Greater Manchester's Leading Web Development Company
If you click here you can learn how the team at our web development company go about our clearly defined and effective web design process. Who knows, some of you may even have just come from there, or Google, or Facebook – but wherever it is you came from welcome to the Seek Social web development page!
On this page we’ll tell you more about some of the tools that the Seek Social team use most often in our day-to-day operations as a web development company, as well as what our talented team of web development professionals can create with them, and how all of these various websites, web stores, custom features and other creations can help your business to digital marketing success…
How Do These Products Help You Succeed?
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have been the final push that shopping needed (if it even needed one) for the industry to realise that the future is online. Now, Seek Social aren’t saying that the days of brick-and-mortar stores are numbered – we’re merely pointing out that the world now seems to have woken up to a new way of doing things.
As our digital marketing experts know – an online store, coupled with online search engine and social media marketing really does open your business up to a myriad of new audiences and that in turn gets your product or service in front of thousands of new people every day. If you achieve the holy grail of digital marketing and go viral, that number could even be in the millions.
Increasingly, those online customers that you’ve reached through your digital marketing efforts will expect to be able to buy straight away online. That – in addition to the very real risk of being left behind by your competitors – is why, in 2020 and beyond you need a good online store. What’s the best way to get one of those? Partnering with an expert digital marketing and web development company like Seek Social – whose solutions don’t see you hamstrung by the limitations of whatever templates and default settings may be used by your platform of choice – meaning that you won’t just end up with another bland, cookie-cutter store at the end of the process.
What Platforms Do We Use?
The team at Bury’s best web development company knows WordPress inside out. It may have started out as a humble blogging platform, but over time it has grown to become much more than that and has proven to be a highly versatile, highly customisable, easy to use Content Management System. Our years of experience working with this staple of the digital marketing world mean that we understand what WordPress can and can’t do, as well as it’s comparative strengths and it’s weaknesses well – not that we let those limitations stop us though, as you’ll see below.
That knowledge means our web development company is uniquely placed to advise and assist you when it comes to any and all aspects of your website build – both in terms of what you can do, and the best way to do it too.
Shopify is an eCommerce platform, and is one of Seek Social’s ‘go to’ tools when we’re creating a digital marketing website – or any other kind of website for that matter – that needs to incorporate a web store.
Why do the team at our web development company like Shopify? Because it works well for virtually any type of product – whether they’re actual physical items that need to be shipped out to the customer after purchase, digital items that the customer downloads after purchase, or things like concert tickets (which could be printed or accessible online).
As our elite web development company can tell you, on top of this, Shopify works just as well for businesses that don’t have a physical product. So if you’re looking to sell your knowledge and skills, or run a business selling products where the customer needs to come to them – such as travel companies or those offering ‘experience days’ – Shopify can work for you!
Woocommerce is a WordPress plugin, and as our expert web development company can tell you, it’s one of the key pieces of the puzzle when it comes to setting up a web store on a WordPress digital marketing website. In fact, we’ll bet that if you’ve shopped at five different webstores, at least one of them was using Woocommerce – and we make that bet because more than 20% of the world’s ecommerce sites use this plugin.
What’s more, because WooCommerce is open-source, anyone can edit it – including the staff at this very web development company. As the Seek Social team know from experience, this makes it easier to create bespoke ecommerce and digital marketing solutions that are tailored to meet your exact needs – no matter your brand, your business, or the product or service that you’re selling.
Magento is another alternative to WooCommerce and Shopify, which is written in PHP. The difference with Magento is that this platform also caters for physical sales too – so if you want to run an online store and a physical sales location AND keep everything under the same tech platform then – in the opinion of our web development company – Magento could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Like WooCommerce, Magento is open source – which makes it easier for the Seek Social team to come up with creative solutions to meet the individual challenges that your business and your digital marketing effort faces. Lastly, Magento is adaptable, and you can choose a platform that’s tailored to the size of your business, be it a small, medium, or large-scale operation.
The Seek Social team are also very happy to have forged a great relationship with the folks behind the Aero eCommerce platform. This open-source platform not only comes with a whole bunch of functionality ready to go as pre-built turnkey solutions for your webstore and site, but it’s open-source nature means that when the Seek Social team need to create something bespoke to meet your needs, we can do so quicker and easier than it might be done elsewhere…
Wherever your digital marketing website calls for special features, or a look that’s unique to your brand and its online home, the Seek Social team’s knowledge of the latest coding standards in HTML5 and CSS3, mean that we are a web development company capable of working around the (admittedly very few) weaknesses of WordPress – and in the process creating and implementing advanced features that will work well on your digital marketing website. The fact that we’re up to date with the latest standards also means that we can do all of this while using cleaner code too – which makes it easier to implement changes later.
All of this means that the digital marketing websites and other solutions created by our web development company are born closer to the cutting edge of technology, and are easier to update and improve as that cutting edge moves forward – and as a result you’ll get more longevity in the interest people show in your site, as well as its service life.
And plenty more besides…
The platforms, tools and skills listed above are some of the ones that we use most frequently, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not also familiar with other web development platforms like squarespace, tools like WP bakery, and others. So if you have a specific requirement for your site that doesn’t match up with what we’ve talked about so far – don’t think that rules the Seek Social team out – get in touch with us today, let us know what your needs are, and our team will let you know honestly how well we’ll be able to accommodate you.