So our new online print shop has gone slightly past when we had planned to roll it out but now, due to the payment provider which will be handling our online transactions, we’re having to wait a little longer. It’s so important to make sure people are both comfortable and confident when entering sensitive details into your site to make an online purchase. As website designers and developers, that’s one thing we try and instill in every single site we work with.
Despite our years of experience in both the print and web industries, nothing could have ever prepared us for the amount of effort that would go into building an online shop for a product range that has so many variables. Variables which the average shopper may not be interested in but to cater for our entire audience, we need to give freelance graphic designers and others in the print industry, the opportunity take full advantage of both out full colour printing and spot colour printing shop options.
As well as the various methods of print and specialist print finishing, we will also be able to speak to a much wider audience through our shop. For example there will be such things as canvas prints available. From one off’s to many multiples, our new online print shop should make it easy for anyone to buy. Although it is not yet fully functional, you will be able to check out our new print shop at the new domain acehigh.it - Need print? acehigh.it!!
It’s clear from recent conversations we have had with both existing clients and potential new clients, that most people seriously underestimate what goes into creating an online shop that works. This is your business, online. It’s incredible how some people do not value this and are so quick to want to dismiss your suggestions based on price alone. E-commerce or not, every website we build has one key objective – Return on Investment. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in these days, most people will base your company solely by what they see online. Not only that, a hard to navigate, poorly built site will do wonders in alienating your current customers too. If you value your business then you have to value your website past the price tag. Your website will play a big part in defining you and your business now more than ever. It could be the difference between surviving today’s economic climate…..and not! How can you put a price on that?
We do of course understand that not everyone who understand this, has the budget to reflect their vision. That’s why as a company, we regularly try to offer our clients value where possible WITHOUT cutting corners. It’s perfectly fine if you just want a quick fix, something online to let people know you’re there. We’re happy to help with affordable website solutions for companies or individuals of any size. HOWEVER, coming to us and expecting the whole shebang and achieving page a page 1 google result the day after your site goes live, without investing your own time and commitment – just isn’t going to happen. Be realistic with your targets, start small and grow. We will be on hand to aid in that growth and hopefully grow with you.
Sure, there will always be cheaper alternatives, there are for everything! In most cases though, you will soon find out that perhaps what you thought was a good idea at the time, turns out to be a poor investment and you end up tied into a contract or starting again! Always speak to a company like us first. High pressure sales tactics and cheap price tags might work for larger companies but that’s not us. We design, we build, we support….and we do it the right way! Your website will be built on a platform which will give you room for future development. There are no ties, no monthly fees, no annual fees, no penalties for moving away. Once your website is paid for it’s all yours! We do offer to host your site free of charge for the first year as standard but again there is no obligation if you have your own arrangement elsewhere. Having said that, we’d like to think that you’d like to stay and we’d be happy to have you on board.
We always go out of our way to accommodate our customers needs and a quick chat with any of our team is usually enough for clients to see that. Evey website client we host receives free support and advice as well as a regular back up for piece of mind.
If you have any questions regarding a website new or old, or would like to talk to us about your business print requirements – do get in touch!
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