I am the owner of Echo Media Web Solutions, a company which I established in 2011. The company was setup with an aim to provide quality and innovative web services with a particular emphasis on projects which require “out of the ordinary” solutions. I am very keen to engage in the latest technology and have a passion for projects that depend upon any type of unique functionality or user interface.
In partnership with Ecom-Ireland, Echo Media has built and maintains several Applications including the public website for CF Ireland. The site and accompanying apps are fully mobile responsive and there is extensive back-end control for administrators.
Ecom-Ireland built a platform for SEC in 2002 to allow students to view their Leaving & Junior Certificate results online. This system was expanded over the following years creating a portal offering services to students, parents, schools and the media. Echo Media has been involved with development and maintenance of these services since 2011.
Have you considered offering direct debit (DD) as a payment method for your products/services online? Here is an explanation and some helpful tips about the process.
Many retailers feel direct debit is too cumbersome to install and as a result the vast majority of online shops tend to only offer credit card (CC) as their only payment method. Research suggests however that online shoppers would much prefer to have the option of DD, particularly for high-value items and time delimited services such as annual subscriptions, insurance etc.
At the beginning of 2014 comScore reported that mobile usage (tablet/smartphone) had reached 55% of all internet usage worldwide. Given these statistics its hardly surprising that there has been a huge upsurge this year in webmasters either modifying an existing website to suit mobile devices or rebuilding one in a mobile responsive framework.
UPC recently undertook some research into Ireland’s internet usage and trends with some extremely interesting results. Ireland is not often singled out when it comes to internet research so this data finally gives us some figures specific to the Republic of Ireland (ROI). It now gives us the opportunity to compare ourselves to other EU states instead of being subsumed into overall EU figures. Below is an overview of the main points.
In general terms, E-commerce or eCommerce (Electronic Commerce) is the colloquial term used to describe the process of buying or selling products or services over the Internet. Entering or expanding an existing presence in the world of online sales can seem daunting but in reality there a several options and methods available which can accommodate all sizes from small-scale shops to high-volume retailers.
The term web development or web application simply describes the process of development or work that goes into building a web based application. This can be anything from a simple website displaying company information to a high-end system that can record and process data. In our experience most company's do not fully exploit the true potential of the internet as a powerful tool to improve their business.