Custom Online Shop set up using INDEX eStore. Some chief features on this website application include:
- Featured Products: By displaying featured products on the home page and on the side columns of the site thus informing visitors of top selling products and sales offers. This can also be general products that needs to be pushed further and make sure they get noticed.
- Related product: This is a great up selling feature, which will show visitors what other products they can purchase along side what they are currently viewing, positioned cleraly in the header, Customers who bought this also bought: will encourage your visitors to purchase more then one item at once.
- Newsletter Subscription: Allow users to enter their email address to stay up to date with shop offers and promotions, having this feature will allow Samavale to build a mailing list for them to use in marketing campaigns.
- Product Zoom: Having a good zoom feature for product images, is always a plus point online, as it allows visitors to see the minute details of products, which works well, as some times customers prefer to feel and touch, so this was easily replaced by having a good zoom feature, which really brings out the details in all producst.
- Categories: The site have clear categories in which products are listed, and the categories are always displayed in the right sidebar where they are easily accessible on all pages.
- Good Navigation: Navigation is extremely important on an e-commence site, users are able to easily access various sections of the site, along with a quick link back to the shopping cart.
- Good Payment Gateway: Online payments remains a challange in Zimbabwe but this feature has been incorporated in the development to cater for those who wish to make use of it. However further developments are being done to cater for offline payment methods like Eco-cash while cash payments and bank deposits are already catered for.
- Good Return Policy: we are working on a good return policy to make sure that customers will have more assurance and peace of mind if eversomething was to go wrong they can easily return their product. A good policy generally increases sales, as customers feel more safer to buy.
- Customer login & registration: Customers can easily register on Samavale site, so when they do return they don’t need to enter all their billing and payment details in again, giving them the flexibility to quickly check out.
- Good Graphics: Although we are still developing the site, we made use of good graphics, banners and images on the site, to attract visitors. Sales promotional material and offers will also be displayed in attractive banners positions like our header and users can click click on.
- Delivery Information: This information is clear, along with clear time scales, and charges.
- News & Events: This section on the site keeps visitors informed of new products, events, and other news related to our site. We also used a blogging platform module, integrated Facebook and Twitter so as to do the job effectively.
- Social Media Presence: By having Social Media Logos on the site, we enhanced interaction with customers for enquires related to products and orders. Having a good social media presence has boosted Samavale online presence and brand.
INDEX eStore provides an elegant solution for those looking to sell products online. The platform has a collection of themes that are easy to configure, and offers integration options with some of the most popular (and free) ecommerce plugins, including eShop and Simple PayPal Shopping cart. Also, due to the open-ended nature of the design, adding support for additional shopping carts won’t cause a headache. If you are ready to bring your business online, then get started today with eStore!