In 2014, UK shoppers spent £104 billion online, an impressive growth of 13% compared to online sales in 2013. For 2015, the forecast is it will record a further 12% growth, with total e-retail sales estimated to be worth £116bn by year end.
(IMRG Capgemini, E-retail Sales Index Report).
With more and more people choosing to buy their services and goods online, the need for businesses to provide customers with effective e-commerce systems has never been greater.
Solid Designs have over 14 years' experience in designing and building successful e-commerce websites. Whether you require a simple 'buy it now' button or a full e-commerce and back office system, we can develop a solution that best suits your business objectives and budget.
All our e-commerce systems are fully customisable, offering scalable solutions to meet to your business requirements including integration with your existing systems. Using professional designs and clear layouts, we ensure your products and services are well presented and easy for customers to find. Our effective shopping cart and check-out system enables your customers to buy quickly and securely online using a variety of payment processors. We also provide a user-friendly back-end system, allowing you to add new products with ease.
If you are a retailer you will probably already be able to take credit cards using a terminal or telephone to obtain authorisation for purchases. To take credit cards online you will need an Internet Merchant Status in addition to your normal Credit Card Merchant Status. This can be arranged with any of the major banks. Alternatively you can use an all-in-one solution such as WorldPay which combines an Internet Merchant Status and a payment processor.
There are various payment processors such as PayPoint, WorldPay, Sage Pay, PayPal, or Google Checkout, some of which require you to have obtained Internet Merchant Status. The transmission of credit card details takes place between payment processors and purchasers via secure servers as identified by the 'padlock' sign.