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HGCUK
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Our site www.hgc.uk.com went live a couple of weeks ago and is a replacement to an old ezpublish site.

Based on the default blue theme, no real changes have been made other than with regard to CSS and a few layout mods but plenty more advanced ammendments will be made over the coming weeks and months as our knowledge improves.

Currently using paypal gateway which went without a hitch but are awaiting assistance from Deeson to install our SECPAY module.

Feedback from customers so far has been extremely positive but we would like comments or suggestions from anyone in the know.

 
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amwhite2008 - 21 August 2008 07:01 AM

Hi

Just launched my site - www.component-warehouse.co.uk

Wasn’t ideally ready for launch, but my VirtueMart site went badly wrong so I put it up early. Just need to sort out the Royal Mail bits now, as well as backorders.

Alex

Thats a great looking site matey !

 
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jellybabys
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Really nice to see some great UK stores, This is our baby gifts & boutique store http://www.jellybabys.co.uk

Its been up for about 10mts, we moved over from Osc like many others.

 
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mackdaddy
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Hi There

I did post this when we first went live but this is a UK site and we went live last year.

www.guilberts.com

There are more to follow. Would love to use the Enterprise Edition but its a little out of our price range.

MCKDDY

 
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WebhostUK LTD
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Hello,

Yaa really nice store sites smile .. I have been working on alot recently with Magento Website client regarding their requirements for stable Magento Hosting in UK and help related to transfer and installation ..its fun to see many Happy customers around.

 
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simonlilly
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We’ve been live on Magento for about 6 months now. At Great-save.com we sell an extensive range of football equipment, primarily for goalkeepers. Previously we used an ASP e-commerce solution called Cactushop, but the switch to Magento really means we can take the business to the next level.

 
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lesco
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Just gone live. Needs a little tweaking still, but we’re up. Selling electric scooters, at http://zepii.com/index.php/

We started out by buying a template from Template Monster, which included a Flash slideshow on the front page. It looked great in the example, but we found it didn’t work with the UK extension in some browsers, so we had to scrap it and start over. TM still haven’t figured out what the issue was, and we couldn’t wait as we had offline advertising and press coming out.

My thoughts: Magento seems to work fine, but getting your head round how it works is an uphill task. The manual only covers the very basics and is not detailed enough. There ought to be more proper support for the free edition, instead of leaving us to figure it all out between us. This is the only let down in my book. I would have been prepared to pay for a cheap version (as opposed to free), if it meant some decent support that allowed us to get up and running faster.

 
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We have done:

http://www.direct-pharmacy.co.uk
http://www.furnisho.co.uk

Other UK based sites with which I have been involved:

http://www.nustone.co.uk
http://www.gp365.co.uk

We have done couple of other sites as well but they are US based. No point showing them off here smile

Any comments on the websites?

Cheers

 
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@Lesco:

If you need support, we are available for hire smile

I am the lead Magento developer with an experience of over 7 Magento projects and I have a team of designers / front-end developers who work with me as and when required. This way I can offer top-level Magento development with less than half the price of other development companies in the UK.

Would be happy to help you if you have any support or development requirements.

Cheers

 
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kulturshock
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I have gone live with my sites www.doctorwhoonline.co.uk and www.valueactionfigures.co.uk

Hope you like them

 
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Online Fashion Store at www.lookof.com

 
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C&L;Floral Designs - 30 June 2010 02:47 AM

We have been using Magento since v1

Silk / Artificial Wedding Flowers

apart from the nightmare upgrades all has been well.  Just make sure you host has your back when you decide it is time to upgrade.

Yes thats true ..your a host that help you to maintain a backup before upgrade can be a great support.

 
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www.HexUK.com
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Hi all. This is the Magento Site I created for a UK Based Company.

The Store is maintained on a daily basis by my Company “Hex UK”.

I try to enrich the Store each visit by seeking out new Modules which ensure the public keep returning to see the Store.

Hope you like it ...

P.S I have created 3 spin off “Multi Stores” and posted the links for those also. Feedback either positive OR negative is ALWAYS welcome. Feedback is what moves me and my Businesses further each day.

ualstore.co.uk Electronic Products

infresco.co.uk Outdoor Heating
envirostat.eu Frost Protection
hecontrols.co.uk The Sister Company

 
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Hi to all those in the UK =]

Wondering if anyone would be interested in providing some feedback on a store I am planning to launch in a few days.

The store: http://www.jigsawstore.co.uk/

Cheers!

 
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stridey
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Had a quick look at Jigsawstore.

Obviously the work involved in actually loading the products and sorting the products has been done. Thats the major effort I feel.

What would I improve? I think the design needs to be livelier, its very sterile. More colour, less white? The top says jigsawstore...welcome to jigsawstore.  OK, get rid of the tagline, its not needed. Put a bigger better logo just saying jigsawstore?

Product scale? I know its sorted into number of pieces, but how big is the actual, finished jigsaw? Will it fit on a small or large table? I see the sizes are under \\\’additional information\\\’ but seeing as the initial description is tiny, why is there a need for \\\’additional info\\\’? Get rid of that, and keep it simple? ALl I really need to know is what is the picture, how many pieces, how big.

Checkout. This needs thought. Its all over the place. Its off-putting.Too many colours of buttons. Make it very obvious what you need to press. BIG orange checkout buttons REALLY improve sales.

Do you really need a \\\’company\\\’ field. Most of your customers will be personal?

Change the fax field to \\\’mobile\\\’. You really dont need the fax number do you? Anyone still use faxes?

Consider the various \\\’one page checkout\\\’ options.

I\\\’m not going to say my own site (www.octanesport.com) is perfect but we find our checkout works well. Use of colour really makes the site stand out. Things like that are really really important.

You have left off an \\\’r\\\’ in \\\’frequently asked questions\\\’ under \\\’customer services\\\’.

Your terms and conditions seem to be have been cut and pasted from another site? Why on earth would I need an on site technical inspection on a faulty jigsaw? Also, at the bottom it says you must return items with an RMA number, whatever that is? Why not just simply put the process in the first paragraph?

I know this critique may sound harsh, but ecommerce is so much more than just the technical setting up of the site and database. Imagine the site as a lively shop window, does your site convey that, or does it look sterile?

Good luck! Michael

 
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