We have designed over 500+ sites and we just get better every time. You know you can count on an agency that has learnt all the hard lessons of interface design and conversion best practice.
Since 2004, Stockstreet Interactive has developed over 500 sites across a wide range of industries - we feel our portfolio speaks for itself. But we understand that there needs to be far more reasons than just a list of satisfied clients for you to select a web design agency. We believe our industry experience coupled with our methodology makes a compelling case for you to select Stockstreet for your next web design project.
While our competition may talk about the theory of sound web design, we have lived it.
While our competition may talk about the theory of sound web design, we have lived it. We know what works, we know what doesn't - we have gained true insight on what makes a successful site through the sheer weight of our experience.
All sites are integrated with our simple yet robust Content Manager, Finetune, ensuring that our clients can excite and inform their visitor base with fresh, relevant content that also captures the attention of the search engines.
In addition, Stockstreet also offers a wide range of site maintenance packages to both new and existing clients to ensure that your site looks as good as, if not better than, the day it was born.
In spite of the relative age of the internet, eCommerce still remains an unknown quantity for many Australian SME's.
It is difficult to understand why established businesses balk at the entry costs for transacting online while startups do not.
Surprisingly, more than 75% of all eCommerce stores that Stockstreet develops are for startup businesses. While we don't doubt the entrepreneurial spirit of this kind of customer, it is difficult to understand why established businesses balk at the entry costs for transacting online while startups do not.
eCommerce Website Options
There are three options when it comes to having an eCommerce website developed. The first is a fully customised solution built from the ground up where all aspects of the store are born from your exact needs You only receive the tools you have specified and nothing more. This is by far the most expensive method of building an online store.
The second option is the configuring of prebuilt templated solutions such as OSCommerce, ZenCart and XCart. These applications come prepackaged with a wide array of features, someof them very useful, some of them you will never use.
Advantages for packages such as these include:
- Support for a wide range of credit-card processors and shipping services.
- An indexed database that can handle a large number of products (10's of thousands).
- There are a large number of available add-on modules and many more in development
- The community of users of these applications is usually very large meaning you can exchange experiences with many fellow stores
The third option is Software As A Service (SAAS) solutions that are now becoming the standar for small to medium enterprises. In eCommerce, Shopify & BigCommerce have emerged as the leaders in turn-key eCommerce solutions. With a focus on usability and ease of understanding for vendors as well as best practice development and SEO, Shopify & BigCommerce gives users all the tools required to run a fully-featured store without the unnecessary bells and whistles.As a hosted solution, your hosting, SSL certificate, static IP and bandwidth and payment gateway are all included in the monthly cost. Unfortunately, Shopify charges a fee per transaction portal which penalises the customer that can afford additional costs the least. On top of this, it has a category, sub-category system that defies the logic of most users. So for this reason, Stockstreet Interactive has become a BigCommerce evangelist and this is now the only kind of eCommerce store that we build.
Stockstreet Interactive can help you make the right choice, be it any of the above solutions. For more information or an initial consultation, please contact us today.