e-Commerce and Online Shops
e-Commerce covers a wide variety of online revenue generating facilities but usually takes the form of an online shop selling physical products. As we all know, the convenience, transparency and speed of online shopping has only increased in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. It has been reported that from 2013 - 2014, Irish consumers increased their spending habits online by 32% to the tune of over €28 billion being spent. As a modern website design company that is on the cutting edge of online shopping, design and construction; e-Commerce websites are one of our specialties. From basic online shops to hotel reservation systems, ordering flowers online to window cleaning booking systems - we’ve done it all.
For many of our e-Commerce online shops we use a system called VirtueMart. VirtueMart is an incredibly user friendly online shopping system where you can add as many products as you like to your website without having to pay a professional to do so for you. It is an excellent software that gives you the control to have your shop looking and performing as you like. Upload videos, photos, descriptions and prices to really sell your products to potential customers. A few examples of our e-Commerce sites are Skate Shop, Tramore Surf Shop and Ekka Pillows. We also use the customer-friendly Magento system and are proficient it it's use as both Magento and VirtueMart are aguable the market leaders in e-Commerce and online shop software.
However, some businesses need software that is created specifically towards their needs. For more bespoke e-Commerce software, please look at our Web Development page where you will find a range of further options or alternatively get it touch with us to discuss your needs.
Online Booking Systems and Reservation Systems
Customers are increasingly dependent on the internet for booking into hotels, checking-in on flights, reserving their place on a fun outdoor pursuit and much much more. To get the most out of modern technology, try one of our booking / reservation systems. Whether you want customers to be able to reserve a room in your hotel, like our recent project Killerig B&B, or want customers to be able to purchase lessons online just like Tramore Surf School, Ireland Website Design has the solution for you. We do not limit the e-Commerce websites we design to just being able to purchase physical products, but also allowing users to book services and intangible items that your business may offer.
Service Ordering Online
An increasingly popular branch of online systems is the service ordering system. This allows customers to book a service / delivery with you and to then pay online with it. Two great examples of this are our florist site Flowers By Ray and our cleaning services site Fairview Cleaning.
I met Nick, the owner of Ireland Website Design, about three years ago when I moved my flower shop business to Tramore (where Ireland Website Design is based). I needed a new online store to push my business and Nick was able to help.
I was really impressed with Nick's can do attitude at the time where absolutely nothing was a problem; Nick had my brand new online shop built an running within three weeks and on the day we launched the website we actually got our first order. After our new website was launched Nick and his team always made themselves available to maintain the website and fix any problems that arose. Earlier this year I commissioned Ireland Website Design to develop a brand new shop for me which is mobile responsive and modern. With this we have now seen a further increase in sales and are very happy. I cannot recommend Nick and all the team at Ireland Website Design highly enough.
Nick from Ireland Website Design has built, ran and maintained our website since 2007. Our business has benefited greatly from Nick's expertise. Not long after building our first online shop Nick had the idea of implementing a webcam which would stream live surf conditions to our website.
This brought all of our target customers to our website on a regular basis and it meant we have done really well ever since. If you are looking for a company that can help drive business and traffic to your website, think outside of the box and bring expert ideas to your online strategy then Ireland Website Design is the company for you.
We are one of Ireland's largest makers of hurleys and after having websites for many years that didn't allow us to sell online and did not drive much business to us, we decided it was time to find a company that knew what it was doing.
We were not sure how to find the right company and asked others and that's how we found Ireland Website Design. Ireland Website Design is a local company that came very well recommended. We now have a brilliant mobile responsive website with all our products, we can even sell our hurleys outside of Ireland. We decided to ask for support from the Enterprise board and Ireland Website Design was even able to help us put our application together and secure a grant covering 50% of the cost.