Ellis Mayes and Partners
5A Chapel Lane
Telephone: 01274 451888
Before the design even begins, we need to go through a questionnaire to learn more about your company, your competitors and your marketplace. We then work with you to create the optimum website strategy that will produce the best results possible. This strategy is then integrated into each phase of the web design process.
The fact that our websites are built with you in mind means that we are able to design a website just for you which is why over 95% of our website are bespoke and do not use templates. We are also committed to keeping costs down, which is why we'll always give you "best advice". Some companies are more than happy to build you a large website which you may not need just so that they can attach a large price to it; we'd rather work on a "least cost option" and build you what you actually need as follows:
In the current financial climate more and more companies are down-sizing, some to the point of closing down their usual retail premises and operating their business via an online store. An online store has many advantages over a retail outlet in that you can run a website on your own, you can order stock from your suppliers after your customer has already paid for the goods meaning you hold less stock, and another fantastic benefit is zero shop-lifting! On the downside, your customers are unable to touch the products prior to purchase, however, our eCommerce stores allow you to give a comprehensive description of your products and display several photos of them, as well as allowing customers to leave reviews about the products for other potential customers to read.
The other benefit of our eCommerce stores is that unlike many of our competitors, our stores all include a Content Management System (CMS) which allows you to manage all of your site including adding, amending or removing products, it also produces invoices and packing labels, in fact, this could be the best member of staff you ever have!
A flash website is one that utilises dynamic software to create great looking websites at very affordable prices. A flash website can usually be built in less time that a traditional website and the reduced build time creates a saving which is passed on to you. Flash websites are great for promoting business or clubs and associations as they contain many promotional features such as integration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, great photo galleries and the ability to stream videos direct from Youtube.
Don't worry if you don't know which type of website you require, simply request a consultation and one of our team will advise you on the best product for you, and if necessary we can provide a full written proposal outlining everything from the time it will take to build your site through to what we will do to make it visible to as many people as possible.
A sole trader website is ideal for someone who is out on the road a lot, such as a tradesman, or someone involved in sales as it gives your potential and existing customers an opportunity to learn about your products and services as well as view things like before and after pictures, and allows them to contact you in the most convenient manner.
There's nothing worse than losing business because a customer was unable to contact you, well now there is no excuse as you can list all of your telephone numbers, addresses and email address and if you have a compatible mobile phone (most phones are these days), you can even receive email directly from your website while you work and call them back at your convenience.
- Your website is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Cheaper and more flexible than traditional media advertising.
- Improves the credibility of you and your business.
- Promote your "Bricks and mortar" presence and give your customers directions.
- Use cost effective market research by placing polls or surveys on your website.
- Your website can promote your business and process sales while you sleep.
- The smallest advert in the Telegraph and Argus cost £45.00 for one night.
- Tell potential customers what you do and why you deserve their trust and confidence.
- There is nothing worse than not being able to find somewhere - an online map will fix this.
- Customers can provide feedback to help determine how you can improve your service.