David from easyMulch required an ecommerce website to sell his new straw pellet bedding throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As it was an ecommerce website that was going to accept payments online in needed to be hosted on a secure server with an SSL certificate and a secure https encrypted URL. Helios Web Design worked with David to create an ecommerce platform that had variable shipping rates for different regions of the UK. David was involved throughout the design process and was able to monitor the progress of his design on a testing domain before the website went live. The website is equipped with a blog which will enable David to post articles related to his products. Social Media functionality has also been included in the website design enabling David to schedule posts to Twitter and Facebook to target his key audience. The WordPress platform enables David to easily update the content of his website whenever he wishes. The website has been optimised for search engines and indexed with Google, and Yahoo/Bing. Google Analytics has been included enabling David to monitor the effectiveness of his website and online marketing campaigns.
Helios Web Design will actively manage this site ensuring that the website, plugins and security measures are always up to date and provide technical support and updates to content as and when required. The total cost of this website was £595 for the first year, which includes support. Ongoing technical support, in year 2 and subsequent years will be set at a rate of £125 pa.