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This is clearly difficult time. Best wishes, and stay safe. From a business perspective, the current Cornonavirus Convid 19 pandemic and consequent precautions undertaken, has an impact. Our photography business involving contact activities (weddings, events etc.) has temporarily ceased. Bulk supply of frames and display products is severely curtailed, due to lack of staff to manufacture, and suppliers no longer able to supply materials, as not essential business activity. Personalised gift products, continue to be available, albeit limited to reducing availability of stock such as frames. Despatch of products is limited to 1 or 2 slots per week, and this may be further curtailed if UK policy changes further. Prices for all products, are frozen. There will be no price increases for any products until this crisis passes, as it will. Take care.
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:01:08 GMT
Following a referendum in 2016 the United Kingdom population voted to leave the European Union (EU). Following several extensions of notice, the UK is now due to leave the EU on 31st October 2019. Datalite UK Ltd has been preparing for this event, by reviewing business practices, and ensuring procedures are in place for exporting to the EU (including Ireland). Largely by following similar routines to our existing non EU customers. Also preparations include being allocated a Economic Operator Registered and Identification (EORI) number issued to our business by HMRC, which is now available when required. Despite numerous 'scare' stories, it is anticipated that the transition will be seamless, and of minimal (if any) impact to our existing EU customers.
Published: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:50:09 GMT
Published: Mon, 21 May 2018 16:30:07 GMT
Published: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:25:35 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is embarking on a major project to convert its websites to Responsive Design. What this means that websites will be tailored according to the device viewed on, whether mobile phone, tablet PC, and of course desktop computer. This is quite an extensive task and will be undertaken on a progressive basis. Work has already started on the home page of DLUK's main website.
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:41:36 GMT
Regret that due to crazy European Union inspired new VAT regulations effective from January 2015 that Datalite UK Ltd trading as 'DAYBORN' is no longer able to offer the 'Advance Copy' option to our customers. This is because this product is classified as a digital product, and complicated and virtually impossible (if not actually impossible) to implement EU VAT rules come into force. This bureaucractic nightmare would mean multi EU country VAT returns, privacy issues (storing customer details contrary to data protection acts), impossible customer location verification etc. It is with regret that it is simpler and more profitable simply to discontinue offering the Advance Copy product.
A note has been posted on our 'Options' page:- Sorry, but our advance copy service as a digital product falls under complex and extremely bureaucratic new European Union VAT laws introduced January 2015. As a result it is no longer possible to offer this product to EU (Non UK customers). Furthermore though we are already UK VAT registered, due to EU discrimination laws, we are additionally unable to offer this product to UK, or even to Outside EU customers.
Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:39:49 GMT
On Christmas Eve we heard the sad news that the courier company CityLink had gone into administration. We at Datalite UK Ltd are a customer of CityLink and will likely need to make alternative courier arrangements. However, our thoughts are primarily with the staff of CityLink and the devastation this news would have brought to them and their families, particularly poignant as the news was announced on Christmas Eve. CityLink invariably provided us with a good service, and we wish all the best for the Isle of Wight depot staff and drivers.
Regarding our customers, luckily we did not make any CityLink despatches on Christmas Eve - this has always been our company's policy to avoid packages being stored in depot for an extended period over the Christmas holiday. Therefore none of our customers parcels should be caught in limbo. Alternative couriers will be sought and used for order placed during the Christmas period.
Published: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:51:39 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd will be closed over some of the Christmas and New Year Period. Namely from Christmas Eve 24th December 2014 to 28th Sunday 2014. A limited service with some postal and courier despatches will be available 29th and 30th December 2014. The company will be fully opened from Monday 5th January 2015. Datalite wishes all its valued customers and suppliers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Published: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:08:49 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently conducted a review of its websites specifically to enhance page loading speeds and ensure a more efficient structure. The result of this project has not changed the look or basic operation of its websites. However, the page loading speed when changing pages has been increased by ensuring that elements common to pages (buttons, panels, graphics etc.) are only loaded once. Customers should now find a faster snappy response when visiting our websites.
Published: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:23:57 GMT
This is just to let customers know that for the week from Monday 15th September to Friday 19th September 2014, due to staff holidays, telephone communications will be temporarily limited. However, communications will still be available via eMail. The business will still be processing orders and despatches and answering eMails. Normal service will resume by Monday 29th September 2014.
Published: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:41:35 GMT
DLUK moved to its new business based in Sandown, Isle of Wight on the turn of the New Year. This was accompanied by a change of telephone number to 01983 716160. Online business continues to develop, and the move has overall been the anticipate success, and has enabled a greater focus in providing enhanced customer service to online customers. DLUK has added Videography and Photography of wedding and events to its business activity. Marketing has commenced, and will be expanded to include a fully featured new website. Watch this space!
Published: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:15:16 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd as previously announced has changed premises. The new office address is Timbers, 134 Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9AQ. This move was made to focus on the company's continuing sucessfull online presence; with regret but for sound business reasons it was decided to close the company's retail High Street shop. Please also note that the business telephone number will change shortly to 01983 716160. However, the existing 01983 616575 will be redirected until Spring 2014. Finally office opening hours have been extended to open 09:00hrs, closed 17:00hrs Mondays to Fridays.
Published: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:33:35 GMT
DL UK regrets to report that it will be closing its retail outlet shop located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HR with last trading day being Christmas Eve 24th December 2013. This decision was reached to concentrate and expand online sales, plus the addition of photography services added to the business. It is emphasised that the overall business remains successful, and indeed the decision to close its shop will result in increased profits. The company thanks all its retail shop customers and wishes them all a happy Christmas.
Published: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:59:10 GMT
DL UK is pleased to announce that it is expanding business to include photography and videography services. Primarily aimed at the Isle of Wight market, HD video and photo services will be available for weddings, events, and corporate business. Branding is DL Photography, and the prime photographer/videographer John Henry is an experienced photographer, who has won prizes (including a national televised Kodak competition) and was a military photographer during his service with the Royal Navy.
Published: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:50:42 GMT
This is an important notice to customers, to notify that the business's bank account provided by Santander UK PLC is no longer providing the company access to online banking. This means that the company cannot access its own sales receipts, view bank transfers from customers, or pay payments online. The directors of the company have made their personal bank account funds available to pay bills, whilst the company is in the process of urgently changing its bank.
This appalling position is for no other reason than Santander demands a mobile phone number to be linked to the business account. As this policy breaches security policies to protect the business and its customers, and in any case the company is located in a mobile dead zone, we have declined this unreasonable request. The company has been an excellent and lucrative customer to Santander; and is astounded by the poor service emanating from Santander. This will be the subject of a forthcoming business article and press release.
