There are many small bushiness’s that cannot justify the cost of having a stand-alone web site or indeed do not have the time to manage it. The ‘on-line’ requirements of these business’s are not complex, but nevertheless a web presence is desirable to let potential customers know of their existence and to drive sales.
iConnik have come up with a very cost effective solution to address the needs of small business’s. Typically these may be small retail outlets or perhaps small units on an industrial park. We call this our ‘eCommunity’ package and it is intrinsically one website but with a unique page for each business, uniquely designed with its own branding, colour scheme, font styles etc. This keeps the design/creation costs down as well as the ongoing running costs.
One page websites also are extremely mobile friendly and lend themselves to touch-screen technology. Our eCommunity designed sites offer the same content as you would find on many multi-page sites and you can have as much content in terms of text as you like and a limited number of images to advertise your products or services and a limited slider. So, for example, your page could contain 4 ‘products of the month’ that you change each month – we can do this for you for a small fee. You also get a menu for users to navigate your page, a contact form is provided as well as SEO optimisation for each page and a high level of security.
If this concept interests you and you want a high quality web presence at a fraction of the cost of a stand-alone site, then do let us know. We would also suggest that you talk to neighbouring businesses to see if they are interested and between us we can pursue the concept in your locality.
Essentials is a terrific option if you are looking for a basic website that provides a unique address (URL) for your business. You get full access to the site and of course own it. We can set up the hosting for you (based in the UK) and create a beautiful looking and functional web presence that will assist you to drive sales.
Maybe you already have a website that needs upgrading and modernising? No problem, we will work with you on any ideas you have and create a site that not only looks good on a desktop, but also works beautifully on mobile phones and tablets.
Essential is our basic package but can be added to in whatever way you require. We are completely flexible and want you to get the website that best meets your marketing requirements. So use the essentials package as a guide, but don’t be afraid to ask us about any additional requirements.
Our entrepreneur package is for those who use the web to market there business in a serious way. The main difference between our essentials package is that entrepreneur is multi page and contains a blog. A blog requires regular updates to be effective but is a wonderful way to keep your site fresh and ranking well on Google.
We can also add a social media ‘Sharing’ button for social media accounts which means that readers of you blog can share a particular blog on their social media page. This massively increases your reach.
As well as being multi-page and having a blog, we do not limit the quantity of images you can have, be these for products or for any other purpose. You also get social media follow links, a contact form, an unlimited slider and of course the site is optimised for SEO and has security built in.
If you are serious about marketing via your website and need either a new website or an upgrade of an existing website, then our entrepreneur package could be ideal for you. Get in contact with us to discuss your specific requirements.
Our ecommerce package is for those who use the web to market there business in a serious way and need an online shop. The difference between our entrepreneur offer and ecommerce is the online shop.
Physical, digital? Sell anything. Anywhere. Whether it be t-shirts in all their shapes and sizes, music files
or software. Even affiliated products from a marketplace. It’s all possible.
We use the tried and tested Woo Commerce ecommerce platform as it has the nicest feature set, interface and follows the best coding practices. You get your shop window, cart, checkout, order tracking and customer account where the customer can view past orders and update their information. Payment security is a serious business and we use a fully compliant PCI DSS system (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) via Mijireh checkout that enables you to choose from over 20 different UK payment gateways (Authorize.Net, Barclays ePDQ, Braintree (Blue Platform), Braintree (Orange Platform), CardStream, CertoDirect, CyberSource, DataCash, eWAY, eWAY Rapid 3.0, Iridium, PaymentExpress, Paymill, PayPal Website Payments Pro (UK), PSL Payment Solutions, Realex, SagePay, SecurePay, Stripe, Vindicia, Wirecard, WorldPay). Which you choose is your own preference and may also depend on the volume of business you expect and the fees associated with each gateway. You can compare different gateways depending on the number and average value of transactions here. We use Mijireh because it is fully tested, fully PCI compliant, saves the need & cost of a SSL certificate and enables your sites branding on the checkout page so that customers barely know they have temporarily left your site.
As with our entrepreneur package, we can also add a social media ‘Sharing’ button for social media accounts which means your visitors can share a particular blog or product on their social media page. This massively increases your reach and sales
As well as being multi-page and having a shop & blog, we do not limit the quantity of images you can have, be these for shop products or for any other purpose. You also get social media follow links, a contact form, an unlimited slider and of course the site is optimised for SEO and has security built in.
If you are serious about selling products or services via your website and need either a new website or an upgrade of an existing website, then our eccomerce package could be just right for you. Maybe you are an existing business operating in a traditional way that is exploring options to increase sales? An online shop maybe the answer. Get in contact with us to discuss your specific requirements.