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Online Store Site Setup Process

Our shopping cart and content management system streamlines the process of setting up your site. Here are the steps we typically follow:

Site Design

  • Provide copies of your logo and other marketing assets, such as business cards, letterhead, envelops, brochures, and example sites to the graphic designer. We can recommend several logo design services if you need a logo.
  • You and the graphic designer review your site design requirements and provided assets.
  • The graphic designer creates one or more concepts for your site. A concept is simply a mocked up image of a web page. Typically, the concept will be of the home page. Depending on your agreement, the designer may concept additional web pages as well.
  • You review the concepts with the graphic designer and provide feedback. The designer takes your feedback and does a  first round of revisions. The number of included revisions will vary depending on your agreement.
  • You sign-off on the site design concepts. The graphic designer then creates the finished concept artwork.

Site Development

  • We provide you with an Excel spreadsheet that you then populate with your product information.
  • We setup an internal development site that is password protected so that only you can see the site.
  • We install our Shopping Cart, Site Manager, and Site Analytics software and the other applications/modules that makes up your "Complete Web Site Solution".
  • We configure the sales taxes, shipping methods, and payment methods in the shopping cart. 
  • We setup an initial list of shopping cart categories.
  • We import your product information from the spreadsheet that you provide us.
  • We upload your product images into the shopping cart.
  • We create additional pages in the Site Manager for pages such as About Us, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Customer Service.
  • From the concepts, we create templates to implement the design of your site. Typically, we will build a home page template and a second template that then handles all of the other pages on the site. The main templates will typically be broken down to include several shared elements such as the header, footer, and navigation areas of the page.
  • We setup the navigation elements of your site, such as breadcrumb menus, drop down menus, tabs, buttons, left site menus, etc.
  • We create shopping cart templates for the category pages and the product detail pages.
  • We setup any forms, such as "contact us", that are going to be on your site.
  • We quality test the development site.
  • You sign-off on the finished development site.

Site Deployment

  • We setup your production site hosting.
  • We publish the development site to the production site and test the site again.
  • We update your DNS to tell the world the new location of your site.
  • Your new site is now LIVE!