E-commerce Websites

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E-commerce Websites

The first thought on a persons mind is to get an affordable e-commerce site done at the best possble price. 

To start, we ask that you think of an online store as setting up a physical store in a mall at a fraction of the cost.  All the same processes and guidelines apply, from mall rental, fixtures and fittings, store security, maintenance and so on.  Then there is the ongoing marketing and driving traffic in the form of Ad campaigns, SEO and social media.  A webstore is not a magic wand that automatically generates income.  It takes planning and an holistic approach and execution to be successful. 

Getting an e-commerce store done cheaply and by inexperienced devs is like opening a grand store in a low income area of your suburb.

You can be rest assured your in good hands to get this off the ground efficiently and with the utmost methodical approach.  We understand business. We understand design and development.  We will partner with you and guide you through the process and continue supporting you.

We use WooCommerce with WordPress to develop and create e-commerce stores and catalogue sites. Your online store’s stock and sales data can be linked to point of sale systems or online spreadsheets, making stock management easier.  Every ecommerce site will need a payment gateway like Payfast and a reliable courier service, uAfrica, to deliver your products to your customers.

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The entry barrier to web design is low with all the drag and drop tools available. This gives almost everyone the license to declare themselves as web designers coming in at ridiculously low pricing.  The lower the price, the less experienced they have, as devs or understanding business.  Good luck to finding them again when you need to get something fixed. 
What is your business worth to you?

Price guide

Bronze

Starter E-commerce Setup

R14,447+ Mandatory Site Management
  • Base Theme 6 Pages – Home | About | Contact | Shop | Product | T&Cs
  • 50 Products
  • 1 Payment Gateway
  • On Page SEO
  • Image Optimisation
  • Completed in 4 weeks
  • Mandatory Maintenance

CLIENT SUPPLIES:
  • Logo and colours
  • Written content
  • High res images
  •  
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Silver

Growth E-commerce Setup

R19,447+ Mandatory Site Management
  • All Bronze features +
  • Custom Home Page
  • Individual Policy Pages
  • 200 Products
  • 2 Payment Gateways
  • Shop & Product SEO
  • Sales & Marketing Integration
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Goolge Analytics Custom Checkout
  • Page Site Speed Monitoring *
  • Mandatory Maintenance *

CLIENT SUPPLIES:
  • Logo and colours
  • Written content
  • High res images
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Gold

Established E-commerce Setup

R29,447+ Mandatory Site Management
  • All Silver features +
  • 500 Products
  • Custome Pages Designed
  • Custom Designed Policy Pages
  • Multiple Payment Gateways
  • Product Size Guide
  • Monthly Newsletter Setup*
  • Sales & Marketing CRM *
  • Social Media Feeds *
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Access to Professional Plugins *
  • Hosting Included
  • Domain Renewal *
  • Mandatory Maintenance *
  • Access to your project progress
  • POS Integration
  • Accessibility Legislative Compliance
  • * Mandatory Maintenance

CLIENT SUPPLIES:
  • Logo and colours
  • Written content
  • High res images
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Our Portfolio

2022
sarlie dev clickfurniture
E-Commerce
Click Furniture
This was a duplicate site copy redesign from the Elementor Woodmart theme to Zion builder with a custom theme built for improved speed and performance
2022
sarlie dev 27pinkx
E-Commerce
27PINKX
Design of a boutique cosmetic store with SEO enhancements
2022
sarlie dev the optik studio
E-Commerce
The Optik Studio
Optometry e-commerce store and online appointment booking system with social media feeds
2022
sarlie dev optinova eyecare
E-Commerce
Optinova Eyecare Zimbabwe
Optometry e-commerce store and online appointment booking system with GEO location for 10 walk-in practices
2022
sarlie dev interoptika
E-Commerce
Interoptika Opticians
Optometry e-commerce store and online appointment booking system with GEO store locator
2018
sarlie dev sarangtelecoms
E-Commerce, Corporate
Sarang Telecoms
Improve a poor performing sales site

Our Work Process

Learn the basics of web development and jump-start your process with the guide.
7 Steps of Web Design Development Process.

Consult

Discovery

Design

Development

Feedback

Go Live!

