Ecommerce Web Design Agency

Ecommerce that delivers

We are an ecommerce web design agency in Brighton boasting nearly 2 decades of experience. We build fast, secure online stores using cutting edge technologies, and they really work for our customers.

We offer a free consultation, and from here we are quickly able to advise on the best solution to match your needs, as well as outline costs and timelines.

18+ years real world ecommerce experience
Proven build and design processes
Proven build and design processes
Lightening fast and secure stores
No ongoing contracts required
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“We have worked with Accuweb for a number of years and have a great working relationship with them. They understand our requirements very well and have over the years built and and modified a number of incarnations of our website. Thanks to their creativity and willingness to think through our business requirements, our website is not just a standard out of the box compromise, but instead it is tailored to our own specification. And it really works for us!”

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Paul Copeland Director, Mulberrybush

“John Dillon and his team have been instrumental in planning, designing, and building our legal document template e-commerce site. John approaches every task, whether planned or unexpected, in the same assured and reliable manner, finding solutions at every stage. The teams’ technical skill together with Jon’s sage advice and guidance, have been invaluable to us in launching our business. We can’t recommend Accu-Web highly enough.”

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Clare Cook Director & Co-founder, Paperrockdocs

“Working with AccuWeb in Brighton has been a joy compared to our previous web designers. Ongoing support is friendly and fast. I cant recommend them highly enough.”

Arun Sudhaman
Arun Sudhaman President and Editor-in-Chief - PRovoke Media

“Thanks to John and his team, AccuWeb transformed our website into a modern and fit for purpose site. It more than meets the initial specification and surpasses our initial vision. We would without hesitation recommend AccuWeb as they have gone above and beyond to ensure that the site was delivered to a high standard and on a very tight deadline. We could not have completed the project without them”

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Paul Hickson MI and Data Security Supervisor - London Borough of Bexley

Ecommerce Web Design Agency

Showcase

Mulberrybush

Mulberrybush sell traditional toys for children and are one of our longest standing clients. We recently rebuilt their ecommerce store using the blazingly fast nopCommerce platform, and they loved the results.

Paper Rock Docs

Paper Rock Docs required a rebrand, as well as a heavily customised WooCommerce based ecommerce store to sell legal templates. The result was a uniquely designed website that really stands out.

Southern Farmers

Southern Farmers required a custom WordPress/WooCommerce solution to serve their buying group membership base. It features secure login for members, events, adverts, online ordering, invoicing and transactions and much more. It also integrates directly with their Microsoft Business Central ERP system.
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With over two decades of industry experience, John can quickly understand complex requirements, and answer any questions you might have around technology, costs, processes, timelines etc. Consultations usually last around 30 mins but you can have as long as you need.

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Why build your ecommerce store with us?

  • 1. Speed

    Slow sites are a big conversion barrier, and they also significantly harm your SEO. We are highly skilled in optimising for speed, and we use platforms like nopCommerce which gets industry leading Google page speed scores.

  • 2. SEO

    All our sites are built using best practices for search engine optimisation. We can offer ecommerce SEO as a service, or work with your existing digital marketing agency.

  • 3. Open source platforms you control

    Platforms like Shopify are great, but they come at a cost. Shopify Plus starts at £2k per month, plus card processing fees on top. Our platforms (WooCommerce and nopCommerce) are open source and fully extensible.

  • 4. Premium support without monthly contracts

    Fast and reliable support should be a given, not something you pay through the nose for or not get at all. With us there are no monthly support contracts, we're just here when you need us.

  • 5. Long term outlook

    The longer we work with clients the better we understand their businesses and become at solving their problems. This saves time and money, and means we consistently deliver results..

  • 6. Results driven

    Building a new ecommerce store is not just about making it look good (important of course!), its about building a system that drives sales, increases revenue, fosters a customer base and much more.

  • 7. Stunning designs

    A great looking site is important for converting sales. We hope you'll agree sites like Wedding Rings Direct and MulberryBush are exactly this.

Ecommerce Web Design Agency

Ecommerce platforms we specialise in

WooCommerce

There’s very little this flexible platform cant do, from smaller ecommerce stores for start-ups, to large online stores for established retailers. It even does complex subscription based membership sites.

