eCommerce Website Design

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, businesses are scrambling to start trading online.

We are here to help you figure out exactly what you need to do to get your business trading online as soon as possible.

Whether you want to add eCommerce to your existing site, get a new eCommerce website designed or make improvements to your existing setup, we can help.

Take the first step to selling online today

Before you dive into the world of online sales, arrange an obligation free call with us using the form below.

We will take the time to discuss your business, what you want to achieve for your business and figure out the best approach you can take to keep your business trading.

Schedule a Call

To arrange a call, just select a date, time and enter a few quick details about your business below.

Getting started in eCommerce

“We don’t know where to start!”

Have questions? That’s great!

The more questions you have the better – they will help you develop a really clear list of requirements. Write them all down.

Here are a few questions to get you thinking:

  • Are you selling products or services?
  • Are your products/services simple or complex? i.e. do they have options, varieties, choices, packs, bundles, etc.?
  • How many products/services will do you need to sell?
  • Who are you selling to? i.e. another business or direct to the customer?
  • Where will you be selling them? i.e. where are they? Local, Regional, National, International?
  • How do you want to accept payment? i.e. what Payment Gateway do you want or need to use. i.e. Paypal, Stripe, Credit Card, Cash on Delivery, etc.
  • What currencies do you accept?
  • Do you need to charge VAT? Do you need the site to handle VAT on international sales?
  • Do you need to calculate shipping payments, if so, how do you currently do this?
  • Do you need to maintain stock levels? Or is your customer allowed to order an item on the site regardless of whether it is in stock or not.

“We don’t need a ‘traditional’ shopping cart…”

Every single business is different. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sole trader, a small family business or a large multinational – your requirements will be unique to your business.

We get to know you, your business and your processes to develop a solution that works for you.

We have developed eCommerce sites based on popular Shopping Carts as well as completely bespoke one-off solutions. Some examples:

  • Traditional shopping sites complete with “Add to Cart” buttons, a Shopping Cart and Checkout.
  • Membership sites where users can pay to access content.
  • Reservation systems – accept payments for room, table and hire.
  • Tiered ticketing systems – accept payments for large events.
  • Booking application forms – where users need to fill out often long and complex forms before submitting payment.
  • Payment submission forms – a simple form to accept payment via card (without tying up staff and phone lines).
  • Gift voucher sales sites.

Our Covid-19 committment to you…

We are all navigating very uncertain times at the moment. We are not nurses, medics or doctors. However, we can help get your business started trading online.

Our strategy call is 100% obligation free. Our goal is to learn more about your business and requirements in order to determine the best plan of attack for you. Over the course of the call, we will help you discover all of your requirements and let you know exactly how we can get your business selling online. After the call, we will send you a propsal outlining your requirements and our proposed solution along with a quotation.

The simple act of talking with us about your business, your goals and your questions will help decide exactly what you need to do to get your eCommerce website up and running. Gaining that clarity will cost you nothing more than a few minutes of your time.

Things to consider when building your eCommerce Website

How to select your payment gateway.

What service will you use to accept payments on your ecommerce website? Paypal, Stripe, Elavon, WorldPay, Sage, Sum Up… what’s the difference?

Data Protection

At its core, GDPR is a set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. Your eCommerce website needs to be fully GDPR compliant.

What types of products you plan to sell.

Physical products, virtual products (downloads), memberships, services? Do you need to categorise your products, offer product options or variations?

Where will you be selling to?

Are you planning to sell within Ireland, within the EU or further afield? Selling internationally can prove lucrative if your website is setup correctly. Even if you don’t want to sell in other markets straight away, it is important to make provision for the possibility.

What currencies do you want to accept?

Are you happy to accept Euro, or do you need to accept multiple currencies? If you accept multiple currencies – how do you want these to reconcile back to your accounts?

Who are you selling to?

Does your business sell to Consumers or other Businesses – or both?

Shipping

How do you deliver to your customers and how do you charge for shipping?

Accounting for VAT

Do you need to charge VAT within Ireland? How about intra-EU and sales outside of the EU?

The inventory question!

Do you have fixed stock quantities? If so, you need to keep stock levels up-to-date.

CRM integration

If your business uses a CRM system, you may wish to integrate it with your eCommerce Website.

ERP integration

If you already have an ERP system in place, chances are that you don’t want to manage stock levels on your ERP system and on a website.

Marketing

How do you currently market your business? And how do you plan to market your eCommerce Website?

Mobile Responsive

More users (prospective customers) are browsing and buying on mobile devices every day. All websites must be mobile friendly these days. We optimise all of our websites specifically for mobile to make the purchasing process as simple as possible.

Search Engine Friendly

Your site needs to work. End of story. If your site has any issues, you will find it difficult to get traffic to it. The code in all of our websites is optimised to be easier for search engines to digest and to load as quickly as possible.

Social Integration

Do you need any social platform integration? Do you want to automatically publish your website news to your social profiles? Or perhaps you want to make it easy for visitors to share details of a specific page or product on their own social profile?

Content

You want to show your products in the very best light possible. Do you have access to good descriptive text and high quality images and video about your products and your business? If not, we can help.

Design

Do you have a specific look and feel in mind? Or do you have a branding guide that your eCommerce store must follow?

Security

Keeping your customers data secure is critical both for your business reputation.

Why do we recommend WordPress for eCommerce websites?

Simply put, it’s not just another shopping cart. WordPress is quick and easy for you to administrate, it is flexible, it is a fully featured Content Management System, it is mature, it is stable, it is scalable, it is supported by a vast community of wonderful designers and developers. Modern businesses need all of these attributes to succeed online. WordPress offers so much more than traditional eCommerce solutions.

Have a question or doubt? Get in touch.

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