These days your website is more often than not your customer’s first point of contact with your business. Your site is literally your public interface and within a media saturated internet it is increasingly important that this initial contact leaves a good first impression. Our web design and web development services cover the entire spectrum of business needs, from small information sites and e-brochures right through to full scale web applications and custom, server based, software.
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Determining Your Needs
Different businesses have different needs and requirements. When functioning correctly your website should be the hardest working member of your team, whether that be in product sales, recruitment, account management, business administration etc. A website can help automate everyday processes, running them faster and smoother than you can, and has minimal ongoing costs after the initial investment.
When considering what you need in a website it is important that you think about what role you want it to play, what do you want it to do?
Information Based Sites
Sometimes businesses and organisations simply need a website to act as an information portal. This should be a well designed site that is highly usable and easy for your customers to find and access your information. Wooden Pier specialises in Content Management Systems (CMS) that make the process of updating content and organising pages as simple as sending an email, removing the necessity of understanding behind the scenes coding. This can include a blog, the latest best-kept secret in organic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and social network marketing.
More people than ever look firstly to the internet when shopping for new products or services. With globally trusted payment gateways, such as PayPal, to handle banking and security it’s easier than ever to get your online store up and running.
Wooden Pier uses a range of stable open source e-commerce platforms, such as Magento and X-Cart, to minimise back-end costs. This makes adding or editing product information such as images and prices extremely easy, with no prior knowledge of code needed. It also allows us to focus on what we do best, designing you a customised professional quality e-commerce site that converts more sales and keeps customers returning.
Custom Web Applications
There’s virtually no limit to what a website can do for you when you enter the realm of custom web application and server-side software. These days it’s possible to automate almost any business task, this usually revolves around the management of large data sets (such as user registration and account information, company finances, complex business reporting, and internal tools like staff and shift management or inventory and ordering logistics).
If you’d like to discuss the possibilities of custom web applications feel free to contact us.
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