Working with a tight budget always presents a challenge, however, we understand and are enthuasiastic to work with start-ups, with a view toward building a strong working relationship for the future as well as offering value for this important first investment.
Regardless of tight budgets or not, help is available for start-ups and/or those companies who want to integrate ecommerce/payments into an existing website from your Local Enterprise Office; including financial support via Trading Online Vouchers (TOV grant) as well as valuable mentoring.
For Megafab we developed a clean start-up website including custom retail functionality to meet their immediate online sales and marketing needs.
Features included in the micro-retail application were:-
- Cost effective Design
- Multi-Category Product Database
- Image galleries and video embed support
- Multi-Region delivery charge management
- Shopping Cart
- Online checkout
- Discount coupon management
- Reseller Database
- Reseller commission tracking
- Invoice generation
- Packing Label generation
- Dispatch notification
- KPI dashboard with Report generation (operations & finance)
A PCI compliant integration with Stripe was implemented which including
full EU PSD2 directive compliance for EU e-commerce transactions.
An integrated back-office (Control panel & CMS) was provided with functions for order-management, report generation, systems administration as well as easy website content management.
We look forward now to the launch of Megafab's first product and assisting with other online goals in the months ahead.
Fig.1. startup online retail website - index page - Megafab
A chance meeting with Jer at the Synergy Center TU Dublin, inspired immediate confidence and gave me valuable insight into setting up for selling online Selecting WDI as our web partner was easy and turned out to be a great decision. Within three weeks we were ready to launch our first website with all the features we requested. WDI were very supportive taking ownership of the whole process from start to finish. I highly recommend Jer and the WDI team to any start-up looking for a web development partner to get their online projects built and deployed successfully.
Advice & Guidance
Grant aid & TOV
Design & layout
Dedicated project manager
Deployment & Testing
Staff Training / Helpdesk support