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Free e-commerce FAQs

Do I have to pay anything?

No, I have removed the set-up cost which, for an application like this, would normally cost north of £5,000.

Why have I done this?

I have been in business for most of my career. I understand the problems that businesses like yours are facing right now. If you have stock you need a way to sell it, generate cashflow and recuperate costs.

If you want or need to trade then setting up an E-commerce store is the only sensible thing to do right now, especially if you have a way to contact your existing customers. The problem is the capital cost and the outlay for a good E-commerce solution. I understand that you may be struggling with your business, your footfall has disappeared, and you are finding it difficult to get the help you need from the government. With money tight and cashflow uncertain, the last thing you need is a large outlay.

So, I have decided, for a limited time, to help small businesses trade online. I will waive the cost of set-up for the right businesses. I will continue to do so for the duration of this public health crisis. 

How have I done this?

Having met the A grade performance and security criteria, I was in the process of developing the product to fully meet accessibility standards. With that work now complete, this has now created a premium e-commerce website product. It is built on my core CMS website application which is accessibility compliant. So, I have decided to release it early and waive the setup and licensing cost so that you can benefit immediately.

I have spent the last couple of weeks setting-up generic content and creating automated processes. This means you get a high-quality product delivered and ready to populate within 24 hours.

How does it work?

Simply complete the application form. It’s free, quick and easy to do. If your business meets with the right criteria I will create an account for you. I will ask you for a copy of your logo and confirm your primary brand colours.

Your e-commerce store will be set-up in a development area so that you can build the content privately, before going live. In the meantime, I will need to make a couple of simple changes to how your domain name is handled. I can do this for you, or I can send you the details you need in order for you to do it yourself. This will not usually affect anything until I change the details to point to your new website when you are ready. 

To protect both yours and my own interests, a simple contract will exist between us. This is nothing too onerous. It simply lays out what can and should be expected.

Do I have to pay anything if I do not sell anything?

No, there will be no charge to you if you do not make any sales. If I accept your application, I will shoulder all of the risk for you in this respect.

Do I own the software?

No. You may cancel at any time without incurring any charges, but you will not be able to take the e-commerce store with you. The data that you have generated is however yours.

Can you set-up the products and content for me?

Yes, although the application has been designed to make it easy for you to add your own products, I appreciate not everyone will want to do this. Naturally, there will be a cost for this. Please contact me for more details.