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GibeCommerce

In brief, the platform provides a modern environment which customers will find easy to navigate and engaging. There are many functions built in as standard such as multi and single checkout options, discount codes for promotions and worldwide trade with multi-currency and language options. The checkout process is made simple for consumers while providing you with the tools to capture valuable data about your customers so you can tell them more about what they want to hear in the future.

GibeCommerce is our in-house ecommerce system, build on the latest .NET MVC and Silverlight technologies and provides a cost effective scalable solution for small to medium size ecommerce stores.

GibeCommerce

Currently Armit Wines, Really Wild Clothing Co., Pashley Collection, Island Bathrooms, Whistlefish Galleries and Tap Warehouse websites run on GibeCommerce. GibeCommerce has a best practice web-based administration interface for managing content, stock, orders, discounts and customers.

We have developed our own bespoke e-commerce platform for a number of clients over the past 5 years. This platform is now available to all clients, large or small along with the support from Gibe Digital that customers can rely on. We have selected all the key functional requirements of a modern e-commerce site, standardising the offering so that clients with reduced budgets can still benefit from the outstanding feature set available to Gibes clients.

In brief, the platform provides a modern environment which customers will find easy to navigate and engaging. There are many functions built in as standard such as multi and single checkout options, discount codes for promotions and worldwide trade with multi-currency and language options. The checkout process is made simple for consumers while providing you with the tools to capture valuable data about your customers so you can tell them more about what they want to hear in the future.

There are many opportunities to promote your products to customers with large image views, zooming functions, product descriptions, reviews and re-marketing all as standard. The look and design is built in HTML 5 which maximises the experience for all users and you control the pages via the Umbraco CMS interface. Umbraco is a leading open source content management system that is easy to use and allows us to develop the look of your site to match your needs. This means you can make changes to content pages, products details, add and delete content as required and use the blog to inform your customers about everything going on in the business. With quality content so important in attracting search traffic this ability to add new content is invaluable in improving your page ranking without paying for SEO.

Personalise the experience for consumers by presenting unique landing pages and content for returning customers, account login’s so customers don’t need to add their details multiple times and categories marketing messages that fit their buying habits and personal profile.

The admin area is simple to use and provides all the reports you need to understand your customers better and provide them with the experience they desire. All our sites are responsively designed so you will instantly reach consumers on any device and our integration with multi-channel markets allows you to sell in all digital spaces.

Integrate your bricks and mortar retail environment from the very beginning and add our partners ERP and marketing tools for complete control over the business all from dedicated dashboard areas. Manage your stock, distribution, accounts in a live environment for complete control over the business. Uniquely let customers manage their returns and provide a loyalty scheme that works across channels so your customers feel special every time they shop.

Functional specification

Shopping Basket

  • Cart summary 
  • Wish list functionality 
  • Multiple delivery methods 
  • Mini-cart preview

Check Out Process

  • Multi-page checkout 
  • Single page checkout Discount codes 
  • Gift Certificate invoicing 
  • Gift wrap service (free or paid) 
  • Loyalty scheme (online & offline) 
  • Pay pal/World Pay/Sage pay i-frame integration 
  • PCI DSS compliant solution

3rd Party integration

  • Integration with EPOS/ERP for customer, order, stock and shipping 
  • Multi-Channel marketplace integration – Amazon and E-bay

Marketing

  • Integration with your email/CRM/DMP system for newsletter sign up emails
  • Remarketing for abandoned baskets and wish lists
  • Category landing pages for personalised content
    Delivery

  • Country specific filtering with exclusions and special exceptions
  • Fixed charges by total weight
  • Store/branch locator
  • Free delivery on orders above
    Account Area

  • Order History
  • Order Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Wish list
  • Persistent shopping within login
  • Captcha account sign-up security
  • Set customer price categories by %
  • Automated returns

Category & Landing

  • Flexible layouts
  • View by complete collection (Product category)
  • Filter Products based on attributes with multiple options
  • Sort Products based on attributes (a-z or price etc)

Product Pages

  • Unique pages for all products
  • Flexible product attributes
  • Text/images/video/social links
  • Zoom on images
  • Ratings/reviews
  • Live stock data (when integrated with ERP/EPOS)

CMS

  • User management
  • New pages
  • Feature blocks
  • Galleries/Store Templates

International

  • Multi-currency display and chooser
  • Localised tax rules
  • Multi-Lingual versions with true translation
  • I.P. Tracking

Promotions

  • Site-wide and category discounts
  • 2 for the price of 1
  • Buy 1 get 1 free
  • Buy 1 get 1 half price
  • Fixed discount
  • Gift with purchase

Customer/Order Management

  • Admin interface with overview of personal data, order history and notes
  • Admin permission systems roles/users
  • Bulk upload/content upload support

Billing/delivery details

  • Order Management dashboard

SEO & Social Media

  • XML Sitemap for all major search engines
  • Page customisation and meta tagging
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Youtube/Google+1/instagram integration

Blogging

  • Full blogging functionality
  • Multiple authors
  • Scheduled publishing
  • RSS feeds

Security & Compatibility

  • SSL Certification
  • PCI DSS certification via 3rd party provider or dedicated server environment
  • Uptime managed by out-sourced hosting
  • Recommend Cloud hosting
  • Custom 404

Design

  • HTML 5 and W3C compliant as standard
  • Supports all major browsers across desktop and mobile
  • Responsive design
  • Designs produced for Desktop and Mobile. Tablet will be variation of these
  • Designed to deliver against project objectives
  • Variety of wireframes to choose from or bespokely designed

Search

  • Multifaceted search
  • Intelligent search with spelling suggestions
  • Fuzzy search with best guess results

Analytics

  • Onsite statistics & reporting
  • Google analytics
  • E-commerce goal setting and reports

Bespoke elements

We love a challenge and are always looking for solutions to our clients problems. Each of the above functions can be tailored to meet your specific requirements or we can develop new tools and functionality if we haven't already created a solution. Get in touch and let us know your issues and we will come back with the best solution.