We're massively impressed with Big Commerce.
Having worked with big (and expensive) Enterprise
systems like ATG and Hybris, we're blown away by the
functionality on offer here for as little as $40 a
month! This hosted offering eclipses all the other
competitors in this space. I'd be worried if I was
Shopify, EKM Powershop or Core Commerce at the
Some of the features that had us grinning were a
whole range of Promotional mechanisms, Mailchimp
integration, Product Page videos, Google Base feeds
and (I know it's a small thing, but its so important
if your switching vendor) 301 redirects!
www.bigcommerce.com for more details. We're in
the process of becoming a Bigcommerce partner so
talk to us if you want some help.
Apparel E-Commerce -
Solving the the last big problem
Apparel sales online have always been compromised
by customers' confidence to purchase, because as
consumers we don't know if the product is going to
fit. The big online retailers have offset this by
offering incredibly favourable returns policies, but
at a great expense to themselves.
Could the future be
fits.me? This innovative software, which you can
plug into an existing website, asks customers for
their size details and models it for the user on a
dummy with their selected clothing size.
It's not perfect yet, but we think it's a glimpse
into the future and are interested to see who will
be first to pick up on this technology in the UK.
We've looked at countless number of Agile
Lifecycle Management tools over the last few years
and Target Process seems to have this space nailed.
If you are just doing plain old Scrum there will be
lots of options out there for you at the moment.
However, if you find your processes are becoming
more staged and heading in a Kanban direction, you
will find the configurability of Target Process to
be of great value.
www.targetprocess.com for more details and get
in touch if you need someone to help you implement
- What we're doing today.....
Peglers are a well known Outdoor Shop. They're
experts at what they do - advising people about gear
they need for anything from a walk on the South Downs to
We've been advising Peglers on their E-Commerce
strategy and getting some simple initiatives kicked off.
Over the last week we've been setting up Adwords and
Google Merchant centre accounts. The current focus is to
do some very targeted PPC campaigns to assess the ROI
and to get a Google Base feed configured. The effort
already seems to be paying off.
In the Southern climbing community Peglers has a
legendary reputation for the quality of advice, good
prices and a good stock of specialist items. The long
term aim is to widen the audience and let the rest of
the UK (and perhaps Europe) benefit from that service.