Published: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:43:25 GMT
The next couple of months will see a number of changes in Datalite as a number of significant changes will be introduced. Its existing popular Dayborn, Frames Online, Frames Online Bulk Supply enterprises will remain. However the company's logo will be rationalised to simply 'DL UK' and known as DL UK Group, albeit the registered name of Datalite UK Ltd will remain the same. The retail premises (89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ) will evolve overt the next few months, poster, magazine and other miscellaneous products will be cleared - to be replaced by a 'Frame and Photos' themed and named shop. The retail premises will offer a local photography and videography service, and canvas print products. This is all anticipated to be in place by September 2013.
Published: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:29:30 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has been supplying picture frames, personalised gift, and display products for over a decade. This is early noticifaction that the company is in the process of adding videographic and photographic service to supplement current retail activities. These will be primarily aimed at the local wedding market on the Isle of Wight, and will also include photographic products framed and sold from Datalite's retail shop located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. Watch this space for more information!
Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:40:58 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's business has a Facebook presence, which includes news and deals on its picture frame and personalised gift products. This includes business events, such as an appearance on a Channel 5 television documentary. Some special offers will be publicised on Facebook from time to time which are unique to Facebook. To find us type 'Datalite - Frames and Gifts' direct into Facebook's search; or use the link above.
Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:30:34 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has completed its accounts for its 2011-2012 accounting period, and this is in the process of submission to Companies House. This period saw an increase of over 10 per cent on sales as compared to the previous 2010-2011 accounting period. The company had also extended its range of products, which is continuing, by way of example Display Products have been added over the previous year. Currently the company is adding quality box frames. Despite the extensive recession Datalite UK Ltd has been successfully 'holding its own'.
Published: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:29:02 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD has added the services of World Pay as a Credit Card provider. This is available now, and will shortly replace Netbanx as the company's prime online Credit Card provider. The company has already obtained Trust certification, and has a policy of not keeping any credit cards on records. It is anticipated that the new provider will facilitate payment by American Express, in addition to the standard Visa and Mastercard.
Published: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:35:28 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently produced its latest article, the topic being a reflection of the London 2012 Olympics. This will feature 9 photographs taken at the opening ceremony by the author, and a video of the Olympics Athlete walk past rehearsal. Despite the author being initially cynically, he succumbed to the Olympics Atmosphere whilst being present at the Opening Ceremony. The fact that as well as hosting a tremendous Olympics, Team GB's medals haul meant an incredible third place for both the Olympics and Para Olympics. It is anticipated the article will be available to view from the Datalite website by the end of January 2013.
Published: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:24:11 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd operates a retail shop located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. Customers are advised of the following opening hours:- 09:45 to 17:00 hours Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday 11:00 to 15:00 hours. Friday 09:45 to 12:30 hrs and 13:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs. The business is generall closed over the Weekend, but occasionally may open on a Saturday afternoon.
Published: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:11:04 GMT
As we have enterered into the New Year of 2013, this for many if not most people and organisations will likely be a challenging year. World finances are still in a mess, with the Eurozone leading the way. It is obvious to Datalite that many customers simply have less disposable income, and hence less money to spend on discretionary items. Datalite remains thriving due to strong internet sales and expanding markets, and will do all it can to continue to provide an excellent frame, display, and gift product service to customers. Happy New Year!
Published: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:58:03 GMT
During the Christmas period Datalite UK Ltd will have a cut off delivery time, and close period between and including Christmas Day and New Years Day. The last despatch day to guarantee delivery before Christmas will be Thursday 20th December 2012, and this is when using a next day tracking service such as City Link courier or Express Pallet. Last despatch will be 21st December 2012. Customers are advised not to rely on Royal Mail First Class for 'last minute' orders. Datalite will close from the afternoon of 24th December 2012 until re-opening on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:34:26 GMT
Customers will see a dramatic new look in the company's retail shop premises, located Datalite, 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. Namely a series of suspended poster holders in the shop's four main display windows, are being introduced shortly. These will be used to display and advertise various 3D posters - and these will be regularly changed several times each week.
Published: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:30:03 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd operates a shop located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. Customers are advised that a huge selection of 3D posters are now in stock of themes to suit young and old alike. These range from cinema products vintage and modern, Marvel and DC Superheroes, pop stars, and much more. These 3D posters can be provided with or without a frame, and provide a popular and unique Christmas gift solution.
Published: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:17:26 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that its latest article is in production and will be on the very successful London Olympics of 2012. This will include a number of photographs taken from the opening ceremony rehearsal by the author, and will focus on the many positives. Not least of all the overall well organised event (G4S security excepted) and terrific performance of both Olympics and Para Olympics GB teams. Both accomplished third best in the world, and top country in Europe.
Published: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:56:22 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has published its latest article on Shop Displays. This explores the ever increasing moronic vandalism, where outdoor advertising advertising can be especially vulnerable. A number of examples are provided, using Ryde on the Isle of Wight as a focal point and the 2011 England Riots as a case study. This essay is not all gloom as postive solutions and suitable security solutions are identified.
Published: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:57:15 GMT
As a company Datalite were very pleased to assist the restoration project of Solent Rescue by framing some images for display in the newly built lifeboat centre. This was being filmed early September 2012 by Channel 5 for a TV documentary to be aired later in the Autumn. The military personnel were as efficient as always (a little bias, the MD is ex Royal Navy), the production crew were great with special thanks to Carol Hanlon, the other donating company's personnel were a friendly bunch, and the lifeboat crew were brilliant. All in all the Solent Rescue project assisted a very worthy cause, and it doesn't come much worthier than saving lives.
Published: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:38:33 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is currently producting an article on 'Retail Shop Advertising and the Curse of Moronic Vandalism'. This looks in detail at options for retail outlets to advertise outside, whilst reducing the risk of wanton destruction by some of society's less desirable individuals. The company (not by coincidence) supplies numerous display products, which offers strong secure units for outside display. This latest article is anticipated to be available online on the Datalite site by early September 2012.
Published: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:50:22 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is conducting a comprehensive price review. During these times of recession, Datalite has generally held prices despite increasing costs such as raw supplies and transport. Unfortunately most prices will need to be increased by around 5 per cent, albeit some prices will be held and in some cases will even decrease. These changes will take place between 20th July and 1st September.
Published: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:06:58 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's latest article is on the European Union, and discusses how its ever growing bureaucracy is killing business. The history of the EU is examined, with a growing trend of ever closer political union, often against the wishes of the member states. A number of examples of EU interference in business is examined, showing a shocking disregard for basic business acumen. Indeed much of the diktats emanating from the EU appear purposefully designed to adversely damage business competitiveness.
