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UK hosted managed web design and ecommerce sitebuilder service

Features of the Service



Our service has its own unique features, as does our sitebuilder system which is used to create client websites, and as does our custom version of an open source ecommerce system which can be used to create an online shop as a section within the client's website.


Our Service

one stop shop
an all-in-one service for getting a web presence
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understanding
for UK companies, provided by a UK company
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hosted, managed
a hosted, managed and fully supported service
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future-proof
a service for companies now and in the future
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Our Sitebuilder

built by us
we developed it, so we know it
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client control
edit/add content to your site
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scaleable
from 1 to 100s of pages
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brandable
brandable and customisable
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fast
fast website and page loads
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Our custom version of an open source ecommerce system
The open source ecommerce system, whilst free, should only be used as a base for developing a professional e-commerce website. Likewise premium open source ecommerce templates are really just the same as an open source ecommerce system base with different eye-candy, the fact remains they should still only be used as a base for developing a professional e-commerce website. Turning the usual open source ecommerce system offerings into professional websites requires professional developers at developer rates, and once people realise this the traditional DIY route doesn't sound so free or cheap anymore. That's what makes our managed, hosted, off the shelf, ready to run, professionally customised version of an open source ecommerce system so appealing to our clients.

We have taken a leading open source ecommerce system, and put in the work to develop a professional e-commerce system. This includes installing important contributions for high quality and fast image thumbnailing, for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), for product option level stock control (e.g. we have 3 of these shirts in red size 38, 4 in blue size 40, etc), for improved PayPal integration, for discount codes, and for text user input product options (e.g. names to print on shirts, names for engraving, etc). In each case installing a contribution is not as simple as running a setup program, it requires analysis of the code, improving the code, and getting the code to work with various other contributions... a professional development task.

We have added our own improvements to take away the cluttered user interface of typical online shops, improve the search, improve HTML and accessibility code compliance and validation, to take away the US speak and make it more UK friendly, to allow up to 10 product images per product, to improve on digital downloads, improve the PayPal payment module to support the PayPal IPN module (instant payment notification), to allow the shop to be embedded as a section within our overall sitebuilder website, and to allow the shop's visuals to be highly customisable to fit in with a client's logo, branding, and colour scheme.

PayPal PayPal cards

With our ecommerce service we only support offsite credit card processing, and this is handled solely by PayPal Website Payments Standard, which is a good choice for small businesses who want to accept credit and debit card payments. Used with a PayPal business account (which is free, no PayPal setup cost, no PayPal monthly charge), this allows the online shop to accept cards directly, without customers requiring a PayPal account, and PayPal make their money purely via a cut of the transaction (e.g. 20p transaction fee + 3.4% transaction cut if monthly turnover is 0-15000, 2.9% transaction cut if monthly turnover is 1500-6000, etc).

With PayPal Payments Standard, offsite processing is used, and this is where the customer is sent off to the payment processor's site to enter their credit card details, this is a good choice for small businesses since it means that customers only enter their credit card details on a secure website they know and trust, i.e. PayPal.

 
 
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