Our ecommerce team create websites which look good, perform well on the search engines and, most importantly of all, are optimized towards conversion. Our focus is on building exciting, bespoke websites which do exactly what they’re supposed to so if you’re looking for website design in Brighton, pop in for a chat and a cup of tea.
As the good people at the Awwwards put it, eCommerce websites are about ‘selling on-line but with style.’ They are the first interface between the customer and the seller, aswell as offering the initial image of your company to the public. As such they need all the attention of a regular website, but with the added functionality of offering a smooth buying process. The establishing of trust also becomes a key factor in encouraging the visitor into the conversion funnel and here’s where great design can really help. Essentially, good design tells the browser that they are in safe hands. When a site has been clearly envisaged and well crafted from the ground up, viewers enter with a sense of ease and positivity which, needless to say, reflects well in sales.
Best practices for Ecommerce
- Excellent Onpage SEO as standard in all our builds
- Lightning fast page loading speed
- Emphasis on mobile functionality from the beginning
- Intuitive navigation and smart search functionality
As with all web development, prices vary widely depending on the amount of time involved but, as a basic rule of thumb, we can build eEcommerce sites from as little as £3k.
Ecommerce web design examples
Our most recent eCommere project involved building a WordPress site for the exciting Brighton based fashion start up Unoa.co.uk. Selling a range of organically and ethically produced sportswear, the design emphasis was on clean lines, smooth UX and a fast load speed time, especially on mobile. We used Woocommerce for the shopping cart functionality, Sagepay for the payment integration, and a range of custom plugins to offer Unoa a brilliant site.
- Easily understood navigation
- Compatibility with all devices and screen sizes
- Quick loading times
- Clear, beautiful images
- Shopping Cart, Login Box and Search Box
- Payment Systems Icons
- Social Media Links
Ask about our starter package which includes:
- 5 Page Website Design & Construction
- Images & Graphics Included
- 1 Years Free Website Hosting & Domain Name Registration
- Email Account Creation Included
- Basic Website SEO Included
- Responsive Website Tested on All Major Web Browsers plus mobile devices including iPhones and iPads
Can I integrate eCommerce features into my existing website? If you can add an eCommerce platform to your existing site then all the better – it will allow you to keep familiar themes and layouts for your customers and will be more cost effective. 2. Can I use an open source platform? An open source, and therefore free platform can help businesses to save money on set-up. Check your requirements against features offered by open source platforms to see if you can use this option. 3. How many products will I be selling? The more products you will be listing, the more expensive your eCommerce package will be. If you’re running a large online store, perhaps choosing an unlimited number of products is your best option. 4. Which payment methods can I use? Most eCommerce platforms allow add-ons for PayPal payments as well as other well-known options, if you’re dead set on having certain payment options, make sure the platform you choose can accommodate them. 5. What support will I need? Open sourced eCommerce platforms tend to rely on community support whereas paid for options will include dedicated customer support which can be an asset if you lack IT and programming knowledge should systems fail or go down. It may be worth considering paying for a managed service.
Ecommerce web design reviews
“Piers and his team of experts at Barefoot Web built our beautiful website from start to finish and we couldn’t be happier with it! They provided a professional and thorough service that doesn’t break the bank and all my questions and concerns were dealt with in a timely and concise manner. To top it all of, the finished product exceeded my expectations! It was an absolute pleasure working with Barefoot and we will definitely be returning to further develop our website as our business grows.” Aamena Hamid, Unoa.co.uk
Visit us in our office in central Brighton, Sussex
Whether you’re a Sussex based business or based further afield, you’re welcome to pop in any time for a cup of tea and a discussion about the web project you have in mind.