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E-Commerce Web Development

We are all now acutely aware of the advantages of e-commerce, and its increasing significance. It has become part of our everyday life…we order everything from food, clothing, and groceries, to home appliances and on-demand entertainment. Furthermore, we conduct internet banking, manage our insurance policies and arrange our medical prescriptions online - E-commerce has become so pervasive that it's difficult to imagine life without it.

Online retail has grown at an unprecedented rate and the number of online buyers globally is estimated to hit 2.14 billion this year! Shoppers are switching to e-commerce platforms due to their convenience and the economic savings available. High speed internet connections and budget smartphones are also aiding this transition. As a business, an e-commerce website opens up a world of opportunity to you and Web Choice is right here, ready to assist you with all aspects of e-commerce website development.

The first step is to engage a new audience with a carefully considered, bespoke website. If you partner with us and entrust us to design and build your e-commerce website, our team of expert designers will conduct extensive market research and drive a targeted audience to your new e-commerce website.

Listed here are the key advantages of e-commerce websites:

  1. You can reach a wide range of customers from across the globe.
  2. Near instant feedback on your products and services, this in turn helps to improve your ranking with search engines.
  3. Sellers and consumers can quickly communicate with each other, helping to reduce bounce rates.
  4. You can convey detailed information relating to the products you sell and you can describe your brand’s story via strategically placed consumer content.
  5. Consumers save time, instantly navigating to the exact product they are looking for on your e-commerce website.

Why should you choose
Web Choice to design and build
your e-commerce website?

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-  With Web Choice on board, you will benefit from mobile responsiveness and bespoke marketing packages, all helping to deliver the growth you’re looking for.

-  Our highly experienced web designers and developers create end to end e-commerce solutions. Effective communication, workflow automation, financial transaction management, content management, shopping cart device integration, and payment gateway integration are all areas in which we specialise in.

-  Our website development team designs and builds beautiful e-commerce websites with a wide range of web design services on offer, including high-performing landing pages that convert browsers into buyers.

-  We can tailor our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services and packages to your exact requirements, evaluating and developing effective email campaigns.

-  We implement responsive web design across all platforms and devices, ensuring the very best user experience for everyone that visits your site.

-  Web Choice UK provides full hosting services & domain name registration for your business.

Effective e-commerce website development is more important than it's ever been, as now with the wide use of smartphones, anyone can shop, at any time, from anywhere. E-commerce really is the future, and the future is here…

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How to establish your
E-Commerce business

  • Your journey into the world of online trading begins with the creation of a high quality e-commerce website.
  • The next step is for your website development team to ensure that your website looks great and performs well on all devices.
  • Now you can start listing your products and services. Some research here will help you ascertain how competitive your prices are and who your major competition is.
  • It should be quick and easy to make a purchase on your site. Forms should be clear and minimal, any common questions should be addressed and answered clearly.
  • Marketing for your new e-commerce site can be conducted via two main methods. There’s targeted digital advertising and email marketing campaigns. With digital marketing, ads are often placed on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Research is key here to determine where your target audience is.
  • Based on information submitted by potentially interested customers, you can prepare an email list to send out product promotions and new release events.

As we’ve established, a high-quality e-commerce website is key to the future success of your business, and your newly crafted e-commerce website will enable you to access new audiences that were previously out of reach. 

With Web Choice UK by your side, you’ll have a team of expert developers ready to create the very best e-commerce experience possible. Contact us today for bespoke ecommerce website development and marketing packages that will deliver the results you need.  

What is an e-commerce website?

E-Commerce websites could be described as ‘digital portals’ that aid e-commerce. Any website equipped with an e-commerce system that allows customers to purchase a product or service is an eCommerce website. Sites can range from template-driven plug-and-play options to very complex portals that cost thousands of pounds to design, develop and maintain.

Can you build database driven eCommerce websites?

A database-driven or a dynamic website has it’s content stored outside of the website files in a database. This allows you to collect, exhibit and control your data quickly and easily.

Database-driven websites are the general go-to for e-commerce website development. The biggest advantage in using these systems is that the data or the information can be easily updated using a user-friendly administration panel. For an e-commerce platform, the greatest challenge is product management and this can be flawlessly managed through a database-driven e-commerce website.

