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Online stores programmer in the office in Leeds

E-commerce in Leeds

94 % of online stores in Leeds work together with us on a long run basis.

Online stores for small and medium businesses in Leeds

Design created for conversions, security and relatively low costs, which will not affect the budget of a small business.

Estimate project
A couple of people adding products to their online store.
A team working on a design on an online store.

Online stores for large companies and corporations in Leeds

A project created from scratch for a selected brand will 100% reflect its character and facilitate handling of thousands of orders.

Estimate project

Advertising of your store

Online stores without good advertisement are not efficient enough. We will help you to obtain new orders.

Discover the possibilities
A man consulting the ways of advertisement for his online store.

The standard of our online stores in Leeds

Aesthetics

Regardless of industry and style of an online store, a good project has to combine aesthetics and coherent structure. This is why we use and create the latest UX and UI trends at Sopchy.

Automation

Don't waste your time and invest in the integration of an online store with a logistics company, accounting system, portals like eBay or Amazon.

Responsiveness

We use comfortable solutions for the users of mobile devices. In addition before we complete our work we do a number of advanced tests of an online store.

Security

To each online store we implement additional security, which ensures its stable operation. It is especially crucial in Open Source systems.

Support

If you need any help in operating an online store, ask us for free help. We are available at +44 7541 287643.

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Even the best online store lacking proper advertising may not bring desired results. We will willingly suggest to you how to achieve new customers.

In recent years, we've worked with many wonderful people.
Their opinion is very important to us.

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8 Key factors about an online store (for the inquisitive)

We recognise many entrepreneurs may not have enough time to get into details of programming (and it's nothing wrong!). Especially for them we created the description of 8 key aspects, which have to be taken into consideration before creating a good online store. Remember that a badly prepared online store will not bring you any profit, on the contrary it will be an unnecessary expense.

1. Selection of the appropriate store system

When we analyse the needs of a client, we deal with choosing such a store system, which in a longer perspective will work the best for the store. We can select from, among others, the WooCommerce store system, PrestaShop, Magento and Shoper. WooCommerce and PrestaShop are ideal for less elaborated stores, because they characterise with the low cost of creating and developing an online store. On the other hand relevant protection (provided by us) ensures stable operation. Magento aimed at very big online stores. In this system the cost of creation and development of the store is higher and requires great knowledge in programming. However Magento gives us more possibilities, for example running several stores in one administrative panel.

Logo systemu do sklepów internetowych WooCommerce
Logo systemu do sklepów internetowych PrestaShop
Logo systemu do sklepów internetowych Magento
Logo systemu do sklepów internetowych Shoper

2. First impression (trust)

Do you think that it is enough to have an attractive offer to ensure a large number of orders? You are wrong. In e-commerce trust is the most crucial dimension. If a client perceives your store as unreliable, he will not make any order. For this reason most budget online stores are closed before the actual "opening". According to the statistics, the first 5 seconds are the most important. After this time it is difficult to influence somebody's assessment - even unjust. If your store from the very beginning makes a positive impression, your chances for conversion increase. We wrote about conversions in point 3.

3. Orders and inquiries about the offer in online stores (conversions)

Conversion is each order, phone contact, request for an offer, filling out the contact form or adding a product to your favorites in the browser. In other words it is a presumed action of the customer. The goal of the online store creator is to increase the number of conversions. Special attention should be paid to the intuitive way of adding them to the basket and the length of the ordering path. To maximise the conversions we use for example below form:

Do you have any questions about the online store? Leave us your phone number. We will call you back.

4. A secure, recognisable and convenient payment system

Do you know what you should look for while choosing a payment system for your online store? While making this decision take notice of its recognition among target clients, functionality (e.g. support for VISA and MasterCard, Google Pay, Apple Pay) as well as initial and fixed costs. We can offer numerous proven systems. PayPal is one of the most universal and popular payment systems in the world. Stripe works best in the United Kingdom. DIBS, Klarna and Vipps work best in Norway. In turn, Stripe, 2Checkout and PayFast are the most suitable for German market. If you don't see your preferred payment system, let us know! We will check if it is possible to integrate this system with your online store.

System płatności interneotwych VISA
System płatności interneotwych MasterCard
System płatności interneotwych BLIK
System płatności interneotwych Apple Pay

5. Responsive version

Have you heard that a year ago the majority (82%) of online shopping was done by mobile devices? Because of that, adaptation to the latest smartphones and tablets is an integral part of an online store. The designer of your online store should focus both on correct display of the project in the mobile (responsive) version and convenience of its use (trends of intuitive use of UX and UI). A polished responsive version may significantly boost the number of sales - especially if you don't have a regular customer base yet.

6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

First of all you have to learn how web browsers work. Basically, robots index data collected from websites and save them in a database. Retained information is analysed according to an algorithm created by Google specialists. Currently, the most substantial for positioning, among others, are the amount of specific content and their frequent updating on an online store (the more, the better). One of the important elements of SEO is locating selected keywords in appropriate headings in an online store. At our disposal there are: h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6. To illustrate, while you are interested in a phrase "online stores'', in h2 headline you should place a text

"online stores Leeds"

Remember that local positioning (e.g. online stores Leeds) is much easier because less competition. The same principle relates to popularity of your assortment - niche products and categories will appear faster in top positions. In case of popular commodities the appearance in TOP 10 in England is difficult and time consuming, however it is possible. The second crucial element which should be taken into consideration are links to your online store. They may come from other websites or from your own store (e.g. from the Blog section). An example is following redirect to the offer of creating web designs (it's best if linked pages are thematically related):

7. Gain customers in the online store

Think that you want to open a stationary store in your city. Consider which location would you choose for the store: a crowded city centre or empty outskirts of town? An online store promotion is equal to a stationary store location. There are various ways of advertising, both paid and free. You can choose from: natural search engine results (SEO and positioning), paid search engine links (Google Ads - formerly AdWords), banner ads on other web designs (Google Ads), YouTube ads (Google Ads), entries to the online store on the recommendation (word of mouth, your clients' facebook, business cards), access to the online store from social media (your business' profile) and much more. Contact us and tell us more about your target group. We will gladly help you to acquire new customers.

8. Maintenance and security of the online store

Many programmers still do not realise how significant is the server, on which the online store is placed. We focus on both efficiency and security of components depending on the store system, number of users and online store functions. However, to comprehend this aspect properly, you need special knowledge about SysOps and DevOps, which you don't need to have. The amount of disk space, the amount of available RAM, optional resource scalability, the frequency of making autonomous backup copies of files and the database (preferably if such a copy is created daily), the cost of restoring the backup of files and the database (optimally if it is 0 GBP) are universal aspects, which should be considered.

Frequent questions

What is the cost and the time of realisation of an online store?

The variety of website designs is huge. Therefore, we can specify the approximate price and lead time after discussing your expectations. Fill out the website pricing form - we will contact you within 1 business day.

How do we conclude online store contract?

We start co-operation on the day of signing the contract. We can conclude it fully remotely (up to GBP 50,000 net) or at a meeting in the office of one of the parties.

Do you conduct online store training?

Of course! We will show you how to manage products and sales, change contact details, add new photos, etc. Remember that our technical support also applies after completing work on your online store.

Do I have to appear in your office?

The specificity of our industry allows us to implement projects 100% remotely. After all, we like to host clients in our office. Therefore, if you feel like it, we invite you for a cup of freshly ground coffee and a cake.

How to pronounce the name "Sopchy"?

By definition, we pronounce it in accordance with English phonetics, which is simply [Sop Hy] (this is a very simplified phonetic notation!). You can pronounce it in any way you want.