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In today’s world of booming technology, it is imperative to have a properly designed & interactive website.

If you don’t have a properly functional website for your company it means as if you are nearly invisible in the market. Proper web design helps to captivate potential customers into trying out the products and services that you have to offer. The internet is swarming with hundreds of poorly designed websites which lack a proper technical benchmark.

The following are the benefits of having a proper web design for your company

Create a good first impression
We all know that probably the first thing a person does to know about a product is to Google the name. No matter how high or low your firm’s reputation is, a properly created web design helps to create a good first impression and chances are quite high that the person might end up buying the product. With over billions of Google searches happening each and every moment, your potential customer could be minutes away in locating and becoming your permanent customer.

Discoverability
Business websites have round the clock accessibility enabling the overseas customer to know about the product. If you have a properly set up a business website it means that you make money even when you are sleeping. Studies done by various universities over the years have indeed proved that four out of five customers rely on internet data to locate and evaluate services and goods. However quite interestingly about fifty-nine percent of the small business firms don’t even have a proper website.

Credibility
As per Harvard researches, people tend to believe what they see in-text on in any visual form. It is also quite interestingly discovered that customers find company-branded emails credible and reliable which increases their trust in the company and the products they sell. Gone are the old days where the advertisement is done through word of mouth or through flyers and posters. A well and properly designed website will serve as honey traps for potential customers. Imagine a scenario in which all your competitors have websites and you do not, who will seem more credible?

Relate to a wider audience
Relationship building plays a crucial role in the growth of any business. With a properly designed website, the company is able to connect to a wide section in the global customers ensuring that the trust which was once built remains as it is.

Better presentation
High-quality web designs these days use complex codes to ensure audiovisual and 360 presentations of the featured product to impart a feel to the customers as if they are physically present at the stores.360-degree presentations are specifically designed to have a look at every nook and corner of the product helping the customers to decide whether it is a product of their right choice or not.

Web data analytics
This helps to ascertain the statistical data of product-related things such as how many customers viewed a particular product, demographics of website viewers, the frequency of visits and how much time spent viewing each product. Web analytics data directly help in business expansion by carefully planning the sales with respect to the target audience.

Increase in sales
Carefully planned web design serves both as an advertisement as well as a statistical tool that has a direct impact in sales positively. A recent survey by Adobe discovered that people tend to buy products that are visually appealing.

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  • Personal remote WordPress training or group – staff – manager training.
  • Real estate or rentals sites backend training – E-Commerce training
  • We help you manage and promote your business online
  • We help you set up your Google Webmaster account
  • Email(s) setup – FREE emails when you host with us!
  • Malware detection, cleaning and much more…
  • FREE website analysis for new potential clients
  • Quick content updates, change images or update products
  • Emergency fix: if your site has urgent problems we will fix it remotely

Mistakes in Hiring a Web Design Company

Mistakes you will never make again in hiring a web design company

When you decide to go digital what is the first thing that strikes your mind?
It is, of course, getting a website developed. If you are not a tech savvy person and you do not want to deliver your audience a DIY kind of website, you plan to hire a professional web design company. Well, it is indeed the best decision for your business.

Before you tread into this territory remember it is not a cake walk. Be ready to stand out among 1.8 billion websites. All in all a website can make or break your business. If it is so vital then can you afford to make a mistake while hiring a web design company? The answer is “No”.

What are the mistakes you must avoid while hiring a web design company?

Have no idea what you want
As a business owner, you must know the functionalities, features, and impression you want to create using the website as a tool. Unless you know all this, the company you hire will not be able to bring out the best for it. A website is the integration of your values, mission, and vision over a technical platform. You must have a strategy in place as to how you wish to grab the attention of your website visitors.

Not knowing the team
You must always know who is working on your project. Sharing a relationship with the designer and developer gives you a better grip over the project. At times the designer and developer is the same person so it becomes important you know his work of art and technology. If the hiring company asks you to hire a developer from a different organization, it is a complete No as you will be churned between the two.

What does their website reflect?
If a website developer builds his own website, he will give his 100% to it. Missing to check out his website is a grave mistake you could be doing. Never trust a designer or developer who does not have his own website in good shape.