Maintenance

Consult


The focus of the first step is to gather all the necessary information for the project. As a design team, you should ask relevant questions to go deeper into the business needs. Carefully analyze the client's requirements, define the website purpose, and determine the goals of the website. The most popular targets are information sharing and money-making, or both of them. Your team has to think about how business goals can be reached with the aid of a good website.

Next, research the target audience. What is the group of people that you would like to reach first? What is their age, interests, and habits? Answering these questions will help you to determine the best design style for the website. ​ ​

Designers need to get acquainted with the website content. What kind of information will the target audience be looking for on the website? Is it specific information regarding a product or a service, online shopping, or maybe something else? The content and design are directly interconnected with each other.

Discovery


Using the information gathered from phase one, it is time to put it together and make a detailed website plan. At this point, a site map is developed. Site map is the list of all main topic areas of the website, including sub-topics, if applicable. This map will clarify what content will be on the website and will help to understand the navigational structure. The future customers are end-users of the website — their journey has to be as simple as possible. The basis of an easy-to-navigate website is an excellent user interface.

Next, research the target audience. What is the group of people that you would like to reach first? What is their age, interests, and habits? Answering these questions will help you to determine the best design style for the website. ​ ​Designers need to get acquainted with the website content. What kind of information will the target audience be looking for on the website? Is it specific information regarding a product or a service, online shopping, or maybe something else? The content and design are directly interconnected with each other.

Design


As a part of the design process, it is essential to carefully and tastefully apply such visual elements as the logo and brand colors, to strengthen the brand identity on the website. During the design phase, the team usually creates one or more prototypes for the website. A prototype is typically a static image, which represents the final look of the website. A good idea is to create clickable prototypes to help the client feel the website before development begins.

This step usually requires a lot of communication with your clients — e.g., email exchange, collaboration via content sharing services (Dropbox, Zeplin). The client should be informed throughout all the design and development stages to ensure that the final website matches their needs, taste, and vision. Idea exchange and brainstorming are crucial at this step.

Development


At this point, the design itself should be ready. But it is usually in the form of static images. It requires extra development effort to translate it into HTML/CSS, and then to add a layer of animations or JavaScript, depending on the complexity of the design. First, the homepage is developed, followed by a "shell" for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of the website, as it contains the main menu for the website. After this shell has been created, the task of the design team is to populate internal pages with content. During this phase, elements such as interactive contact forms and e-commerce shopping carts should be implemented and made functional.

Communication between your team and the client should remain constant at this step. The client will need to see the changes applied to the website so that all the necessary corrections can be made easily. A great advantage for every designer would be an understanding of front-end development basics. These involve writing valid HTML/CSS code in compliance with web standards and various web browsers. This knowledge will make team collaboration more comfortable and prevent any misunderstandings. Once the development is finished, everything needs to be fully tested.

Feedback


When the content and the visuals are in place, the testing process can be started. Every page has to be tested to make sure that all links are working and the website is displayed correctly in different browsers. Even the word order in titles and descriptions has an impact on the webpage performance in various search engines. Later, when you have some traffic on your website, you can apply A/B testing techniques to find the optimal combination.

Go Live!


Once you are given a final approval from the client, it is time for the website to go live. But before that, the site should be ran-through for the last time to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and the site is fully functional. Besides, the website domain name should be registered, and web hosting accounts set up.

Other final details of this step include plugin installation (for WordPress or other CMS-driven websites) and Search Engine Optimization activities. SEO is the optimization of your website's title, description, and keyword tags, which helps the website to achieve higher positions in search engines. Website optimization for search engines plays a vital role because it ensures that the created website is visible to people, and they can easily find it.

Maintain Your Website


Once the website is live, some regular maintenance is usually required. User testing can be run on new content and features over and over to improve usability and discoverability of features. This all can lead to new design and development tasks.

Our Services

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Business Sites
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E-commerce Sites
Partner with us to design, build and maintain your e-commerce store. Let's be innovative about your e-commerce design.
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Search Engine Optimisation
We do Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) the hassle free way. We will make simple tweaks to make you get discovered on the net. On-page SEO is standard with all projects.
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Copy / Content Writing
You want a website but don’t know how or have the time to get the info from your head to paper, well we can assist in writing your content into a digital format. Use this for the web or a business profile.
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Custom Coded Sites
We will customise and hand code a site to your specific and unique design and requirements
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WordPress Training
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