web design & development : e-commerce

Selling products and / or services online is now more popular and better received than ever before. A November 2008 report by the Office for National Statistics states that 2007 internet sales by UK businesses where up over 30% on 2006 and worth a massive £163bn (£125.2bn in 2006 and only £18.6bn back in 2002). If your business has products or services that can be sold online and you don't yet have a website to allow this, then you are missing out on a huge source of potential sales. Public confidence in online shopping has never been higher with all age ranges buying anything from small gifts to holidays, the weekly shopping to cars and houses!

Zen Cart

At cornerpiece we specialise in creating e-commerce websites with Zen Cart. An extremely popular open source software package, Zen Cart has a huge support community of developers and contributors and a host of great features including:

  • unlimited category depth
  • multiple sales and discounts
  • multiple shipping options
  • multiple payment options
  • featured products and new products
  • customers who bought this also bought
  • gift certificates
  • search engine friendly urls

Your website is tailored to your design requirements and integrated with your chosen payment gateway. We can also create modules for any additional functionality that does not come as standard with Zen Cart. Although we can create a totally bespoke e-commerce system for you if required, the advantages of building your website on an existing open source software package include shorter development time, lower development costs, and the comfort of knowing you are not locked in to a particular development company's bespoke system.

Your Products Data

We will be happy to quote a price for both populating all of your products data for you or just design and build only so you can input your products yourself (Either way we will give training on how to use the system). If you have an existing website that you wish to convert, we can also quote for moving your products data over to the new system.

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