By 2018 it is expected that $645bn will be spent online worldwide, so it’s hardly surprising that we have seen a surge in the number of eCommerce websites that we are being asked to work on.
Just as there are so many different platforms when it comes to regular websites, there are also so many options to consider when it comes to e-commerce.
As well as the marketplace platforms such as eBay, Amazon, and Etsy there are also the subscription options such as Shopify and EKM, and that’s before you even consider a purpose built option or the open source alternatives.
So it’s no surprise many business owners don’t know where to start.
Here at Webthinking, we know it’s all about being flexible and making your products available in as many places as possible to give yourselves the best chance of succeeding as a business.
We hold one goal above all others: 100% client satisfaction. That’s why we can tailor any eCommerce to suit you and your business thanks to our in-house team of web designers, copywriters, graphic designers, and developers who will always uphold the highest standards for project planning and execution.
E-commerce sites are our speciality, so no matter how basic or complex your functionality needs to be we can work with you to develop any custom features you need.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our code is 100% hand-coded, which is why we can custom design anything you need.
We don’t take shortcuts because we understand you have a specialised need. Hand-coding takes longer, but it keeps things lightweight and bug-free. It also makes us intimately familiar with your features, which simplifies troubleshooting and backend support.
Our expertise doesn’t stop there though. After years of working with clients who wanted to grow their brand, increase their reach and sell in more places we created our own proprietary bespoke in-house eCommerce suite called ONESHOP.
The platform is used by many large eCommerce sites, across the world, because of its feature rich components, security, scalability, integrations and being uniquely customisable.
There are two fundamental aspects of an e-commerce site. First and foremost, the conversion rate and we are proud to reveal that our clients’ eCommerce sites, which use ONESHOP, consistently achieve 6% and above the average conversion rates. This statistic puts their online shop in the top 10% of websites worldwide for conversion performance.
Conversions can take the form of various things; including signing up to newsletters, and following on social media but the only one that really matters is buying and turning those visitors into paying customers, hopefully at the first attempt.
Secondly, and as important, is the efficiency of how you can process the orders once placed. We work with you, and around your processes, to make our admin system fit you and how you want to work.
Most other platforms require you to change your processes to fit the site, but we find that this is not conducive to a streamlined order processing system.
We know first-hand the effort required to process hundreds of orders per day because we originally designed our platform to use ourselves. It’s from this experience that we have learned and experienced what is needed from an order fulfillment system to make processing orders as efficient as possible.
Our ONESHOP platform is constantly evolving but already has some of the most advanced features that you will need from day one. For example:
• Fully integrate Payment Gateways, without any redirects off your site.
• Fully mobile responsive designs
• Full integration with the best email marketing platforms
• Full customer order history and management including customer address book, and optionally stored card details.
• Highly efficient order management system, including:
o Integrated fraud checking
o Full batch processing – process hundreds of orders in one go from multiple channels
o Warehousing/accounting software integration
o 3rd party fulfillment centre integration
o Process eBay and Amazon orders together with your website orders, in one workflow.
o Royal mail and other courier system integration
• Sell with ease on multiple channels, such as eBay and Amazon with full stock management and order handling built-in. Including the ability to list and start selling an eBay product with one click of a button.
So if you’re looking to launch a new eCommerce solution, or expand an already functioning business, get in touch with us to see how we can help you achieve your goals.
Call us on 0800 644 2640 or click here to use our contact form.