With over 27 years of experience in designing and developing bespoke websites across a broad range of industries, Apollo Internet Media have extensive knowledge and experience getting clients products visible and purchasable online via the companies websites.
Our approach to e-commerce website design takes all aspects of user experience, accessibility and current standards into consideration in order to provide you with a fully featured online store - tailored to fit your companys image and get those sales rolling in.
It can be daunting when trying to get your products 'out there' for online purchase, and even more daunting when you need to consider what e-commerce platform to integrate with your website. Do you use a well established, 'Off-The-Shelf' E-commerce solution, or do you go bespoke?
Below we highlight a few key benefits of each approach for getting started in the world of online sales.
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E-Commerce Off The Shelf
Off the shelf, (or out-the-box), e-commerce platforms are abundant these days. Some come as a complete Content Management System, (Such as Shopify or Magento), whilst others take the form of a plugin for a third party CMS, (such as WooCommerce for Wordpress).
Some of the benefits of these systems include:
A lot of off-the-shelf e-commerce platforms are open source and free to use, but usually with the option to add premium features. They can be a very cost effective way to establish an online presence for your products if you don't need anything bespoke for your ordering process.
As most platforms are open source, you're all but guaranteed to get on-going support in terms of updates and improved functionality.
Feature support is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to off-the-shelf solutions. Whilst all of them will offer the basics needed, others can be almost bloated with features that you won't need or ever use.
Bespoke E-Commerce Development
With a bespoke e-commerce solution, you don't have to worry about trying to 'fit' your unique products and services into a 'one-size-fits-all' solution.
With a bespoke e-commerce your distinct business requirements and preferences are taken into account in order to provide your customers with the best possible online shopping experience.
Benefits of a bespoke e-commerce solution:
If you have unique of complex business requirements, a bespoke e-commerce solution will be a great fit. For example, it may be that your products are custom made and require more in depth customisation during the shopping experience, or you may require more flexible billing and payment options that aren't supported 'out-of-the-box'. With a bespoke solution, anything is possible.
Need your e-commerce solution to integrate with your existing customer CRM, order processing system or accounting software? No problem. With a bespoke solution everything is built from the ground up to suit your needs.
A bespoke e-commerce solution will allow for larger expansion than an off-the-shelf-solution. Where off-the-shelf solutions will tie you in with their systems and practices, a bespoke solution can grow and expand as your business does.
Why Choose Us?
Whichever route you choose for your e-commerce needs, Apollo have extensive experience with both. We have also developed our own platform, which is built into our ApolloAdmin.net Content Management System.