Not checking the reviews and references
It is your right to ask about the last works they did and you can feel free to run to the last clients and take a feedback or a reference. Have a look at the last website they designed and be the better judge.

Not asking the process and Cost of Maintenance and upgrade
Website maintenance is an ongoing job. You cannot just sit back and relax, you need to make sure the SEO requirements are met, content updates, bugs are fixed and more. The company you hire must ensure they offer all these services in a bundled package. Not having discussed these things upfront may land you into a soup.

Hiring someone who does not provide a responsive website
A responsive website is not a choice, it is a must to have featured on a website. Make it clear at the time of hiring only that the web designer gives you a responsive website. Around 52% of your consumers are using a smartphone and your website must meet the desired standards of fluidity over multiple screen sizes.

Who will handle the testing?
If you are hiring a professional web designer, his services must include the testing job. But before you entrust your online reputation to him and his skills, it is a must to take an idea about how extensively is he going to test the website.

To wrap
Hiring a web designer is a herculean task and you must have ample knowledge of the ecosystem before you hire one. This article offers you all the aspects you must know before you sign the agreement.


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  • Personal remote WordPress training or group – staff – manager training.
  • Real estate or rentals sites backend training – E-Commerce training
  • We help you manage and promote your business online
  • We help you set up your Google Webmaster account
  • Email(s) setup – FREE emails when you host with us!
  • Malware detection, cleaning and much more…
  • FREE website analysis for new potential clients
  • Quick content updates, change images or update products
  • Emergency fix: if your site has urgent problems we will fix it remotely

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E-Commerce – Shopping Cart

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What do you need to have an online store- what is a shopping cart?

A shopping cart is an online business software that allows the purchase and sale of a product or service. Shopping carts (also known as eCommerce) essentially let you build an online store to sell your products online.

E-Commerce Shopping Carts: How to Choose the Right Platform
Choosing the best shopping cart software for your e-commerce business can be overwhelming. Due to the availability of e-commerce solutions today it’s important you assess your needs and your customer buying habits before choosing a shopping cart.

If you are not certain as to your long-term goals, remember you can start small and upgrade, add more features to your shopping cart as your business line and/or sales increase.

Examples of Shopping Cart Software | eCommerce Platforms:

  • Shopify: Offers a range of tools and features to help businesses create and operate online stores. DIY (Do It Yourself)
  • ZenCart: One of the well-known and established shopping cart available. DIY (Do It Yourself)
  • WooCommerce: A free WordPress shopping cart plugin that is easy to install but will include a fee if you need full integration within your website.
  • Magento: This shopping cart helps you take total control of your online store! DIY (Do It Yourself)
  • OpenCart: The shopping cart is simple with unlimited capabilities to include products, categories, product reviews and ratings and much more. DIY (Do It Yourself)

Suggested Features of E-Commerce Shopping Carts to Consider
As stated earlier, compare the shopping carts with care; you have the option to start small and as your business sales increase you can always add more features to fit your needs. Some basic options to consider in your shopping cart:

  • Large, Functional Product Images and Product Description
    Product images and descriptions are among the most effective ways to communicate with customers.
  • Search
    When adding the search function, make sure it is visible. It will help your customers to quickly locate your products.
  • Single-Page, Fast Checkout
    You don’t want to lose your customer due to a complicated checkout process. A customer interested in buying wants to complete this step as quickly as possible, and it’s important you make this possible.
  • Coupon | discount function
    Offering periodic discounts will help ensure the return of clients to purchase your products. Customers can also have the option to use coupons for their next purchase within your online store.
  • Analytics Stats and Sales Reporting
    A good shopping cart should have built-in sales reporting and analytics capabilities. It’s important you are able to track product sales and customer behaviors to help determine your online store activity.

Costs of E-Commerce”
WordPress provides the ability to add a shopping cart within your WordPress website. Free shopping cart plugins and premium plugins (for a fee) are available. Depending on the software you choose, support may be limited; however, there are forums available to help resolve shopping cart issues. You also have the option to contact a professional web designer to help you install and set-up your online store. In the long run, this may save you time and frustration and you’ll be up and running in no time. There are paid carts that can be costly, depending on what you choose. Without a professional web designer helping you, technical support may not always be available.

