online shops

Unique Christmas Voucher Ideas?

Around this time of year we get asked what is the most popular website to buy from or what would be a unique items to buy on-line. Ironically people also wish it to be unusual or unique, something that isn’t in every stocking, well why not get a Christmas voucher for a Discover Scuba Diving Course. Ok, these vouchers don’t have to be used on Stephen’s Day, but when its thawed out a bit more it would …

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Online shops . . did you know . .

Just thought I’d throw it out there and let businesses with online shops know that depending on the software used to build your site and the way that it was built etc, you might be in for a surprise when you look at your bank account and find that the monies paid in were actually paid to someone else’s account !!! Security Patches and Fixes If your site is not fully up-to-date and by up-to-date, …

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Benefits of an online shop

In a meeting today I was demonstrating an online shop to a business and showing them how the administration panel would look like and then potential customer noticed that there were 318 customers on the site at the one time as the system shows us the number of users online. How many people fit into your shop? Then the potential customer realised that with an online shop you are not restricted to the amount of …

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Waterstone’s Close in Dublin

Yet another business closes it doors in Dublin with the loss of jobs and lively hoods. Waterstone Book Stores closes two of their shops in Dublin. Part of the HMV Group that has been heavily hit by the Recession and the Digital Age. Traditional shops always amaze me these days as to how they can make money and continue to pay the overheads that come with them. Setting up online shops has really show me …

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Online Betting Tax

Just watching the the 2011 Irish budget on the net and it looks like the Government has finally seen that money is moving in huge amounts online and that they could part of the action. With online sales in Ireland around €15,000,000 a day, I guess its small compared to the online betting. Now the Government are taking online businesses seriously and they are taxing the online betting websites the same as the shops. And …

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Online shops Storage

We have worked on many online shops over the years and one of the funny things to come up in the conversation is the ability to run a business from a private house, especially if you have a family. Running an online shop and using the house as storage often leads to issues with storage and the availability to have enough stock in place. Many businesses choose to either reduce the amount of items they …

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Irish Health Directory Website

We are working on a new exciting directory for a existing client who wanted a directory for Ireland, but specifically a Health Directory. The website is still in Beta testing but they have asked us to go ahead and put the site live to start getting the name out there. Get Listed. The idea is not new, but the way we have structured the site should help get the site listed in search engines, I …

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Online Wedding Shop Takes Laser Cards.

Our great friends Michelle & Audrey from our online wedding shop called All About Weddings have finally taken the plunge and upgraded their website to now be fully accepting Irish Debit Cards called Laser Cards. The site also accepts the usual Visa, Master Cards. While we were at it we created a brand new fully content managed website that will give the girls the ability to upload and amend all the sites content. The last …

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Starting an Online Business – Gorey Chamber of Commerce

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend tonight’s talk given by local lad, Grant Masterson from Wreckless Skate Board Shop here in Gorey Co. Wexford. I first met Grant when he was working for Webdream Solutions next door door to our own office on John Street in Gorey too. Webdream are a website design and programming company who at the time were specialising in online shops and estate agent websites. Grant progressed on from webdream …

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Christmas Voucher Ideas

Unique Gift Ideas. Earlier this year we were delighted to be approached by a great restaurant in Wicklow called Bates Restaurant in Rathdrum in Wicklow. We created a site for the guys and all went well. We always plan for success with all our clients and expansion is always on the horizon. With more and more people looking on-line for unique gift ideas in Ireland we thought it would suit our friends in Wicklow to …

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There is no Reccession On-line!

We had a meeting today with a great client of ours who operates one of Ireland’s best on-line Wedding Gifts Websites All About Weddings was set up a few years ago when two like minded sisters who love weddings decided to set up an online shop for wedding gifts. Now a well established, successful business All About Wedding came into us to talk about expansion and growing the website further, by making new changes and …

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Small Job – Tradesman Directory Website

We are please to announce the launch of a new website for the “Small Job” around the house that everyone has and are looking for tradesmen online to come and work on. The type of jobs that wouldn’t be looked at a year or two ago are now the main bread and butter for many in Trades such as carpenters and plumbers etc. We have worked with our client Paul on creating a directory style …

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Website Content – Who does it?

Where do I get good content for website? We are just after receiving a few emails from a new client who has been busy putting together content for their website. One issue that I must bring to peoples attention is that we strongly suggest not using Google Image Search to source content for your site. You can not simply grab, copy an image from there and use it on your website. Many people assume that …

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Courier Directory Launched

HaulageLinks.com This is one of our recent projects, it is a new business directory for the haualge and courier industry. This content managed website has been created to allow courier and haulage companies in Ireland to create an account and get listed online. The user can add their company details such as Name, Address, Services and even upload a logo. The system uses Google mapping intregrated into the directory allowing the users to browse by …

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New VAT Rates – Budget 2008 Announced

We Would like to advice our clients with online shops to make sure they are aware of the new VAT rates announced today. The higher rates must be reflected on your websites. The upper VAT rate is moving from 21%  to  21.5% effective from the 1st December 2008. The 13.5% rate will remain the same. These changes can be make in your back-end administration system to change to VAT rates when selling online. Call us …

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