Ecommerce Website Development Eastbourne – Plus 8 Digital

Get an Ecommerce website that works for your business, drives sales and captures your brand.

Professional ecommerce website design and search engine optimisation in Eastbourne

What we do

Ecommerce websites for companies in Eastbourne with data driven website optimisation to drive sales.

We create engaging, search engine friendly, results driven ecommerce websites.  We specialise in Magento, WordPress with Woocommerce and Shopify.

We use Shopify for businesses with standard requirements and a relatively small inventory. WordPress and Woocommerce for businesses with more specific requirements and larger inventory and Magento, for businesses with extended custom requirements and larger more complex inventory.

We focus on fast, search engine friendly scalable ecommerce stores that get results.


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Ecommerce Specialists

We specialise in Magento Open Source as well as WordPress with WooCommerce and Shopify

We have been working with ecommerce businesses over 15 years and have a wealth of experience in customising and optimising ecommerce websites.

Ecommerce Websites

Increase sales, retain cusomers, optimise for search engines.

For ecommerce websites we use Magento,  WordPress  with WooCommerce and Shopify.  We select the system that best fits based on your business model, number of products, expected number of visitors and the ecommerce features that are essential to your business.

Magento is the most flexible and great for larger businesses..  WordPress and WooCommerce are great for smaller businesses and Shopify is good for small inventory and more standard off the shelf features.

We increase sales by integrating with multiple marketplaces to create a fully rounded digital commerce package.

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Our website design process

For businesses in Eastbourne we work through a number of stages during the develoment of a new ecommerce store.  Planning and attention to details is needed for a successful ecommerce store .

Design & Planning

Fact finding, wireframes, templates and mock-ups

  • Establish Functionality
  • Payment Methods
  • Shipping Methods
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Navigation
  • Define an SEO Strategy
  • Create Mock-ups

First we establish what functionality we will need to include, this includes payment providers, shipping partners and carriers, email services, frontend navigation, promotions search and general user experience.

We define an SEO strategy, onsite and offsite along with a plan for ongoing search optimisation.  You may want to include a blog for adding rich content that customers will want view.

Next we create a mock-up of the website for you to review and sign off when you are happy with what you see.


Web Development

Implementing design, coding functionality.

  • Set Up Hosting
  • Install the CMS
  • Set Up Version Control
  • Install Plugins & Modules
  • Develop the Frontend
  • Apply Responsive Design
  • Add Products

We set up the hosting, create the initial website using WordPress and WooCommerce or Magento as your eCommerce platform .  And put the website under version control to track all our changes

Then we build the frontend.  We start with the mobile version and then work up through tablet and and Desktop according to the design mock-ups

We will add around 20 products manually for review.  Product feeds and data import, or migration from other platforms are also options for adding products.


Go Live

Training, hosting, documentation.

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search
  • Documentation
  • SSL Certificate
  • Domain Update
  • Ongoing Maintenance
  • SEO Planning

Before launch we install tracking tools such as Google analytics, and submit the site to Google for indexing.

We provide documentation and assistance with managing your ecommerce store so that you can add new products and content.

Then we launch, we point your domain to the new store and install SSL certificates.

Post launch we can provide ongoing maintenance, technical support, admin assistance and Search Engine Optimisation services as and when you needed.


Search Engine Optimisation

  • Custom SEO Strategy
  • Technical Site Audit
  • On Page Site Recommendations
  • Keyword Rankings
  • Competitor Research
  • Ongoing SEO Package

Creating a new ecommerce website is great but it’s just the start.  Google will index the pages and you’ll be visible in search results but where will you be.  Probably not on page 1, or even page 2.  Getting there will take some work.

The purpose of your website is to get..

  • More Visitors
  • More Traffic
  • More Calls
  • More Sales
  • More Customers
  • More Revenue

There’s a lot of competition out there and your new website needs to out perform the competition to make that happen.

We’ll ensure that your ecommerce website is designed with that in mind.

That means great ecommerce website design, fast page speed, quality and relevant content, strong website security, a healthy website structure and keyword rich content.

