Web Development

eCommerce Web Development

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eCorner specialises in eCommerce Web Development delivering customisable and scalable enterprise ecommerce solutions using ePages enterprise. We have extensive experience creating custom features and integrating into a range of ERP, Accounting and Inventory Management systems.

Extensive eCommerce Web Development experience

eCorner have been developing eCommerce websites since 2004, and have designed, developed and delivered thousands of websites for Australian businesses of all sizes and types. Successful eCommerce Development requires experience, the right technology and secure infrastructure. There are a number of key factors to consider when making a choice of agency for your eCommerce Project:

  • Experience: has the organisation delivered eCommerce projects before
  • Availability: does the organsiation have the resources and services to deliver
  • Resources: do the developers have experience in the technology required
  • Technology: is the supported technology capable of delivering the project requirements
  • Security: is the infrastructure and technology secure and PCI DSS compliant
  • Infrastructure: is the hosting enviroment secure and flexible and based in Australia
  • Support: is technical support accessible and are service level agreements offered<

While every project is different ranging from simple tweaks to our core platform to full scale re-engineering to meet specific business needs, we work closely with our customers to ensure the solution is designed and implemented to meet your needs as time and cost efficiently as possible.

Project Processes and Development Cycle

Why do 50% of development projects fail to be delivered?

Although the reason for failure might be different from project to project there are some common causes. It is not always the developers fault but in most cases good development process and practice can make the difference. A common factor is a lack of defined scope and requirements. So it is a little like setting out to build a house without a plan. The customer who commissioned the project should have defined the requirements and scope however often inexperience leaves the project success to chance. When you are dealing with an experienced development organisation then the project would never get started without defined requirements. Just like a professional builder won't start without a plan.

Formal Proposal, Statement of Work and Work Order

At eCorner we leave nothing to chance. Each project is started by reviewing the requirements and if necessary helping our customer to define the requirements. Following this process the requirements are reviewed at multiple levels within eCorner to determine that we understand all the issues relating to the project.  Once we have broken down the requirements into development tasks we then scope the project and produce a Statement of Work and formal proposal. These are communicated to the customer and then we undertake a requirements workshop to show how we intend to deliver each requirement.

Once we have resolved and agreed the requirements and statement of work we provide a Work Order with Terms and Conditions for the customer to agree. Once the work order is approved we formally initiate the project.

eCorner will then allocate internal resources to the project and undertake a project kick-off meeting. During the course of the development and testing project review meetings are held with the customer to match the work to expectation.

Develop Custom Features and Unique Designs

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There are practically no limits to the design or scope of your enterprise eCommerce solution. We can modify the software and add features on your behalf. Use your online shop as a catalogue that communicates with your key accounts’ electronic procurement solutions, or have a product configurator built for customised orders. Nothing is impossible.

More importantly ePages can expand as your customer base expands, as your products expand and as your visitors and orders expand. By seamlessly increasing the capabilities of the virtual servers we can handle any volume.

Integration and connectivity

We have developed integrations to many back office systems including a range of ERP solutions, accounting packages, warehouse and inventory software, Point of Sale (POS) systems, payment platforms and shipping/logistics providers.

Using a combination of web services and modern APIs, our team can link to most web-enabled systems to manage and pass order, product, customer and/or transaction data to automate and syncronise your eCommerce website and processes with your back office applications.

Some integrations include:

  • Xero
  • Unleashed inventory management
  • MYOB Premier
  • SAP Business One
  • Australia Post
  • Couriers Please
  • VEND
  • Shippit
  • Kounta

And many more.

For more information: Integrated eCommerce

Multi-store and marketplace solutions

While most eCommerce applications are a single website tailored to your customer market, often businesses have a need for multiple online presences or aim to bring together communities of merchants onto a single portal.

eCorner have developed and delivered many multiple website applications using a range of different methodologies, including:

  • Multi-store: utilises a 'master' store to maintain the core product data and inventory, but allows 'slave' stores to link to that store to access products and stock, and forwards orders back for processing. This allows businesses with multiple web presenses (i.e. different brands or target markets) to custom tailor the user experience for each site but centralise the management of products, stock and orders.
  • Sub-shops: Similar to 'multi-store' in that products, stock and orders are centralised. Instead of having several separated online stores using the same core data, each of the 'sub-shops' resides within the 'master' shop so all business processes are shared including the shopping basket/checkout but a different design, catalogue and structure can be presented for each 'sub-shop'.
  • Marketplace: a marketplace allows communities of merchants to come together and manage their own products, stock and presense with in the marketplace, while sharing certain core infrastructure and business processes such as a shared shopping basket and payment processes.