Easitill – Award-winning, established/supported retail EPoS solution providers

Easitill was first founded in 1988 as a distributor of EPoS solutions from third parties. By the early 1990s, Easitill was developing its own EPoS system which has grown and changed to move with an ever-changing retail landscape. Read more

Leon Boots Co is increasing the gifting potential of wellington boots

Whether its Easter, Mother’s Day, or just as a gift for friends and family, gifting is big business within garden retail. Leon Boots Co. is switching up this category with the most lightweight wellingtons ever, the potential for year-round sales for this popular footwear category is higher than ever. Read more

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Looking for EPoS?

EPoS specialists for garden centres, Davidson Richards bring over 44 years’ experience; helping you manage your entire operation from a single cloud-based solution and deliver a connected customer experience. Read more

Dizmezs – The Home of Firewood

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain. Read more

The ultimate way to get customers to your garden centre via Google Shopping

A worldwide survey among consumers showed that 76% of the offline purchases start online: consumers want to know which store is selling the products they are looking for. They also need practical information: opening hours, a phone number and directions. Read more

Garden Connect - the ulitmate way to get customers to your garden centre via Google shopping.

Scotsdales launches Scan & Go Loyalty App

Scotsdales Garden Centres has launched the new and unique Scotsdales Scan & Go app. This app allows customers to scan their products while shopping, and offers a quick and smooth checkout procedure. Read more

How the pandemic changed the way customers shop

Leading online marketing provider Garden Connect provides services to many garden centres to improve their online sales channels. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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Mum finds razor blade in child’s present from garden centre

Manchester Evening News reports how a horrified mother found a razor blade in a present given to her daughter by a garden centre’s Santa.  Read more

Selling more garden furniture with Augmented Reality

Garden Connect is pleased to introduce an Augmented Reality (AR) extension for webshops so consumers can see for themselves what garden furniture looks like in their own living space. Read more

Garden Connect: 4 new OpSuite integrated webshops & apps live

Just in time for the Christmas season, Garden Connect and Davidson Richards have launched four new projects. Read more

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Intrepid explorer sets London Marathon record!

A new world record time for running the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon in wellington boots has been set by Peter Butler-Jones, who completed the epic dash wearing Leon Boots’ lightweight unisex Explorer boots in aid of mental health charity, Mind. Read more

READYBLAZE set to make Glee debut

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs Ltd will be showcasing READYBLAZE at Glee 2021 for the first time. READYBLAZE is a new firewood brand ideal for the UK market. Read more

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Garden centres increase footfall via Local SEO Marketing

It’s not surprising Local SEO is getting more and more popular to drive traffic to garden centres since almost half of the searches on Google are targeting something local. Garden Connect, explains how Local SEO works.
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Garden centres connect with their mobile customers

Davidson Richards & Garden Connect help garden centres connect with their mobile customers. Today, more than ever, garden centre customers expect a connected retail experience whether in-store, through mobile devices or the web. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

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