What eCommerce platform do you use?

As we build all of our websites in Wordpress, our standard eCommerce platform is WooCommerce. The base functionality and tools are perfect for both large and small online stores. The admin console is easy to use and after handover, will allow you to manage your store without the need for a web developer.

Does eCommerce affect my website’s speed?

Running an eCommerce store requires additional web resources, so it will affect your website’s speed if not implemented correctly. One of the main things to consider when setting up your website is hosting. Budget hosting packages usually can’t handle the memory requirements of eCommerce websites which means customers using your site may experience longer load times.

How do I promote my new eCommerce website?

To have a successful online store, a marketing strategy needs to be put in place. Too many businesses don’t consider this and wonder why they have received no sales after several months.

The initial aim when promoting your new website is to increase traffic and awareness, this can be done in multiple ways. Popular techniques such as email marketing, social media, search engine optimisation and pay per click advertising should all be considered when building your marketing strategy.

How many products do I need?

When it comes to product numbers, you need to consider how many attributes or variations you have within each product.

If you have a product that comes in two colours with a choice of small, medium or large, then you have 6 variants of your one product. Adding product attributes is a quick way to increase the size of your shop and will need to be considered when outlining the scope of work.

Do you provide training?

Once your website has been built, we can provide training to help you manage, update and expand your eCommerce store.

If required, we can provide additional training sessions to cover more advanced topics.

Will there be any additional costs?

All eCommerce stores need a valid SSL certificate to process secure payments. This comes as standard with Right Angles Hosting and Maintenance packages or can be purchased from your own hosting provider.

To achieve additional functionality, most eCommerce stores will require a 3rd party integration. These integrations offer free or paid services such as alternative payment portals, CRM integration or advanced shipping options. If you do require a paid integration, we’ll let you know when taking the initial project brief.