Published: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:20:14 GMT
Published: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:03:52 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD is nearing completion of a new article examining the European Union (EU) and its affect on business in the United Kingdom. The tone of the article is the incredible bureaucracy of the EU, its inefficiency, and how the various diktak rules are strangling business enterprise. An example is the EU Cookies Law which comes into force shortly, if properly instigated it would actively drive customers to use Non European (EU member) websites. This new article is antipated to be published by 25 May 2012.
Published: Mon, 21 May 2012 16:57:38 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd regrets to report that following dramatic increases in Royal Mail prices, that the cost of Airmail has been ramped up by Royal Mail to much higher costs. The minimum charge has almost doubled, and prices overall have increased in many cases over 30 per cent. This has meant together with higher packaging costs that Datalite has been forced to increase Airmail prices, and realises that the higher costs in these recession times are unwelcome.
Published: Wed, 09 May 2012 09:00:21 GMT
As well publicised by the media Royal Mail have dramatically increased their prices. Similarly Parcel Force prices have increased with VAT added to despatches within the UK. DATALITE has been forced to increase despatch prices which involve Royal Mail or Parcel Force. Some of Royal Mail prices have been increased by more than 30 per cent. None of DATALITE's increases are near this, but reflect the actual cost of packing and posting products. The good news is that CITY LINK courier where available prices have been held - and in many cases, particularly for heavier items offer a cheaper price and more efficient next working day service.
Published: Wed, 02 May 2012 16:46:44 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has submitted its annual accounts for the period 1st July 2010 to 30th June 2011. These have been accepted by Companies House. Both turnover and profit have shown a signficant increase of over 25 percent, despite the recession. This trend continues in the current financial year, as the company expands its product range and customer base.
Published: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:35:05 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd welcomes two new staff members to supplement the business and its expansion. Namely Sarah and Aden - they will be part of the existing Sales and Despatch team and also to assist with company web development. Datalite has consistently expanded business, both from products produced and actual sales, even in these recession times. The new staff are pivotal to current expansion targets.
Published: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:49:32 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is currently producing its latest article which compares the European Union with business - not very favourably will be the angle. Europe is very much in the news at the moment, and the EU appears to have the dubious habit of consistently making the wrong call. Democracy appears to be totally dismissed, whilst there is enormous waste - such as the billions being poured into the bottomless pit that is Greece. The EU is a bureacracy and has the inherent features of mindless growth, inefficiency, and waste - but with steriods! Article is due to be published in February 2012.
Published: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:12:31 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is extremely pleased to report a record sales figure for the month of January 2012. Winter and particularly the month of January, is traditionally seen as the most sluggish of sale periods of the year. Also there is a backdrop of economic recession and the ever looming Eurozone crisis. However, contrary to expectations, Datalite has achieved a record best Sales ever (payment received) for a month, reflecting the continual expansion of business. Congratulations to all who assisted this tremendous result.
Published: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:18:38 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd will be closed during the Christmas and New Year period. This will be for all Bank Holidays until return to full working routing on 3rd January 2011. However, Datalite will be open on 29th to 30th December, and for limited hours on 28th December. Happy Christmas and New Year to All Our Customers!
Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:52:46 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is very pleased to report that both sales and NET profit for November 2011 have already achieved record levels for a month. This is before the month has completed, final figures will be higher. This was quite an achievement, considering the bleak current financial outlook in the Eurozone. Datalite thanks all staff members in assisting this month's record performance.
Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:51:53 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is in the process of updating its very first article on Dream Meanings. This is entitled 'Lucid Dreams - How Can They Be Understood and Controlled'. The original article was written almost a decade ago, the new version has been revamped to include new material and reference the recent film 'Inception'. This article will also include a FREE eBook package.
Published: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:35:44 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that a brand new company commerce website called Memorial Products. This site offers a fine selection of quality granite stone products for sale online at excellent value prices. Initial products are now available, a selection of grave stone flower vases. These will be followed by numerous other stone products which will be added to the site in due course.
Published: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:55:01 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is in the process of some progressive business expansion. The rolling price review recently introduced has provided a mechanism to constantly examine prices in line with cost, supply & demand. Some prices have been reduced as a result. Frames Online will be introducing two new styles of Frames in all sizes (Flat White and Antique Pine). Frames Bulk Supply is introducing four new flat frame designs. Watch this space!
Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:39:30 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd announces a change in its pricing structure. Traditionally any product changes have been done on an ad hoc basis, largely driven by changes in supply costs and other economical factors. Datalite has introduced a monthly periodic review, where all products prices will be reviewed over a rolling year. Not all prices will increase as a result, some are planned to reduce to stimulate demand.
Published: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:42:15 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's new website 'Memorial Products' is nearing completion. At the moment a holding page is displayed, the site will be uploaded shortly in its entirity. This new online shop will specialise in granite stone memorial products. Initially a selection of memorial vases will be offerred, but this will extend to a full range of memorial stone, with facility to laser etch to custom requirements.
Published: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:05:09 GMT
Due to staff holidays Datalite UK Ltd will be available for enquiries between the reduced hours of 09:30 to 15:00 hours during the period 23 to 26 August 2011. Despatches will still be undertaken as per normal service.
Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:39:31 GMT
England in the UK has recently experienced severe civil disturbances and in some areas law and order had completely broken down. Datalite is despatching as normal, and being located on the Isle of Wight well away from troublespots. However, customers should be aware that deliveries to areas such as London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and other troublespots have the potential to be disrupted if further criminal riots flare up again in England.
Published: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:37:33 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that work has commenced on creating a brand new website which will sell Memorial Products. Datalite has procured supply of quality granite stone supplies and laser engraving services. These products will be offerred online, and to facilitate a new website is in the process of creation.
Published: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:06:41 GMT
Datalite promulgates news and business articles from time to time. The latest article in titled 'How To Manipulate Statistics for Ideological & Political Gain', and as its name suggests examines the thorny subject of statistical analysis. Tackling the subject from both a social and science perspective, the conclusion is reached that as well as being easy to distort stats, the practise is widespread.
Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 16:31:14 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd with some regret announces a change in policy regarding sending items ordered prior to purchase. Historically Datalite has sent despatches out for 20 GBP value or less with a 14 day invoices. Unfortunately due to some individuals abusing this concession this practice ceases with immediate effect. Unless with prior arrangement for customers who have paid promptly in the past, goods will not be despatched until funds are received. This does not affect customers who already have 30 day account terms agreed.
Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:50:52 GMT
As Datalite UK Ltd approaches the end of its financial year on 30 June 2011, the MD is please to report some very pleasing figures. Gross Sales have increased by 20 per cent compared to the previous FY, also profit has increased by 50 per cent. Final sales are still being collated; with expenses already accounted the final figures are likely to be even better. Company news like this will be added to a new page to be added to the main company website by early July 2011.
Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:34:11 GMT
On the 8 February 2011 the Managing Director was violently attacked by a former member of staff - whom was dismissed from employment the same day. A company investigation was undertaken and concluded that the individual on 8 Feb 11 committed four acts of gross misconduct including a violent assault (head butt) of the MD and attempting to falsely accuse MD of said assault to the police. The findings of the investigation had been lodged with a lawyer and recorded formerly on company records. The individual had been informed of the outcome on 25 Feb 11.
Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:26:59 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce an excellent sales performance for the May 2011. Compared to last year, May saw an increase greater than 25 per cent in Gross product sales. This reflects a continuing upward expansion trend of increasing picture frame and gift products added to an expanding customer base.
Published: Tue, 31 May 2011 16:42:27 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd publishes business and other topic articles from time to time. This is advance notice that an articles on 'Manupulating Statistics is at the proof reading stage and will be published shortly. The next planned articles are the final part of the Crime Meaders Road Trilogy, to be followed by an essay on 'Upward Bullying in the Workplace'.
Published: Mon, 23 May 2011 16:25:39 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd continues to expand its web presence and sales. Datalite also has retail premises based 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. This was normally open Monday to Fridays 09:30 to 17:30 hours, and Saturday afternoons. It has been decided to discontinue Saturday afternoon opening from the retail premises to focus on core web sales during weekdays. Albeit retail premises will continue to be open on a Saturday afternoon during key busy times such as the lead up to Christmas.
Published: Tue, 17 May 2011 09:34:15 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to report that despite the downturn in the economy, Datalite sales compared to the same time last year continue to increase. April 2011 saw an increase of over twenty five per cent compare to April 2010. This has been primarily due to increasing online product range and web sales.
Published: Tue, 03 May 2011 16:35:31 GMT
The United Kingdom in common with most of the world continues to suffer the general downturn in the economy. Many individuals have less discretionary income, and the cost of supply and delivery prices have increased together with tax. Datalite is conscious that these are tough times, and therefore have resisted any significant retail price increases, this position will be maintained as long as practical.
Published: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:38:04 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd announces that it plans to introduce a business administration report page to its company website. This will cover such topics as when accounts are posted, profit and turnover announcements, and any other news such as summaries of company reports and investigations. This facility is anticipated to be up and running by June 2011, and will include significant news and events from the company's accounting period commencing 1 July 2010 and onwards.
Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:31:13 GMT
Datalite UK ltd is producing its latest article on 'How To Find The Meaning and Origin of Your First Name'. As the title suggests this offers historical background on how Christian First Names evolved and offers tips on how to track down your own nomenclature. This article briefly promotes Datalite's DAYBORN personalised gift product: First Name Origin and Meaning.
Published: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:33:18 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has decided to discontinue offering Google Checkout as a payment option. This is because the interface was found to be unreliable in providing the correct delivery and location information, resulting in supplying customers with misleading information and Datalite staff additional work in correcting. However, a large choice of payment options is provided. including, payment by major credit cards, cheque, bank transfer, and Paypal.
Published: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:34:59 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has published the second part of a trilogy of crime and society articles. This explores the decision to open a walkway in Meaders Road, Ryde Isle of Wight; linking the formely quiet Cul De Sac road to a known troublespot. The result is a dramatic increase in crime and anti-social behaviour. The essay examines how a yob's paradise was created, and reaches a conclusion of why low level crime and anti-social behaviour has been proliferating in the UK.
Published: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:27:18 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce a new member to its Sales & Despatch team namely Amy. This is in response to increasing business demands, and will enable Datalite to maintain its first rate Customer Service. Watch this space for new staff additions.
Published: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:15:38 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has been a little short staffed lately due to reasons beyond the company's control, but is pleased to announce that quality new sale staff have been selected and will be joining the team shortly. Anna Louise and Amy Louise are due to join Datalite on 7th March 2011, and will form part of the company's Sales and Despatch team.
Published: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:38:32 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is very pleased to announce some exciting future expansion plans. This includes adding new Memorial Products, introduce a database solution service, and a host of new products and options added to existing picture frames and personalised gifts. Some new faces are due to join the company shortly, including Janet who has already joined the Sales and Despatch team. Watch this space!
Published: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:40:22 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has considerable experiences in the creation of Microsoft Access databases. These include unique solutions for monitoring manpower and financial budgets. This service is available now on enquiry. The company is pleased to announce that comprehensive details of these services will be included on a new website, which will be developed during the course of the year.
Published: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:10:48 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has been seeking additional products to add to its picture frame and personalised gift range. Following a meeting last week with a key supplier, a range of good quality stone can be procurred and personalised with state of the art laser inscribing equipment. These products are now being researched and potential markets examining - a process that will take several months. Nevertheless it is envisaged that subject to successful Market Research, stone products will be added to Datalite's product range.
Published: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:17:59 GMT
Staff of Datalite UK Ltd will be attending a conference with a key supplier during the period 26th to 27th January 2011. This will include seeking new products and deals to offer customers. During this period there will be a reduction in sale staff manning the telephones. Also customers are advised that there will be no City Link despatches available on Thursday 27th January 2011. Normal service resumes on Friday 28th January 2011.
Published: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:11:10 GMT
Isle of Wight band 'This Way Up' performed at Datalite's retail premises located in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on Saturday 17th January 2011. Three modern music numbers were performed from the band's own compositions and were recorded on video. These performances will be available on Datalite's YouTube outlet shortly.
Published: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:20:06 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd sponsors Isle of Wight band 'This Way Up'. The company is pleased to announce that the band will be performing a few numbers from its retail premises located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ in the near future. This performance will be captured on video and will be presented on YouTube under user name dataliteuk. A further RSS news announcement will be made when the exact time is known.
Published: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:36:37 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is in the process of expanding its communication outlet into Social Media. A twitter feed is now available with user name 'dataliteuk'; Facebook is up and running under name 'Datalite - Frames & Gifts'; and a YouTube page is in the process of creation. All these Social Media outlets will be available shortly via links through the Datalite websites. Datalite wishes all its customers a very Happy New Year.
