Advantages of our eCommerce Websites
Why choose an eCommerce Websites e-commerce website?
I know we go on about this, but it is probably our biggest advantage!
Some systems sign you up, choose a 'theme' and then give you a massive document to read through so you can finish your site - by yourself.
We talk to you about what you need to achieve, we guide you, we listen and document everything. Then we add you to our Project Collaboration Software (BaseCamp) and create ToDo's, milestones, messages and ensure we have a full understanding of everything from design to functionality.
Once we have finished (usually less than three weeks) we give you full training on how to use your new website and you are ready to add an unlimited amount of catalogues & products - then start selling!
We don't just leave you there, once your live we know you are still going to have questions and need guidance in other areas like pay-per-click advertising, after sales incentives, email campaigns, up-sells and a lot more - we are here to help you.
Again, we go on about this a lot. But it is not often you will see an eCommerce Website with this sort of power and functionality. The eCommerce websites system comes fully integrated with:
- The feature packed PCI Compliant eCommerce Engine.
- The powerful and easy to use Content Management System (add unlimited pages and change content etc) - or make your eCommerce Store and Company Website!
- Built in Email Campaign Manager - create campaigns from your collated email lists and increase sales through powerful sales incentives and email marketing.
- Built in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - view your customers and create reports on who are your most regular client, make notes, view purchases and so much more...
- Built in customer / website / sales analytics & reporting - good looking statistics all in one place. Create reports in excel, Word or PDF formats! (we can also add Google Analytics for you to enhance your analytics).
Adobe are one of the largest and most progressive software companies in the world. The technology we use is far beyond many systems we have seen in the past, and it is constantly being developed - and passed onto you. The hosting is all taken care of, and is hosted on the ultra fast Adobe cloud servers (based in Sydney), and the website / databases / and all content is backed up daily!
There are many good things about Open Source systems, but there are also many dangers. Our system is NOT Open Source!
One of the biggest problems with Open Source is that it is far more likely to be 'hacked' into, and you could lose your entire site, your customer details could be compromised and it can take a lot of time to rebuild your website in this situation. Add to this that development is often done by many different developers, and addons (plugins) are usually made by third parties and often have conflicts with each other.
Our eCommerce websites are Software as a Service (SaaS) and are run from central cloud-servers. Source code is not available for hackers to find vulnerabilities and the system is VERY secure. So you can rest easy knowing that all your hard work, and all your private information is in good hands.
The essence of a great eCommerce Store is simply making your products easy to find, and ensuring purchasing is as simple as possible. So many eStores seem 'clunky' and are unattractive to use, not ours. We have spent great effort evolving our eCatalyst stores to enhance the user experience and entice people to purchase.
For example; we don't make you pre sign-up to make a purchase. Our system will simply allocate a username and password, or give the option to choose these as you check out - seamlessly. This way a user can still sign back in at a later date to check progress or speed up their next order, and the process of checking out is fast and easy.
One of the things we pride ourselves in, is that all our sites are hand-coded for cleanliness and speed. All our sites are built to the latest W3C Web Standards, this again helps speed, ensures your site looks good on modern browsers (such as FireFox, Chrome, Safari etc) and won't fall apart as people update to newer browsers. But most importantly designing to Web Standards greatly helps 'Search Bots' index your website (as apposed to using old fashioned Table based layouts and inline styling), and therefore helps your search engine rankings.
eCommerce websites will also create a sitemap of all your files, catalogues, products and pages every 24 hours. We then set up a Google Webmasters account for you and configure it for your new website - this way Google knows exactly what's on your site and is always up to date.
On top of everything else, we also use Search Engine Friendly page names, titles, meta titles & descriptions (amongst other things). This is very important and can greatly enhance your search engine page rankings.
It's our attention to detail that makes our eCommerce websites work so well.
For example, it's nice to receive a TXT when there has been a sale or enquiry. It's nice to send your loyal customers an HTML email to say 'Hi', show what's on offer, and even send them a online voucher or discount code. It's handy to be able to create wholesale rates for customers buying often, or even have varying prices as people buy more of a product. It's important to know how your sales are going and who's buying what, and create customised reports for anything on your site.
All the little things add up into one amazing eCommerce package.
We have tested a LOT of eCommerce and CMS systems before, and we think our eCommerce websites are one of the easiest to use and feature packed systems on the market. Not only that, we have added functionality like uploading an Excel Spreadsheet to populate your products, this can save a lot of time!
We also train you how to use the system, giving you up to 1 hour training (more can be provided) one-on-one over the phone so you fully understand how to use the amazing features in your new e-store.
We are not in the USA, India or China, we are located in Auckland New Zealand.
Like most web designers we want you to figure some things out yourself (through the wealth of online information and from your training), but if something goes drastically wrong, you need to know someone is there to help you! We are here during normal business hours and are here to help.
There is also a wealth of knowledge online at your disposal, including; online videos, knowledge base, PDF documentation, email support and of course us!
We built eCommerce Websites Limited because we felt people were paying far too much, for far too little.
Our eCatalyst websites are only NZ$3500 + GST + your yearly adobe account. It is not unusual to pay 10k+ for the type of service we are offering, and it may not be well designed or even have the basics (like vouchers, discount codes, built-in invoicing and stock control, file management, CMS). Ours does!
You may think there are cheaper systems out there, but do they have the same functionality? Do they charge a transaction fee? Do you have to pay for a lot of add-ons and services we supply as standard? How much are the addons? Do they get the same results and are they easy for the customer to use? Are they future-proof? Do you have to build the website yourself? Is it custom designed to your branding?
We have been designing websites for over ten years, we know what works and what doesn't. We know the many many traps, and we have built our eCatalyst Websites to help you get online quickly and cheaply - so you don't have to worry about building site after site until someone finally gets it right!
We say, do it once and do it right - and make sure it can grow with your business.
All you need to run your online business & website!
Our Adobe driven eCommerce websites provides you with an extremely powerful online shop, but there is so much more to our eCommerce websites than just eCommerce - they are a complete business websites too. Our websites come with a powerful Content Management System (CMS), a full Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), built-in Statistics & Reporting, and a powerful Email Campaign Manager - plus a lot more!