In the UK, over 32 million people buy online and it accounts for £1 of every £10 that is spent. This is set to rise to £1 of every £7 that’s spent or £221 billion by 2016. So whilst the high street may be suffering the online world is on the up which means that if you’re considering building or updating your ecommerce site, you couldn’t be doing it at a better time.
Site requirements vary and there is often a need for unique web functionality. Adding functionality, can be labour saving and make a website more streamline. Examples of improved functionality, include:
- A customised filter for the ABCC’s (Association of British Cycling Coaches) membership database. The filter gives the Association much more control over their database for sending mass emails and providing member access to files or pages. Members’ subscriptions have been automated and members’ cards are created through a press and print PDF. Relevant information is taken from the members’ data and is positioned within a PDF template this is then printed and posted, along with a plastic sleeve, to members.
- An ecommerce system for Screed Giant that links with the company’s accounting software, QuickBooks. This integration saves the client time and provides a seamless link between online store and their financial accounts. Items are added to a QuickBooks’ hub and then automatically synched to the web store. When orders are created on the website they are synched back to QuickBooks. The system creates an invoice from the auto generated sales orders and print packing slips.
If you’d like to discuss your e-commerce requirements then we’d love to hear from you.