With a vast array of themes and plugins, and a huge developer following, its no wonder WooCommerce reportedly powers 27% of the top million ecommerce stores.

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nopCommerce

nopCommerce is a world class ecommerce platform and leading Magento alternative. It is feature rich, secure (PCI DSS compliant), search engine optimised, and lightening fast. Built using Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core platform (consistently benchmarked as one of the fastest out there), it gets unrivalled scores on Google’s page speed tests (very difficult and important).

There is a marketplace featuring thousands of plugins and integrations with leading payment, shipping and marketing automation software, and custom features are easy to implement thanks to its 100% extensible open source architecture. All of this is backed up by a professional development team, and a mature and active development community.

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Get in Touch

Book a call now to discover how we can help maximise your ecommerce potential.

Which ecommerce solution is right for me?

We get asked this a lot, and I’m afraid there is neither a definitive nor short answer to this. It really does depend on what you are looking to achieve, by when, and how much you have to invest.
One other important point to make is that who you get to develop your system is as if not more important than which system you use. Bad developers and a good system will generally result in a bad solution, whereas good developers and an average system will normally result in a good product. The point is to find an experienced ecommerce web design agency who you like, trust, and who clearly know the platform they use inside out.

In terms of solution choices it effectively comes down to 3 routes when you are building an ecommerce system:

1. A bespoke ecommerce solution

This is a completely custom ecommerce solution, created specifically to match the business processes required by the project. The main benefit of a bespoke solution is that it gives us complete control of what we do and how we do it, as we are not restricted by how an ecommerce platform dictates you should do things. These applications can also be much more efficient (therefore perform faster), as they don’t contain all the unnecessary functionality that platforms often do (because they need to be everything to everyone). If the task at hand is fairly simple, they can also be cheaper to develop and maintain than other options.

Bespoke ecommerce systems generally favour less conventional business models, because the platforms don’t fit with the processes required for this business model. A good example of such a system is the Sabre Awards Platform which we built. This is a bespoke awards management system with quite specific workflows, meaning basing it on a platform didn’t make sense. Instead we created a highly regarded bespoke asp.net application which exactly meets the client’s requirements.

2. A 3rd party fully hosted ecommerce platform

e.g. http://www.shopify.com/, http://www.volusion.co.uk/

These ecommerce platforms are relatively cheap to buy and setup and are fully hosted and maintained by the software vendor. They are aimed primarily at companies wanting to set something up quickly and easily without any hassle of ongoing maintenance. That said they are used by bigger companies as well, and the level of customisation available these days is pretty impressive.

The downside of these ecommerce solutions is that we have limited access to the underlying code and so can really only affect how things look, we can’t change how they function or customize it in any major way. In our experience being in control of your own functionality is very important.

The other main downside is that pretty much all of these solutions force you to use their payment processer, paying them a % fee of sales for this. These fees are typically higher than normal merchant accounts or the big payment processers (e.g. Paypal), meaning that as soon as a store starts doing larger volumes this quickly outweighs any benefits of this model.

Its for these reasons we tend not to pursue this option unless a client wants to experiment quickly with a market and sees this as a short term way of doing this for minimal upfront investment.

3. A self-hosted 3rd party ecommerce platform

This is software that’s either available free (because it’s open source) or can be purchased via a license fee.
e.g. NopCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce etc…

There are many of these systems out there now, and most of the major players are very mature and therefore similar in features. Which one is right really does come down to the individual requirements of a project, and this is a decision we take together with a client. Sometimes this comes down to personal preference, for example a client might prefer the shopping cart process of one over another. It more often however comes down to feature sets and making sure the “out of the box features” most closely match the business requirements of the project, for example a client may have a need to integrate with a particular payment gateway that’s only a feature of a certain platform. Minimizing how far we need to customise an off the shelf solution really is the best way to keep budgets down on an ecommerce project, hence why we go through this decision-making process with all client as opposed to just proscribing a particular solution.

Generally speaking our platform of choice is NopCommerce. It has a very similar feature list to Magento, however in our view is now superior to Magento in many ways. You can read more about why we think this is the case here.

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If you’re looking for ecommerce web design agency in Brighton call us on 01273 068146 for a friendly chat about your needs with an expert.
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    FAQs

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