Ecommerce Design

Ecommerce Design

Top Elements of Ecommerce Design Web Design Companies Need to Know About

Top elements of ecommerce design web design companies need to know about

The main functionality of any ecommerce design is to goad the consumer into making a purchase online. If you are planning to hire services of web design companies these are a few things they need to know!

Easy navigation:

One of the foremost rules about ecommerce designing is to keep the site as easy to navigate as possible. The customer should be able to find whatever they are looking for easily. Thus, the web design companies need to ensure that the search mechanisms are easy and flexible, product listings are mentioned clearly and well-organized and that there are thumbnail images of the products mentioned. If web design companies do not know about these basic rules then do not go ahead doing business with them!

Bio and information:

Customers need to know who they are dealing with. This is why web design companies need to provide information on the owner of the site, what business the company is into and how the company can be contacted. Only these elements will help customers trust the company. With trust there are more chances of easily getting an online sale. This is another aspect that all web design companies need to know about.

Sales page should be easy:

Many sites make the mistake of having tedious and lengthy procedures for checkout. If web design companies are serious about helping clients get more sales, the checkout page should be the easiest. Never ask for redundant details and make the process as easy and quick for the customer. If the process is too long customers will never buy from the site in future. One way to check if prospective web design companies know about this aspect is to see previous samples of design work done.

Call to action:

One tactic in web design that never fails to get a sale is the call to action. This is something that most web design companies know about. The call to action is basically a stimulus that entices customers to make a purchase. It could be as simple as having a Buy Now button next to a product to anything more complex. Only through effective calls to action can web design companies hope to get consumers to make more purchases online.

Now you know what goes into innovative ecommerce design. If you have looked at a few web design companies then you need to make sure they incorporate these elements of ecommerce design into your site.

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10 thoughts on “Ecommerce Design”

  1. Which of the best USA State to file a LLC for Offshore Small Business in web and ecommerce design?
    Wyoming or Nevada or Delaware?

  2. Web design ecommerce question. How do I set up individual accounts for each customer?
    I am a web design student and I have to set up an ecommerce site. I have the shopping cart thing down, but I would like to set it up so each person can create there own login/account. I really have no idea how to do this. Can someone help me out please?

  3. What Open Source ecommerce solution offers best design templates?
    I am looking for an open source ecommerce solution that has available, ideally free, design templates.

    I have looked at Magento, OSCommerce, Digistore, WP commerce and Zencart and most have limited themes available.

    Can anyone provide a reco? Also, if they can point me to a couple of examples of themes as well, that would be awesome.

  4. wow, that’s incredibly vague. You should include things like what language you’re programming in, ideally post some code along with the question. I’m not trying to chew you out or anything, just trying to help you ask future questions a little more clearly. That being said…

    Basically you’re going to need to make an HTML form with some inputs so the user can input whatever data you need for a user. Also, you need to set the action attribute on the form to the name of the file that will process the information (php, python, jsp, etc file).

    clicking the submit button will push the input’s data to file.php. Depending on what language you’re using, you will use different syntax to get those parameters and enter them into the database. I’d at least need to know what language you’re programming in to help you out anymore. good luck, hope that was some help 😉

  5. How can I have a website design coded for ecommerce?
    I have Photoshop design of a website I would like coded so that it becomes an ecommerce website where customers can purchase my products online, log into a ‘wholesale’ area and manage their purchasing. What is the best way to do this? What software/programs/services? Thank you!

  6. Coding a site for e-commerce can be done in many different ways. One of the biggest factors is how payment processing will be handled. For example, if you choose to use PayPal – as many do that are starting out – your costs will be lower for your hosting. (Can usually avoid purchasing a security certificate.) This is because all the actual transaction data is handled on PayPal’s secure servers.
    Even better, assuming you know how to write your own HTML code, etc., PayPal offers a lot of help in their documentation and tools in getting you started.
    Google Checkout is another payment processing company that works similar to PayPal:
    Google has more restrictions over the kinds of products you can sell, so read through those sections carefully.

    This is assuming you want to code your HTML and so forth yourself. I’ll get into software that provides support for such things in a bit…

    In order to take advantage of EITHER company’s fraud protection services, you will need to provide various terms and conditions statements – such as your returns policy – on your site. Again, read over the requirements and advice. (Good stuff, even if you never use their services!)

    The next level of an e-commerce site, where the transaction process would occur on your site, involves a lot more stuff and cost. You’d need a security certificate for the site, and arrange payment processing through a combination of services including a merchant account setup through a local bank. Costs for doing such a setup is significantly higher, which is why I suggest waiting until you know your sales will produce a steady profit of at least $1,000 per month. Then again, such services will automate many of the details you will be handling yourself going the other route. (Thus saving you time and effort.)

    As to what kind of software you might want to run on such a site… Again, there are a lot of choices out there. Rather hard to make a recommendation unless I knew more about what you were selling, how you planned to handle the transactions, your level of expertise in so far as handling coding, databases, etc.

    Another issue in choosing the software is if you are looking for a commercial solution or open source (License free). Let me warn you, there are a LOT of opinions on which direction someone should go. Developers, such as myself, will always tend to go in one direction in this area over another. I’m not going to get into explaining the pros/cons of either methodology here, as I’m spending a lot of time on this answer as it is. Suffice to say, that’s a good question to ask on its own!

    Good news for you is that software designed for ecommerce use may have plug-ins, or add-ons available to integrate with PayPal, Google’s Checkout, etc. (If going open source, avoiding the cost of licensing too.) But, this again is very dependent on the exact software in use.

    Finally, assuming the design you have isn’t too complicated, a good developer should have little trouble converting that for use as a theme, skin, or template set for use with the software you plan to use. I would certainly ask the developer to give you links for similar setups that they have done somewhere before hiring them! (So you can check them out to see if they look nice and actually work.)

    Good luck with your project!

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