Our first eCommerce website design was in 2001.
We developed our own bespoke platform and have integrated shopping baskets with WorldPay, Barclays,HSBC (IRIS), Cardsave (also Worldpay), Google Checkout (now no more), Elavon, Paypal and more.
We have two eCommerce websites running in more or less their original format ten years later.
We don't just plug your website into a branded platform; we actually build them.
We have designed eCommerce websites in the UK and, more recently in Holland, a Dutch e-commerce web project in which we integrated our shopping basket with the payment gateway of ABN Amro Bank.
Ecommerce development on platforms:
We can use established platforms if you have a particular preference.We develop on and currently manage two Magento eCommerce sites.
We have also built interfaces (APIs) to synchronise and reconcile payments made in shops on EPOS and an eCommerce website.
Have we managed Top Gear?
Well, yes, and MasterChef too.
The Top gear merchandise was sold via a Magento website with a presence on eBay and Amazon.
Four websites evolved from the Magento platform featuring merchandise from Top Gear, Master Chef, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Partridge, and more.
With the abrupt departure of the Top Gear presenters from the BBC and the switch to the Amazon Brand, and the advent of The Grand Tour, you can now see Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May on Amazon and buy the Grand Tour merchandise from Amazon Prime.
Most accounts packages have stock control systems, and more often than not, they will have established API between online payments and the accounts package.
Sagepay is a branded online payment gateway that uses Worldpay as the merchant to process payments.
Sage has accounts packages that integrate with Sagepay, thus reconciling purchases, sales, and stock.
The Dutch system precludes debit and credit cards by accessing the bank directly and approving the transaction by a system that all of the Dutch Banks participate in.
Of course, systems develop, get more user-friendly, more secure, and focus on sales, repeat sales, customer online accounts, and after-sales communications to keep the brand visible, and you've guessed it, generate more sales.
Linnworks is a system that we have recently integrated with Magento.
Magento has a database of products. The database serves 4 websites, each with its own dedicated product range.
Linnworks is connected to all sales points, including the four websites plus Amazon and eBay sales channels. The Linnworks system also links through to the distribution point, which provides warehousing and internet fulfillment.
Upon despatch, the system is updated, and the despatch status is communicated to Amazon and eBay, and the Magento websites for customers to check on the shipment status.
This last element is key as prompt despatch on the Amazon and eBay sales channels forms part of their "rules to abide by"
You can see some examples of eCommerce projects in our portfolio.
Ecommerce Payment Procedures
In its simplest form, a product or services purchase request which is made on the website is passed through a payment gateway where the formality of exchanging money for said goods and services is carried out in a secure environment under the auspices and responsibility of the nominated provider, i.e., Barclays, and the transaction is approved or denied. more...
"a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other services"