Bayside BBQ’s and Outdoor Furniture is a family run bricks and mortar retail business in Brisbane. Their previous website, although fairly recent, just wasn’t up to scratch and was limiting them in a number of ways.
We met, and after finding out their requirements, DigitalHappy recommended building a new site using PrestaShop. Being a platform built primarily for ecommerce, PrestaShop offered very appropriate features including a great dashboard of site users and all the common features expected in good/easy-to-use ecommerce systems. One of the main reasons chosen was due to the flexibility with product shipping.
Setting up and calculating shipping is always an interesting exercise when developing an ecommerce site. This one in particular had a number of challenges as BBQ and Furniture products varied greatly. Some were small enough to ship via Austpost parcel, others large enough to require 2 men and a truck to deliver. The simplest method to set up the shipping was to place them into shipping categories. This way each category could be costed for metro and regional areas.
eWay is being used for the payment gateway which integrates seamlessly with PrestaShop through an existing module published by eWay themselves.
We really enjoyed working on this site with George, Peter and the Bayside BBQ’s team.