E-commerce & online shop design and development

Fast and secure online shops that increase your sales.

Ecommerce Websites

As an owner and manager of an online shop myself, I fully understand what is important when creating an ecommerce website.

I can share my knowledge with you and make sure you get everything right from the outset. You can read more about specific features you might consider below.

Fast to Use

I optimise my websites for speed, so your online shop will be fast to load and use so customers don't get frustrated and leave before checking out.

Built for Search Engines

Your site will be built and structured so that search engines will rank it high in search results without the need for expensive advertising or SEO contracts.

Secure

By getting me to professionally design and develop your website, will help customers trust you. Customers need to feel like the site is legitimate and trustworthy before they will make a purchase.

Advanced Product Search

Your customers will be able to quickly find the product they are looking for by using advanced search technologies and checkbox filters.

Ecommerce Case Study

Online shop for a country clothing retailer

Jacks 1952 is an online shop developed in WooCommerce. The site is packed with great features such as an advanced search facility, automated stock synchronisation with the stores' inventory software and super simple product filtering.

Advanced Search
Allows for spelling mistakes and synonyms for search terms.
Filtering
Filter products by brand, size, colour, gender, etc.
Stock Level & Price Synchronisation
Automatic stock and price updates from the actual shop.
Initial Product Import
Saved hours of monotonous data entry that is prone to error.
1. Start Selling Online

WooCommerce Specialist

I build my online shops in WooCommerce – 37% of all online shops are run on it. One of the main reasons for this leading market share is because it’s easy to edit and manage orders.

Product Imports from Spreadsheet

If you currently have your product inventory in a spreadsheet, I can use that file to quickly import your products into your new online shop. This saves time and minimises the chance of error.

Search & Filter

You have to make it easy for users to find the item they want. One way is to create clear and descriptive categories and menus.

For more accurate product filtering I can create a search function and checkbox filters to show the products your customers want.

PayPal & Stripe Integration

Paypal is the leading online payment gateway and is included as standard with online shops that I develop.

You may also want to consider using Stripe, because it allows you to keep users on your site to make payment.

Secure Code

I will usually use WooCommerce to build your shop and the platform is audited by Sucuri, one of the leading global online security companies. As a result you can be sure your shop and customers details are secure.

Free Delivery

Offering free delivery can convince customers to stay and make a purchase. You can offer free delivery for every order or have a minimum qualifying order value.

Stock Management

Keeping track of your stock levels via your website can make sure you don’t ever go out of stock. Your online shop will notify you via email when the stock of a product is running low.

Tax Calculations

Your shop’s admin panel allows you to generate tax reports by date range or VAT rate. When the products are created you can assign them with their own specific VAT rate to ensure accurate book keeping.

Delivery Calculations

Basing your delivery price on the properties of the order is known as “table rate shipping”. Commonly the price will be calculated by the weight, volume or quantity of products in the basket.

Reviews

A great way to convince potential customers to purchase your products is to have an audited star rated reviews section from verified customers.

Vouchers

Using coupons is a good way to marketing your business, coupons with unique identifiers allow you to track which marketing streams are working the best.

I can teach you how you can create your own coupons from using the shop’s admin panel.

Downloadable Products

It doesn’t have to be a physical product that you are selling. If you have a digital product like a PDF download , your site will be able to sell physical and or digital products.

2. Advanced Ecommerce Features

Multiple Currencies

Do you have customers in a target market that is not in the UK? You might want to consider offering your products in multiple currencies.

You can get users to manually select their own currency or detect their location and serve an assumed currency.

User Accounts

Allowing users to create their own account makes it easier for repeat orders for regular customers.

You can store their addresses on your site to save them having to fill in forms.

When you are storing people’s data you need to comply with GDPR. Your site will enable you to erase or export user data upon request for compliance with the law.

Payment Gateways

You may have a preference to use an existing merchant for card payment processing such as Barclays ePDQ or WorldPay.

Because of its popularity, usually WooCommerce will have a “plugin” for your merchant, which will save you money on custom development work.

Personalised Products

Certain types of products will have optional personalization – such as t-shirts or promotional merchandise.

You can enable customers to upload artwork or a photo, or specify an engraving or inscription for the product and add the associated costs to the total.

LMS Integration

If you need e-commerce for a training company then I can integrate your learning management system into your website. This will provide restricted access to courses that students have paid for and possess the required qualifications.

Store Locators

If you have a number of locations where you have physical shops / stores, I can allow your users to find their closest shop using a postcode or town search and show the nearest locations on a Google Map.

Custom Delivery Methods

In certain circumstances working out delivery costs can be a more complicated than flat or table rate. In these cases I can write a custom delivery script to calculate the price taking all the factors into consideration.

Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has its own delivery cost calculations which I can set up on your site to provide accurate costs and return tracking codes directly to clients email addresses.

EPOS Integrations

If you have a physical store where products are being sold, it is important that the stock levels are being synced to the website to provide accurate availability.

Depending on your point of sale provider it is usually possible to sync the website with a datafeed from your in-store stock management system.

Dropship Integration

Do you run or want to run your online shop using suppliers that deliver your products on your behalf? I can develop your website to automatically send your paid orders to the supplier for dispatch.

Discounts

If you want to create a promotion on a certain brand, category or a custom selection of products – it can all be done from the admin panel of your site. You can even set a date range so it automatically starts and ends.

Subscriptions

Offering a subscription service will allow your customers’ orders to reoccur at a certain time interval. Subscriptions can also be used as a for paid member sites.

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