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eCommerce Website Development

Nov 21, 2014

Is Your E-Commerce Site Ready for the Holidays?

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday just a week away are you sure your site is ready to handle the holiday rush? With all the added traffic there will be more hackers on the prowl to gain your customers valuable information. Every holiday season we hear on the news about protecting yourself from identity theft, but are you protecting your customers? Identity theft can be a crippling experience, for shoppers and businesses alike. ...

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Sep 20, 2014

Is Apple Pay Going To Get Mobile Payments Right?

Announcements about Apple Pay  have been everywhere this past week. Since its reveal at Apple’s iPhone event, we’ve gotten emails from our banks, credit cards and payment gateway providers touting support for the new system. With it comes the promise of contactless near-field communication (NFC) payments, eliminating insecure physical cards and a fast, secure way to make payments from within iOS applications. But is any of this really new? ...

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Sep 10, 2014

Ecommerce for Horizon Retail

Horizon Retail Solutions  provides retail chains with software for point of sale, purchasing, distributions, and operations.   L&M Supply is a fleet supply store with 8 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin that utilizes the Horizon software suite. When L&M Supply decided to establish an online location to increase sales revenue, they knew they had to integrate their custom ecommerce website with the Horizon system to ensure efficiency. ...

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Jul 16, 2014

eCommerce Website Essentials

In the United States, eCommerce sales are expected to reach over $434 billion by the end of the year. That’s a lot of dough, and this doesn’t even take into account the rest of the world. eCommerce is big business, and has been for a while now. While eCommerce sites were once treated with suspicion by internet users, it’s become as common as checking email. While I’m sure there are some internet users out there who have never made an ...

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May 30, 2014

Making an Exceptional eCommerce Website

When it comes to creating an eCommerce website , there may be some challenges regarding the design and usability of the site. Sites that do sell products online need a website that promotes their products and is easy for everyone to use. If you are just starting out, don’t worry, follow these tips for creating an superb eCommerce website. Don’t expect to become rich overnight, as long as you implement these tips and be patient, you should ...

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May 29, 2014

Your eCommerce Website and Accepting Credit Cards

The article, “Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site” by entrepreneur.com writer Rich Mintzer  provides a good understanding for someone starting an online business focused on eCommerce sales. The article suggests that in order to set up a credit card account on your website, the most commonly used methods of accepting these credit card payments is by either using your own merchant account, or by using a payment gateway account ...

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Feb 10, 2014

Custom eCommerce & Gift Registry for a Minneapolis Retailer

We recently designed and implemented a custom eCommerce website for a Minneapolis retailer, that included a custom gift registry. Baby on Grand is a retail store with a location in Hopkins, Minnesota as well as off Grand Avenue in St Paul, Minnesota. They sell baby supplies like car seats, cribs, and strollers out of their store. Recently, they wanted to expand their online store in an effort to compete with the big box retailers. The team at Baby on ...

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Feb 5, 2014

Power of Photos for eCommerce Websites

eCommerce websites are a crucial part of eCommerce businesses’ success. If you’re selling products online, it’s pretty easy to measure conversions:  if you get a sale that’s a successful conversion. A lot of things go into designing and implementing a successful eCommerce website, and one of those is quality photography. High quality images can really enhance your website design and increase the number of conversions, which is the ...

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Dec 16, 2013

Custom eCommerce for a Minneapolis Company

Most eCommerce websites are pretty straight forward. You have a company that sells a product and its customers can buy the products online and have it shipped straight to their door. But what happens when you have a company that has hundreds of products, sells only to businesses, and each customer has slightly different pricing based order amount and frequency? The solution would be a custom eCommerce website that you adapt to fit your client’s needs. ...

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May 28, 2013

A Custom eCommerce Responsive Web Design for Blazing Adventures

Blazing Adventures has over 40 years of experience providing outdoor activities in Colorado, they are the most knowledgeable whitewater rafting and outdoor adventure company in Aspen and Snowmass. However, their web design did not convey this reputation or how adventurous this small business actually was. After seeing the renovations that Five did to Blazing Adventures’ sister company website, Incline Ski, it decided that it seriously needed a revamp of ...

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Apr 23, 2013

Custom eCommerce Web Design – All Natural

Ranchline has been an extensive client for Five Technology. We have done many web designs for various projects within the Ranchline company; including, RL Network, RL Auction, RL Hunting, and now … drumroll please …  Ranchline All Natural . Straight from Felix River Ranch, New Mexico, Ranchline All Natural supplies end-user clientele with all natural meat. This organically grown meat distributor was in need of a custom eCommerce web design for ...

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Mar 28, 2013

Automation.com: A Responsive Web Design for Online Magazine

Recently, Five Technology worked with a partner to design and implement a responsive web design , one that adapts to whatever device it is being accessed from. It was a industry  portal website design for Automation.com, which acts much like an  online magazine for professionals in the automation engineering industry. Our strategic partner assisted with all of the graphic and user interface design work, while Five took care of the CMS integration and ...

