You may be aware of some of the popular hosted e-commerce platforms out there, offering what appears to be everything you need at a fair price. However, after drilling down into the features and costs, you often find that you’re locked into a monthly subscription fee with additional charges for every sale. Limitations on inventory, functionality and server speeds are also common.
At Talk To Media, we provide a completely transparent service that includes an itemised list of features that your website will include with no risk of unexpected costs. Our flexible approach ensures that you’re up and running in the shortest time possible and have everything you need to be able to start selling online successfully.
A bespoke website, as opposed to one running on a hosted e-commerce platform, places far fewer limitations on what you can do. Should you wish to integrate the site with another service or upgrade your hosting package to a faster option to handle more traffic as you scale up your site, a bespoke website is the better way to go, and we can support you all the way.
WooCommerce is our preferred platform for e-commerce websites for a number of reasons. It is the official e-commerce extension for WordPress and therefore can be integrated seamlessly. WordPress offers one of the most easy-to-use content management systems available today, which makes your experience of managing your website a whole lot better.
WooCommerce itself makes managing your store simple too. It’s wide range of free and premium plugins offer an abundance of extra functionality to enhance your store as your needs and budget grow. These plugins include popular payment processors like Stripe, PayPal and WorldPay which help make the payment process simple to set up. And WooCommerce is audited by industry leaders to ensure that it adheres to WordPress best practices and coding standards – keeping it secure and up-to-date.
As one of the world’s leading open-source e-commerce tools, you can rest assured that your e-commerce site will be built on a solid foundation that would support future expansion.
Our bespoke e-commerce solutions ensure you have the tools and training you need to be able to get hands-on with your new website and fully take control of the sales process. Should you ever need support with enhancements, updates or one-off issues, we are always here to help.
Some of the features of a WooCommerce website include:
- Stock Management – control your product stock levels from the back-end of your website.
- Order Management – manage new and completed orders.
- Sales Reporting – get basic sales information like popular products and number of sales.
- Google Analytics – get insights into popular products and pages and learn more about your customer base.
- Shipping Settings – take control of where you deliver your products and the charges you want to set.
- Email Notifications – get timely updates on customer orders and contact form submissions.