We are always excited about getting local businesses found online, with a focus on eCommerce developing & digital marketing. Our solid web development expertise combined with hands-on online marketing experiences allow us to provide pragmatic solutions to address real business issues. We believe in data should be the centrepiece of online marketing, therefore strategies should come from the alignment of technology and strong analytical skills. Join us for a bright eCommerce future where you invest in one season and harvest the next.
While most digital agencies blindly offering retainer-based services to new clients, we ditched the cookie-cutting practice. Instead, we take time to understand and evaluate your current situation - your business structure, products, geo-location, demographics, brand awareness as well as internal resources all play important roles to your online success. Only by carefully analysing your market niche and audiences, we could then be able to customise tailored eCommerce package to help you expand your business online and maximise operational efficiency. We always believed our beautifully crafted work pieces will eventually drive you more business and pay off our fees - a solution cannot even justify its own cost is not a real solution! All we need is a trust of letting us to be part of your online journey.
The Advantages of Open Source
Build your own eCommerce platform with the freedom of customisation and integration, but most importantly you will be more prepared for your future growth
For SMBs, it's a no-brainer to take advantage of what the latest Open Source platforms have to offer, and it's one of the very few cost-effective ways to let eCommerce startups to get a glimpse of what top sellers are doing in their backyards. The most exciting part of open source is the unlimited possibility in customisation and integration, which is what we specialise - let the eCommerce automation take care of your business! Followed by its dominant performance in open source eCommerce in the past decade, the second generation Magento is resetting the benchmark of eCommerce experience for both store owners and shoppers alike.
Scalable, integrable, and low maintenance lies in the heart of our web development code of ethics. It enables us to offer customised development solutions without having to rely on the costly traditional custom coding methods, therefore we are able to take advantage of global development resources - we're not alone, in fact our expertise are supported by some of the most elite open source developers around the globe! The savings are of course passed on to our customers, who are now able to enjoy advanced eCommerce business model with affordable upfront fees. Such plug in and play methodology is the most economical as well as future proof.
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Our Mission & Vision
Let entrepreneurs' dreams come true, help craftsmanship, niche businesses, traditions and family spirits survive in today's fast growing digital ecosystem. We're aiming to provide the most affordable independently owned eCommerce solutions for SMBs as well as Micro Businesses, with strategic training programs to educate them how to use the latest technology. While hoping to become local business's favourite online extension where they can reach out, understood and get strengthened resolve; we are also a big believer in work-life balance and utilising local talents to boost local economy.
A glimpse of what we celebrated after many cups of coffees and bittersweet moments
Started our first Codeigniter web project, the well known MVC architecture took root at eHarvest.
While working on a side project that never made to production, we dived into the core of Zend Lucene search engine. From observing how the search engine works from an algorithm point of view, we've become a firm believer in the role of keywords in SEO till this day.
WordPress has become such a dominant platform, we started to shift our focus on WordPress development. It was a tough transition from MVC to WordPress as the former was famous for its code elegance and security, which were exactly what WordPress struggled with. Yet the needs of having client friendly CMS has grown so contagiously so we had to move on.
We started Email Marketing - endless template design, testing and tackling Outlook - the Email Monster. It was a lot of work to get the weekly news look beautiful yet the results were promising - EDM remained many local businesses' bread & butter since their very first mailouts.
We received our very first Google AdWords and Google Analytics certificates. We started tagging with GTM, finding the most relevant KPIs for each client. Later on, we've included Google Analytics training as part of our project handover training - one of our missions is to make our clients data-savvy!
We started to explore Magento since many traditional B2Bs started to adopt shopping cart solutions to sell directly to consumers. Magento was no doubt the most promising and matured platform for eCommerce and one exciting fact has really delighted us was that: Magento uses MVC concept, which indicated it's highly scalable and of course, offers better security out of the box.
When online stores reach certain sizes in sales, it's inevitable that many time-consuming tasks such as Order Processing, Invoicing, Inventory Management and Shipping need to be automated. For businesses with retail stores, there was also a challenge to source the most economical POS solutions to fit in the eCommerce integration.
As we started to work on eCommerce project, we began to build dedicated hosting environments for our clients, which was much needed for performance, security, backup plans as well as development. Depends on store size, we offer cloud hosting plans from both local and International experts such as AWS and Google Cloud.
Magento 2 finally made its debut, and we quickly got our hands on it. After working on version 1 for a few projects, we noticed there're plenty of reasons to get excited about the second generation. But the issue was a lack of support from third parties and numerous bugs in comparison to the much-refined M1.
We started our first Magento 2 store - a men's accessories business with models include both B2B and B2C. It featured Magento 2.0, various payment options such as AfterPay, PayPal and eWay, flexible shipping options, eBay integration, customer journey automation, a dedicated wholesale ordering platform, store locator and all the cool stuff comes with M2.
We included this to remind us that - as developers, safeguard our data should be our first priority! In March 2017, we had one of our web servers completely wiped out due to an incident happened in the data centre. We put our clients' benefits in the first place, paused all ongoing projects and rebuilt the lost stores at no cost. Since then we've developed much more robust backup plans with all worst possible scenarios in mind. We also understood having blind faith in the so-called unbreakable cloud hosting is nothing but naive.
After we got a hang of Magento 2 code base, we started to write our very own modules based on clients' requirements. It was much needed as we don't always find the right third-party solutions.
Since our main focus in the past three years has been eCommerce developing, one thing that constantly troubled us was getting product images right - many of our clients' online stores were compromised by poor quality images. So we started to invest in product photography studio to better present the products we promote.
From the moment we stepped into the web industry, we've served clients big or small, across industries such as home building, construction & supplies, education, legal, nursery & gardens, technology, manufacturing & fabrication, fishing & outdoors, fashion, pharmaceutical, and the list goes on. Join us for your next online adventure!