My site http://www.octanesport.com has been running well for the last couple of months. I did a fair bit of work myself but I also used cubewebsites to chage certain design areas and css bits and bobs I needed changing, it was good to work with cube as they were able to do changes that saved me a ton of time. I am competent with photoshop so I choose to add products onto a generic background, rather than the usual cutouts to white you see on so many sites.
Features I added were the opening page slide show, which is easy to update, and the royal mail extension.
Thisngs Im really proud of are the checkout doesnt default to ‘deliver to different address’ and also I like the way the emails generaed are sent in my house style.
I also added the extension that allows me to print a packing list with thumbnails that really helps picking and looks good for customers.
Id like an easy address label printing function…
My sales have increased and customers seem really happy with the whole process. It puts a few bigger stores to shame.
I did have a small problem with some customers on IE6 not being able to check out, but searching the Magento forums gave me all the answers I needed.
This is our duvet covers and bedding site: http://www.matchingbedrooms.com successfully launched and working since July 2009. So far results are good, we faced some problems with magento like Paypal payment method but rest is fine.
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.
Yaa really nice store sites .. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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