Tag Archives: eCommerce

Shopify eCommerce Design

Category: Projects
February 16, 2017

Many businesses choose to use Shopify as their eCommerce platform when selling products online. Shopify can work wonderfully for shops who wish to take the hassle out of their online presence, and are looking for something that is easy-to-use and customer-friendly.

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Simple Shopify websites can look very templated, and therefore often do not reflect a company’s brand identity. However, at 2Cubed, we can create a beautiful bespoke Shopify website that looks and feels like an extension of your offline businesses.

2Cubed offer integration with Shopify, custom Shopify websites, and even can redesign existing Shopify websites to give them a brand new website design for 2017.

We work with companies in Dublin, Wexford, and throughout Ireland to help them create, integrate, and develop bespoke Shopify websites.

Contact 2Cubed today to discuss designing and developing a new or existing Shopify website.

Magento 2 & eCommerce Website Design

Category: Projects
February 10, 2017

For many businesses, a simple eCommerce website will not cater for all their requirements. They need more than just a simple shop, and require specific shipping, order tracking, logistics, and fulfilment needs. They might need to use multiple currencies, or multiple languages; they may have different product needs for different locations e.g. some products may be restricted in certain countries. They may need to link their online shop with their EPOS or stock management systems.

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When building eCommerce websites, 2Cubed often design and develop bespoke Magento 2 websites with specific database implementation to meet your business’s exact needs. We can custom-build a website to match your company’s requirements. No two companies are exactly the same. We know your business is unique, and we can build a unique eCommerce website that is exactly what you need.

We have vast experience designing and developing Magento and Magento 2 websites, and know exactly how to deliver a beautiful bespoke eCommerce website that performs exactly how both you and your customers expect it to.

Contact 2Cubed today to start a conversation about the future of your company.

Website Design January 2017

Category: Projects
February 2, 2017

So many people were glad to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, and we at 2Cubed were also pleased to see a new year roll around. Our 2016 was a fantastic one, with many wonderful websites going live, and 2017 has continued that trend with a number of exciting projects already released into the wild!

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Acorn Property Preservation damp and timber specialists are Certified Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) providing you with professional in-dept building surveys for woodworm and associated products, dry rot and wet rot, condensation and mould growth, rising damp and damp proofing. We designed and developed a new eCommerce website for Acorn to help them promote and sell their waterproofing, condensation, and timber treatment products online.

Hyland’s Nursery are producers of quality hedging and trees for over 20 years, operating from their nursery in Oulart, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Hyland’s Nursery are producers and suppliers of Laurel, Griselinia, Escallonia, Bay Laurel, Portuguese Laurel and Holly Evergreen Hedging
as well as Beech, Hornbeam, Dogwood, and Willow Deciduous Hedging. They also produce a range of Evergreen and Deciduous Trees. Their new website showcases all their hedging and trees with full product info and prices.

Pawfection Dog Training & Behaviour is where you will find Canine Behaviour and Training Consultant Kevin Geraghty, who offers classes on workshops to dog owners for helping with their pet’s behaviour or temperament. Kevin runs regular classes in Dublin for puppies and older dogs, as well as individual and one-to-one sessions. Check out his brand new website which includes a booking section to allow you to reserve places on his courses.

New website for Suzanne Jackson

Category: Projects
January 5, 2017

SOSUBYSJ-logoHaving already conquered the beauty market, influential blogger Suzanne Jackson decided to launch her exclusive designer fashion range SOSUbySJ.com – and came to 2Cubed to design and develop her Shopify website.

SOSUbySJ.com showcases Suzanne’s keen eye for affordable glam, featuring her brand new 35 piece wardrobe staple collection which consists of pieces designed by Sue herself as well as a number of pieces she handpicked from designers in Paris and London.

Launched in late 2016, SOSUbySJ.com was extremely well received by the Irish media, with Goss.ie calling the range an “AMAZING collection.”

Check out the full range at SOSUbySJ.com

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Wild Atlantique website goes live

Category: Projects
November 7, 2016

From the moment we saw Karen’s branding and brochure for Wild Atlantique, we knew that her luxury homeware and fashion website would be something special.

We helped Karen realise her dream of selling her individually chosen decor, women’s, men’s, and children’s items online, utilising her branding to create a beautiful Shopify webshop.

Karen says that “Wild Atlantique brings you a life of affordable luxury, featuring hand picked curated pieces from around the world to enhance your Home and Wardrobe.”

New Website for Advanced Labels Dublin

Category: Projects
May 19, 2016

We recently launched the brand new website for Advanced Labels, a Dublin-based label printing company who have been producing personalised self adhesive labels and supplying their range to customers throughout Ireland and the UK.

2Cubed worked closely with Liam at Advanced Labels to launch the new redesign of the Advanced Labels website, helping better promote their services and sell and supply their extensive range of customisable labels online.

The new Advanced Labels site also includes a Client Login area to allow existing wholesale customers to login and make bulk orders easily and efficiently.

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Reminder about Trading Online Voucher Scheme 2015

Category: News
April 9, 2015

Online-Trading-VouchersmallReminder about Trading Online Voucher Scheme helps local businesses get online…

Last year this was a huge success for our clients. Not many customers seem to be aware of it so we thought to post about this again.  Especially Dublin clients with existing websites that need work, don’t seem to be aware of the fantastic support from the Local Enterprise Office to support businesses that want to trade online.

Here are the details again..

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Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (Net of VAT), whichever is the lesser;

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte T.D. has launched an excellent grants scheme for budding small and medium enterprises who wish to help their businesses grow online. The Online Trading Voucher scheme is designed to help these small companies to access the opportunities open to them through trading online. This will help companies right across Ireland to access new markets so that they can grow and create more jobs.

