The first step is to begin preparing your project for assignment to a designer. Before design takes place we need to get a solid idea of what you are selling and the 'feel' you want to implement in your storefront. For this to happen, you will need to get acquainted with the shopping cart software and start creating categories, custom pages and uploading a few products. We will use this information as well as your personal expectations to generate a design to suite you and your shopping cart.
If possible, please contact the Ashop design team a week or two before you wish to begin. We will advise you if there is a delay due to an influx of requests, or if we can start right away. Thank you for your understanding.
It is paramount that you have begun the first step in this process before your designer can start work. Once your designer has developed a clear idea of your requirements, they will create the first draft or "mock-up" and send it to you. Depending on the package you chose, your designer will submit two revisions working toward your final design upload.
The process can last 1-3 weeks depending on your package. Once completed and approved by you, the storefront design will be uploaded to your shopping cart and the required layout, font and colour changes will be made to finalise your custom design implementation. After you have had the chance to review your new and active design, the project sign off can take place. This process will not interfere with you uploading content so you can quickly build an online store. Any changes after this final approval will be paid changes.
A logo encapsulates what your company stands for and the feel it projects, so it's important to have this professionally designed. The following points are included in our logo design.
4 options created as .jpg image. Choose one for further customising.
Up to 2 reviews with changes are included.
1 Final logo is provided in web resolution (up to 400 x 400px).
The branding package provides you with a logo design plus all formats allowing your business to advertise, create signs, billboards, business cards, letterheads etc.
Logo creation package as above. (Vector based optional, please advise)
Final logo provided in - High res - Low res - .EPS file - Photoshop file - Black and white
The template design package includes the major elements which combine to give your website a "professional" look. It's the most effective way to build your company image and trust with visitors. The following elements are included in our template design.
Button set (column box titles, add to cart, view basket, checkout buttons)
Backgrounds (columns, main site table)
Home page design
The home page design can be used in two different ways, with or without the header, footer or columns, i.e. Normal or Splash page.
Any text and images you want included
Option of static layout and images or tables for easy updating
2 Reviews with changes
Some restrictions apply such as multiple banner creation, ask for details.
Site Header design
A header design can be a cost effective start to creating a professional looking site. Since it's the first point the eye would focus on when landing on your site, it's a perfect solution for providing a clear navigation menu, your logo and driving colour for the rest of the site. Ashop also offers time release header rotation so create one for Easter, Christmas and yearly sales.
Banners can be used for a great number of solutions in your online store. E.g. banners for your affiliate program, general product advertising, sale notifications, bonus offerings etc. Create a few and rotate monthly.
Product listing design
The product listing is also known as category pages where product thumbnails are listed. Create your own style of thumbnails and layout to suite your online store.
Product detailed page design
The product detail page includes all detailed information about the product such as short and long description, full size images, reviews, questions and answers etc. All page elements can be designed how you want, so ask a representative for more information.
Widget template with add to cart and checkout buttons
Widgets represent a large portion of a pages design. They wrap around each feature within sections of your web page, e.g. newsletter subscribe, new products, best sellers, categories etc. A widget design can be used to create the "feel" around these features and menus.
Contact us page design
As your main point of contact from your store, the contact us page should be clear, easy to fill and include image captcha to prevent spam. The following elements are included.
HTML contact form
General layout and colour design
Other contact options e.g. phone, skype etc with icons.
Slide show (4 images)
A slide show is a professional way of displaying images on your website in a rotation rather than listing individually down the page. Often used as a home page display or general banner advertising.
Option of either Flash or HTML (Flash option is $845)
Up to 4 images included, additional images are $85 (HTML) or, $110 (Flash) each.
Transitional effects and timing can be modified.
Images must be provided by merchant.
A professional newsletter will draw visitors and existing customers back to your website. They can be used to promote sales, new products and so much more. Layout and design make all the difference.
Table layout suitable for repeat use (change images and text)
Your images included
Custom flash work charged on hourly basis, quote provided on request.
* Flash or other animation options are not included unless otherwise stated. They are available by quote request only.