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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
We make sure that the website or application is compatible to work on hundreds of different types of device and browsers.
Making the application live for the end user after installing the necessary monitoring and analytic tools along with full bug reporting systems.
We are just a phone call or email away to support you. Our support is second-to-none with a 2-hour response rate.
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.
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.