Have you ever thought that it would be helpful for your clients to be able to go to your website and retrieve information specifically for them? Or wanted to put your catalog or product information online for your clients to access, and be able to update it yourself. Features such as these, and other interactive website tasks can give your company a competitive edge by providing your customers with value added services and a level of convenience that will show them that you care about their ongoing business.
Various types of websites
There are several types of websites that fall into Dynamic Websites, and although many have overlapping features, one or more may benefit your business model and can be customized for you.
Content Managed Site
A content managed website has both a public face, where your current and potential customers will see you, and an administrative face, which is available only to you, where you can manage and update content that appears in the public face. This allows you and your staff to update portions of your website as needed, to keep it current and informative.
A company that has many products and pieces of information, whether they sell them online or not, will benefit from an Interactive Catalog. For the highest in efficiency, visual consistency and maintainability, a database driven content site is the way to go. The data that the user sees, and is able to search through, is not stored directly in the website, but in a connected database. The data displayed is dynamically retrieved from the database and formatted into a web page, based on the users selection criteria. This means that the website is effectively created on the fly, and each page does not have to be hand coded, saving significant cost and time for you.
Sites where the user is allowed to purchase items can be based on either simple static sites, or from data in a Dynamic Catalog. The E-Commerce part is where items can be placed in a shopping cart or otherwise selected to purchase, and then the user is provided a mechanism to provide payment, usually through a credit card, and then track and receive their items, either through immediate download or through UPS or the Post Office. There are numerous options from reasonably simple to highly complex, and one that fits your business strategy.
What we will do for you
Given the higher complexities of the above strategies for website implementation, we will work with you to determine your unique requirements and then provide a comprehensive analysis and strategy and level of effort to design, implement and maintain a Dynamic Content website for your company.