Professional Web Design Support
Overwhelmed, need help and guidance… The Port Web Design offers professional web designing assistance. We will do our best to help you resolve your problems. You eventually may be in need of help in making custom changes within your shopping cart or website. A professional web designer can assist you with making customized web design changes. The Port Web Design will guide you through the process of meeting your specific needs (change in design or add options to shopping cart).

What type of e-commerce website service are you considering?
The Port Web Design can help you create or transform your WordPress website into an attractive eCommerce store while delivering enterprise-level quality and features. Whether you’re operating a superstore selling thousands of products, or just a sole trader selling handmade arts and crafts, we have you covered

We can also help with:

  • New website design
  • Website Redesign
  • Existing website maintenance
  • Ecommerce | Shopping-cart software integration
  • Real Estate: Broker, Agent, Rental website development

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Integrations, plug-ins, add-ons and maintenance
Many integration features as well as add-ons and plug-ins are free but may require the help of a professional web designer to set it up and adapt to the main design. Whatever your needs, The Port Web Design is available to help you reach your goals in creating an outstanding shopping cart and/or customized website.

WordPress website training and computer help:

  • Personal remote WordPress training or group – staff – manager training.
  • Real estate or rentals sites backend training – E-Commerce training
  • We help you manage and promote your business online
  • We help you set up your Google Webmaster account
  • Email(s) setup – FREE emails when you host with us!
  • Malware detection, cleaning and much more…
  • FREE website analysis for new potential clients
  • Quick content updates, change images or update products
  • Emergency fix: if your site has urgent problems we will fix it remotely

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Real Estate Web Design for Agents, Brokers, Rentals

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The Port Web Design located in Maine and NH offers mobile-friendly real estate website design for realtors, agents, brokers rental agencies.

Fully responsive and mobile friendly with MLS/IDX Integration
Our Real Estate mobile friendly website designs are ready for you to post your own listings, add or remove images, description or features. Using the WordPress platform as a content management system allows you to manage your own website easily.

We’ve simplified the entire process for realtors and real estate agents to own a professional mobile friendly real estate website that is so easy to manage.

Search for properties on Google Maps, find results nearby their location (with geolocation) or in other areas, unlimited search fields including your oygull-coldwell-banker, Wells Mainewn custom fields. Add property features, property types and much more …

Our Real Estate mobile friendly website designs are ready for you to post your own listings, add or remove images, description or features. Using the WordPress platform as a content management system allows you to manage your own website easily.

We’ve simplified the entire process for realtors and real estate agents to own a professional mobile friendly real estate website that will outperform others and is so easy to manage.

RENTALS – Property Page Features

* Early Bird Discount
* Cleaning Fee
* Minimum Days of Booking
* Instant booking option
* Manage Calendar months and guests no
* Advanced Search Features
* Unlimited Search Fields
* Amenities and Features
* Availability Calendar
* Map Location with Custom Markers
* YELP – What’s Nearby
* Share Property
* Add a video
* Similar Properties
* Process booking payments
* Booking Price Options
* Cleaning Fee
* Minimum Days

REAL ESTATE SALES

* Optimized for Google Maps API or Open Street Map
* Agent, Agency, Brokers
* Header:Google Maps, Video, Properties Slider
* Powerful advanced search – Radius search
* Properties list: states, categories, types, cities or areas
* Property Sub-units – similar listings
* Unlimited Detailed Feature List.
* Unlimited Amenities and Features
* SEO Optimized
* Real estate agents list
* Map Location with Custom Markers
* Featured Listing – Featured Agent
* Mortgage Calculator
* Properties by Agent, Agency
* Similar Properties
* Properties categories slider
* Agent profile
* Unlimited Property Status

WordPress website training and computer help:

  • Personal remote WordPress training or group – staff – manager training.
  • Real estate or rentals sites backend training – E-Commerce training
  • We help you manage and promote your business online
  • We help you set up your Google Webmaster account
  • Email(s) setup – FREE emails when you host with us!
  • Malware detection, cleaning and much more…
  • FREE website analysis for new potential clients
  • Quick content updates, change images or update products
  • Emergency fix: if your site has urgent problems we will fix it remotely