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Ecommerce Websites Portfolio

Ecommerce refers to the sale of products through a website, increasing the reach of shops and enabling small producers and crafts-people to sell cheaply. The products may be physical objects that can be sent in the post, or digital downloads of images or music.

On WordPress sites, ecommerce facilities are provided through the respected plugin WooCommerce. WooCommerce enables the neat presentation of products and their detailed descriptions. It creates customer basket and checkout pages and seamlessly integrates a Paypal interface, through which the customer can also choose to pay by card.

WooCommerce is a free plugin but has many extra paid features. For example, images for sale can be protected with a watermark provided by an extension to the plugin. Another extension allows for the personalisation of products with an engraved or written message. Another presents music files as protected samples to prevent illegal downloads.

Applegreen has now added Shopify to its portfolio of ecommerce platform options.

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Field & Moor: quality gentlemen's outdoor footwear

Field & Moor: quality gentlemen's outdoor footwear

James Waddell has bravely created an online-only business in the middle of the pandemic: British-designed, high-quality outdoor leather boots aimed at the top end of the market.

The website uses a paid Shopify theme called Masonry, modified to suit the brand. Adding products and their size variations is easy, and apps extend the native functionality to include marketing, currencty converter and a Back in Stock option.

Whites of Kent: clothing, lingerie and linens for the home

Whites of Kent: clothing, lingerie and home linens

Whites of Kent is a third-generation family-run business with shops serving four towns in East Kent: Faversham, Whitstable, Cliftonville and Dover.

Their website extends the shopping experience into the online space so that customers can purchase from the comfort of armchair.

This is Applegreen's first foray into the Shopify platform, which we have found easy for shop owners to learn with support from us. The design relies on a Shopify theme and is therefore not bespoke, but it is clean and modern.

3Rs Education, SATs exam analysis support for primary school teachers

3Rs Education, SATs exam analysis support for primary school teachers

3Rs Education have created a set of comprehensive and easy-to-use analysis programs to support primary teachers in preparing their classes for Year 6 SATs. Reading, Maths and SPaG are all catered for.

The website, a bespoke WordPress theme created jointly with designer Alison Renno, enables the purchase of programs with a choice of licence options. Payment is taken online and a personalised program sent directly by the software's designer.

The shop interface is provided by WooCommerce for WordPress.

Nick Bicât, composer and songwriter for film, TV and more

Nick Bicât, composer and songwriter for film, TV and more

Nick Bicât wrote the score for the 1984 movie A Christmas Carol, as well as The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Reflecting Skin and many more.

Through the website he is able to sell CDs, whole-album downloads, individual tracks and sheet music. Customers can listen to a short sample of each track, giving them a flavour of the music while protecting tracks from illegal recording.

Sales and online payments are handled through the website.

Molash Turkeys: fresh Christmas turkeys reared in the heart of Kent

Molash Turkeys sell home-reared turkeys a the farm gate

White and Bronze Christmas turkeys are offered for sale at the farm gate, to customers who prize local fare at this traditional time of year.

In a 2020 update, the website enables customers to choose whether to reserve their Christmas bird and pay at the farm gate, or pay straight away online. The website automates the confirmation to the customer as well as the emailing of the order to the farmer.

Abelia Handbags: handmade bags from vintage materials

Abelia Handbags, vintage bags of all kinds

Vintage fabrics are re-purposed into beautiful handmade bags, cushions and bunting. Patricia Buchanan sells them at fairs and shows and from her website which is integrated with Paypal.