Our services include:
Integrate your eCommerce website into existing business systems
Ascend 7 is a professional eBusiness consultancy experienced in delivering online systems that work. We can help you integrate your business eCommerce site with your other critical business systems so that you can make the technology work well for you.
The complexities of setting up and managing an online shop
It can be complicated to run your own online store with many things to think about e.g:
- How do I accept payments?
- How do I charge for handling and shipping?
- What is involved with selling internationally?
The A7Shop Checklist can be useful to work out what you might need to have in place before creating your online business.
Product Information Management (PIM)
A Product Information System (PIM) will help you better manage ALL the data associated with your products and catalogues
If your sales and marketing efforts are hampered by difficult access to quality images, videos, product information, technical data, brochures and PDFs, then a PIM system could be your answer. A PIM is a cloud-based storage system that contains all the product data relating to your product catalogue(s) including:
- brochures and PDFs
- technical details
- images, videos,
- retail standards
Having this information centralised and easily accessible means updating is a breeze, outputs are coordinated, and systems are integrated which allows for more time to be spent on selling and branding.
Ascend7 has partnered with Sales Layer to provide an effective, configurable PIM solution to solve your product and catalogue challenges.
If your current website is not delivering on your business outcomes, or you want to take advantage of online marketing opportunities, then Ascend 7 can help improve your online business performance.
Our websites are built with a CMS that provides sophisticated functionality but are still easy enough for you to look after your own content so you regularly update and correct as you need.
A professional website to attract and support clients
- Solutions tailored to suit all budgets, functionality requirements, and level of your in-house expertise
- Foundation sites to grow with your business - support new businesses, product or service launches, or marketing campaigns
- Efficient ways to automate regular business tasks
- Facilitation of two-way communications with clients and potential clients
- eCommerce sites: online shops, payment gateways, and event bookings
- Membership management and secure zones
- Graphic design support
- Copywriting and editing
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
With your website or blog, it is critical to reach your target audience. SEO is all about structuring your site so that search engines can see it and it appears as high up the rankings as possible. Higher rankings give you more traffic, which in turn enables you to reach more people.
Ascend 7 has a team of SEO experts. We have a range of expert tools that enable us to monitor your sites SEO performance, rectify issues and undertake the actions required to generate more traffic for your sites through improved search engine rankings.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Online marketing, or search engine marketing, is all about getting visitors to your site so you can sell to them or get them to interact with your business in some way. And most people find your website via search engines.You can market online in two ways:
- Improve the visibility of your website in search engines so that your site appears on the first page of natural search results (organic searching)
- Pay for online advertising, so your site is advertised when web users search for your type of product or service
Improve your online business performance
- Search engine optimisation
- Affiliate programs
- Performance-based advertising
- Google Adwords
- Email campaigns
Ascend 7 can take the mystery out of search engine marketing. You don’t always have to spend more money to get good search engine results – there are other techniques based around quality content, social media links, and email campaigns.
Ongoing support after you go live
Ascend 7 seeks enduring relationships with our clients. We provide a wide range of support services that help make your online shop successful including:
- Marketing support
- Product management including photography
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
- Social media planning and implementation
- Free seminars or specific training
- Professional training
- Business systems integration - accounting, stock management and other systems
- Domain management
- Web hosting
Ascend 7 has in-house expertise in building advanced cognitive services tools that verify identities and documents, through facial recognition, optical character recognition, voice recognition, algorithms and machine learning.
Improve business efficiency through streamlined communications and improved online engagement using bots or chatbots. Speak to Ascend 7 about how these tools can be used in your business.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Ascend 7 is experienced in both utilising existing APIs to integrate and share data between different business systems and developing RESTful as part of broader software development projects.
Effective use of APIs reduce effort, rework, and processing delays making businesses more efficient, accurate and better able to work in today's real time business environments.