E-commerce development for small and mid-sized companies
E-commerce website development is one of the key areas of expertise of Swiss Tomato. We offer online store solutions for every special need, from small start-ups to mid-sized companies. All of our online stores have an easy-to-use content management system, responsive design and integrated payment method. Swiss Tomato can help you start your new business or expand your existing business online. We were among the top 3 agencies in Best of Swiss Web Award 2016 in our category.
E-commerce Website Creation - Why pick Swiss Tomato
- Customized solutions tailored to your business needs
- Proven best-in-class technological capabilities
- Quick & flexible execution. We will handle the project management so you can concentrate on your business
- Competitive prices
E-commerce Development Options
Different solutions for different requirements. In the beginning, it is very important to specify, together with our client, the requirements of the online store. The solution we offer will depend on how complicated the online store is, how many items will be handled and what kind of other special functions are needed.
Generally there are three solutions which we propose to our clients depending on the specification.
- WordPress with Woocommerce plugin: WordPress is one of the most commonly used website platforms. This platform is very easy to set up and adjust to our requirements. It has an excellent content management system (CMS) that can create new posts/pages very easily without any development. The woocommerce plugin provides all the webshop services, which are needed. WordPress is a perfect choice for smaller online stores.
- Magento: Magento is the leading platform for online store development. This platform has been developed for the management of large webshops. It can handle large numbers of products e.g., 500+. It also has a very good CMS. It is a bit more complicated to set up in the beginning, requiring extra development. This solution is suggested if e-commerce is the key function of the site and site has to handle large numbers of products.
- Custom E-commerce Website: We suggest to develop a custom online store, if there are really rare and special functions which the E-commerce website has to handle and the above mentioned solutions do not cover these functions.
We make sure that your online store is search engine optimized and we build in tracking functions so you can see how your sales process performs.
E-commerce Development - Phases and Timing
Webshop development takes usually 3-4 months and one of the key factors determining the production time is how fast the content can be created together with the client. There are four major phases of online store development:
- Specification - specifying the different functions needed on the website together with our customer - (1-2 weeks)
- Web design - Developing design and wireframe proposals. Creating the content for different pages - (4-6 weeks)
- E-commerce development - Developing the site after approving the design, structure and content (3-5 weeks)
- Testing and Debugging (2 weeks)
Contact us and we will help you start your online business as soon as possible!