Developing and deploying an e-commerce website for your products and services.

I want to open an online business

E-commerce applications are specialist websites optimised to display products and services in an accessible way and to accept payment via standard payment gateways like PayPal, RBS wordpay, Authorise.net, Google checkout etc.

There are many e-commerce applications which yoiur can apply to your business based on volume and number of product / product categories. We have experience in developing sites using all the major applications.

  • OpenCart
  • Magento
  • Volusion
  • TheCartPress (WordPress)

Price range for e-commerce site development is between £640.00 and £950.00

Which e-commerce platform
Application OpenSource/Pricing policy Website Hosted / Own domain
Volusion Price plan based on product catelog http://www.volusion.co.uk/ Hosted
Bigcommerce Price plan based on product catelog http://www.bigcommerce.com/ Hosted
Shopify Price plan based on product catelog http://www.shopify.co.uk/ Hosted
Magento Hosted edition based on plan http://www.magentocommerce.com/ Hosted
Magento community edition OpenSource http://www.magentocommerce.com/ Own domain
OpenCart OpenSource http://www.opencart.com/ Own domain
Zen Cart OpenSource http://www.zen-cart.com/ Own domain
TheCartPress TCP WordPress OpenSource http://thecartpress.com/ Own domain
Which payment gateways?

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway is essential for accepting card payments online. It is a secure link between your website and your merchant bank.

Why do I need a payment gateway?

A payment gateway is your key to securely accepting card payments online, as well as by phone/mail order. It increases the chances of someone buying by making it easy and safe for people to pay with their credit or debit card.

Gateway Version Site Link
PayPal Standard PayPal Standard
PayPal Professional PayPal Professional
PayPal Payflow Pro PayPal Payflow Pro https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/payflow-payment-gateway
Authorize.Net Authorize.Net Professional http://reseller.authorize.net
Google Checkout Google Checkout http://checkout.google.com
CardSave CardSave Merchant Service http://www.cardsave.net/
RBS Worldpay Worldpay http://sme.worldpay.com/
SagePay Sage Payment Gateway http://www.sagepay.com/

Network installation and support

How to specify, cable and install a business network connected to the net.

I want to install a network for my business

SBS was the traditional choice of SMEs. Scalable at a cost and requiring technical expertise to manage and maintain. Windows based PCs connected to to physical on-site server via ethernet was the historic choice.

Then came along user friendly Linux distributions with excellent GUI desktops and a massive range of OpenSource office applications. Connect this to a Virtual Server also running Linux (Debian/Centos etc) and you have low maintenance, robust and license free environment with increased performance, speed and security for the cost of the hardware plus the VS (anything from £25pcm)

We have 30 years experience in the Unix/Linux environment and have countless reference sites running the above architecture. think out of the box, reduce operating costs and dependency and install the future of enterprise computing for the cost of the kit.

Web design

Web design - how to create and deploy a corporate website

Website development – how much does it cost

Most websites consist of a key set of functions. rapid development platforms like WordPress (65million sites) are state of the art applications with an extensive range of plugin ready to go. Platforms like WordPress are database driven – interactive, easy to maintain and modify and have a constant , fully tested upgrade path. A fully specified, database driven site with a wide range of functionality inc. social media links costs £640.00 excluding a hosting package and domain name (circa £75.00).

We offer a quarterly maintenance package including unlimited modifications and additional features for £240.00 per quarter.