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E-commerce (Online shopping websites)

As more and more people shop online the need for secure E-commerce websites has grown dramatically. Smidge Web Design specialise in creating dynamic, robust shopping cart solutions bringing your business inline with the expectations of the modern shopper.
E-commerce web sites
We can add a web store to your existing website or design a new custom E-commerce site to meet your requirements allowing you to take orders on the web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ease Of Use

Our E-commerce websites are easy for customers to use and navigate, the customer can see a summary of their shopping basket when an item is ordered and a list of all products ordered with a total of quantities and prices is kept at all times. This allows customer to change the quantity of items in their basket, or remove them altogether, once they are happy with their order they can proceed to the checkout to complete their order.

E-commerce Software

Smidge Web Design have compared numerous shopping cart solutions available and through experience we normally recommend the award winning VP-ASP shopping cart software because of its wealth of features and support for most payment gateways. We think you'll agree take a look at the list of features below.
E-commerce software online shopping solutions
  • No plug-ins or system updates
  • Just unzip files.
    VP-ASP is ready to use
  • Browser based administration
  • Unlimited products, categories
  • Use as complete storefront
  • Integrates into any existing web
  • Full open source
  • Easy installation from a zip file
  • Developer Discounts
  • Reseller and ISP discounts
  • Free add-ons for gateways, languages and real-time shipping
  • No ongoing fees
  • Free upgrades for a year
  • Customer forum
  • Turn on shopping features as you need them
  • Simple shops can be up and running in an hour. Just add your products.
Payment Options
  • Paypal
  • 100+ electronic gateways such as Paypal, Authorizenet, Verisign
  • Offline credit card processing
  • Bypass payments
  • Any other non credit type of payment
  • Real time currency conversions
  • Dual currency displays
  • Reusable gift certificates
  • Any currency type
  • Service payments (take payments for auctions and non product services)
  • Digital downloads and attachments
  • Secure digital delivery
  • Pin Number delivery
  • Recurring Billing
  • Points Rewards
  • 3-4 digit card verification number optional or required
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited categories
  • Unlimited product features such as color, size or any attribute you decide upon
  • Features as drop down lists, radio buttons, fill in text, quantities, check boxes
  • Feature based prices and weights
  • Cross selling
  • Coupons
  • Gift Certificates
  • Customer based pricing (retail, wholesale, etc)
  • Quantity based pricing
  • Delivery address per product
  • Stock Control by product or feature
  • Discounts based on order amount
  • Product rating and reviews
  • Top Sellers
  • Wish lists
  • Display products as a catalog only
  • Call for price
  • Dependent products
  • Ask a question
  • Make an offer
  • Buy one get x free
  • Multiple images per product
  • HTML editor or product and category descriptions
  • Out of stock messages or auto hide products when stock depleted
Shipping and Taxes
  • 15+ shipping calculations- price range, quantity range, weight, weight range etc
  • Real time shipping - free add-ons
  • UPS, FedEx, Australia Post, Canada Post, Thai Post, Intershipper for DHL and many other shipping companies
  • Tax by state
  • Tax by country
  • Tax by product
  • Handling fixed or by product
  • Individual delivery address by product
  • Product based shipping calculations
  • Free shipping over a certain amount
  • European VAT exemption handling
  • Call for price shipping cost
  • Enhanced product excludes for shipping and taxes
  • Short term delivery date and time with exclusions for certain period
  • Markups for real-time shipping
  • Free shipping by product
  • Free shipping by order amount
  • Country based shipping
  • Tax exempt products
  • Canadian tax free add-on
  • Australian GST free add-on
  • Mail to merchant on order completion
  • Mail to Customer on order completion
  • Mail to others (mailing list) on order completion
  • Mail to suppliers on order completion
  • Mail on customer buying a gift certificate
  • Mail to Tell a friend
  • Mail on order tracking message to merchant
  • Bulk mailing by merchant
  • Mail to merchant on new customer registration
  • Mail to merchant on new product review
  • Mail to customer on order tracking message by merchant
  • Mail to merchant on new gift registry creation
  • Mail to merchant on affiliate registration
  • Mail to affiliate on registration
  • Mail on order received for affiliate
  • Mail on processing an order by
  • Mailing attachments
Customer Service
  • Orders stored in database
  • Customer history of all orders
  • Customer can restore orders
  • Repeat customer recognition
  • Discounts and loyalty programs
  • Affiliate Program
  • Gift Registry
  • Wish List
  • Join mailing list
  • Pre-sales registration
  • Forced login before shopping
  • Logged order tracking messages
  • Customer based discounts
  • Pin Number delivery
  • Express Checkout
  • Wish list per product
  • SMS messaging
Design and layout
  • Fully flexible design
  • HTML template formatting or no template formatting
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited categories/subcategories
  • Unlimited subcategory depth
  • Advanced Search facilities
  • Customizable search facility
  • Thumbnails and larger images
  • Automated extended descriptions
  • Add to cart button on existing sites
  • Order multiple products with one click
  • Mouse only ordering
  • Random product displays
  • Mini cart always visible
  • 350+ configuration options
  • Your own database fields dynamically used for forms, search, display and editing
  • Auto alphabetic links
  • Dynamic headers
Back Office
  • Update products using browser
  • Update any table via browser
  • Browser reporting
  • Bulk Updating from files
  • Bulk mailing- text or HTML
  • Bulk Imports
  • Display and print orders
  • Order tracking messages
  • Send message on order processed
  • Configure over 400 Shop options using the browser
  • Multiple administrators with different privileges
  • Advanced SQL reports
  • Export any table
  • QuickBooks integration via export or
    third party software
  • Static HTML generation for search engines
  • Add and modify languages
  • Use any language
  • Automatic language switching
  • Dual Currency displays
  • International shipping calculations
  • International date formats
  • Any currency symbol
  • International Paypal support
  • Auto currency conversion in real time
  • Multi Currency
Anti-Hacker Security
  • Prevent hackers from order based on e-mail or IP address
  • Dual password login to Administration
  • Totally hide administration
  • Prevent certain countries from ordering
  • Always use database prices
  • Other internal security checks to prevent SQL injection
  • IP to country checks
  • Email admin owner when someone tries to access admin log in page
  • Security alerts if unsecure pages found on server
  • Security notices delivered directly to admin
  • Sales reports
  • Search query reports
  • Total sales
  • Total sales by product and supplier
  • Affiliate Reports
  • Recurring Billing
  • Content management
Database and System
  • Open ASP source
  • Access, MySQL and SQL Server
  • MYSQL now supported in all versions
  • MYSQL can be used in Microsoft Windows or Unix
  • Full SSL Support
  • Full shared SSL support
  • Separate products database
  • Split orders database
Content Management
  • Full Content management on any page you choose such as privacy, about us, what's new
  • Template driven or non template driven with images and text
  • Merge any table with any template
  • Dynamic menu for content pages with full control via the new Navigation Manager
  • Commission reports over any time period
  • Affiliate registration, change details and forgotten password
  • Review Orders
  • Email on order
  • Two level commission
  • Commission by percent, by product, by category
  • Affiliate status including links, last order, orders
  • Bulk mail to affiliates using HTML, plain text or mail merge
  • Affiliate based look and feel
  • Coupons can be associated with affiliates for advertising campaigns
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