The scheme was originally tested in Dublin, where it proved extremely successful, and is now being rolled out around the country. Using the scheme, the National Digital Strategy aims to get a further 2,000 businesses trading online by the end of 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (Net of VAT), whichever is the lesser;
  • Voucher approval must be gained prior to incurring any expense;
  • Own labour is not an eligible expense;
  • Third party costs only will be considered;
  • All third party/supplier invoices must contain proper business details (e.g. Tax and Business Registration details).

The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile:

  • Limited Online Trading presence;
  • Less than 10 employees;
  • Turnover less than €2m;
  • Applicant business must be registered and trading for at least 12 months;
  • Business must be located in one of the pilot areas under this phase of the scheme.

What the vouchers can be used for

  • IT consultation;
  • Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website;
  • Implementing Online payments or booking systems;
  • Purchase of Internet related software;
  • Purchase of online advertising (this purchase cannot make up any more than 30% of approved Voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase);
  • Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages);
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy i.e. Social media marketing;
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy;
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading activity.

If you would like your company to benefit from this fantastic grant, which covers for funding up to 50% of your expenditure, please contact 2Cubed for more details. You can call us on 051-440425, email hello@2cubed.ie, or else get in touch using the live chat on our website!

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New Website Design Trends 2015

Category: News
February 26, 2015

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Although it is only a few months into 2015, 2Cubed has already been noticing many new website design trends for 2015.

We are seeing some really nice responsive websites that are being created properly and giving customers a full mobile experience, instead of a light version of the website that has little value for your customers. We are seeing many businesses replacing their standard main menu with a responsive-looking burger menu on their full-width websites, but like many things, this probably will just be a fad that disappears as quickly as it arrives – they work great on mobile, but are just frustrating for desktop users!

When it comes to Payment Gateways on eCommerce websites, there is a trend to offer multiple payment options for customers to choose the one that they are most confident in.

Scrolling sites are still there but on desktop it’s still a bit of an issue. We have come across some clients not knowing to scroll down when they see a large banner image and think this is the only thing on the page. So be careful to show a little bit more than the banner, so that customers know to scroll down if they are supposed to. It’s fine on mobile as experience has taught us that mobile users don’t mind scrolling when browsing.

We have seen a bit of a buck in the trend for large banners that take up too much space. Companies want to get the information to the customer as quick as possible and are trying to get their message across quickly and efficiently rather than wasting a chunk of the screen on one message. Some people will never see the second and third banner because they are impatient, and have already clicked away.

Fixed-width centre-aligned design still works but in a much more clever way. It looks to be 100% size of the screen. Responsive design has really helped to show different views for different screen sizes.  Instead of sites (and their content sections_ going all the way to either side of the viewport, some sites are opting for a max-width to keep their content centred in the viewport.

Photographers seem to be kept busy these days with much more value in having custom photography rather than stock photography displayed on websites. It makes much more sense to follow this approach, as customers prefer to see real company shots on the website.

With typography on sites, fonts are getting even larger than 2014. This enhances the visual hierarchy of content and breaks up the page giving an overall better user experience.

Give us a shout if you want to discuss any of the above. Hopefully our insight helps you when you are working with your chosen developer designing your website!

 

New Online Divorce service launched

Category: Projects
January 6, 2015

diylawyerlogoJanuary is always the busiest time for making huge life decisions – dieting, job hunting, exercising, and getting a divorce! As a result, it’s the perfect time for launching Ireland’s first and only Instant Online Divorce and Separation Agreement Service.

DIY LAWYER was founded by Peter P Ryan (BA Hon Public Administration). Peter successfully went through mediation, separation and divorce in regard to his own marriage and is committed to providing easy access to the courts for Irish residents at low cost in relation to family law matters and in particular to applications for divorce, judicial separation and in drawing up separation agreements and defence and counterclaims.

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Getting an online divorce with DIY Lawyer is relatively simple. You just purchase the package that you need, then follow the steps and fill in the forms. Print these off and sent them as per the instructions. It could save you thousands in legal fees!

Click here to get your divorce proceedings started today!

Happy New Year! A Little Reflection

Category: News
January 2, 2015

group2All of us here in 2Cubed just want to wish all of our customers a Very Happy New Year and a prosperous one at that.  We put a record level of websites live in 2014 and 2015 is lining up the same. Some websites and apps are exceeding expectations and have a lot of excited customers realising the potential of eCommerce for the first time.

We’ve helped our customers gain more online sales and customers, even on websites that we didn’t actually build. Hopefully all our customers and potential customers have the same energy for 2015 and expand on the success. Websites and Apps do eat time and energy but saying that everything you put in will be rewarded.  It’s not just about getting the website live, it’s about feeding it with information on a regular basis. It’s more than a once of go live commitment!

We are always here to support you 100% and hopefully our positive happy energy here in 2Cubed will be reflected and entice you do work even harder on your website this year. Where business owners don’t have the time to do it all themselves, we take up the slack and ensure it happens for you. (Here’s a sales bit, sorry) We do offer monthly maintenance and online marketing services to ensure that your website or app is receiving maximum exposure.

Just want to say congratulations to all our customers that had websites or apps that went live in 2014. Hopefully all the hard work by everyone, will pay off in 2015. It’s exciting times for eCommerce and only see things going from strength to strength.

 

Looking forward to talking you all in 2015

Jennifer, Ronan, Joe, Sarah & Mark