Published: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 16:58:16 GMT
As announced by the UK government the rate of Value Added Tax will increase to 20 per cent with effect from 4th January 2011. Datalite UK Ltd as a result has been reviewing its price structure. There will be modest price rises for some DAYBORN & FRAMES ONLINE products to help offset the VAT increase. For wholesale FRAMES BULK SUPPLY picture frames the existing NET price will be held.
Published: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:03:49 GMT
There are numerous ways to contact Datalite, these include: telephone, eMail, post, direct message, and visiting retail premises. Further details are available on the Contact Us on our www.datalite.org website. SKYPE has recently been added. This enables customers to telephone for free or even video call the company. Providing an alternative telephone facility, which can be particularly useful and cost effective for overseas customers.
Published: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:00:33 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd announces that business will continue throughout the Christmas holiday period, with the general exception of published Seasonal and Bank Holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th & 28th December 2010) . Deliveries generally will be limited in the period between Christmas and New Year, but Datalite will despatch when Royal Mail, City Link and pallet courier despatches and staff are availalable. Datalite wishes all its customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Published: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:47:05 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has published a new article titled: When Did People Start Giving Christmas Gifts and Why? This essay examines the history of Christmas gift giving and receiving, tracing its ancient origins and the reasons for the Yule time celebrations. It is highlighted that Datalite produces an ideal gift for Christmas: personalised The Day You Were Born framed certificates.
Published: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:02:38 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has commenced production of a new article on the history of Christmas gifts. This essay will take a sometimes humourous look at the tradition of giving Christmas gifts, and to establish when and why this custom started. Datalite produces personalised gifts such as The Day You Were Born, and a small part of the article will of course be promoting this gift product - ideal for Christmas!
Published: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:09:52 GMT
Datalite's latest article has just been published, this is titled ' Equality Act UK 2010 - More Politically Correct Nonsense Imposed on Business'. As the title implies Datalite in common with business chiefs are not a fan of this new act. This adds ever more layers of bureaucracy and red tape to an already convoluted business legislative structure in the UK. This article argues that it can do more harm than good to the people the new act is designed to protect.
Published: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:30:25 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce enhancement to navigation of its Website articles. Datalite publishes its own articles from time to time, primarily connected with business or products, some essays include the topics of science and society. The new online Article structure groups articles into Business, Products, Science & Nature, Society & Culture, plus an archive for old and obsolete articles.
Published: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:25:57 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has introduced a new label format for despatch of its photo picture frame and personalised gift products. This gives a much bigger and clearer printed font to assist couriers and Royal Mail post. Datalite continually strives to enhance its service for customers, and this new label format is a small step towards this.
Published: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:32:08 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd announces that an article on the recently introduced Equality Act is in progress. The new act makes it impossible for any business to make any decision, without potentially falling foul of the legislation. In the recovery following a massive recession and clearing the huge UK deficit; the last thing the country want is more politically correct inspired legislation to hamper business. The article will cover these issues, and the irony that the instigater of the legislation Harriet Harman who is so keen to legislate against the slightest offense even if unintended - uses insulting terms such 'ginger rodent' to a fellow politician.
Published: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:27:31 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd publishes its latest article titled 'How To Increase Crime by Overpopulation and Welfare Dependency'. This is the first of a trilogy of articles on crime, examining how government policy can create the environment and conditions ripe for crime. An example of a recently built affordable housing estate 'Oakvale' built next to a quiet Meaders Road in Ryde, Isle of Wight is cited throughout, illustrating how a peaceful area can be dramatically turned into a crime hotspot.
Published: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:31:44 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD continues its extensive website upgrade project. The home pages of the DAYBORN and FRAMES ONLINE UK have been given a significant makeover. RSS feeds for both can now be searched via Google etc. and much behind the scenes work has been conducted to improve imaging, page loading, and search engine location enhancements.
Published: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:27:12 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd periodically produces articles of business and general interest. Its latest article is currently in production, and is a three parter exploring issues of Crime and Anti Social behaviour in the United Kingdom. The first part of the trilogy will look at the overcrowing of britain, the second part will explore the proliferation of low level anti-social behaviour and crime, the third part will examine how crime can ultimately drive a law abiding family to abandon their home and lack of justice following a violent assault.
Published: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:40:43 GMT
As reported in previous RSS feeds Datalite UK Ltd is in the process of a major upgrade project to its websites, including Frames Online, Frames Bulk Supply, Dayborn, and the master Datalite site. This project has commenced with a new format and update for Help, About Us, and Contact, SiteMap pages throughout the sites. Generally information about the company will be available via the Help Menu on all its sites, if specific manu options are not available.
Published: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:26:49 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has commenced a major upgrade project to all its websites. This news feed is to announce that the RSS Feed viewer for Datalite on its company website home page has been redesigned and enhanced to a format more friendly for customers and google searches. The Datalite website has also been given a makeover throughout.
Published: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:55:02 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently published its lates article titled 'The Sheer Hell of Telephone Call Centre Voicemail'. Telephone Call Centres and their horrendous voicemail systems can often provide the ultimate in bad customer service experience. The question is why on earth are they used? This article examines this question and highlights the common pitfalls and poor user experience of voicemail.
Published: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:39:05 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd suplier of quality picture frames and gift products announces an official change of prime business address to: Datalite UK Ltd, 89-90 High Street, Ryde, PO33 2SZ. Telephone number 01983 616575. This change has been registered with Companies House. The former address of 22 Meaders Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1HR is no longer extant.
Published: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:52:07 GMT
Following the England Football team's performance at the 2010 World Cup, a number of England related items are available at a big discount from Datalite's retail premises located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ. These include half price England and Manchester United posters (GBP2.50) and England mugs at GBP1.50 each.
Published: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:52:53 GMT
Following completion of a major upgrade to Datalite's Frames Online Bulks Supply website; Datalite UK Ltd embarks on another major website upgrade project. This is a simulataneous dual site upgrade project, with retail frames site (www.framesonlineuk.com) and personalised gift site (www.dayborn.com) being upgraded to add more products, enhance visuals, and improve online customer facilities. This project is anticipated to complete in Autumn 2010, with pages updated on a progessive basis.
Published: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:55:06 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd was recently featured in the June 2010 edition of 'The Ryde Beacon'. This is a local magazine for the Ryde, Isle of Wight area. The article gave a brief overview of Datalite UK Ltd, some history, and highlighted some of its popular product range.
Published: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:19:58 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that a new product has been added to its retail store range. This is a collection of framed and mounted Isle of Wight photographs taken by local photographer Tim Bondsfield. These are available at very reasonable prices at Datalite's retail store located: 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ.
