Magento Go has now been launched, and we think this SAAS platform for Magento will be a bit of a game changer.
Until recently, Magento installations have really been for online retailers who are at the 'next step', not the 'first step'. We get quite a few project enquiries and to be honest up until now the ones that are tight on cash with a small budget we tend to piont towards platforms like BigCommerce (which are hosted services, easy to set up with a good feature set).
Now though, Magento Go provides a similar hosted offering to get those people looking for a first website off the ground easily.
And to keep developers happy, a full API is made available, making it easy for us to migrate customers to a localised Magento installation (which has it's own advantages for growth).
Want to check it out? Visit www.magentocommerce.com/go.
Costumes.com.au is built on Magento Community edition, and was built from scratch by Directshop. This site features a custom design, lots of additional modules and functionality including customisations to help with product administration and front end navigation.
The site processes live innventory feeds from multiple suppliers, updating stock levels every 15 minutes. It also features an embeded ERP functionality with custom enhancement for full barcoding and management of warehouse stocks (over 10,000 items in 6,000 pick locations).
This site also uses www.readytoship.com.au to process shipping of orders to customers, and automatic updating of tracking numbers.
One of the leading costume pureplay sites in Australia, it processes up to 2,000 orders per day!
Check out the site here : www.costumes.com.au
Billy Guyatts is back! Thats right, one of the most recognisable home electrical brands in the 80s has been revived, and now runs on the Magento Professional platform.
Directshop managed the project, providing custom theming and complete Magento application development and deployment.
The Billy Guyatts site has custom features including Ajax sliders and banners as well as modified cart and true one page checkout.
We have also intergrated Billy Guyatts with eBay, providing a seamless access to eBay as a channel.
Visit the site here : www.billyguyatts.com.au
The Celebrity Style Online online team came to us early in 2010, looking for some consulting support and Magento assistance to grow their business further.
After installing Magento themselves, and 'hacking their way' through setup, they had a website that was performing ok. With some assistance from Directshop they now have a brand new theme, new modules to boost their productivity and new business growth as a result.
With more in the pipeline, the celebrity style website will be a flagship online presence for hair extensions and hair care. Stay tuned for more great features!
Visit their site here : www.celebritystyleonline.com.au
The Ozhut.com.au network is one of Australia's leading online 'niche' market retailers. Backed by a young team of dedicated Entrepreneurs, Ozhut has experienced fast paced growth since they began 3 years ago selling only on eBay.
Directshop has been involved from the early days, providing consulting advice and technical backup. The Magento platform has been an integral part of their growth, made possible by Magento's rich feature set and the ability to provide multiple website front ends working seamlessly with ERP and shipping systems.
Directshop recently upgraded the Ozhut network from the Community Edition of Magento to Magento Enterprise.
Visit them here : www.ozhut.com.au
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