Here at Web Choice we can help you build database driven and robust e-commerce websites. We can also help with any existing e-commerce website - we can help with modifications and updates to help you manage online databases and get better results.

What platforms available for eCommerce website development?

Before you start developing an e-commerce website, you need to choose the e-commerce platform your site will operate on. Your choice will have a tremendous impact on the e-commerce experience of your customers.

There are a lot of e-commerce website CMS’s available in the market for e-commerce website development, and a lot of them are really good. Here are few e-commerce website recommendations that will give you the ease of use you need without sacrificing quality or functionality.

  • Opencart - Web Choice first choice is Opencart. It’s a lightning fast platform and really easy to use. Opencar is an e-commerce platform that has everything you need and provides tools to launch an e-commerce store, manage your inventory and process orders.
  • Magento - Magento is good if you have a website with a lot of products and are more technically savvy. Magento is one of the biggest open-source e-commerce platforms. It has amazing features with a comprehensive range of themes. This platform gives full control over the way you can modify any number of product.
  • BigCommerce- BigCommerce is a leading e-commerce builder that provides great scalability for online e-commerce stores. This CMS uses a lot of inbuilt sales tools, and combines these features with advanced SEO and multi-channel integration.
  • Woocommerce - it is the most popular e-commerce platform and is presently active on more than three million websites.

    The above is just a small selection of what is available, there are many other e-commerce platforms used in e-commerce website development that Web Choice can help you with.

Which platform should I choose for my eCommerce shop?

Choosing a platform for your e-commerce store is not a simple task. It is one of the most crucial decisions you make before you kick start your e-commerce journey. Choosing a platform for your e-commerce website development will determine the following factors:

Growth - How fast your business will grow

Running costs - Including the e-commerce platform cost and the cost of its maintenance

Customer engagement - Controlling your customer’s usability and interaction with your business

Objectives - The right choice of e-commerce platform will help the targets of your business

Web Choice can help you decide which is the best option for you. Contact us now for a free 30 minute consultation with one of our team!

Do you host the website?

Web Choice has created and managed hundreds of websites over the last ten plus years. With our experience - we have pored over all the hosting options and narrowed it down to the best web hosting providers for you. You can be sure that if you host with us, your website will work fast and be secure!

How long does it take to build a new eCommerce website?

The time taken to develop a new e-commerce website depends on your business requirement. The design of the website and the platform that is used for the e-commerce website development plays a major role in deciding the time taken to build it. At Web Choice, you can be assured that our e-Commerce website developments are fully conversion rate optimised. We focus on stability and security – however long it takes to build - you will gain a full-featured E-commerce website solution that has everything you need to make a success of your project.

Do I get to see the design of my eCommerce website before it’s built?

Our clients become part of the design and build journey - you will get to see the design of your website before it is built. We use a very detailed and methodical approach, working closely with our clients at each stage from concept, research, design, hosting, launch, on-going marketing and then maintenance.

Will I get End-to-End support with the development of my eCommerce website?

At Web Choice, we provide end to end support to our clients with their e-commerce website development. Our process workflow is as follows:

STRATEGY & RESEARCH
We make sure we fully grasp your requirements and formulate the best UI/UX and development strategy to achieve your business goals.

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
We create unique and bespoke websites and back-end management access (CMS) systems to give that special wow factor!

QUALITY ASSURANCE
We make sure that the website or application is compatible to work on hundreds of different types of device and browsers.

GO-LIVE
Making the application live for the end user after installing the necessary monitoring and analytic tools along with full bug reporting systems.

AFTERCARE SUPPORT
We are just a phone call or email away to support you. Our support is second-to-none with a 2-hour response rate.

Are there any additional costs for eCommerce website development?

There are lots of factors that decide the cost of an e-commerce website development. These are - the design of your website, it's functionality, whether you need data to be imported, do you require support etc etc . It also depends on if you want to help you with your marketing plans and search engine optimisation, integration of the systems and the type of e-commerce website platform. However, we do make our quotes very straightforward and won’t baffle you with science! Just as us for a no obligation quote.

Touch base with us for your eCommerce website!

Web Choice are a full-service web design agency with a dedicated focus on creating websites that are responsive, secure and results driven. Contact us today - get your free web development quote or a 30-minute free consultation with one of our team. Web Choice will answer all your questions, give you the necessary suggestions and provide you with a clear costing.

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