Response .? is an online T-shirt retailer based in Roscommon Ireland. They’re speciality is T-shirts featuring slogans in the Irish language. They also feature music based clothing lines, especially in the rock genre. When I started working with them, to develop the online store, the business was little more than a concept; as the website grew the idea grew with it.
“We needed 3 things; A high impact, user friendly website. Quick turnaround, 6 weeks. A cost effective budget and timescale. We got all of this and more. Adam was more like a member of staff. He understood what we were looking to do, he understood financial constraints and he delivered more than we expected, on time and on budget. I would recommend him to everyone, and I have done. Thanks again Adam we’ll be working together again in the future I’m sure.”
Everything about this website is minimalist, having said that, the homepage header features the most rich content of the entire site. A large image slider featuring highlights from around the website and T-shirt categories. This feature can be updated by the client in the future to display sale items, top sellers or anything that needs extra promotion.
The star of the show at Response .? Clothing Co. is the T-shirts, most notably their Irish language range. The product images are larger than normal to really show off the designs. A T-Shirt Dropshipping Website is often a very busy places, a lot of information packed into a small space. We created a spacious, light environment for Response .?
Most T-Shirt Dropshipping Websites start out life as an Excel spreadsheet, a list of products and all the information about them. This site was very different. The client creates T-shirt designs on a third party platform, these designs are synced with WordPress as products. If this is done right there is no extra work for the client, all the product information; sizes, colours, meta data etc. is generated automatically.
Clean and simple for the user/a complex combination of software applications and integrations. This was the brief. Drop-shipping is an interesting business model. It saves an enormous amount of money in start up costs because you don’t have to buy large quantities of stock. If you have product ideas this is an excellent way to experiment, with the drop-shipping provider taking care of all the complicated aspects of shipping, packing, fulfilment etc. In the long term, if you have successful products, taking on these jobs yourself is a must. You are paying higher costs in the short term for convenience.
Clean and simple, that was the ethos throughout the whole design process and the payment pages are exactly that. Nothing to distract customers from the checkout, other than to tell them that “Shipping is always free at Response .? Clothing Co.” These pages are often pretty complicated, I want to make the text bold and easy to understand, the selling has already been done on previous pages.
The client wanted to include shipping in the cost price, I really like that idea, as well as a bulk buy discount. All this has to happen in the background, free shipping and any relevant discount applied at the checkout. Two forms of payment are offered; PayPal and Stripe card processing these both had to be set up and connected to bank accounts.
The primary page on this, and every T-shirt Dropping website, is the single product page. It’s where you really sell your product to your customers. I build these pages as templates, ie. format them once, and then the page is served, with all the information changed, every time a product is viewed. This takes all the work out of adding new products in the future.
If you run a business and you need a website (pro tip = you do) or your current website doesn’t look the way you want it to, function the way it should or perform how you need it to, get in touch. I don’t charge a penny for consultation, so finding out about what your business needs and what can be achieved for your budget is completely free. Use this form… we can meet in person, have a phone or Skype call or use email, it’s up to you.
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