Online shop. E-commerce. Webstore. They all mean the same thing – selling your products or services on the internet.

There are many reasons why you might want to do this, but by far the biggest is that your online shop can be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. While you’re sleeping, or on holiday, or picking the kids up from school, your online shop is selling things and collecting payments. Then you can process the orders at a time that suits you.

There are any number of kinds of businesses that suit an online shop. We have built shops that sell event bookings, online learning courses, customised clothing, sheet music, PDF downloads, diaries and many other things.

Interested? (and if you’ve already got a physical shop or business selling things, why wouldn’t you be?)

E-Commerce Options

Woocommerce LogoAny website that takes payment for goods or services (as opposed to just putting customers in touch with you) is an “e-commerce” website. They are quick and easy to build, and we normally use a bit of additional software (a “plugin”) for WordPress called WooCommerce, which integrates easily with all sorts of payment collection systems (known as “merchants” or “gateways”).

Very occasionally we develop a site for a customer that¬†only wants to sell online, and doesn’t need much in the way of other pages; or that needs to offer a really big catalogue of items for sale. In those cases we use a couple of other e-commerce systems that work in much the same way as WordPress but specialise in selling; our usual system is Prestashop but we can offer others.

Payment Options

Our e-commerce sites include integration with payment gateways (like Paypal, Stripe, Worldpay, Sagepay and many others), setting up your shipping and tax options, setting up demo products and training you on how to edit them and add more (or we can just add them for you, if you don’t have time), and many other options. Get in touch with us to find out more!

Take a look at some of the online shops we’ve designed…

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