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Ecwid integration for Vertex


Our e-commerce installs tend to split 50:50 between bespoke builds and Woo-commerce so we were intrigued when our client Vertex asked us about Ecwid.

Vertex was initially built as a bespoke platform for an exclusive watch site where only users with a code could register and purchase the Vertex M100 watch. The business owner Don Cochrane had sent out a limited number of these codes and anyone who bought a watch would automatically get another code to send to a friend.

Each of the codes needed to be time-limited so it was clear we were going to need to write our own solution.

Now with the launch of a second watch the M100B and a range of straps the client was keen to take full control of the platform. He’d already experimented with a standalone site for the M100B so when he asked us about fine-tuning the look and feel we suggested integrating Ecwid with our existing bespoke site.

Ecwid has some basic tools for non-programmers to design their sites but also offers complete control of the CSS so we could match fonts and layout creating a totally seamless experience.

The back end provides some great tools out of the box such as:

  • Bulk import/export of products
  • Discount coupons
  • Payment gateways
  • Advanced stats & reporting
  • Sell on: Facebook/Google/Amazon/eBay
  • All major payment gateways
  • Table rate shipping and integration with Royal Mail, UPS and others

The system seems very easy for clients to use whilst providing lots of options for delivery with integration with Bespoke, WordPress and other off the shelf platforms.

You can find out more about Ecwid on their site here or view the Vertex website here.

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