Then with an ongoing SEO package we can get to work on pushing your website up the  rankings especially for local searches in Eastbourne


Support & Maintenance

Ongoing technical support & maintenance

  • Technical Support
  • CMS Updates
  • New Features
  • WooCommerce Support
  • WordPress Support
  • Magento Support
  • Shopify Support

Websites are always a ‘work in progress’.  Search engines update algorythms.  Competitors work on their SEO, industy changes happen and websites are no different.  They constantly need updating, and maintaining just like any other tool that you would use for Business.

Whether it’s WordPress, Magento, Shopify or Drupal there will always be the need for ongoing support.

  • Plugin, Extension and Module Updates
  • Core CMS Updates
  • New Content
  • Updated Content
  • New Services
  • New SEO requirements

Things change and the internet and websites need to keep up so were are there to help on an ongoing basis with technical and content based support.


“I would have no hesitation in recommending”

“Plus 8 Digital assisted our in-house team with the re-launch of our Magento 2 records sales website. Richard at Plus 8 Digital coded the whole of the new website and a large portion of the Discogs integration. He is a very accomplished developer who can quickly understand requirements and program them to deliver the desired outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and Plus 8 Digital  to others with similar needs.”

Andrew Peters | Hard To Find Records

"Very competent & diligent. High attention to detail..."

"Very competent & diligent. High attention to detail and extremely patient with clients (like us) who keep moving the goalposts. Would highly recommend the services they provide."

Patrick Harrington | Retro Rarity

"Happy to doing business with 'em"

"Outstanding Magento, Amazon, Ebay, Discogs skills. Always friendly, good communication all over almost 10 years now. Happy to doing business with 'em"

Mirko Rotzsch | Inter Records (Germany)

"Brilliant job on a complete redesign of my website"

"I'm delighted with the result, all the more because the site does everything I want and does justice to different aspects of my work (psychotherapy, writing, training, and blog). I'm happy to recommend Plus 8 Digital, and I'm shortly returning for a couple of further additions to my site"

Barry Winbolt | Psychologist, coach, and therapist.

"More than happy with the result and can highly recommend"

"Plus 8 Digital took over our Magento 1 to Magento 2 Record Store rebuild half way through as the project had stalled. We worked through every feature and custom requirement needed, and there were a lot. More than happy with the result and can highly recommend Plus 8 digital to anyone needing a new ecommerce store, especially if it's Magento"

Gerald Short | Jazzman Records.

How Much does an ecommerce website cost?

How Long Does It Take to build an ecommerce website?

This all depends on the number of products and pages that need to be designed and the features that are required. Ecommerce stores can be simple or complex.  Every ecommerce business is different and has different requirements.

There are a number of stages to work through.

Initial website design briefing session where we scope out the design and functionality of the new website along with brand identity.

First draft of the website where we create the home page, category page and main product page and work with you to get those looking just right, we’ll then work through the rest of the website.

Admin set up where we work with you on product editing to ensure that your data entry of new products is a fast as possible.  Set up of shipping rates, payment providers, IOSS and EU VAT set up.

Development, where we include custom functionality, custom product attributes, and any other requirements specific to your business.

Testing were we check that everything is working as expected.

We continue to work with you until you are happy with the final result, then put the website live.

Then we submit the site to Google for Indexing and set up Analytics for ongoing SEO


This process can take anything between 4 and 24 weeks or more depending on the complexity of the the website and the functionality required.


Magento Open Source for Eastbourne based businesses.

We have been working with Magento based stores for over 10 years from Magento 1 to Magento 2 and now Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source.

Our web design services in Eastbourne

Web design, development, SEO and technical support.

Web Design

We create bespoke websites built to fit your business and customer needs and to help your business grow and develop.

Web Development

We can extend functionality to fit any business need or requirement. We work with Magento, Wordpress, Drupal and Shopify

Search Engine Optimisation

We optimise your online presence with SEO audits, On page optimisation, content creation, link building, analytics and tracking.


Sell your products online, integrate with payment gateways and shipping providers.  Connect with marketplaces to increase sales.


