E-commerce Websites

Selling your products or services online

What is E-commerce?

E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods or services over the internet. Almost anything can be sold via e-commerce nowadays. It can be a substitute for brick-and-mortar stores, however, physical and online stores can work together, so some businesses choose to maintain both.

Characteristics of an E-commerce Website

An e-commerce website features several characteristics that differentiate it from a normal website, including:

Sybiltec's E-commerce Website Service

My e-commerce website service consists of website design and development of an online store on either Shopify or WooCommerce, depending on your preference and requirements. If you are not sure which platform is right for you, I can advise you to make the best choice. For more information, you can also read my blog post on Shopify vs WooCommerce: What are the Differences?

E-commerce Website Migration

Are you dissatisfied with your current e-commerce platform? If you have an existing e-commerce site which you're looking to migrate, then I can also support you with this. I will help you to transfer your design, products, pages and forms to the new website, which will be built on Shopify or WooCommerce.

Who This Service Suitable is For

If you are a business owner who sells or is planning to sell products and/or services on your website, then my e-commerce service would be perfect for you. If you need a website but do not plan to sell online, please see my Small Business Website service instead.

What the Process Involves

I will begin by getting to know your business, and your purpose for building the website. I will gather your requirements and present you with the best solution. I'll provide you with a quote, and if you indicate that you are happy to proceed, then I will send you an agreement via email and an invoice for the deposit, which is usually 33% of the total amount to be paid. Once I have received the signed agreement and the deposit, I will begin with the work.

I will create an initial design for your website and send you a link to this design for your review and feedback. I'll revise the design according to your comments, and when we have a design that we are both happy with, I will proceed to build the website on Shopify or WooCommerce.

Please send me the content that you wish to be uploaded to the website, including:

Additional Considerations for Shopify Sites

Your Shopify website will be built on a Shopify development store. Whilst the store is in development mode, you will not pay any Shopify hosting fees, and you will not be able to take any live orders. When the store is ready to launch, you will need to choose a Shopify plan - you must do this to start making sales on your website. At this point onwards you will start paying the hosting fees. The basic Shopify plan is £25/month.

Additional Considerations for WooCommerce Sites

WooCommerce is a plugin which works with the WordPress software. You will need to choose a hosting provider so that we can set up WordPress and build the site. I can help you to choose the hosting service that is most suitable for your needs.

You must maintain your WordPress site on a regular basis to keep plugins, themes and WordPress core files up to date. Being a busy business owner, you probably don't have the time to spend with maintaining your website, so please consider taking up my Website Maintenance service for help with managing your site.

Examples of E-commerce Websites

Check out these examples of online stores that I have built for past clients:

Wan&Co website

Wan&Co

A clothing brand with a big ambition to reduce waste

  • Website development
  • Facebook Shop and Instagram Shop connection
  • Google Analytics setup
  • Google Search Console submission
Crazy Thumbs

Crazy Thumbs

Specialising in vintage video games and equipment as well as contemporary titles and trade-ins

  • Shopify store development
  • Advanced navigation system
  • Sound effects
  • Embedded Twitch videos
  • Google Analytics setup
  • Google Search Console submission
Kiko by Astons of London

Kiko by Astons of London

Personalised Gifts for Dogs

  • Website design
  • WooCommerce setup
  • Google Analytics setup
  • Google Search Console submission
CNT Associates

CNT Associates

Business support and fundraising

  • Website development
  • WooCommerce setup
  • Mailchimp integration
  • Google Analytics setup
  • Google Search Console submission
  • Website review
Meitam London

Meitam London

One-off unique handcrafted pieces made from African natural materials

  • Product management
  • Photo editing in Adobe Photoshop
  • Theme customisations
  • Google Analytics setup
  • Google Search Console submission

Are you a business owner in Bexley or the surrounding areas looking to build an e-commerce website? Contact me today.

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