Do you need an ecommerce website with the ability to sell online? Whether you are wanting to sell just one item, a few items or even hundreds of items we can help!
We have years of creating ecommerce websites and can build them on a range of platforms too.
What Is an Ecommerce Website?
Electronic commerce, commonly written as e-commerce or eCommerce, is the trading or facilitation of trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet or online social networks. Our preferred system to develop an ecommerce website on is Wordpress, however we have also built several ecommerce websites on Business Catalyst and Shopify.
Our preferred plug in to install the ecommerce component of a wordpress website is WooCommerce. WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores -- more than any other platform. Watch this short video which explains WooCommerce in more detail.
What sorts of features and functions can an ecommerce website have?Sell anything, anywhere
With our ecommerce websites, you can sell both physical and digital goods in all shapes and sizes, offer product variations, multiple configurations, and instant downloads to shoppers, and even sell affiliate goods from online marketplaces.
You can also offer bookings, memberships, and recurring subscriptions. Perhaps you’d like to sell monthly subscriptions for physical goods, or offer your members a discount on digital downloads? It’s all possible.
Ship wherever you like
Through our ecommerce stores you can also free shipping, flat rate shipping, or make real-time calculations. Limit your shipments to specific countries, or open your store up to the world. Shipping is highly configurable, and even supports drop shipping.
Extensive payment options
Our ecommerce solutions comes bundled with the ability to accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), and cash on delivery. Need additional options? More than 140 region-specific gateways integrate with our ecommerce solutions, including popular choices like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and Amazon Payments.
You control it all - forever
Our ecommerce websites give you complete control of your store, from taxes to stock levels to customer accounts. Add and remove extensions, change your design, and switch settings as you please. It’s all under your control.
One of the biggest risks of using a hosted eCommerce platform is what happens to your store if the provider closes up shop. With your ecommerce store you have complete control, so there’s never any reason to worry. Your data belongs to you -- and it’s kept secure, thanks to regular audits by industry leaders.
Initial Briefing Session
Prior to the website development, we will take the time to get to know you, your business objectives, target market, competitive landscape and desired outcomes for the refresh of your website. This session will allow us to hit the ground running and will provide you with a checklist of everything you will need to have organised and ready so that everything can run as efficiently and effectively as possible on the day/s of the build. We extract a brief of what you want your website to look like and do, what pages it will have, together we explore what themes (look and feel) may be suitable and what you want to rank for on the search engines. We will provide a debrief post this session for you to approve, which will be the basis from which we will work on the day of development.
Day of the Ecommerce Website Development
On the days of the ecommerce website development we will revisit the brief and introduce you to the web developer you will be working with and your creative strategist for the day. We will typically begin development days at 09:00am sharp and work until midday. At this point we take a one hour lunch break and return at 13:00 and continue working until the website is completed and ready to be delegated between hosts at around 17:00. If the website is completed prior to the end of the session, we will provide you with comprehensive WordPress training.
We are at your disposal for the duration of the development days so if a desired outcome is achieved prior to the 5:00pm deadline, we are happy to do whatever we can towards your business inside this time frame. We recognise that sometimes you can have a change of mind and some tweaks may be required post the website development date. We’re happy to accommodate most requests, however please note that any hours post the development day will be at an additional charge of $120 + GST. We will quote you before starting work
My Ecommerce Website is Complete! Now what?
Once your new eCommerce website is complete, we can provide you with a number of opportunities to help you get your website out there and grow your business. These include:
- Develop marketing collateral with your new brand on it
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Pay Per Click (PPC)
- Social Media Assistance
What We Bring to a eCommerce Website Project
- Experience - we have made several eCommerce sites - see samples below
- Modern design flair
- Creative intelligence - we think about the user journey and how you will get results from your website
- Professional & Fun team to work with
- Technical ability - we know what the search engines want and will keep this in mind at all times