Published: Mon, 17 May 2010 12:08:18 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has just publicised its latest article aimed at the Health and Safety issue: Is Perspex Plastic Really Safer Than Glass? Being a picture frames supplier and able to supply utilising both traditional and styrene plastic substitute glass, this article weighs up the pros and cons of using either material. Interestingly it is considered that in some locations and uses traditional glass can actually be a safer overall option than plastic!
Published: Mon, 03 May 2010 17:35:52 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce additional products currently available from its retails store located 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ (Telephone Number 01983 616575). These products included: Enlarged range of 3D Poster Products, A variety of quality bevelled mounts, framed papyrus art, and Isle of Wight photographs by local photographer Tim Bondsfield.
Published: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:42:37 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently published an article on its adverse experiences with the United Kingdom's TV Licensing. After being hassled to pay a gas bill by British Gas with no gas connection; this time it was turn of TV Licensing to target the company despite never using any TV appliances. Their guilty until proven innocent approach was a disgrace. Datalite wonders which company will next try and extract money for a service never used!
Published: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:34:00 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is conducting a price review at the moment. This will result in some moderate price increases up to 3% to take account of increased costs, but some lines will stay at the current price where possible. These prices will take effect in early April 2010 - the message to customers, beat the increase and buy now!
Published: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:00:32 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce the introduction of framed local Isle of Wight photographs which will retail shortly from its premises 89-90 High Street, Ryde. The photographs are stylish unique images of scenes taken by local photographer Tim Bondsworth. These will be available in 10x10" format bevel mounted to 12x12" and A4 bevel mounted to A3. Watch this space for further details.
Published: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:03:14 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that Sean will be joining the company on 2nd March as Sales and Despatch Manager. He comes from a military background having served as a Warrant Officer in the British Army; incidentally the Managing Director John Henry is of Royal Navy background, so welcomes the undoubted experience and expertise Sean will bring.
Published: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:39:15 GMT
Datalite wishes to publicly thank Tracey - a key member of our sales and administration team; for her years of efficient and sterling service. She moves onto a new role, and Datalite wishes her all the best for the future.
Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:22:38 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is in the process of producing an article detailing its adverse and incredibly bad experiences with the United Kingdom communications company British Telecon. This business is consistently voted worst UK company for company service, and Datalite's past experiences with BT (no longer used!) fully reinforces this view.
Published: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:34:32 GMT
The United Kingdom recently suffered adverse weather conditions, and much of the country was covered in ice and snow - this caused much delay of deliveries throughout the nation, consequently affecting some of Datalite's despatches. Much of this unusually cold weather has subsided and deliveries are back to essentially a normal service.
Published: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:05:34 GMT
Most of the week ending 9th January 2010 the United Kingdom was in the grip of snow and freezing conditions. Though Datalite UK Ltd has been open throughout, the weather conditions have had an adverse affect on deliveries. This nationwide delay to deliveries whether by Royal Mail or courier is regretted. City Link courier despatches have been running since last Thursday, but Royal Mail remains severly disrupted. As always items will be promptly despatched by Datalite.
Published: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:46:08 GMT
There are currently adverse weather conditions in the United Kingdom, with one of the coldest winters for over 30 years. Severe snow is affecting deliveries across the country. Datalite UK Ltd is still operating as normal, and retail premises in Ryde have been open as usual. Customer should be aware that though despatches are being processed, deliveries and collections are been delayed due to the weather. Consequently some despatches may take 1-2 days longer than usual to be delivered.
Published: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 16:04:42 GMT
Customers of Datalite UK Ltd should be aware that product prices are review in January 2010. This review will consider the effect of the recent VAT increase by the UK government. At this stage it is anticipated that most prices will remain the same. However, personalised gift products and some picture frames including Swept frames will have a small increase. It is anticipated that the new prices will be in force by end of January 2010.
Published: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:14:35 GMT
Customers are advised that the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) has now been increased to 17.5% in accordance with a change and timing instigated by the UK government. This takes effect from 1st January 2010; any online customers paying before midnight of 31st December 2009 will automatically be refunded. Please note some gross prices online may be slightly understated from those on actual checkout due to the new VAT rate. These are in the process of being amended. Datalite UK Ltd wishes all its customers a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Published: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 18:33:06 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's will be operating throughout the week between Christmas and New Year 2010. Despatches will be made between Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st December 2009. Telephone calls may be made throughout this time during office hours (9:30 to 17:30 hours), outside this period messages may be left. Datalite UK Ltd wishes all its customers a happy and prosperous New Year.
Published: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:40:15 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd will be working a reduced working routine during the Christmas Holiday period. Last pre-Christmas despatch will be 23rd December. There will be no despatches or business working on Bank Holidays. Despatches will be made 29-30 December, but customers should be aware that delivery will be made to the next working day (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Datalite UK Ltd wishes all its customers a Merry Christmas and a Fulfilling New Year.
Published: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:22:40 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce an extensive range of 3D poster products. These are currently available for sale in Datalite's Isle of Wight Branch retail premises (89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ). It is planned for at least the smaller A3 size posters to be available online early in the new year. A further announcement will provide details nearer the time.
Published: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:03:56 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of new products to its Frames & Gift range. These are a terrific selection of posters of niche interest, including films, music, wildlife, scenes and much more. These will be both traditional posters and special lenticular 3D posters, with framing options. The products will be available for sale in Datalite's retail premises in Ryde, Isle of Wight; and will be posted for online sale in due course.
Published: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:56:50 GMT
The latest news is that the Royal Mail series of strikes will now cease on the lead up to Christmas. However, Datalite's 'Beat The Strike Special' offer of Next Day delivery via City Link (orders received and paid by 2pm) will remain in force until at least the New Year. This is available for all product lines up to 1Kg in weight, with City Link options available for retail product lines exceeding 1Kg.
Published: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:10:04 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's latest article is a piece offering five tips to survive the latest UK Royal Mail postage strike of Autumn 2009. Datalite had itself recent experience of the 2007 postal strike, and this latest suicidal dispute again targets the lucrative lead up to Christmas market. This article passes on some valuable tips and lessons learnt.
Published: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:23:56 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's Retail Outlet based at 89-90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SZ is pleased to announce a Next Day Despatch service for personal callers. This utilises City Link and next day delivery to UK Mainland can be achieved provided package is presented by 14:30 hours. Cost including VAT will be £6.95 up to 1Kg, £8.95 up to 5kg, £10.95 up to 10kg. Beat The Post Strike - Go Datalite!
Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:21:50 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd publishes various articles from time to time, primarily passing on business related information and topics. In January 2009 Datalite UK Ltd opened a new retail outlet on the Isle of Wight, and was astounded by the bureaucracy and at times bullying of various organisations including TV Licencing, Electricity Companies, and British Gas. Its latest article concerns the latter, and relays an unbelievable tale of harrassment from British Gas for payment of a bill when gas was not even supplied!
Published: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:03:53 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce its expansion to a retail branch, located 90 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2SZ, telephone number 01983 616575. The new branch has already commenced online sale processing and is now point of contact for daytime queries. It is anticipated the new branch will be open for retail sales to personal callers by early February 2009
Datalite's head office address remains as 22 Meaders Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1HR
Published: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:59:39 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is now in the physical process of changing premises to a new base in Ryde Town Centre on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. A direct retail outlet will also be offered. The move commences from 6th January 2009, with a transitional arrangement of using existing premises to process orders until completion of move. Further announcements of location and new telephone number to follow.
Published: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 19:29:27 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of a new shop in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. This is anticipated in January 2009 and location in the Upper High Street in Ryde. The shop provide a direct sale outlet for Datalite's range of picture frames and personalised gifts.
Published: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:29:43 GMT
Autumn 2008 Royal Mail were on strike on much of the lead up to Christmas. This year judging from feedback from customer's and other businesses the current 'service' offered by Royal Mail is considered to be at an all time low, with a ridiculous amount of losses, breakages, and mis-deliveries reported. Conversely our courier City Link has provided an outstanding service.
Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 19:47:08 GMT
Following the UK government's announcement to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15 percent, Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that this new VAT has been applied throughout its websites and retail outlets. Datalite also recently published its latest article 'How To Cope with The VAT Nightmare Before Christmas'.
Published: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:03:08 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently posted its latest article: Whom Is The Biggest Enemy of UK Businesses. This article examines the role in UK government in business and finds that the level of bureaucracy is an immense hindrance to the efficiency and hence potential profitability of UK businesses.
Published: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:43:23 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has recently published its latest article titled 'What Happened On The Day You Were Born?' Datalite UK Ltd produces personalised gift products based on date of birth and name, and this article traces an individual's natural fascination with the event of their own birth. Tips and resources are included, and not just a plug for Datalite's own Day You Were Own product (which is great of course). A precis of this article will also appear on www.dayborn.com's Day You Were Born UK product page.
Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:19:53 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that retail premises have been identified in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Verbal agreement has been reached and legal processes are underway. It is anticipated that a move may be accomplished prior to Christmas 2008.
Published: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 17:26:03 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd latest article has just been published titled 'Is The Customer Always Right?'. As well as answering this question, Datalite passes on a few tips on customer service, using a number of real life examples and anecdotes. The article is available at the main www.datalite.org website from the Articles menu button or using the link provided with this RSS feed.
Published: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 18:42:39 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd publishes various articles from time to time, primarily connected with business. A Recent enhancement project has been undertaken to include the addition related images to the article topic pages.
Published: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:48:58 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that despite the current recession climate, business continues to grow. Datalite is seeking new larger base premises to include a retail shop on the Isle of Wight. This is in response to ever increasing sales and is viewed as a significant expansion step to the business. The aim is to move premises early next year.
Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:39:47 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd staff have returned from a short holiday break. The majority of picture frame and personalised gift orders and enquiries received during the holiday period have already been cleared; the remainder will be actioned shortly.
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 19:02:13 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd will be closed for the week commencing 25 August 2008. This is to allow key staff a holiday break. Orders may be made online during this period and telephone messages may be left, but earliest physical despatch will be made on 1st September 2008.
Published: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 19:23:27 GMT
Periodically Datalite UK produces or commissions various articles, primarily business orientated, many of general interest. A facility to summarise and provide a link direct to the latest article posted, has been added to Datalite's Home Page. Topics for future essays including: Delivering Fragile Items, Call Centres & Voicemail systems, VAT guidance, and much more.
Published: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 18:51:32 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of Google Checkout as an additional payment option throughout its online shops. Google Checkout offers customers a very quick and easy checkout option, as on registering to Google address and card details are automatically held. The system as you would expect from Google is highly secure and offers customers an opportunity to leave buying experience feedback.
Published: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:06:03 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is planning a closed week to allow staff to go on holiday for the week commencing from 25 August 2008. Orders may be made online during this period, but earliest physical despatch will be made on 1st September 2008. Announcements will be made on individual websites nearer to time.
Published: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 18:07:52 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd in common with many businesses cannot help noticing a dramatic decline in 'service' supposedly offered by the United Kingdom's Royal Mail. The UK postal service appeared to have been on a downward spiral over the past decade, but has apparently degenerated to such a past level over the past year, that its lack of performance is of serious concern. Datalite has of late noticed a significant increase in reported missing items, late deliveries, and breakages.
Published: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:10:05 GMT
During the Weekend 12th-13th July 2008 some difficulties were experienced in the interface between Romancart Shopping Cart and Paypal due to change of Romancart's server location, affecting some Datalite customers. This interface has been restored and Payment functions are fully operational.
Published: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:24:01 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is currently undertaking a major enhancement project of its various websites. This includes visual enhancements, improved navigation, and addition of further information and products. These improvements are on a trickle basis, and sites will remain operational throughout. Currently Datalite Frames is in the process of upgrade, with a new streamlined navigation system and additional products and services anticipated to be in place by August 2008
Published: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:48:20 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd's latest article features the United Kingdoms bureaucratic tax collecting department HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC, formerly Inland Revenue). First hand experiences have shown some of the bullying, threatening, and harassment tactics employed over honest tax payers. This article covers a selection of 29 from 59 questions actually submitted to HMRC.
Published: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:38:02 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has reluctantly decided to discontinue its extensive advertising as a Powerseller on eBay. This decision is as a direct result of recent eBay Policy changes. In particular eBay has significantly raised its Final Value Fee which has not been offset by reduced auction fees, changes in policy have created an apparent hostile sellers environment; and the final straw was eBay's change to the feedback system which effectively censors honest feedback from sellers.
Datalite UK Ltd believes its customers can be best served by concentrating on web and mail order outlets which for the bulk of sales, without the increasing bureaucracy of eBay which sadly had become an unacceptable burden.
Published: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 19:55:58 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is currently reviewing its relationship with the online auction company eBay. This has been prompted by recent price hikes, apparent increasing eBay bureacracy, a perceived lack of eBay seller support, and perhaps the last straw: the introduction of a feedback system where a buyer can say whatever negative comments they like with the seller only able to leave positive feedback. eBay forms only a small proportion of Datalite UK Ltd's sales, and has been deliberately reduced. A decision will be made shortly on whether or not to continue offering Datalite frame and personalised gift products on eBay.
