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10 Reasons Why Ecommerce Will Replace Shopping Malls One Day

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By: Noel Vermeire

Shopping malls out ~ Ecommerce in….Be on the wave of the future for retail!

Ecommerce has opened many virtual doors for consumers, they no longer have to drive to a mall or shopping center to find the products they need to fulfill their lives. They simply use their tablet, personal computer or mobile phone to research and purchase pretty much anything they want or need with a few simple clicks! This is the driving force of why ecommerce will one day replace shopping malls.
Here’s 10 important points we would like to share with you to give you a better understanding of the impact online shopping has on our society.
  1. Ecommerce is a Multitrillion Dollar Market. For some of the latest statistics about the ecommerce industry jump over to http://pure-ecommerce.com/ecommerce-growth-statistics.
  2. In the future we will see more and more malls go out of business as the 20 and 30 something’s simply buy online as that is in their “nature”. They have been raised to go online to find pretty much anything they desire. This will lead them to continue this through life and eventually trickle down to their future families. This create a ripple effect to continue on for generations.
  3.  In the future there is a huge imbalance of too many buyers and not enough sellers.
  4.  Drop shipping allows you to not have to invest in the overhead of inventory. Find out more about drop shipping here >>> http://pure-ecommerce.com/what-is-drop-shipping
  5.  Ecommece allows you to not have to invest in the overhead of rent or commit to a lease.
  6.  You can at any time purchase inventory if you like.
  7.  There is always the option of Just in Time Inventory.
  8.  All of our sites are mobile-friendly which means customers can shop anywhere and at anytime. Learn more about having an ecommerce business that is mobile-friendly by going to http://pure-ecommerce.com/importance-of-being-mobile-friendly.
  9. You will enter into this opportunity with an instant exit strategy which is the ability to sell your business at any point.
  10.  An ecommerce business is like real estate. The more you work on your business the more it’s worth. As you increase it’s placement in Google, add products, increase the brand awareness the business now becomes worth more money.
To find out more about owning an internet business visit www.Pure-Ecommerce.com. Be sure to review the Common Questions page at http://pure-ecommerce.com/common-questions and check out our informative Video Library at http://pure-ecommerce.com/video-library.

Six Phases to the Custom Website Design Timeline

Custom Website Design Timeline 

 

By: Noel Vermeire

 Pure-Ecommerce can create your dream online business with a custom website design. Here’s the six phases of the process from concept to creation.

Living the life of a web designer can be crazy and busy sometimes. We deal with clients everyday, each one of them have a different necessity or demand. Our industry is constantly changing. We have to be on top of any new technology that comes up, meaning the skills we have today will only part of the skills we will need tomorrow. Because web design is a fast moving industry, we as web designers are constantly reading and teaching ourselves about new trends and technologies.
As with any project, being able to manage your time effectively is an important part of being a successful web designer. It is key for us to know how to manage time between all of the projects we have to complete. It is also very important to build a good relationship with the client, we are the providers, and we strive to be sincere, but respectful with each one of the client’s ideas. It is truly a team effort especially when we are creating a custom website design for a client.
We as web designers are obligated to provide each client a timeline for each project. This would be beneficial to both the client and the designer, because we would have a detailed explanation of the time process involved on that specific project.

What is a Timeline?

A timeline in a web design project management is a chronologic demonstration from the starting phase of a project until its completion. In other words a timeline is an outline of the steps from start to finish involved in a web design project.

Why should we create a timeline?

It is beneficial to have a project timeline as it shows both the designer and the client what should be completed and when. It helps both sides of the project to be informed and more organized until the project is completed.  Being organized as a web designer helps us to speed up the process and it helps the client to understand each of the phases involved on a website project development.

How long does it take to build a website?

There are many answers to this question. Because every project is different, the time a website project takes will depend on the type of website, how many functionalities the client may want on their website, the size of the website and detail requested and it also depends upon the communication between the client and the developer.

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There are numerous steps to consider in a website development process. Building a website is like building a house, we start from building the foundation. Here are the six phases of the custom website design timeline:

Phase One: Research

This is the phase where the designer gathers more information  about the specific project. The web designer should have a good understanding of what the company is all about, what the target audience is, what the purpose of the website is, and what the company goals are.

Phase Two: Planning 

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After getting all the information from the client, we plan the website by creating a sitemap structure.
What is a Sitemap?
A sitemap is the list of pages on a website.
Why is a Sitemap important?
Sitemaps are the blueprints of a website. If we create a good sitemap in the beginning of the building process of the website, we can easily incorporate more pages as the business grows.
Some tips for planning a good Sitemap:
  1. Sitemap primary pages (first level pages): These should be your main navigation pages such as – about us, products, services, contact us, etc.
  2. Sitemap secondary pages (second level pages): These secondary pages are usually the more detailed pages. They are included on the submenu or secondary navigation menu. This is an example of secondary pages: product categories, history of the company, frequently asked questions, testimonials etc.
After planning the sitemap, the web designer can advise the client about what technology they should use for their website. Some questions to be discussed during this phase:
  • Does the website need a shopping cart?
  • Does the website/client need a content management system?
  • Does the website require to have an image slider?
  • What other functionalities does the website require?

 Phase Three: Design

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This phase involves the creation of all the design elements on the website. After gathering all the information the designer creates a mock-up of the site’s interface. The web designer will discuss with the client these topics before creating a mock-up for their site. 1. The web designer and the client go over what color scheme should be used for the website’s interface. 2. What kind of typography should be used on the website. After that the web designer proceeds to create a mock-up on Photoshop based on the clients requirements. The client will be involved in this phase as much as, as on every phase, after the client approves the design, the web designer will proceed to the development phase.

Phase Four: Development

This phase is one of the longest parts of the project. The development phase is where the mock-up for the homepage design gets transferred to HTML/CSS language, this is where all the coding takes place. After the design is transferred from Photoshop to HTML/CSS, the web designer will proceed to add any functionality to the site such as: plugin installation, contact forms, slideshows, videos, or any other interactive features. This is also the time where all of the content is added to the site. The web designer is in charge of cropping or editing any images before adding them to the site. This is an exciting portion of the custom internet business development process!

Phase Five: Testing and Delivery

This is the time where the whole website gets tested. The web designer will check the whole website for any broken links. All features and functionalities should be working perfectly by this time. The site will also be tested on all the different browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc). After making sure everything is working correctly, the web designer will deliver the website to the client. After the client’s approval the website will be ready for launching.

Phase Six: Launch

After everything is tested and approved by the client, the website is ready to be transferred to the client’s server. After all files are uploaded to the server, the website will be live on the world wide web.
Related Article: [Ecommerce Web Host – Insight Into Choosing the Right One

Meet Our Design Team:

Pure-Ecommerce is proud to have such a talented, knowledgeable, passionate and most of all customer service oriented team. Find out more about our team by going to http://pure-ecommerce.com/meet-the-team.html. Our designers work with clients daily to bring their dream online business to fruition.
Want our talented team to create your own custom website design, visit us now at www.pure-ecommerce.com to check out the custom website design packages we have to offer. You can see their outstanding design work by taking a look at our collection of ready to go internet businesses for sale.

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