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5 Ecommerce essential features every website must have

By Ollie Reardon 28th March 2017


Ever visited an online ecommerce store but left without purchasing due to getting frustrated with navigating around the website? Maybe the website is missing some essential features such as no option to pay via PayPal, Bitcoin or other favoured methods of payment? Here is a list of some of the most important must-have features to have on any ecommerce website: Mobile Friendly Design Like any other website, having a mobile friendly design...

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PayPal – choosing the right integration for your website

By Peter Chiu 20th March 2014


PayPal is one of the world’s leading and most recognisable payment gateway options in the world. With an estimated 110 million people in the world who shop with PayPal, it can be a great choice for many e-commerce websites. As standard PayPal accept all major debit and credit cards and it is an easy way to accept payment in up to 24 currencies from a total of 190 countries. Another advantage of using an established and well known provider such...

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Sage Pay Payment Gateway

By Peter Chiu 5th March 2014


When creating your ecommerce website, one of the main things you need to consider is what type of payment gateway(s) you wish to offer. There are a number of payment gateways which can be integrated in to ecommerce websites from big names such as PayPal and HSBC to lesser known gateways that use crypto currencies such as Bit Pay which utilises Bitcoin. Sage Pay is a popular option for many online businesses as it is a proven and trusted gateway ...

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Accepting Bitcoins via BitPay integration

By Jordan Hall 27th February 2014


I previously discussed the reasons why you should accept Bitcoin payments on your e-commerce website. Now, it is important to mention how to actually go about accepting bitcoins on your website. One of the concerns merchants can raise regarding bitcoins is their volatility. Due to how new the bitcoin economy is, their value can fluctuate significantly during the course of a day. Although investing in bitcoins by holding them can be quite profit...

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Product feeds: enhancing your online e-commerce presence

By Peter Chiu 19th February 2014


As an online retailer you rely on traffic to your website to drive your sales and provide you with important statistics on how users found your website and where they came from, all of which is valuable information which enables you to plan your marketing strategies. Product feeds are structured data files which contains information relating to your products. This information can then be submitted to external organisations/websites, which can be...

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Why accept Bitcoin on your e-commerce website?

By Jordan Hall 12th December 2013


You might have heard of Bitcoin in the news. It's had a great deal of worldwide media attention in recent weeks. But what exactly is Bitcoin and how can it help your business and e-commerce website? Bitcoin is both a new digital currency and a payment system. It is a secure and very inexpensive method to handle payments online or in person. Bitcoin offers many advantages to businesses thinking about accepting them on their e-commerce website, s...

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Selling products online – going beyond your ecommerce site

By Kirsty Gasston 2nd April 2013


Ecommerce is continuing to grow, with more and more shoppers purchasing on the web rather than going in-store. Selling your products online shouldn’t start and finish with your ecommerce website, though. It is also important to create Google Product Feeds so that your products will be listed in Google’s Shopping listings. Big name online sellers such as Amazon and Play also offer companies the ability to sell their products through their cha...

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Responsive Web Design & Development

By Kirsty Gasston 25th March 2013


There are so many ways to access the internet and view websites now – computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones – and figures show that over 10% of internet browsing worldwide is now done via a mobile browser. Of course users expect websites to display and function correctly across all of their devices. So what do we do as web designers to make sure that this is the case? We design sites to be responsive. Media queries are used to recognise th...

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(More) Banksy T-shirts!

By Jordan Hall 20th September 2011


We recently posted about the launch of BanksyTshirts.org. If this interested you, you may also be interested in the recent launch of another Banksy t-shirts website! Rapid Web is happy to announce the recent launch a t-shirt website based solidly on our main and highly, flexible e-commerce system. This website offers a full e-commerce experience for both the visitors browsing the advanced front-end shopping basket/cart system, and for the clien...

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Grab a t-shirt for your child from the recently launched ‘Kids t-shirts’ website

By Jordan Hall 9th September 2011


Rapid Web is happy to announce our latest client's website launch, a brand new Kids t-shirts website! If you want a t-shirt for your child, or maybe your young one wants to pick our a t-shirt of their choice - this brand new kids t-shirts website may be the place to look. :) This websites for young t-shirt buyers, is powered by our primary e-commerce system. This e-commerce website system can be highly enhanced and modified to fit the bespoke a...

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Something Geeky e-commerce website

By Jordan Hall 5th September 2011


Several of us in the Rapid Web office are into some quite geeky hobbies, myself especially. Rapid Web is proud to announce the recent launch of Something Geeky, a brand new e-commerce website which sells geek t-shirts and other general geeky products. This e-commerce website is based on our custom in-house e-commerce system, which allows our clients to administrate their products and site options via a secure, custom and bespoke administrat...

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Banksy T-shirts.org – a customised e-commerce solution

By Jordan Hall 31st August 2011


We're very happy to announce to recent launch of Banky T-shirts.org, a website that sells t-shirts from the graphic artist Banksy, and donates £1 of each Banksy t-shirt to a charity of your choice! This website uses our in-house e-commerce system to power the online e-commerce shopping experience and the Wordpress blogging system to power the Banksy News section. This Banksy t-shirt website is a great example of how our in-house e-commerce sys...

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