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macaw.co.za

Custom made websites for E-commerce and non e-commerce

E-commerce Solutions

macaw.co.za

E-Commerce Solutions

Hi and welcome to macaw.co.za. My name is Dmitri and with me is  Maxine, my blue and gold macaw. I am a web designer since 2013. I started out doing non E-Commerce web sites in the beginning. As times have changed, I have been doing mostly E-Commerce sites.

Thanks for popping in.
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Online stores are the future.

Do Not Be Left Behind

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Grow Your Business

Without an online store, you will be unable to grow your business.

More and more people are doing their shopping and business online.

Do not be left behind. 

Grow your business.

E-commerce solutions are the products and services that help a company conduct business electronically. As the needs of those engaged in e-commerce have grown more complex, companies are increasingly carrying out all facets of their businesses online, from customer interactions to extended supply-chain management with trading partners. Businesses need full-fledged E-business, and that means providing a Web site that helps them build relationships with customers-be it in a business-to-business, business-to-consumer, or online marketplace model.

Some Advantages

Overcome Geographical Limitations

If you have a physical store, you are limited by the geographical area that you can service. With an e-commerce website, the whole world is your playground. Additionally, the advent of mobile commerce, i.e., e-commerce on mobile devices, has dissolved every remaining limitation of geography.

Lower Costs

One of the most tangible positives of e-commerce is the lowered cost. A part of these lowered costs could be passed on to customers in the form of discounted prices. Here are some of the ways that costs can be reduced with e-commerce:

1. Advertising and marketing. Social media traffic are some of the advertising channels that can be cost-effective.
2. Personnel: The automation of checkout, billing, payments, inventory management, and other operational processes lowers the number of employees required to run an e-commerce setup.
3. Real estate: This one is a no-brainer. An e-commerce merchant does not need a prominent physical location.

Eliminate travel time and costs

It is not unusual for customers to travel long distances to reach their preferred physical store. E-commerce allows them to visit the same store virtually, with just a few mouse clicks.

Enable Deals, Bargains, Coupons, and Group Buying

Though there are physical equivalents to deals, bargains, coupons, and group buying, online shopping makes it much more convenient. For instance, if a customer has a deep discount coupon for turkey at one physical store and toilet paper at another, she may find it infeasible to avail of both discounts. But the customer could do that online with a few mouse-clicks.

Create Targeted Communication

Using the information that a customer provides in the registration form, and by placing cookies on the customer’s computer, an e-commerce merchant can access a lot of information about its customers. It, in turn, can be used to communicate relevant messages. An example: If you are searching for a certain product on Amazon.com, you will automatically be shown listings of other similar products. Also, Amazon.com may email you about related products.

Gain new customers and Search Engine Visibility

Physical retail is driven by branding and relationships. In addition to these two drivers, online retail is also driven by traffic from search engines. It is not unusual for customers to follow a link in search engine results and land on an e-commerce website that they have never heard of. This additional source of traffic can be the tipping point for some e-commerce businesses.

Locate the product quicker

It is no longer about pushing a shopping cart to the correct aisle or scouting for the desired product. On an e-commerce website, customers can click through intuitive navigation or use a search box to narrow down their product search immediately. Some websites remember customer preferences and shopping lists to facilitate repeat purchase.

Provide Comparison Shopping

E-commerce facilitates comparison shopping. There are several online services that allow customers to browse multiple e-commerce merchants and find the best prices.

Provide Abundant Information

There are limitations to the amount of information that can be displayed in a physical store. It is difficult to equip employees to respond to customers who require information across product lines. E-commerce websites can make additional information easily available to customers. Most of this information is provided by vendors and does not cost anything to create or maintain.

Remain Open All the Time

Store timings are now 24/7/365. E-Commerce websites run all the time. From the merchant’s point of view, this increases the number of orders they receive. From the customer’s point of view, an “always open” store is more convenient.

Create Markets for Niche Products

Buyers and sellers of niche products can find it difficult to locate each other in the physical world. Online, it is only a matter of the customer searching for the product in a search engine. One example could be the purchase of obsolete parts. Instead of trashing older equipment for lack of spares, today we can locate parts online with great ease.

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Designing Your Site

I work on WordPress for the reason that it is easy and quick to set up and deploy. Clients can update their site with the minimal of fuss. WordPress is secure and almost all of the Internet service providers support WordPress. For your E-Commerce solution, I use WooCommerce.

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What is Woocommerce? WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product. Source: Wikipedia

 

The Theme that I use in most of my sites is called the Flatsome theme. Flatsome is the Best Selling WooCommerce Theme Ever.

Flatsome is the most used and trusted theme for any kind of WooCommerce Project. We always support latest WooCommerce versions so Flatsome is the safest theme for your project. If you would like to read the review of this theme, Read review

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Some benefits of using Macaw.co.za
If you would just like a website that does not offer e-commerce, I will assist you with that as well. 

You DO NOT pay for the theme that I use.

 

I use the Divi theme (View here). (Regular price is $89.00 / R1341.45). I will NOT CHARGE YOU for the Divi theme.  If you have a site that you wish to convert to an e-commerce site, get in touch.
You get WordPress which is free. Woocommerce is also free.
The Flatsome theme that I use, I will 
NOT CHARGE YOU FOR (Regular price is $59.00 USD / R888.95). You get the Flatsome theme FOR FREE.

Let’s see how much it costs to design an eCommerce website with Woocommerce and the flatsome theme.

WooCommerce is the most flexible option in terms of design and appearance. It is built on top of WordPress, the most popular website builder, which means you can choose any WordPress theme to use with WooCommerce.

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Get In Touch

Kindly contact me with your requirements so that I may offer the best pricing to you.

Many brick-and-mortar retailers are adding an online store, especially in 2021. Selling products online in addition to having a physical storefront allows small businesses to go global if they wish and/or provides customers an option of buying online and picking the items up at the store or delivering the items.

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