 50
Office 365
Trello

 

LEGAL & FORMATION
Companies House
HMRC
Rocket Lawyer
ICO
Trademark Protection

 

SHARED WORK SPACE
Regus
We Work

 

ACCOUNTING
Crunch
Wellers
KPMG

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
ZenDesk

 

SHIPPING
Royal Mail
Parcelforce
Fedex
Yoodle
DPD
Hermes

 

 
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