• 5 Star Marine


    5 Star Marine offer training and certification for Powerboat, Moter Cruiser and seamanship courses.

    On the website customers are able to select from a wide selection of training couses to suit their needs and subscribe online.

    The site also features a news and blogging section where 5 Star Marine can keep its viewers up to date with the latest events and changes to training course and practices.

    Latest up to date weather forcast and tidal times are dispaied for viewer reference.

    The site displays an excellent gallery of Powerboats and Cruises in use while in training along with videos from their YouTube account.

    Customers have the option to sign up to receive a regular newsletter Which is totally managed within the site. The newsletter manager collects user subscriptions within a mailing list and allows you to create your own email template with links directly back to pages and content within the site.

  • Armed Forces Art UK

    Armed Forces Art UK

    Armed Forces Art UK sell greeting cards and limited edition aviation prints generating income for various charities.

    This sales site contains over 1000 aviation images and products which are continuously increasing. All images featured have the option to purchase as greeting cards, various sizes of fine art prints and canvases. The image listings are managed via the administration control panel giving full control of the items, offers, shipping and payment modules. There is even a section to enter special coupon codes which will give the customer special promotional discounts.

    Individual pages host all the product information with special selection options such as size or colour etc. Inset images allow the user to see larger images and to see certain items in more detail. Each product can have a selection of related products to help encourage the viewer to other items.

    Full shopping cart feature stores the selected item in a smooth drop down menu with the option to progress to checkout or hold the information while the viewer explores more features and products on the site.

  • Choosing a Payment Gateway: 7 Essential Considerations

    choosing a payment gateway

    Choosing a Payment Gateway: 7 Essential Considerations

    In the pre-internet world, paying for a product or service wasn’t always as easy as it is today. Customers would have to either visit the business in person, mail a cheque, make a bank transfer or pay over the phone using a credit or debit card.

  • Cotswold Bowls Centre

    Joomla virtuemart ecommerce website

    Cotswold Bowls Centre

    E-commerce online shop

    Cotswold Bowls Centre required a new online shop to sell their lawn bowls products. The website needed to be clean and simple to manage, allowing products to be updated easily.

    Since the launch of the website, Cotswold Bowls Centre has successfully processed regular sales. They have been able to adjust pricing and change product details as required.

    The site is built on a responsive template that works for mobile and desktop devices. We adjusted CSS styles to improve the overall look and feel of the website from desktop, tablet and smartphone devices. There is a meta tag manager in the site for all products and pages within the website. This has helped set all meta details for the site, build a sitemap and submitted it to Google. The site has seen progressive organic growth within the Google search engine.

    Built on the latest Joomla CMS with VirtueMart shopping cart on a gantry template, with a one-page checkout and PayPal payment gateway, the shop allows customers to choose, checkout, and monitor their orders progress. An SSL certificate on the server protects customer security. Using Wicko Design’s website maintenance servicethe site receives regular site audits, admin protection and full site backup to another server, ensuring all details are protected.

    Visit Cotswold Bowles Centre and browse the bowls products.

    See other websites sites produced by Wicko Design here.

  • getgofone

    Woocommerce website


    E-commerce website for get go fone

    Working with our client, award-winning creative solutions agency Kid-A, we designed, developed, tested and launched this e-commerce website for a new mobile phone accessory brand get go fone. Our brief was to create a website that delivered a seamless, hands-free retail operation – with the additional challenge that it needed to be up and running within just 12 weeks!

    We developed the website in WordPress, selecting to use this off-the-shelf platform because it allowed us to deliver a fully functional e-commerce website in a fraction of the time and for significantly less budget than a bespoke solution would have required.

    The versatility of WordPress gave us the creative scope to design a visually impactful website that reflects get go fone’s branding and provides an attractive showcase for the products being retailed. We utilised the WooCommerce plugin to optimise future scalability and to ensure the site has the capability to integrate with virtually any service provider.

    We incorporated a wide range of functionality, integrating the website with other e-commerce systems, including solutions for stock management and customer payments (we introduced our client to their payment gateway partner Gr8pay). The website delivers an intuitive user experience. Visitors can browse by accessory category or use the search tool and can zoom in on images for high-resolution detail.

    A key design consideration was making checkout as clear and straightforward as possible. We achieved this by auto-populating information, minimising mouse clicks and clearly showing shoppers where they are in the checkout process. Customer security was also a priority, and our client engaged a specialist company to undertake ‘penetration testing’, in order to make sure the site we built conforms to the highest compliance standards.

    Wicko Design continues to work closely with Kid-A. We have responsibility for all aspects of get go fone’s web presence, including editing and uploading new content, adding features and functionality, ongoing updates and maintenance – in addition to hosting the website on a dedicated server and regularly backing up data.

    Contact us now to discuss your e-commerce website requirements! Book Zoom call

    Visit the get go fone mobile accessories website

    Read our case study to find out what Kid-A said about the website we created for get go fone

  • HitDesires

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    Ecommerce webstore

    Hit Desires is an online webstore for adult sexy lingerie and costumes in the UK.

    Wicko Design created the overall look and feel of the webstore to appeal to an adult audience, with a straightforward layout and navigation to maximise the use of imagery that clearly showcases the products.

    We also developed the site to incorporate a back-end content management system so that products and prices could be quickly and easily updated, an intelligent search facility, shopping cart, secure log-in and payment functions, a comments area for people to leave reviews about products as well as links to twitter and facebook pages.

  • Is PayPal really your friend?

    is paypal good for your business

    Is PayPal really your friend?

    PayPal has been a favourite online payment provider for a long time now but is it really your friend?

  • Lady Sew and Sew Sew and Sew Warehouseand Sewing Centre, fabric and haberdashery online webstore.

    Lady Sew and Sew have a proven business selling fabric and haberdashery for the last 20 years. They already had an existing site on a Cre-Loaded system that they required assistance with to update and add more features.

    Wick Design produces and manages the rotational banners on the home page ensuring they are kept up to date regularly. We also added Social networking icons and links, a new blogging section to add news to the site and SEO modules to help manage SEO data throughout the site.

    Lady sew and sew also run regular course  and seminars which are also available to book online.
    The site stocks over 4000 product lines with over 20,000 orders and users.

  • Pro Beauty Training

    Pro Beauty Training offer a range of training courses and certified qualifications for the Beauty Therapy market. Customers can view, book and pay for courses on the website

    The website offers a direct link to PayPal to take payment for courses.

    Course pages offer comment and like buttons for Facebook and Twitter with social buttons also linking to Pro Beauty Training social pages.

  • Proficiency Post


    The Proficiency Post website is a paid to subscribe news and opinion site for the Office Products industry.

    The sites features allow the client to login, edit and post new article. Intros to latest articles are displayed in a presentation scroller where the user can select and read the full article once they are logged in. Customers to the site can use the powerful search facility to find existing articles.

    Customers can login to view the full article and manage their own profile details and change their password. The site manages customers login details and if for any reason the viewer has forgotten their login details then reminders can be sent automatically.

    Regular email newsletters can be designed and sent to mailing lists. An option to subscribe to the mailing list can be found on the website simply adding their name and email address. Undeliverable emails are detected and removed from the mailing list to save clogging up the system. An unsubscribe option is on every email which will also allow the customer to unsubscribe should they no longer wish to receive the newsletter.

    Ads can also be managed in the administration of the site, where number of displays and clicks can also be monitored. Advertisers can login and view their ads analytics showing performance details, number of  impressions and clicks from a user menu on the main public site.

    A Forum is an area on the site allows to registered users to login, view and participate in discussions by other members of the site.

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