Website Packages

GSI Web design packages We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach because we understand that each and every business is different in its own way and each comes with its own strengths and weaknesses and with a different set of requirements. In each case, we tailor our services to suit the precise needs of each of our clients. Ask us for a quote.

Brochure / Information websites with content management

The brochure website will normally be a simple extension of your sales and marketing covering all the main aspects of your business. For many startup and small businesses, it's often all that's needed. Our content management system. however, allows you to add new pages into your website so that it can grow with you.

Content management system (CMS)

The Content Management System (CMS) is a database-driven backoffice admin dashboard which allows you to edit content throughout the website. This may be as simple as adding new pages or editing existing content or it may extend to managing customer enquiries, appointments, bookings - or whatever. Using our WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) page editor, you can format your pages using a comprehensive toolbar that works like Microsoft Word without any need for technical know-how.

The CMS stores pages in a database which allows you to simply click on a page name to open it in the editor and make changes. The really useful thing about a CMS is that it allows you to add new pages and save them as drafts to finish later or to instantly replace old, out of date pages. You can also choose whether to show them on your navigation menu or not. The CMS picture management lets you add pictures into your pages as well as videos and other media.

You may not need a fully bespoke CMS to do what your business needs a website to do. There are countless CMS systems available, many of them free which allow you to edit content simply and effectively. However, if you are not familiar with graphics, you will need professional help to make your website look good. Don't forget .... a bad or obviously DIY website is far more damaging to a business than not having one at all.

eCommerce

GSI Web Design SecurityEcommerce is our speciality. We've designed our ecommerce platform with busy people in mind in order to make it easy to manage products, customers and orders in one place and with no technical obstacles.

We can import any number of products from any supplier website or catalogue, including all product images, information, prices, descriptions and size / colour options. We can also import product data and images if a supplier has provided you with an Excel / CSV file. In short, we can import any products from any source so you don't need to spend weeks or months painstakingly populating your website one by one.

Our ecommerce website will handle any number of categories and subcateories and an unlimited number of products. Products can be shown in multiple categories at the click of a button. We also provide you with a section in which you can move selected products in one go from one category to another. You can hide certain categories - for example, if you're creating a seasonal promotion and don't want it seen by visitors until you're ready to launch it.

You can set up different types of promotions using a discount voucher code for entry at checkout. You can put any product instantly 'On Sale' for a specific price or a percentage reduction.

You can set up different types of promotions using a discount voucher code for entry at checkout. You can put any product instantly 'On Sale' for a specific price or a percentage reduction. Your full product catalogue can be downloaded at any time in a CSV (Excel) file. You can also download customer and sales data for specific date ranges and download all your subscribers emails for use with Mailchimp or other mailing systems.

We can create your logo and produce banners and branded call-to-action graphics for use throughout the website. All graphics can be produced in print-ready high-resolution formats for use in any media, including vehicle livery.

Our cart, checkout and payments system is an integral part of the website. We're partnered with all the leading payment gateways (Worldpay, Sagepay, Paypal, Barclaycard, Secure Trading amongst others).

We provide a complete one-stop-shop solution requiring no additional software or service.

Applications

If your website needs to do more than simply display pages about your business or services or use dynamic contact or other forms to handle user enquiries, what you need is most likely a custom solution . A custom system is required when the functions and processes of the website are complex and demand a certain amount of programming to make it perform exactly as you wish. It may involve eCommerce or a simple means of one-off payment or subscription. It will usually require our CMS (content management system) to form the core framework. We'll additionally create a backoffice admin dashboard which allows you to manage every aspect of the programmed system.

There are many businesses that often need a custom system or application added to an existing website. These include, for example, motor service companies who need customers to book timeslots for vehicle servicing or MOTs, hair salons wanting to let their customers book online, sports venues hiring out space, courts, time etc, medical practices to let patients book appointments - and many others. Very often these applications can be seamlessly added into an existing website to avoid having to completely start afresh. 

What next?

If you have a fairly good idea of the type of website your business needs, you should give us a call or email us with the details. If you have a brief already prepared, you can submit it here.