eCommerce

The shopping experience is changing

It's a whole new world for retailers, and we've been exploring it for years

The online retail industry has exploded over the last 5 years, surging by an incredible 16.5%. Last year, Australian shoppers spent a record-breaking $16bn online. It is fair to say - ecommerce has changed the world.

Smaller businesses now compete with the established retailers that used to dominate the market. Some retailers abandon "bricks-and-mortar" entirely, embracing automation and adding more to their bottom line. Others find whole new markets online, taking advantage of social media, online marketing and international commerce to build themselves the perfect niche.

The entire landscape of Australian business has changed, and it still is changing. Luckily, it's the world we live in.


eCommerce for businesses large and small

Whether you're selling 100's of products a day all across the world, or an artist that just wants to make a little extra money selling the occasional piece online, we've got a solution that suits your needs.

Take payments online through a payment gateway like Paypal or eWay, or have your customers pay over the phone or with bank transfer. We can calculate shipping for you, too - by weight, by order total, even by interfacing with Australia Post.

Feature-rich and cutting-edge

There are a number of ecommerce platforms, and we've used them all. But if you're serious about functionality and scalability, go with Opencart.

Even better, we can integrate Opencart with other systems:

  • content management / blogging software
  • membership management
  • email marketing and social media

What else can a Technology Matters ecommerce site do?

  • A fully-automated order process
  • Batch-print invoices and packing slips
  • up-to-the-minute currency conversion
  • Specials, featured items and cross-selling
  • Coupons, loyalty discounts and vouchers
  • Different prices for different customer types
  • Optional integration with MYOB

The important stuff - security

We at Technology Matters are very conscious of security, and we think you should be too - especially if you're running an online store. We offer a range of methods to keep your site safe from hackers, spammers, scammers and other nefarious types - from secure servers (SSL) to firewalls, and work with a range of "site seal" services to track your site's safety 24/7. 

Making sure your ecommerce site is safe and sound will:

  • secure your users' personal information
  • encrypt all credit card payments
  • help lift your Google rankings (Google wants to know you're safe before it will promote you)
     

 
Just as importantly, showing users that your site is secure builds trust and confidence, driving more sales.

Today's shoppers are more tech-savvy than ever before, and if they see an online shop that isn't properly secured, they'll be heading for the exits!


You want to dive in to this whole new world?

Then we want to help you. But first, let's find out if we’re a good fit for each other. 

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