Want to start selling on the web but think it’s too expensive? Think again.

There are now many ecommerce solutions to choose from that makes it easier to get your online store up and running within no time…and we’re here to help!

Here at Snap Design, we don’t try to re-invent the wheel when there is no need so rather than building a site from scratch, we will use established, third-party, ecommerce solutions, saving us time and you money! But don’t believe that we are trying to cut corners. We understand the building-blocks that need to fit together to create a successful e-commerce website. This starts with us creating a memorable brand for you (if it is a new company). You can have the best website in the world but if no-one recognises your name and logo they probably won’t remember to come back for repeat orders. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why logo design is so important.

Once we have a logo and website design that you are happy with, we will use our expertise to implement the custom design into the e-commerce software and build all the product pages. If you prefer, we can provide training so you can do this yourself to manage your online store and update prices and products. Because we only use established third party e-commerce solutions, it gives us peace of mind that your site will be secure and be PCI compliant *. We also set up the SSL certificate (Secure Socket Layer)**, a protocol which creates a secure connection between a client and the server over which to send information and gives your customers peace of mind.

Whilst we build the site, careful consideration is made to make sure copy and relevant keywords are included in the code correctly so you will be seen in the search engines. Finally once the site is live, we will make sure it is properly indexed in Google.

Of course, no business stands still and you will have to promote your website using other channels such as email marketing and print based materials. We can provide simple html email templates as well as more sophisticated email marketing application software, along with print and graphic design services to supply you with promotional flyers, stationary and business cards.

*PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. You do not need to worry about this as the e-commerce solution provider will have already taken care of this.

** Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

As a general rule, you can tell whether a URL requires an SSL connection if it begins with “https” instead of “http”. A valid SSL Certificate is an assurance that information which you will share on this site, will be sent in an encrypted, safe way.

An SSL Certificate will contain information on the domain name, its owner and the physical location of the owner and the validity dates of the certificate. SSL Certificates are thus a useful tool in determining whether websites are trustworthy or not. Many online shoppers will not risk buying items on a non-secure site.

For help on setting up an Ecommerce website, contact us on 07904 590437 or email neville@snap-design.co.uk