In the current business climate an internet presence is essential. The internet is the first place people look for information about products and services. At WDEH Web Design, we realize how important it is for all businesses to have a strong strategy for reaching their main audience on the web. We offer affordable quality website design, that helps small and medium sized businesses increase their customer service, staff productivity and brand name recognition.
osCommerce has become very popular and now represents a large and growing community that consists of over 252,100 store owners, developers, service providers, and enthusiasts who support and work with each other on their online business. To date there are over 6,600 add-ons available for free to customize osCommerce Online Merchant online stores that help increase sales.
osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free with a feature rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.
With over 10 years of operation, osCommerce has built a showcase of over 12,700 online shops that have been voluntarily added to the live shops section, and powers many thousands of more online shops worldwide.
Our online shops have all the usual shopping cart features and some very useful extras. Your new e-commerce web site will be built using the latest version of osCommerce.
Taking payment is a key part of your online shop. Most customers will wish to pay instantly via credit card or an account based system such as PayPal. We recommend that you offer a number of different payment methods and allow your customers to choose. For example, you may opt to take credit card payments via Sagepay (i.e. taking the credit card payment directly without the need for an additional account) but still choose to offer PayPal, cheque, bank transfer or a purchase order payment method.
We offer a full design service only limited by the underlying layout requirements of osCommerce. We will offer guidance and suggestions about design. We may also show you examples or ask you to do the same. You may wish to co-ordinate your shop design to your existing on-line shop or your company's standard colour scheme.
After the design discussion, we will then start hard coding your new site.
We talk to you at every stage and do not continue until you are happy with the final design.
We will also add your first products for you and if required talk you through the process of adding more. The software is so easy-to-use most Shop Owners will be up and running in no time.
Full Control and Easy to Use for the Shop Owner
You control the content of your site over the internet via password protected administration pages. From these pages,
* Add unlimited products and categories (subject to available web space)
* Upload product images
* Add manufacturer's details, including logos
* Check and control the status of your orders. You can also use a declining inventory and receive an email warning
when stocks are low
* Print package slips and customer invoices
* Email individual customers
* Generate a newsletter and email it to all your customers
* Edit or delete customer reviews of your products
* Have a 'specials' sale and show 'featured' products
* Add banner advertisements to your site
* Set shipping rates and taxes. Products can be tax exempt
All of these features are controlled via your shop's administration area using a menu driven system. This means that you do not need any programming skills. Alternatively, for the more advanced, you can add html code to your product descriptions and content to create something a little bit special.
When you hire us to design your website we will give you some advices to choose the best CMS that suit your project or you can specify the CMS you want (and we assess their suitability for your specific project).