web·site – (noun)
“a collected group of pages regarded as a single entity, devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics.”
“to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), esp. to plan and form the structure of an idea.”
Sites that we create usually fall into one or more of these three categories;
(1) Content Managed – So you can edit, change and add any content you like without asking a web designer to do it for you. If you use MS Word, then you’ll find it easy.
(2) eCommerce – A smart, savvy system that can deliver results amongst a variety of e-commerce stores. Multiple language support, Multiple stores, Smart browsing via layered navigation, RSS product feeds, tagging and reviewing products, comparing products, product wishlists etc.
(3) Social Network – Scalable Social networks from a few members to millions of members. Any look, style and feature you want including membership billing, chat, forums, friends, instant messenger, audio, video, photos, groups and a lot more.
And if none of these fit your requirements we can also custom design the website with CSS.
Content Managed Websites
For Content Managed sites (like this one) we use WordPress because it can pretty much do it all. It’s open-source which means you don’t have to pay for the core software, it’s widely supported by a large community and most important, it’s really easy for the site owner to edit, update, add and change content. Many Fortune 500 companies use WP, so it’s no lightweight.
One of WP’s best features is its use of Plugins. These allow us to implement just about any feature or function you want at minimal cost; from eCommerce, video, images, membership systems, complex forms, integration with other systems etc. and it comes with a flexible blog post system should you need it. If a plugin doesn’t exist for what you need, we’re happy to create it for you.
At Marketing engineers we also create your WordPress look through custom designed themes and coding, so your site is unique to you. You get exactly what you want and need. Our sites also put you at a distinct advantage in Search Engine rankings as it’s built into our theme design.
We can also convert your existing html/css website to WordPress format so that you can enjoy the benefit of an easy to use Content Management System, improved security, smartphone compatibility, database driven and web 2 functionality. No more tables with CSS2, no more FTP uploads and always standards compliant to run on any device. In fact you can manage your site from anywhere on a PC, MAC, iPhone or Android device.
If you’re serious about you eCommerce site, then our Magento solution is for you. Magento is a top-end easily managed eCommerce solution that allows us to design your store pretty much how you’d like it to be and beyond. You control every facet of your store, from merchandising, stock control to promotions and more. Its SEO features and user experience will attract and convert more qualified customers, leading to business growth.
Site management couldn’t be easier through one simple admin panel. Our ecommerce solutions include extensive reporting tools including:
Best Purchased Products Report, Low Stock, Search Terms, Product Reviews, RSS feed for New Reviews, Tags Report, Coupon Usage Report, Total Sales Invoiced and Total Sales Refunded. We also supply many promotion and marketing tools including; Polls, Newsletter Management, Landing Page Tool for Campaigns, Catalog Promotional Pricing, and Flexible Coupons (pricing rules) to stores, customer groups, time period, products, and categories, Free Shipping Options, Multi-Tier Pricing for quantity discounts, Bundled Products Options, Customer Group-specific pricing and group-specific tier pricing, Recently Viewed Products, Recently Compared Items, New Items Promotional Tool, Up-sells in Shopping Cart, Cross-sells on product pages, Send to a Friend for all visitors, or registered users only, Send Wish list to a Friend by Email or RSS, RSS Feeds for New Products, New Specials and New Tags, Auto-generated Site Map and Google Site Map.
If you need a Social Network for your Club, Company, Charity or for profit network then we recommend our custom themed Social Engine based system. It’s the market leader and we’ve developed styles, themes and plugin’s for this system for nearly 5 years with incredible success. Our system can accommodate small networks to more than 2.5 million members. Like our other Web solutions, it’s easy to maintain, administration is really easy to follow and we can completely customize your network to how you want it, making your Social Network unique.
Contact Marketing Engineers today to discuss your next project and see how fast we can get your plans and products on-track to success!
Go ahead and make that call…you will be glad you did!