Technical Web Services offers a range of e-commerce services using custom written or off the shelf platforms using merchant services such as PayPal and WorldPay for client accounting and real time credit card processing. Shops can be set up to sell any number of item from 1 specific product to a catalogue of 1,000. Custom written sites start off at £3000 for a store with approximately 50-200 products that can be managed by the client. Additional items cost £2 each if uploaded by TWS. The annual management fee is £1000.
NEW FOR 2016 - Shopify Sites. TWS offers Shopify sites from £100. Shopify solutions require virtually no effort at all to get running offering a quick and simple e-commerce. TWS can create a shopfy site for you from a range of standard templates with upto 20 products, with additional products at £2/each or you can add them yourself. Additional basic customisation is available for £200 (total £300. Complete customisation within the permitted Shopify framework is avaialble for £1200 complete. Ongoing basic site management is available for additional £200/year else you can run direct through Shopify. Shopify sites are not suited to extended functionality and do not use the TWS COUNTA system.
Wordpress With WooCommerce. TWS offers basic Wordpress with WooCommerce for online shops. The service is based on a standard Wordpress template with WooCommerce plug-in without customisation costing £100 with upto 20 products, with additional products at £2/each or you can add them yourself. Additional basic customisation is available for £200. Ongoing basic site management is available for additional £200/year else you can run direct through Shopify. Shopify sites are not suited to extended functionality and do not use the TWS COUNTA system. For more information on WordPress services from TWS click here.
TWS Paypal Special. The TWS Paypal Special is a simple online shop solution based on an inhouse platform. The PayPal Special costs only £800 and leverages the TWS COUNT system for website management, optimisation and business intelligence. For more information click here.
Standard Bespoke E-commerce Solutions. TWS offers a standard e-commerce solutions for both standard and customised requirements. This service is backed by the TWS COUNTA system for website management and performance analysis with periodic reviews. As a custom solution the design can take in any form and be integrated with all other standard website features such file uploads, booking systems, calculators, interactive tools or anything else you require. This is the standard e-commerce service from TWS and is designed for companies that require full flexibility from their site including data management and presentation.
Please note, whilst this solution offers any level or degree of functionality, the basic premise is simplicity and is not based on a raft of features that might otherwise be available on cheaper out of the box solutions for example, product favourites, email notifications or image option variations although all of this can be applied by specification. the standard service is also based on Paypal although other merchant services can be integrated as required.
General Recommendations. Shops are generally better suited to businesses that are already trading in the real world or have a strong online presence with lots of established traffic. If your a business start up looking to profit directly from your shop from the word go then you could well be disappointed. There are many factors that effect the success of any online business, one of which is trust. If your shop does not have a bricks and mortar address or a readily accessible customer service contact number then customers will probably think twice about using your services. However if you have a strong online presence or a good reputation and or a bricks and mortar real world presence then TWS can help you get your online shop up and running quickly.
Before TWS can carry out e-commerce development for you you will need to demonstrate several criteria as detailed below:
Whilst these are not strict rules, TWS will be looking to look at these and other areas before accepting any work to build an e-commerce solution.
- Ability to provide goods within the scope of your service, ie, for the general public, dispatch within 24-48 hours or as detailed.
- Ability to provide effective customer support, generally with a dedicated phone number.
- Ability to ensure integrity of stock, ie, purge out of date items, ensure accurate pricing and to ensure descriptions match the item concerned.
- Ability to write terms and conditions, refunds policies and other legal text that has meaning within the context of the site and service without copying and pasting from other sources.
- Commercial Competence - The client must demonstrate and practice commercial competence regarding shop contents.
- Ability to ensure product integrity.