Mobile Friendly

In a mobile enabled world, we build websites to work on desktop, tablet and phone.

Search Engine Friendly

When your website has to work for a living, we help you optimise it to achieve it's potential.

Simple, Usable Websites

We use award winning Content Management Systems so your website is easy for you and your visitors.


Affordable e-Commerce for Small Business.

Some times it seems everyone is doing e-commerce but you. At Appropriate Solutions we understand the difficulties in moving into a new way of doing business and the anxieties over security, reliability and cost. We can provide you with a cost effective, reliable, secure and safe e-commerce package, and most importantly we can provide you with the advice to get the return on your investment.

We have partners not clients, and we go forward together.

We understand who knows your customers and business best... you, and we will therefore always try to work with you to develop your e-commerce idea into a successful e-business. With Appropriate Solutions as your e-Commerce partner, your on-line business will have access to:

  • Support and training for your e-commerce package.
  • Customisation of your e-commerce package to suit your needs and abilities.
  • Integration with any existing stock management you already use.
  • Careful study of the most productive niches within your retail area.
  • Optimisation of your Web Site for the keywords identified as being best for you.
  • Planning of a sustainable search engine marketing campaign
  • Assistance in managing of link building, on-line promotion and paid search.
  • Support available when you need it.
  • A choice of reliable e-Commerce packages to suit your need

Our extensive experience and background means that we have the skills to offer a range of e-commerce packages depending on your requirements and budget:

  • Lightweight easy to use e-commerce for niche retailers and artisan stores
  • Content managed systems where extensive copy must sit along side reliable e-commerce platform
  • Enterprise level professional e-commerce using the leading e-commerce platform available today, as used by many of the leading high street retailers

We will help you put all the pieces in place.

Before you start to trade we can help you put all the pieces of the jigsaw together:

  • We can recommend Payment Service Providers who can work with your current bank (if you have one).
  • We can arrange for SSL certificates to allow you to take secure transactions over the internet.
  • We can host your shop and monitor your traffic to avoid bottlenecks.

Your online shop will be capable of growing with you, from just a few product lines through to hundreds, we would like to grow with you too and share in your success, not as a supplier but as a partner.


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