Why is the design of my E-Commerce website important?
Price and site navigation are not all that counts when running a successful online web shop.
In our opinion it is vital to have a professional and appropriate design in order to build the customers
trust in your website and prove that your business is legitimate.
People look for re-assurance when shopping online and will often look elsewhere if they are not 100%
confident in what they see on your website. A professional, well designed website helps customers know that they have
come to the right place and will assist in maximising your sales conversions.
What domain name should I use for my new online shop?
If you are about to launch a new E-Commerce website one of the first things you will need to decide on is what
domain name you should use. We can help you choose your domain name and handle the domain registration process on
your behalf. Things to consider:
- Keep it short and memorable and relevant
- If selling mainly in the uk use a .co.uk domain. If selling internationally consider .com if available.
- Try and pick a domain that contains one or more keywords
- Purchase variations of your domain to protect your brand and prevent competitors using similar domain names
Remember, BrightCode will work with you through every step of the process so we can assist you with your decision.
What payment options can I offer to customers?
We currently integrate with a variety of providers including Barclays, HSBC, Worldpay, Paypoint, Google Checkout and
Paypal. However as we develop bespoke E-Commerce websites we endeavour to integrate with your chosen service which means
the package remains completely flexible.
What do BrightCode charge?
As mentioned in our pricing section we favour working on a % of sales basis. We feel this offers the following benefits
to our clients:
- No payment in advance
- We don't cut into existing website profits
- We have a vested interest in your businesses success
- If sales don't increase we lose out not you
- In the unlikely event that you are not happy with the results we will simply put your old website back in place
How long will it take to create and launch my new web shop?
This depends entirely on how long it will take you to get the required information ready for us. Typically
existing E-Commerce websites are turned around much quicker as the product details and images are usually
already to hand. New websites usually involve getting a product list ready plus other logistics such as a
merchant bank account, SSL certificate, domain name and more.
With all the information to hand we aim to design and build your E-Commerce package within 2-3 weeks.
What are merchant bank accounts?
Merchant bank accounts allow you to receive transactions via debit and credit cards directly into your merchant account. The
process of setting this up is slightly longer than a traditional bank account but we can advise you on the route
to take. Services such as Paypal and Google Checkout don't even require a merchant services account.
How do I get started?
Simply get in touch either via email or phone and we'll gladly answer any further questions you may have.