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We Are Hiring a Digital Marketing Technician Our UK Head Office!

Digital Marketing Technician  

Location: Frome, Somerset

Salary: £20,000-£23,000 per annum + annual bonus

Position: Permanent Full Time 35 Hrs p/w

Sector: Online Retail / E-commerce


Let your creative juices flow!


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Digital Marketing Technician at JDS Toys & Games Ltd based in Frome.


Your core skills in Photoshop, combined with your eye for a good marketing stance will be integral to pushing this thriving, leading deluxe chess and backgammon retailer into it’s next growth phase.


Role Responsibilities:


  • Turning raw product photographs into stunning images for the websites
  • Ensure product images are created to a consistently excellent standard
  • Responsible for new products being added to the websites promptly
  • Liaise with product photographer
  • Increasing sales through product listing optimization
  • Creating new product listings
  • Developing compelling product descriptions
  • Completing pricing and competitor analysis


Your Skills:


  • Advanced Photoshop skills essential
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work fast, efficiently and on own initiative
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Previous experience of E-commerce / .com industry preferable
  • Intermediate Google analytics and Zen Cart/Word Press skills are desirable
  • Previous experience of Amazon Seller Central platform preferable


Remuneration & Benefits:

Annual salary £20,000-£23,000 depending on experience, annual bonus of up to £2,000, pension, 20 days paid annual leave + bank holidays. Plentiful free parking.


Your employer:

The company takes pride in both the quality of products they sell, as well as the high ethical standards they maintain regarding the production and sourcing of their products. They sell their luxury products through online sales channels including Amazon marketplaces worldwide, their own website and a sister site.

As a Digital Marketing Technician you will be responsible for taking control of the company’s online selling channels.


The company operates in a hardworking but light-hearted environment and offers an on-site, staff only, speciality coffee shop.


If you wish to apply for the role of Digital Marketing Technician please submit your CV with an accompanying covering letter to Detail how your relevant skills and experience make you an ideal candidate for the job.


We will not invade your right to privacy or cause unfair work place discrimination by carrying out any form of criminal record check on you. We are a genuine equal opportunities employer. 

Regency Chess at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Several months ago we had a call from a film production company in Vancouver. At 2 p.m. they requested 20 chess sets and 20 chess clocks for a tv commercial shoot to arrive by 9 a.m. We shipped overnight by UPS and they arrived promptly. Then they requested another 10 sets and clocks which were shipped for the next morning.

We have been glued to the TV watching the games on CBC and NBC. Finally the commercial aired Thursday, August 18th on NBC – right after the 200m final with Usain Bolt’s historic victory with Canadian Andre DeGrasse in the silver medal position. Go Team Canada!

Silicone Chess Sets

Silicone Chess Sets are just about the most fun you can have over 64 squares! The Silicone Chess Pieces are hyper flexible and virtually unbreakable. If you have ever been in a classroom of chess students you are very familiar with the sound of hard plastic pieces hitting the hard floor – no such sound issue with silicone!

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The accompanying Silicone Chess Boards are also hyper flexible and super floppy! The biggest difference between these boards and the traditional vinyl roll up board is storage. The silicone boards, with rounded corners, can be folded or even bunched up into a small storage bag. No matter how you store the they always return to their original shape.

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You will soon see them up on our site!


Giant Chess Sets

Coming Spring 2016! Giant Chess Sets


These super cool outdoor chess sets are on the way! If you are looking for an audience magnet during your game then these garden chess sets are the solution.

More to follow …

Alabaster Chess Sets from Scali Alabastro of Tuscany

Scali Alabastro of Italy is a highly renowned firm in Volterra, Tuscany. Using traditional carving techniques, the second generation family business has produced a wide range of decorative objects for over forty years.


Alabaster chess sets, although similar to marble chess sets, are differentiated by source and appearance. Tuscan alabaster is found in underground caves and galleries in the form of nodular masses embedded in limestone. Alabaster is recognized in various forms including veined, clouded, spotted and agitiform.

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We have introduced some remarkable chess pieces and boards that make for quite the conversation piece. Please see our website for more details on the individual sets.

Available by mid-November.


SPECTRE, James Bond and Chess

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SPECTRE, which had its world premiere October 26 in London, is the 2nd most expensive movie ever, with a budget of $300 million. Yet to be released in Canada and the USA, we are curious as how the royal game of chess is entwined in the plot. It appears that Mr. Bond has chosen the classic Staunton chess pieces.

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Of course the most famous depiction of chess in Bond films is a scene from 1963’s From Russia With Love. The Canadian Grandmaster McAdams is playing Grandmaster Kronsteen, a master plotter for the SPECTRE organization. The game is modeled after the famous Spassky vs. Bronstein game at the USSR Championship in 1960.

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Once Kronsteen executes his opponent over the chess board, he leaves to meet with SPECTRE leaders. Number 3, Rosa Klebb, says, “I hope Kronsteen’s efforts as Director of Planning will continue to be as successful as his chess.”  Kronsteen replies, “They will be.

Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces – Medium Size!

We will soon be introducing a new scaled down version of our Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces. The original laser scanned replicas from National Museums Scotland feature a King at 3-1/4″ high and a substantial base diameter of 2″. By virtue of the large bases of the chess pieces a large chess board is required – usually close to 22″ with a square size of at least 2-1/4″. While the size of this set reflects the size of the original pieces discovered in 1831, some find the set too large for their home setting.

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The New Mid Sized Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces feature a King at 2-3/4″ high with a base of 1-5/8 inches. A chess board around 17″ is perfect for these pieces. We will soon have the pieces and several board combinations up on our site.

These beautiful chess pieces are made in England just outside of Gloucester. They are kept in an excellent display box that will keep the pieces in perfect condition,

Marble Chess Sets

We will soon be introducing some super attractive Alabaster Chess Sets from Italy. These sets are uniformly polished to a high gloss finish.

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It is very common for vacationers to import marble chess sets or various types of stone chess sets – such as Onyx Chess Sets –  from Mexico, the Caribbean or South America. The vast majority of these sets do not meet the standards of quality expected by our customers. These Italian marble chess sets are in a class of their own. Assolutamente Bellissimo!

Magnetic Chess Demonstration Board

New Product! Our new Magnetic Chess Demonstration Board makes teaching easy and quick. Strong magnets are attached to the back of each chess piece to facilitate simple and easy movement of the pieces.

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At 25 inches square it is the perfect size for teaching chess in schools. It comes with a rope hanger and it rolls up into a convenient carry bag with a handle/shoulder strap. Also great for reviewing games at kids chess tournaments!

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