• One-to-one business advice and digital audits to assess current strategies and identify strengths, weaknesses, and untapped opportunities.
  • Critique and advice on creating a Marketplace store from scratch or enhancing your current eCommerce Marketplace store.
  • Pricing considerations, setting realistic goals, and crafting a strategic plan to hit your targets and navigate the dynamic landscape of e-commerce effectively.

Key Areas of Expertise

Current online sellers and retailers looking to expand to eCommerce, advice on helpful online tools, business growth strategies,  market research, packaging & shipping costs, product launch strategy, sale planning, marketplace SEO, marketplace comparisons, brand identity, product descriptions & content creation, photographic critique and advice, tag wording and long tail keywords, shop banner and logo critique, help to create online customer relations, linking and utilising social media. Encouraging repeat customers, website and social media audit, product sales plan to ensure critical trading days are not missed. International shipping and expansion.


Racheal and Mark are the Founders of Mayfli, an all-in-one eCommerce online Marketplace. With over 40 years of combined self-employment experience, they have a vast knowledge of setting up ecommerce stores and selling on most major marketplaces. They predominantly used these large online platforms to promote their business and reach customers internationally. Drawing on their extensive experience in eCommerce retailing, Racheal and Mark can provide a wide range of advice and guidance on all aspects of trading online.

Whether you are about to enter the world of online selling for the first time or already established but looking to increase your sales, Racheal and Mark further can help in the following ways:

Idea formulation into a viable concept, future forecasts and planning a launch for new entrants. (Products Range)

Online shop critique to take a closer look at current business activity, examine viability, and look for more efficient and profitable ways to move forward.

Extending sales opportunities for brick-and-mortar retailers through setting up online stores, helping with online visibility and brand recognition, exposing them to new online customers, and increasing foot traffic to physical stores.

Researching and preparing for upcoming seasonal shopping trends online.

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