Magento 2 community edition is the free open source version of Magento 2.  We have extensive experience with creating Magento 2 stores using the communnity edition

Technical Support

Once all the work is done and your website is live we provide technical support to help you work with your CMS or Ecommerce platform.


We create stores with WordPress and WooCommerce that convert visitors into customers. Add a touch of SEO and ROI will rocket into the stratosphere!


We help businesses with Shopify stores adapt and customise their stores to fit their needs. Add an SEO audit and ongoing search engine optimisation and the linits are boundless.


Need help with an existing Drupal website, need to improve user experience? We can provide web development services to support your existing website.

FAQ or Questions We Think You Might Have

How long have you been in business?

We have been in business for over 10 years. 

Where are you based?

We are based in Newhaven, East Sussex

Do I need to be based in Eastbourne to work with you?

No, we work with companies throughout the UK and Europe with communications by email and video call.  There is no need for any client to be based in a specific location like Eastbourne

What industries do you specialise in?

We have worked predominantly with companies in the music business and more recently with businesses from various sectors from tech to personal therapy.

What sets you apart from other web design companies?

We build and optimise.  The growth of sales, contacts, leads is at the root of what we do.  That's the point right.  Every website has a purpose, a goal and that is what drives the process.

How do you approach the web design process?

We gather information, plan, discuss and produce inital drafts for review, we go through rounds of revisions, testing and development to get to the final website design and functionality. Then we focus on growth.

How do you approach UX user experience?

UX, user experience comes down to testing, we'll test it, you test it and when everyone's happy we put it live.

How do you approach responsive design?

Responsive design is at the core of every website build.  Ensuring a website works on all devices from mobile to widescreen is essential and we take care to make sure this is in place.

Do you have experience with ecommerce stores?

Ecommerce is where we started and it's something that we know how to do.  Creating ecommerce stores with product listings, shopping carts, payment gateways, shipping rates and calls to action is what we do.

What tools and technologies do you use for web design and development?

We use Magento, WordPress, Drupal & Shopify for our websites.  We host them on cloud based highly optimised servers which can include content delivery networks in the stack.  Our developers use PHP, CSS, jQuery, HTML and a tonne of other codebases and tools to create whatever features are needed to fit the business requirements.

Are your websites optimised for search engines?

This is at the root of what we do.  Every website is built with the idea of optimsing for search. We'll do keyword and comptetitor research before we start to build the website. Once up and running we will analyse the data and start building on what we have with various SEO techniques to outstrip the competition.

How do you ensure that websites are accessible to users with disabilities?

Accessibility is important and Google has a tool that will tell you if your website is accessible.  We use that to make sure that it passes.

Is your we web design custom or do you use templates?

The use of templates has now become the norm.  Much like the use of content management systems like WordPress had become the norm. To build these things from scratch is a bit like reinventing the wheel and would cost more than most clients could afford,  so, while we will use templates which makes development faster, every design will be customised to the point that it is unique.

Do you offer website maintenance post launch?

Yes, absolutely.  Once the website is live we will be available for fixes, new features and general maintenance.  Websites always need updates over time and we will provide the support for that.

Do you provide hosting and domain registration?

Yes, your website will be hosted on a dedicated cloud server that is fully managed.

Will I own the rights to my website and content?

Yes, copyright of the website and contents is transferred to you.

Will my website be secure?

Yes, we set up an SSL certificate for every website which ensures that connections to it are secure.  If you need more in terms of holding customers credit card details then we can do that too.

How do you measure the success of a web design project?

The success of a project comes in tangable results; sales, leads, conversions.   There's very little point creating a website without a long term goal or purpose, which will always be to drive conversions.  We will build the website with that in mind however that doesnot account for competitors so ongoing search engine optimisation, advertisting via paid search and other platforms such as facebook and linkedin will be essential to success.

Any other questions about Eastbourne based web design, ecommerce or SEO?

If you have any other questions, pick up the phone, fill in our contact form, request a call, and we'll be happy to have a chat.