Author: Fergus

As the Managing Director of teclan ltd Fergus has been identifying and exploring new and emerging opportunities in the ecommerce market for over 15 years.


HMRC Record Checks – be prepared!

On 17th December 2010, HMRC announced their intention to roll out a programme of Business Record Checks in the second half of 2011. As of today there have already been some recorded cases where HMRC have investigated business’ accounts and records. HMRC intend to raise £150,000,000 annually from penalties brought about by these record checks.… Read more »


Ecommerce Hosting, website security and PCI Compliance


A cautionary tale to online retailers It came to our attention that banks are more frequently putting pressure on SME merchants with ecommerce websites to become PCI compliant. In fact, several banks have “threatened” merchants with additional charges for failure to comply with the PCI DSS standards. What shocked us the most is that these… Read more »


Christmas Ecommerce Sales Top Tips!

This article aims to do what it says in the tin! 1. Email Marketing Pull out all of your email contacts from your back-office and create an email shot to attract past customers back to your website. The lead up to Christmas can be a very busy time and human minds usually need refreshing. 2.… Read more »