The first part of any eCommerce website design project is to understand the entire scope of work and create a detailed plan of what is required and who is responsible for every piece of the project.
Our goal is to deliver a site for you with the latest eCommerce technologies, great product visuals, sensible and understandable online marketing advice and a content delivery plan to allow you have a profitable successful online shop. But listen to what our customers say it may help.
Bill Chase Deelish Garden Centre - We had a pretty terrible website that we never updated. We were just too lazy. Then we got Grange to come along and help us develop one to sell plants and seeds online. Kieran was patient with our needs and worked really hard to make our website work for us. The website has now paid for itself in modest yet steady sales.
We didn’t expect to conquer the world and in fairness Kieran told us that our sales would be of the modes variety. We had covered our outlay in about 4 months and 2 years later Kieran still speaks with us regularly to catch up and see how we are doing. www.deelish.ie
We create a project timeline that you can understand and you know when your site is going to be online and when this new revenue stream will be open for you leaving no details to chance.
eCommerce Project Management
A clear project plan ensures that your eCommerce site rolls out smoothly. You need to constantly manage your eCommerce site delivery plan before and after go live date.
There are many tasks required to happen to allow a site go live from engaging with payment gateway providers, stock control, and design decisions A high level of engagement is required and a good plan helps deliver this successfully.
The devil is really in the detail. Nobody wants to be near Go Live date and someone say “Can we do X?”. We checklist a long list of items to make sure there are no surprises.
Brian – ProMusica Cork- We had an ecommerce website that basically wasn’t working and to be honest we were unhappy with the provider we had. Kieran put a Magento shop in place for us with a new design. Kieran visited us regularly and was always at the end of a phone to answer questions and many times came into us to show us what to do or change easily. We are delighted with the websie now and it is part of our business
Kieran still pops into the shop as he is a customer as well and we rarely have to call him but he is there if we need him. www.promusica.ie
Marketing Your Online Store
A common problem with online stores and their ecommerce website design is that people think that once they put it online that the money will start rolling in.
This is far from the truth. Online shopping and eCommerce are is a challenging space to succeed in. Even with the best design, a great shopping experience and the optimal security you are only part of the way there. You need to market your site and promote it online.
Online marketing is a complex process and involves a lot of different strategies from optimising your content, social media, newsletters, and a myriad of other techniques. You may not be an expert in these but you should think of using the right professionals to help you do this.
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Hanleys Garden Centre. We had thousands of products and many many different suppliers. To pull it all together meant having someone here in the store for a lot of hours working with our suppliers as we didn’t know the questions to ask in many cases. Kieran predicted this and set an accurate timeline for Go Live. He was only a week late but advertised this week delay two weeks out so we lost the bet on that one!
The site is live now for 6 months and we find that people use it as much as a research tool as a shop. We are growing sales gradually but many people come into the shop having done their product research on the website and checked the prices. www.hanleysofcork.com
There is a temptation to put every single product in your shop or catalog online. This may not always be the best idea. Whether you have 20 or 20,000 products available for sale you need to plan carefully how you manage your product catalog. You need to think which products are best online and can sell. Are you in a position to ship persihable goods. Do you have all the packaging you need to deliver more fragile goods? Do you have a trusted courier that wil deliver on time?
It is a bad idea to start thinking of these things when you receive the first order.
The temptation to rush and choose a technology without a plan and product strategy is tempting and nearly always wrong. We spend hours working with our clients to work out even the simplest of plans. The word plan may scare you away but doing a good plan up front makes a huge contribution to the project success.