FAQ

  • Electronic commerce is an online store which allows customers, anywhere in the world, to browse your products/services and purchase directly from the comfort of their own home.
  • Sherkin Media provide affordable e-commerce template options as well as bespoke design. Costs vary depending on the requirements of each client. Our e-Commerce packages start from just €1995 + vat.
  • Yes, qualifying businesses can avail of grant aid which ranges from €1000 to €2500 or 50% of the total e-commerce development cost. To avail of grant aid, you must submit an application to your local Enterprise Board before any work begins on your site. If you require more information on grants, contact a member of our team today.
  • Large e-commerce site development generally takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete, whereas medium site development takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks. These time frames are dependent on the requirements of each client.
  • Once we have developed your site, our support team offer consultation sessions and additional support.
  • No, Sherkin Media prices include Hosting Support and Domain Name Registration. However, we recommend most businesses to purchase their own domain which we can assist on.
  • If you already have a company website and simply wish to adapt to e-commerce; your existing domain name can be used.
  • A payment gateway is a service that allows customers to pay by card by processing transactions securely using your merchant account. There is a number of options depending on your requirements, examples include, Realex and Stripe.
  • A merchant account is a bank account which allows businesses to accept payment by debit/credit card. You will need to apply to your bank to organise a merchant account. For Bank of Ireland customers it is Elavon merchant services while AIB manage their own account.
  • If you are registered for a merchant account, your customers can pay directly using their debit/credit card. Instant payment method providers such as Stripe can also be linked to your e-commerce site.
  • Sherkin Media offer a variety of suitable web platforms including, Open Cart, WordPress and Magento, as well as our custom built solutions.
  • Developing a well-structured, fast performance website is the beginning of a successful online selling presence. If you wish to promote your brand online and help your potential customers find your business on Google, contact us for more information.