With an ever increasing proportion of the population looking to purchase products online, with just a few convenient clicks, it is becoming essential for every business to have an effective online presence to reach their target market. As technology is getting more sophisticated day by day, it has become a level playing field for small to mid-sized businesses to sell their products online and compete with the major brands. However, there are few aspects which are important to consider when building a stunning eCommerce website:
Templates & Product Galleries
Having a great visual presence is very important for creating a great eCommerce website. It’s success lies in the way your products and services are presented. So website design is crucial to portray your brand image and products. It also helps the user experience to browse your products and make the purchase with a few clicks.
Make Payment Options
Integrate with the payment gateway that suits your business model, and provide your customers with the option to use their credit cards or PayPal.
Create and manage promotion offers, gift cards, and coupons which would encourage your customers to keep coming back. These offers and coupons should have high visibility to drive sales.
Manage Tax & Shipping
If you are selling products for international customers it is important to have customised tax calculations and shipping rules based on the shipping address of the customer. Integration with transportation companies may be needed.
Track Your Orders
It is important for businesses to track the orders and also to keep track of inventory in real time, so that good service levels are maintained.
Technology choices are made based on the client requirements. Our team of developers have a wide range of experiences in building custom and cost effective eCommerce solutions across many industries and technologies.
nopCommerce is an cost effective and open source platform based on Microsoft .NET technologies. It has over 1500+ templates, themes, plugins and language packs. nopCommerce can be used from small, medium, enterprise and global businesses. It provides unlimited customisations and has great support community. The nopCommerce development team updates the platform regularly, providing a reliable platform to work with.
WooCommerce is an open-source, customisable eCommerce platform built on WordPress. From subscriptions to luxury products, WooCommerce is fully customisable and easy to integrate into any WordPress website. It comes with lot of extensions from common payment gateways to SEO, Social Media and Shipping. It is supported and regularly updated by a wide range of engineers and enthusiastic community members from different countries.
OpenCart is a free and open-source eCommerce platform which comes with either free community support or dedicated commercial support for those businesses who need it. It’s got a powerful store management back end which provides easy management of products, customers, orders, taxes rules and coupon codes. Opencart is used by corporates and small businesses alike, all over the world. Opencart provides the largest selection of modules, plugins and themes to expand the store functionality.
Magento is an open-source eCommerce platform written in PHP technologies. It is one of the most popular open eCommerce systems in the world. Magento provides over a thousand plugins and extensions which provide a unique user experience specific to your brand. Magento has expert support 24/7 with over 315,000 developers and partners. Magento provides the power to create an engaging customer shopping experience. There are many out-of-the-box features and seamless third-party integrations that can be utilized for faster development.
Otherwise known as an online store, an eCommerce website typically includes product pages, checkout processes and payment systems. Ecommerce website development is the process of building the technical aspects of the site, including how it functions, accepts payments and responds. It also covers how the website looks aesthetically.
If you have a product to sell, not everyone will be able to visit your physical shop. What’s more, people are very time-limited. By having an online shop, you can increase the reach of your business, your marketing opportunities and the potential to make sales.
The choice of eCommerce platform all comes down to your specific requirements and the complexity of your business. Our team of developers are highly experienced in building custom solutions across a variety of technologies and will work with you to help you consider design options, payment gateways, integrations and more. Whether you opt for NopCommerce, WooCommerce, OpenCart or Magento, we’ll make sure you have a cost-effective, user-friendly solution that meets all your needs.
Security is fundamental when it comes to handling sensitive user data. That’s why we make sure that security is built-in from the ground up in all our websites and eCommerce systems. We encourage all our clients to consider the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data and use encryption for all data transactions.
The cost of an eCommerce website comes down to how customised your processes are, the features required and the volume of products you need to sell. It also depends on how involved you are willing to be in adding and managing your products. Ongoing costs will include annual software extensions and transaction fees. We’ll break down all the costs before we get started so you can make informed decisions and budget accordingly.
There are no limits when it comes to the volume of products or size of your customer database. You can add unlimited products and catalogues and have the freedom to easily scale your business.
The short answer is, absolutely. We encourage you to be involved in the website development project so that the software starts to become familiar to you. Once it’s built, we’ll ensure you have a thorough understanding of how to use the software effectively to manage your site. We can also provide ongoing support to help keep your software updated, manage backups, fix any problem and help make changes.
While you’ll have control over the design and features of your site, we’ll help you to make sure that it’s oriented towards sales. This means ensuring your products are up front and central, everything looks professional and return policies, security protocols and payment options are clearly explained. The success of an eCommerce site lies in how user-friendly it is, and that’s our area of expertise.