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Jan 18, 2013

Custom E-Commerce Responsive Web Design

Incline Ski & Board shop , located in Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado, is a local ski and snowboard shop. It provides customers with an easy way to travel without all of their bulky ski and snowboard equipment by providing high quality rental gear at fair prices. Incline Ski approached Five’s partner company Blue Tent Marketing for a brand new  responsive web design that heightened its web presence, Internet transaction functionality, and ...

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Jul 25, 2011

Tracking Dynamic Sites and Pages with Google Analytics

If you have a website that has dynamic content or has multiple pages and steps under one URL (or an all flash website), you have to do a little more work to get Google Analytics to effectively track your pages. For example, many of our e-commerce sites feature a shopping cart that has multiple steps (Address, Shipping, Payment, Thank You) and one URL (/shopping-cart/). Regardless of which step you are on, Google Analytics will track this page view as ...

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Apr 25, 2011

E-Commerce Web Design: Surviving Mold

Five Technology’s latest web project is for the book Surviving Mold by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. Surviving Mold was written with the goal to help heal people with mold related afflictions. Surviving Mold gives people suffering from these afflictions living in mold damaged buildings the information they need to change their lifestyles and literally survive mold. The site features a custom web design , e-commerce store , wordpress blog and a custom web ...

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Jun 14, 2010

Web Design Project: Joe Mauer’s Quickswing

The most recent web design project to hit the Five starting line-up is for the Minnesota Twin’s own Joe Mauer and his Quickswing baseball training product.  This e-commerce website sells the signature Joe Mauer baseball hitting aid and other batting tools to develop an All-Star swing. A Focus On E-commerce Fundamentals Mauer’s Quickswing has been selling their baseball training products online for years, but their former ...

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Oct 30, 2009

E-commerce Web Designs: Let It Snow(mobile)

Our latest e-commerce web design projects come in a 2-pack and cater to the snow loving crowd. MotosportsGearUSA.com and SledGearUSA.com feature snowmobile clothing, gear and accessories for the snow and machine enthusiast. MotorSportsGearUSA.com The Motorsports USA Gear site is the flagship of this e-commerce network of sites.  The initial release of the site only lists snowmobile gear for sale , but will eventually offer ATV, Motocross and ...

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Jun 8, 2009

E-commerce Web Design: 3 Tips To Get The Sale

There is no doubt that e-commerce websites have their own set of rules.  The fact there is one defined goal for the website, to make a sale, adds a stronger focus to the website. If you are considering launching an e-commerce website or about to redesign your website, keep these e-commerce web design tips handy. 1.  Keep It Simple You have a simple goal and that’s to sell.  Make sure your navigation is easy to use and make multiple paths ...

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Nov 25, 2008

Holiday Email Marketing Tips For E-commerce Websites

The holidays, no matter what the economy is doing still represents a time of gift giving. While the money spent may be less, the act of buying gifts on e-commerce websites and giving them will still take place. If your business is getting ready to send out your holiday targeted email marketing campaign, consider these 3 tips for a successful email campaign. They are basic, but often overlooked. 1. Keep It Simple. If you feature specific ...

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Sep 30, 2008

E-commerce Web Design Project: Ranchline All Natural

Those looking for all natural lamb meat and cuts can find great lamb packages on RanchlineAllNatural.com . Ranchline All Natural wanted an e-commerce website that not only offered the premium lamb meat from the Felix River area of New Mexico, but they wanted to offer their website visitors great lamb recipes , grilling tips and wine pairings. You can see the web design is clean and easy to navigate around.  Many e-commerce web designs ...

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Aug 6, 2008

Learning By Example: Great Posts On Twitter & E-commerce

If you’re like me you learn far more by getting your hands on a real life example. It’s one thing to read how Twitter can help you or that e-commerce success could be yours; it’s another to get the details of a true experience. Here are two posts I came across recently that through sharing their own experience or interviewing bring great insight into success online. + A “Non Big Brand” Twitter Case Study from ...

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Jun 23, 2008

E-commerce Web Design Project for little dreamers

Colorado monogrammed gifts retailer, little dreamers, has big ideas for their new e-commerce website that went LIVE last week. Business owners Nicole and Paula sought a better web design to brand their unique monogrammed baby gifts and more and they needed it powered by an easy to use content management system and e-commerce solution. Five’s custom web design coupled with the SMC was just the right solution. Some of the project ...

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Apr 9, 2008

Website Olympics, The Customer Is the Gold Medal

Winning online is something I talk about a lot with clients. In looking at things like an Olympic track and field event, your website has to win a combination of heats to get to the medal round and then capture the ultimate goal, the gold medal. Online, that gold medal is the customer … and that can be their trust, their time, their communication or their money. Here is a short summary of just some of the heats you need to win to get to the medal ...

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