Which web solution do I need – SBS Small Business Solution or CMS Content Management System or eCommerce platform?

1. Small Business Website Solution SBS MeanIT Web Solutions

The Small Business Solution is right for you, if, you do not want to edit the site yourself, but want a smart web presence, one that can attract visitors and provide useful information to drive business, but is populated & managed by someone else.

How many pages can I have? Or need.
As many as you want. The basic site usually comes with about 5 pages included, but you decide how many you want. This all depends on how much content you have. Every business website should have an ‘About Us’ page (or something similarly titled) to tell your visitors about you or your business. Spread the information and break it up into digestable pages and paragraphs. Long pages of text tend to overwhelm the reader. Break content up to truly get your audience’s attention with useful info. Also have a Products and or Services page and a Why deal with us sort of home page – what is so different about you.

How do I update the website?
The Developer edits for your Small Business Solution, whenever you want, just call, email or text to have something edited and it will be done right away. You can get a username and password, then make the changes yourself or a mix of both.

Can I get Reports & Statistics on website performance Visitors?
Yes, reports are available on all site types FREE from Google Analytics.

How do I get a Website Template Design?
You can give the Developer one from your Graphic Designer or he can provide a template for you, FREE or Premium. Check out some Website-Templates. options at www.themeforest.net  or www.Yootheme.com . Good independent graphic designers can come up with a tailor made design or Brand for you.

2. Content Managment System CMS

MeanIT Content Management System CMS How many pages can I have?
As many as you want. The basic site again usually comes with 5 to 10 filled pages included, but you just add in as many as you want whenever you want to do so – free.

How do I update the website?
You can do it yourself, whenever you want to and if you ever need the web partner to do any editing they can do it for you. You are no longer dependent on some Webmaster or IT guy to make your website content changes for you. This level of control is really a ‘must’ nowadays.

How do I get a Website Template Design?
You can give the Developer one from your Graphic Designer or he/she can provide a template for you, FREE or Premium. Check out by Googling Website-Templates. We can also recommend independent graphic designers to come up with a design or ‘Brand’ for you. Your look is very important.

Which solution do I need – SBS or CMS?
The Small Business Solution is right for you, if, you do not want to edit the site yourself and feel 5-10 pages are enough to promote your business. If you want to edit the solution yourself or have more than 15 pages go for the CMS, which allows you add, edit or delete content at will, including text, images, gallery, video, audio, maps and Blog.

3. eCommerce, Online Shop

Can I sell online?
MeanIT eCommerce Solutions
Yes, your Developer can build or use e-commerce solution for clients, with many different options – from very affordable to highly functional, database-driven online stores – Magento, Joomla with Hikashop or WordPress with WooCommerce as a plugin.

Can I sell online using Paypal? Can I sell online using Credit Cards?
Yes. even basic eCommerce solutions can have a PayPal or Stripe payment platform at checkout time, which in turn allows for payment via Laser, Mastercard, Visa etc. Other payment gateways such as Realex etc can be catered for in a bigger solution to satisfy your exact requirements.

The big question is really who will be our Web Partner ? Get that one right and the whole process will be a lot easier.