E-Commerce Website Designs that drive business growth
We love building ecommerce websites, whether it's exploding part pages and complex discount tables in B2B sites, or custom website design in high end retail sites. Ecommerce use has been steadily growing for many years. While around 14% of retail sales are online in Australia and the US, it's over 30% in the UK and over 50% in China. That means huge potential for online store growth in Australia and the trend isn't stopping anytime soon!
So where do you begin, firstly there are two main types of software platform to consider, those that run on in-house or proprietary software such as the SiteSuite CMS or those that run in an open source environment such as Wordpress. The advantage of open source software like Woocommerce is that plug ins give you greater out of the box functionality, however this can slow a site down requiring speed boosts (such as CDN caching software) and keeping security up to date is also critical, so there can be more ongoing maintenance work.
Proprietary offerings as a general rule tend to be inherently more secure (their core software is in a black box) and they tend to run faster as they operate from a single code base with less plug in's. In our case we also believe the back end useability of the SiteSuite CMS software is a major plus, it's designed from the ground up to be a cohesive suite of tools that are intuitive and easy to use. Plus we build great UX into all the process flows including shopping cart and checkout.
At SiteSuite we offer the choice and benefits of both platform styles for your ecommerce website, we develop scalable websites with custom ecommerce design and configuration in the SiteSuite CMS, and we also offer project builds in WooCommerce to take advantage of the open source benefits. With 20+ years experience in this space, our team can help you determine which approach is going to be the best cost/value fit for you.
Web developers and designers with a commercial focus
Having 20 + years experience in ecommerce and web application development, SiteSuite is Australia's longest running Cloud SaaS proprietary platform provider. We don't just build websites, we build platforms that websites operate on. Just as importantly our web development team understand how businesses work, we get it.
Our full stack developers can assess your challenges, turn them into opportunities and develop modern, efficient high quality Perl and PHP web applications to deliver you successful results. A great recent example of this is Sydney based Easy Drinks, we provided a whole of business website development solution to take their bricks and mortar operation online, including;
- A new ecommerce custom website design running the SiteSuite CMS
- A native mobile app for driver delivery rostering, focusing on local sub 30 minute delivery times, a core competitive advantage.
- A separate client facing mobile app with full online store functionality.
Web Hosting, Management and Support
Not all hosting services are equal, having your website hosted on our Sydney servers offers you the most secure & quickest route for your visitors to buy, communicate and trade with your online business. As our SEO guy often says a website is similar to a garden, it needs regular maintenance to keep performing at its best. Having a strong and secure managed hosting solution is the best possible way to ensure your new website is running smoothly and kicking goals for you.
To complement our managed web hosting we also offer DIY, Cpanel, and retainer based online support. Personal support and long term customer relationships are important to us, we don't believe in building a new website and then just walking away, we have website design and ecommerce clients who've worked with us for 20 years. Our support team sits right next to our web development team in our Sydney office, giving you fast turnaround times with quality outcomes.
Logo design, graphic design, UX design it's in our DNA
Great logo design can become the cornerstone of a successful business, you need look no further than Apple or Nike. Over the years we've had some interesting design projects including being one of only two global agencies to work with Chanel outside of France. One of the more interesting debates we had in the custom design area was in regard to the iconic Sepia Restaurant (now sadly closed) and whether to have the sign swinging on the home page or not. We prefer the swinging version, what do you think?
Good business logo design is a good place to start when you want to launch your company with a professional presence. Our services extend into graphic design and we do offer a full brand pack. Of course great UX (user experience) design and flow is paramount when you focus on mobile first web design or any custom website design.
Free Website Health Check – this is a great comprehensive audit of your current website delivered in a pdf report format. If you need any help interpreting the results please ask.
Our Sydney based team approaches every project with a performance focus. We work with you to analyse your business needs, project requirements and its wider impact. We assess potential commercial and functional opportunities, and likely issues, we then select the software platform we consider will give you the best cost/value return on investment.
We use our UX (User Experience) skills to determine efficient intuitive pathways for your users as part of the design process. We will develop and build your project using the latest methodology available to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Whether we are building a website, mobile app, or custom project, we are passionate about delivering results that work well for you and your clients.
We will assist you to ensure your website or app is fully marketed to unlock its potential. Ongoing personal support and training is simply a natural extension of this service. If you would like to join the thousands of clients we have helped over the years, please give us a call.
Trusted by Experts - Over the last 20 years why have so many major technology companies chosen SiteSuite, we build easy to use and intuitive interfaces. Add in excellent security in a cloud environment, automatic backups, regular upgrades to stay current with changing web standards, and a scalable platform that will meet your needs as your business grows.
PS. We also fix broken websites. Call us for a quick professional assessment or second opinion.