Ready to set up shop on the virtual high street?

Unlike brick-and-mortar retail, online commerce is seeing continued year-on-year growth.  Every day, more people are choosing to buy more products over the Internet.

While the cost of entry is low, the competition is fierce. To gain advantage over the plethora of other retailers you’ll need a site with a bold attractive design; one that provides a user-friendly shopping experience with an easy checkout process, and one that’s optimised for search engines to ensure that you get the traffic rather than your competition.

£82bnAmount spent online in the UK in 2012
£1,220Average spend per Internet user
13%Predicted market growth in 2014

We can equip you with virtually any of the thirty or so shopping cart solutions available.  All of them deal with stock management, calculate tax and delivery costs and handle the processing of all major payment methods. They also allow you to provide such things as gift certificates and discount coupons. We can even manage the supply of digital downloads such as eBooks, music or video files and link in to your EPOS system. We’ll assess you particular requirements so we can  decide which ecommerce platform will be  best for you.

Woocommerce – Our current favourite Shopping Cart

Woocommerce is a fairly new e-commerce platform that’s rapidly gaining popularity. We like it because it integrates beautifully with WordPress, our favourite CMS.  What’s more, Woocommerce delivers all the tools you need to manage a successful online shop and, unlike some of the larger solutions, it’s simple and intuitive to use.

Because Woocommerce is built on the WordPress platform, it benefits from highly flexible design templating, which means that your shop can look any way you want it to. There are also loads of low-cost plug-ins available to extend Woocommerce’s capabilities. For example, you can integrate it with your accounting software, use it to automatically post products to eBay, or even to sell items on your Facebook page.

Check out ThaddeusJewellers.com as an example website we built using Woocommerce.

^ Three minute overview of Woocommerce

Woocommerce Shopping Cart CMS

VirtueMart Joomla Shopping Cart Plugin
PayPal Website Payments
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