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The Importance of Ecommerce for Retail Businesses

The Importance of Ecommerce for Retail Businesses

Category: Tips and Tricks
March 15, 2019

Ecommerce has grown dramatically in its importance and its ability to be the deciding factor between whether a business is a success or not.

This was more clearer than ever from the findings in the 2019 PwC Irish Retail & Consumer Report which provides a vast array of interesting insights about consumers and the current state of the retail sector in 2019.

One of the prevailing recurring themes of the report was the need for retail businesses in this day and age to not only have a website but an Ecommerce website where customers can purchase products online.

Two key insights found in the report in relation to Ecommerce was that 20% of Irish consumers shop online weekly or more often via their mobile devices and also 30% of consumers purchased online weekly or more often in 2018, compared to 24% in 2017.

There are many reasons why you should consider having an Ecommerce website for your business if you haven’t already. Here are 3 great reasons why you should have an Ecommerce website:

Better Customer Experience

By having an Ecommerce website it is extremely convenient and easy for customers to browse your online store and purchase a product whenever they wish. By having an online store you remove the need for the customer to make the journey to your bricks and mortar location and purchase their product of choice. By giving them the convenience to do this at home they will be more at eased and relaxed. A happy customer is a buying customer.

Reach a Broader Global Market

By bringing your retail business into the digital market you will open yourself up to a whole new market that can potentially have a global reach. When you are a bricks and mortar business your customers will be generally just those in the immediate area as it would be inconvenient for others from further afield to travel just to shop at your store. By restricting yourself to only the local populace you have not only greatly reduced your target market but also reduced your potential earnings. By having an Ecommerce website you remove this restriction and your market is virtually endless in its reach.

Passive Earnings

By having an online store you are always open for business 24/7! This is a great advantage over a traditional shop which is open for a certain amount of hours and usually only on certain days also. When your store is online and always open for business people can purchase off you any day at any time. By giving them this convenient option you have endless opportunities to earn money as you are no longer restricted by traditional business hours.

While there is and will always still be a place for traditional physical retail businesses it cannot be denied that those choosing to shop online are increasing and will continue to do so into the future. By not having an Ecommerce website you’re not only restricting your potential earnings but you are ignoring an ever growing and important part of the retail market.

If you would like more information or would like to inquire about getting an Ecommerce website created and developed please contact 2Cubed and get your business the traffic and success it deserves. You can call us on 01-9058114 or 051-440425, email hello@2cubed.ie or else get in touch using the live chat on our website!

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Improve your Digital DNA

How to improve your Digital DNA

Category: Tips and Tricks
July 5, 2017

Every business in 2017 has its own unique Digital DNA. This encompasses every single aspect of your business identity online. Sure, you may have an amazing bricks-and-mortar business, but in the 21st century this needs to be accompanied by a thriving online presence.

Improving your Digital DNA can start with small tasks and gradually work its way into shaping your complete online presence. Your website and social media accounts should reflect your branding and users should have a streamlined experience going from one medium to another.

The simplest factor in refining your user’s online experience is to have a strong company logo that is used at every opportunity online and offline. Your logo should work with your brand identity to ensure that your colour scheme and feel is used everywhere. This gives you a professional identity online.

Having accounts on the various social network sites also forms part of your Digital DNA. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have been traditionally the most popular, but more and more enterprising companies are using Instagram and Snapchat to promote their products and services. Setting up social media accounts is usually a straightforward process, but keep in mind that your personal accounts and business accounts usually should be separate. Nobody wants to see 100s of photos of your cat – unless you’re a business selling products for our feline friends!

A strong website and regular blog updates are crucial to your Digital DNA. People will look to Google when searching online and your website is often the first time a potential customer is introduced to your company. Therefore your website needs to be professional, user-friendly, and accessible – this is especially true if you are selling goods or services through an eCommerce website or a mobile application.

If you’d like to improve your website, social media, brand identity, or want a Digital DNA assessment and overhaul, contact 2Cubed today!

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.

Shopify eCommerce Design

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!

Website Design January 2017

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

New website for Suzanne JacksonHaving 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.

New Website for Advanced Labels Dublin

Web Design Wexford Winter 2015

Category: News
December 23, 2015

Over the last few months, 2Cubed has designed and developed many new, exciting websites, helping companies boost their profiles and increase their business by promoting their products and services.

Web Design Wexford Winter

We recently launched the new website for Tierney Conservation, a Restoration, Reconstruction, Repair, and Maintenance service based from County Wexford. Tierney Conservation is owned and operated by Thomas Tierney, who has extensive experience in the construction industry as a self–employed bricklayer, stonemason and building contractor.

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We also designed and developed the website for Clonroche-based Kavanaghs Toys, who sell and supply children’s toys including Outdoor Toys, Farm Toys, Tractors, Ride Ons, and Models. They stock toys from the Bruder, Wiking, Britians, Universal Hobbies and Siku ranges, and offer delivery all across Ireland.

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We worked on the website redesign for ProFitness Supplies, who are a leading supplier of home fitness supplies and gym equipment for the residential and commercial sectors. ProFitness Supplies supply and install treadmills, weights, training aids, and everything required for home fitness and commercial fitness.

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As well as customers in County Wexford, we have worked with businesses across Ireland, launching new websites for Aut Even Hospital in County Kilkenny, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Network for Older People in County Dublin, Laois Hire in County Laois, Bolands in County Carlow,

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.

New Online Divorce service launched

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!