Published: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 18:23:17 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd - Has published a new article on its site, the full title is: Should Our Countryside Be Regarded As An Economic Resource Or As Natural History? This was actually written over twenty years ago by MD John D Henry whilst serving in the Royal Navy. The essay in fact won first prize in a UK national Royal Navy essay competition and is reproduced in its original wording.
Published: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 18:17:01 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce two articles currently in production. These are: Should Our Countryside Be Regarded As An Economic Resource Or As Natural History? and Why Is UK Tax So Taxing? These articles are anticipated to be published on site by end of May 2008, when a further RSS announcement will be made.
Published: Wed, 21 May 2008 17:35:20 GMT
Difficulties have been reported with using American Express Cards on our website check out for UK originated orders. This is currently being investigated in conjunction with our Credit Card provider (Paypal Pro). In the interim for customers outside the USA the use of alternative cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and Switch is advised.
Published: Wed, 14 May 2008 22:49:00 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce automatic percentage deduction for all its products. These are calculated and applied at checkout and offer discounts as follows: Order (excluding VAT and Shipping) over £250 = 5 percent, over £500 = 7 percent, over £1000 = 10%, and over £2500 = 12%
Published: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:23:45 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd continues its web enhancement program with introduction of new software and procedures to allow speedier updates to all its sites. This means that website changes, addition of new products etc. can be achieved within seconds rather than hours. This means an enhanced customer service and experience, which will be effective by end of April 2008.
Published: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:17:04 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD is taking a short staff break for period 8-10 April 2008. Products may be ordered, but will not be despatched until Friday 11th April 2008.
Published: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:36:53 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd is pleased to announce that expansion continues with three new pages added to Datalite Frames (Delivery, Options, new K Range Wedge Frames). Also that new Name Meaning certificates are under development for its personalised gift range at Dayborn, availability antipated before end March 2008. Both sites available direct from web page.
Published: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:27:43 GMT
A solution has been found for the eBay VAT problem. The glitch has been discovered at the interface between eBay and Paypal at the checkout stage. eBay auctions & shop sales have consequently resumed.
Published: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 20:01:39 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has regrettably temporarily suspended its products on its eBay Shop. This is due to a technical eBay software issue with adding erroneous VAT to customer's invoices on checking out. This has been reported to eBay, but still awaiting their resolution Datalite UK Ltd has repaid these amounts to customers as they occur, but together with queries the eBay VAT problem has resulted in an untenable administrative burden. All our products may be purchased from its respective website, and direct links are available from www.datalite.org.
Published: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:21:19 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has released its own article titled 'The Grinding Square Wheels of Bureaucracy'. This essay explores the mechanics of bureaucracy and argues on its inevitability for any government run organisation. Also the article explores why inefficiency, productiveness, and political correctness partner with large bureaucratic organisations. Includes observations on HMRC (UK Tax Office), main and local governments.
Published: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:45:43 GMT
Datalite UK Ltd has revised its RSS feed name to rss-datalite-uk-ltd.xml. This change aims to provide a more descriptive and user friendly name for user and search engine alike. Datalite's main website also now includes a direct view facility of its most recent RSS feeds.
Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:39:14 GMT
Datalite Uk Ltd has recently completed a price review across all its product range. Increases in price have been minimised, but inevitable given the requirement to charge 17.5 percent output tax. All prices across Datalite Shops have been adjusted to new VAT inclusive prices, the one exception being the wholesale Datalite Frames facility, where prices are quoted excluding VAT.
Published: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:28:11 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD becomes VAT Registered in the UK. Registration number is GB 922 416 and took effect from 1st January 2008. Prices are in the process of being adjusted to take account of VAT. This change will benefit VAT Registered customers whom will be able to claim VAT back. It is understand that European VAT Registered companies may be able to pay excluding VAT, this option is being examined with a view of inclusion of DATALITE's websites.
Published: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 19:15:16 GMT
The Royal Mail in the United Kindom is continuing industrial action, bring its postal services to a virtual standstill. This couldn't have come at a worst time for small business, as the Autumn Christmas market is extremely lucrative and alone can provide a significant chunk of annual income. Datalite UK Ltd supplies personalised gifts and small quantities of frame products, normally using Royal Mail. Though not its sole business, this remains a significant chunk of business. City Link courier is now being utilised by Datalite UK Ltd to despatch the smaller items (in addition to the current larger despatches) on a next working day basis, for the forseeable future. This option is available for all despatches for mainland UK.
Published: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 18:12:49 GMT
Computer change is moving at ever increasing pace. Not so long ago it was deemed the norm to design websites to be fully viewable on a screen resolution of 800x600 dpi (dots per inch). The vast majority of web viewers use at least 1024 x 768 dpi, and DATALITE UK LTD is embarking on a project to increase resolution of each of its websites. This has commenced with its main www.datalite.org site and the extra space will include a RSS Viewer and a more asthetically pleasing layout. Other websites will be similarly upgraded.
Published: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 19:24:10 GMT
Datalite UK Limited, prides itself in reducing bureaucracy with the aim of concentrating on enhancing customer experience. There is so much bureaucracy in modern day living, that Datalite is in the process of sharing its experiences by an article which will be produced and distributed in the near future.
Published: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:07:26 GMT
DATALITE UK LTD has commenced an annual review of product pricing. This will result in some increases as the personalised gift range is extended and picture frame products range introduces more expensive lines. Bulk Supply of Frames has seen a reduction in minimum order to £100 and reduction in price for pallet delivery to £45.
Published: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:49:08 GMT
At 14:16 hours GMT on Friday 29th June 2007 confirmation was received of registration of the DATALITE business as a United Kingdom registered limited company with its new official name of 'Datalite UK Limited'. This move is a most positive step for the company, a culmination of continuous growth of reach and sales. The owner and former proprietor of the business John D Henry BA BSc is now the Director of Datalite UK Limited and continues to manage the company.
Published: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:47:45 GMT
DATALITE's online shop websites can now accept payment by most credit cards, and for those who wish to pay by Paypal the convenience of Paypal Express has been added. Customer's can also pay direct via telephone.
Published: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:32:54 GMT
DATALITE will be introducing extended credit card facilities soon. This will enhance checkout online and also enable telephone order and credit card payment. This facility is expected to be up and running by the end of May 2007.
Published: Thu, 24 May 2007 14:03:36 GMT
DATALITE introduces new RSS Feed facility. Future feeds will include details of overall business expansion, new products, and advance details of special offers across all our product and brand range.
Published: Wed, 23 May 2007 11:09:38 GMT