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I am a garden route photographer, graphic and website designer based in the beautiful town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

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Online Store

In today’s digital world, with the need for instant gratification, it is crucial to have a website to showcase your company.

What is a Woo-commerce websites?

Electronic commerce websites (better known as E-commerce websites) are growing rapidly, with smaller entrepreneurs selling products and building their businesses online. There are 3 types of e-commerce websites, namely “business-to-business, business-to-customer and customer-to-customer”. Woo-commerce is an online store favourite and a free WordPress plugin that allows businesses to sell their services and products online. Both platforms have one thing in common and that is, push to act. When an online store website receives a user, the main aim is to give him / her enough information (push) with an easy to follow path to purchase (act). Designing an attractive store interface, pages that load quickly and a checkout that is a breeze, exceeds the users’ expectations. Design with a purpose!

Ensuring a effective online store design

Over the years I have created a few steps to ensure the design process has a clear direction.

1 – Your Products 

It is very important to supply as much information as possible about a certain product in a clean, concise, manner. Giving your customer enough information will lead to them feeling confident in purchasing your product or service.

 

On the other hand, not paying enough attention to product or services information will lead to your customer feeling uncertain and not completing their order. A simple example of caring about your customers’ needs would be; letting them know when an out of stock item is available again, this way they will less likely go elsewhere.

2 – The Shopping Cart & Shipping

Making your check out process as easy and effective as possible will lead to a happy user.

Giving them shipping options to choose from gives them the power to decide how long they are willing to wait.

3 – Payment Confirmation 

All sites will have a payment confirmation page that will pop up to confirm your client’s purchase and an email confirmation to set them at ease. Each sold item will have tracking assigned to it and your customers will be able to track their order on your site with their login details.

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Your Online Products

Shopping Cart & Shipping Options

Secure Payment Confirmation

Core Website Design Services

The below services are there to ensure you are found on search engines, your site can be viewed on mobile devices, your clients details and payments are safe and your site is up to date and maintained.

Domain hosting services are offered in both monthly and yearly costs. Not all websites have the same requirements thus pricing for hosting will differ. 
Contact me for more information on registering and hosting your website.

When I design your website, user experience is the most important. Keeping your users happy means positive feedback and return traffic to your site. Having a website that is easy to read on Android, iPhone, iPad or other tablet devices is very important.
 
Mobile searches are growing rapidly; your site needs to be devise friendly!
 
What is responsive design?
A responsive design ensures your website design adapts to each unique device used to access your website. This means it will automatically resize all onsite content, images and functionalities for mobile, desktop and tablet devices.  
 
Why is all this important?
A responsive website re-sizes its layout for desktop, mobile and tablets to ensure the website is easy to use on any device. Mobile web usage is growing at a rapid rate and having a website that is not responsive for these devices could potentially have your company miss out on business opportunities.

Google Analytics will help you keeping track of your website traffic and customers visiting. Visit my SEO PAGE for detailed information about why you need search engine optimization and how you will benefit form it in the long run. 

Having an online store requires you to have a secure payment gateway as well as a site that will keep your customers information safe. 

I will guide you in setting up an payment gateway that will work for your needs. 

I offer various Website Care Plans to ensure your website stays up to date, your website is an longterm investment. Additional to the upkeep of your website I also offer advise on how you can benefit from your blog.

Website Related Services

Ensuring you keep up with competitors and creating you space in the market, you need to ensure you have the right tools that will make you stand out.