April 22, 2013 | Heddwyn Coombs
The Ox brand of top quality tools and machinery originated in Australia in 1974 and established an unrivalled reputation for toughness and reliability. Since then, the brand has been launched in other territories too – including the UK last year. To help strengthen their online presence, the company came to iWeb to take advantage of our expertise in designing e-commerce ...
October 08, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
In Ireland, Xtra-vision is an iconic retailer specialising mainly in the renting and selling of films and games. It’s hugely popular brand and they needed a web site that could cope with around 200,000 unique visitors a month from all over the Emerald Isle. So they came to iWeb and our own stars of the small screen provided a custom Magento solution.
As Magento is an open source platform, our skilled team was able to build an e-commerce web site that was more than capable of meeting the unique demands of Xtra-vision’s business. The company has 161 physical retail stores across both Northern and the Republic of Ireland. However, the web site needed to cater to both ends of the country – which have different currencies as well as other logistical issues.
The solution provided by iWeb made extensive use of the Magento multi-store function. Magento enables multiple browse-able Store Views. These work as a front end serving different audiences, but use the same stock inventory – think of them as the shop front and the catalogue as the warehouse at the back. The attractive front design can be changed according to the needs and wishes of whoever is browsing, but the back end/catalogue remains the same. So it’s possible to switch between languages and currencies without affecting the core information – in this case, what’s available for sale or rental.
The new Xtra-Vision web site also enables back office integration with West 10 Entertainment, which offers information-rich data on all new home entertainment releases. So Xtra-Vision’s customers can be kept up to date with the hot new releases too. They can even see what’s in stock when they’re out and about too as the new Magento e-commerce web site has been fully optimised for mobile and tablet browsing.
Now Xtra-vision has plans to extend their offering into other related areas. Thanks to iWeb, it has a flexible e-commerce web site that can be adjusted to accommodate the changing needs of the home entertainment business. So if you want your online marketplace project to be a big hit too, why not give us a call?
September 18, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
Leather goods company Tusting have relied on iWeb experience to create a Magento e-commerce web site that complements their business. Tusting is a long-established family firm with deep roots in the leather and shoe trade and a particular specialisation in quality hand baggage and luggage. It was iWeb’s brief to develop an e-commerce web site that both showed off their ...
June 27, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
In a few weeks, there’ll be several speed records broken at the London Olympics. But Team iWeb has already achieved a personal best. Our highly trained and motivated e-commerce web developers have designed, built and implemented an e-commerce web site for classical music specialist, MDT that out-performs some of the biggest names in retail on the web. In GTmetrix performance ...
June 27, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
When specialist classical music retailer, MDT wanted to take their business to the next level, they came to iWeb for expert solutions We supplied a state-of-the-art Magento e-commerce solution that’s our fastest and most powerful to date. Having evolved from a specialised shop in Derby – which then became mail order only – MDT began to realise that the future ...
June 08, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
Slide Wardrobes – as their name suggests – make sliding wardrobe doors to customers’ individual specifications. They’ve chosen the expertise of iWeb for a Magento e-commerce web site design that will highlight the versatility of their products. Slide Wardrobes create stunning floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall bedroom fitted wardrobes, with a wide choice of fittings and finishes to suit the customers’ decor. ...
May 21, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
When they needed an e-commerce web site design, gourmet specialists Excellent Foods came to iWeb. We provided a Magento e-commerce solution with a feast of features to improve the way they do business online. Excellent Foods was established in January 2012 with the vision of offering gourmet foods to everybody. Previously, the quality, luxury food they sell was the sole ...
March 20, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
How the new iPad 3 can put your business in touch with more shoppers The launch of any new Apple product is always led by a media fanfare. But the third iteration of the popular iPad could mean big things for e-commerce. Online retailers should be aware of how important mobile commerce is to stay competitive. If you haven’t made ...
January 03, 2012 | Heddwyn Coombs
How to make ecommerce website design work better for you A well-designed ecommerce website design from a professional web development company will help you entice customers and hit those targets. But what should you expect from your website if it is to perform in today’s e-commerce marketplace? Attention to detail – A reputable web design consultancy will have the skills ...
December 29, 2011 | Heddwyn Coombs
Six tips for a better e-commerce website E-commerce business is booming at a fast pace. So, if you are starting up an e-commerce website, approaching a good web design company is the key to success. An e-commerce web site is the first interface between the customers and the seller, so it needs to be designed in such a way that ...
December 25, 2011 | Heddwyn Coombs
E-commerce explained E-commerce can be described as any kind of online trading – whether it’s selling products, selling services or accepting payment for bookings. Any e-commerce transaction begins at the website, is processed through integrated back office systems and is then delivered to the customer via an appropriate delivery method. The most important factor in conducting effective e-commerce is your website. A true ...
December 18, 2011 | Heddwyn Coombs
Advantages of e-commerce websites? There are many benefits to setting out in e-commerce. It’s cheaper than opening a traditional shop – with no extra staff needed and no overheads. And if you already have a retail outlet, an e-commerce web site developed by professional web developers gives you a bigger shop window. No more relying on local trade – your ...
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