Web shops are a special kind of web application that combine a corporate homepage with an online shopping system. shisaa.be employs its many years of experience in the Drupal CMS system together with the Drupal Commerce web shop suite, to provide you with a modern, fully customizable, open source web shop.
To give you a better look at how shisaa.be helps you to create your web shop, please take a look at the following steps from idea to finished project:
Step 1 Your idea, your shop
Closely related to the workflow of setting up a corporate homepage, everything start with your initial idea and the questions you have to ask yourself:
- Who is my target audience, which kind of people do I like to buy my products?
- What is the message I want to tell these people?
shisaa.be will help you to form your idea as best as possible, guiding you in the process.
Step 2 Setup the shop structure
After you have a sharp idea of what you want to tell and to who, it is time to put that into a shop structure. When talking about structure, you have to think about things such as which menu items do you wish to have and how many pages you think you need.
Most web shops consist out of a landing or index page which tells the main story and invites people to go and explore the actual shop. Besides the index page you usually have the following extra pages:
- An about page, which tells your visitors who you are
- A contact page, which allows your visitors to contact you via email or phone
- Pages that tell your story in more detail
After you have your corporate information structured, you will need to take a look at which features you wish to have inside your shop. How would you like your visitors to use the web shop?
In both the previous and this step, shisaa.be will give you guidance into getting your idea and structure fixed.
Step 3 Designing the web shop
After the idea and structure are laid down, it is time to make it look beautiful. Together with your input, shisaa.be will propose a design for your web shop, a graphical look & feel.
This design will encompass the landing page, basic page elements (forms, tables, lists, ...), a basic design for additional pages, a design for product listings and a design for a detail product page.
A maximum of three alteration request can be made within the proposed design budget (see pricing table below).
We highly appreciate and encourage our customers input. If you have your own designer, or your own pictures, do not hesitate to present them during this step. Your designs, pictures and other elements will be carefully inspected and their usefullness for the web will be discussed with you.
Step 4 Coding the web application
After you have approved the design, it is time to actually deploy the Drupal CMS and start to put together the various modules and components that make up your custom web shop.
When the building process is finished, it will be presented to you on a development server, awaiting your approval.
Step 5 Server setup
The final step, once the build is approved, is to setup your own, actual production server which will be used to serve your web shop.
Done Now, start to sell!
Once your web shop is fully operational, it is yours to explore and expand. You will have full access to the CMS and shop backend and can make as many pages and products as you desire.
An important note is that each phase (consulting, design, development, server) will be billed separately.
What does it cost?
shisaa.be offers you a very straightforward, modern pricing model that is designed with you, the customer, in mind. There are no extra charges for small requests, but if certain features fall beyond the scope of the homepage package shisaa.be will fully discuss it with you beforehand.
The following pricing table will give you an overview of the web shop package:
|Consulting||~ 1 week*||10.000円**|
|Helping you to create your web shop concept and structure. Good concept and structure will greatly benefit the final product.|
|Design||~ 1 week*||30.000円**|
|Creation of the graphical layout that will be used on the web shop, both the corporate pages as the web shop product pages.|
|Drupal CMS and web shop (Commerce) setup||~ 2 weeks*||50.000円**|
|After the design is ready and approved, the Drupal CMS and the Commerce web shop will be deployed and basic setup will be done according to your wishes.|
|Server deployment||~ 1 days*||10.000円**|
|When the web shop is approved, the production server will be setup and configured to run your shop as optimal as possible.|
* Times are rough estimates and vary depending on complexity and how fast your information reaches shisaa.be.
** mentioned prices do not include VAT.
As mentioned before, a lot of features are possible within this budget, such as:
- A basic search feature
- A contact page with simple form(s) (email form, information request form, ...)
- Full visitor analytics
- Proper SEO setup
- Product overview pages
- Product detail pages
- A shopping cart
- Checkout workflow (Cart > Shipping > Payment)
- Basic customer registration
Knowing this, it is obvious to see that most desired web shops will fit within the mentioned budget. If is, however, possibe to have more advanced features on your web shop if you wish. A shortlist of advanced features and their estimated costs:
|Newsletter integration||~ 5.000円*|
|Multilingual shop||~ 5.000円*|
|Facebook and/or Twitter integration||~ 5.000円*|
|Advanced search features (full text)||~ 10.000円*|
|Advanced product displays||~ 5.000円*|
|Extra payment integrations (per integration)||~ 10.000円*|
|Stock management||~ 5.000円*|
|And much more ...||...|
|* mentioned prices do not include VAT.|
Web shop content
shisaa.be gives you your web shop free of content. The content of your shop is very personal and entirely up to you. Since you have full control over the backend, you are fully capable of inputting all your desired text, images and products after the shop has been put on your own server.
If needed, shisaa.be does offers inputting all your content and products for you, if delivered properly. This is a separate service and is priced according to the volume of content you wish to have input. Once the content is known, a separate price will be proposed.
Web shop hosting
After your web shop is up and running, shisaa.be offers a separate hosting and maintenance contract to run your shop, keep the server and your shop (Drupal CMS and Commerce) up-to-date and secure. Remember, shisaa.be does everything in house, even the full server management. This means the most optimal server installation for your web shop. This contract will give you the following:
- Dedicated hosting of your web shop
- You do not share your server with other customers, you get your own virtual private server
- Fully managed
- Full backup
- Security and feature updates of the core system (OS)
- Security and feature updates of the server stack (Apache, PHP, ...)
- Monitoring and alerting of the most important processes
- Security and features updates of the Drupal core system
- Security and features updates of the Drupal Commerce system
- Security and features updates of the Drupal contributions
This contract carries the following, competitive pricing:
|Pay Per Month||Pay Per 6 Months||Pay Per 12 Months|
|6 Month duration||12.500円*||62.500円* (1 month free)||-|
|12 Month duration||12.500円*||62.500円* (1 month free)||125.000円* (2 months free)|
|* mentioned prices do not include VAT.|
All the servers that shisaa.be uses for its customers are located in Tokyo so you enjoy the best speeds and performance for your web shop. Note that all servers come with a minimal, monthly royal data transfer limit of 2 Tb (2000 Gb). If this limit is crossed, extra costs will be billed.