What is "Ecommerce"?
Ecommerce is the term used to describe the selling of goods and services over the Internet. Creating a Web site that advertises and promotes your products is considered to be "ecommerce." Ecommerce actually is the shortened version for "Electronic Commerce" its true definition is "the paperless exchange of goods or services through the use of electronic data"
What is an "Ecommerce Website" or "Shopping Online Website"?
An ecommerce website is a website which includes facilities for products or services to be ordered or sold online. An online store enables visitors to browse through the products, select which items they wish to purchase, add them to their shopping basket or shopping cart and when they have completed their shopping they can then proceed to the checkout to pay for their purchases online. Ecommerce businesses in the recent years now offer elaborate online shopping stores where customers can browse thousands of products, place orders, selecting the desired shipping method and pay for their purchases using their credit cards.
Why sell online & what are the advantages?
There are many advantages of selling online or ecommerce web sites. Here are just a few advantages.

  • You are able to conduct business when it is convenient for your client. Whether it is during the day or in the middle of the night. You are never actually closed. If you choose an e-commerce web site, your customers can shop with you 24 hours a day.
  • You can reach a wide market. Your ecommerce web site can bring in customers from a worldwide market. An ecommerce web site enables you to place your products in the largest market place in the world.
  • Keep your existing customers happy! Existing customers increasingly expect online shopping facilities to be available for them. They may wish to place orders using the internet throughout the day and night. They will use your ecommerce web site at times which suit them. Shopping at their convenience instead of yours is much often much preferred.
  • New Customers - Consumers search for products and services online before making purchases. Being found on the Internet will give you an advantage over your competition when they call you instead of the competition. Online shopping facilities will ensure that the prospective new customer has the opportunity to buy your goods there and then.
  • As many of your products can be displayed as you wish? You can display as few or as many products as you wish. Your online ecommerce web site can present your customer with your entire stock range. Could you display all your products in the front of your shop window?
  • Saves Your Customers Time. As your online shopping website can include Web site Search features - your customer can speedily, identify precisely which product it is that best suits their requirements - much easier than them having to look at each individual product in turn.
  • Running Costs. Opening a new online store is a lot cheaper than opening a new shop. An ecommerce web site - the design provides you with the ability to manage your own content with built-in content management to reduce your costs.
  • No need to print new catalogue! There is no need to print a new catalogue - simply point your clients to your new online store.
  • Reporting - or Visitor Tracking for Your Web site - Web Traffic Monitoring With our web site statistics reports you'll be able to make better informed business decisions regarding your web site..
  • Scalability When your business grows, your ecommerce web site will grow with you. Our selling online web sites offer you the freedom to place as few or as many products into your ecommerce web site as you wish. Your web site can grow as your business expands.
Change to my online store? Can I update my ecommerce web site?
We build your online shopping web site to include a Content Management System. A Content Management System (CMS) puts you in control giving you the ability to add, remove or change the content, pages, text or images on your web site. Using a simple user friendly interface you can edit your new online shopping web site, without the need for any special skills. You can add new products, change prices and pictures as and when you wish.
Is easy to upload pictures or new images to my new ecommerce web site?
Yes we make it simple for you. We can even arrange that if you upload your picture and it really is too large for your web site - the software will automatically resize the picture to the optimum size for your ecommerce web site. Once resized the software then automatically positions the picture in its correct place for you.
Will the new ecommerce online shopping catalogue match the look and feel of my current web site?
Yes, we will design your shopping basket such that it will compliment the cosmetics of your existing web site
What security do you use for your Ecommerce Web sites?
Our secure servers (SSL) utilize the latest encryption methods to ensure your client can make the purchases from you via your web site with confidence. Shopping online is really safe and secure.
Can you assist with marketing my new online ecommerce web site?
You have your new shopping online web site and now you want to market your web site. Thobson also specialize in Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Promotion. All our Ecommerce web sites are designed to be "search engine friendly" and we can also assist with addition web site marketing campaigns - like Goggle ad words etc.