Establishing a web shop is a cost-efficient way of starting a business and selling products. It won't require you a land or constructing a property, and a lot of people to watch over your shop. But it can bring a really good business specially when it is being executed properly. This is why some businesses thrive and choose to maintain a web shop (like eBay, Amazon, TigerDirect, Zappos). And some have already switched from a traditional brick and mortar shop to web shops (like Circuit city). More and more consumers are being converted from a traditional buyer to an online shopper. So if you think that you have a good set of products to sell and a good business plan why not try putting them online? If you are worried about lacking technical knowledge, we are here to help you.
Before we engage into the project, the client must be ready to assign a project manager who can continuously monitor, review, make fast decisions, and provide us some needed information during the whole design and development process. The project manager plays a crucial role in achieving the desired results on time.
The engagement process starts by determining your requirements. This process is known as requirements gathering where we list down your “wishlist” for your website. It may be design related or a feature. We may also ask you for some references or pegs so we can have a clearer vision of what you want to achieve.
This is important, so we can come up with good estimates (cost and timeline) and help you choose the right package. We will also be gauging our client's technical capacity and resources at this point so we can recommend the right CMS to use for the project.
We will submit to you our proposal, and as soon as we get your approval, we can immediately start the design process.
We begin by designing mockups of the home page and a few important sections of the website. Our packages include designing 2 different layout studies so you can have design options and we send them to you or set up a meeting as soons as it gets through our creative director.
Once you've chosen a mockup, we continue designing the other sections of the website. These mockups are constantly reviewed until you agree to it and a final art has been decided. This is our first step before we begin the actual development.
Then we begin developing the theme and customizing the backend in our development environment. If you already have your own web hosting facility, we can immediately set up a copy of the website (known as staging environment) or we can guide your administrator in setting it up. The staging environment is normally where other users check and test your website. If you don't have a web host yet, we recommend choosing one at this point as it may also cause delays in rolling out your project.
Even though web world is in a virtual environment, it requires real people to work on it. Sorry but we cannot hire Siri or even Cortana! It is highly recommended to assign a project manager that is amenable to take part on the project on an end-to-end basis. In addition, back-office administrator and system administrator should be involved after the website has been launched.
Before gearing ourselves up to design and set up the website, one of the initial requirements is to have your own domain and web host that could come from hosting sites. But you don’t have to take all the hassle, we are here to save you from exhausting web world lingo as we give you packages that will provide all these web prerequisites.