We work with a number of off-the-shelf and custom e-commerce and CMS platforms including Wordpress, Contentful, Forestry.io, Woocommerce, CommerceJS and Moltin.
Over the last 18 months we've transitioned to a focus on headless development. Right at the forefront of modern web and mobile technology, we use the JAMstack to create blazingly-fast systems. Ones that are easy to maintain, foolproof to deploy and effortless to scale.
Once your site is live, we offer a comprehensive SEO service. This increases your search engine visibility and - most importantly - keeps it there no matter what.
We provide e-commerce development from small tweaks to complete builds. We're platform agnostic; if you need advice on which platform is best for you, we can give you an honest opinion.
We can integrate fully with a headless CMS so that you have the best of both worlds - one system developed specifically for commerce and one developed specifically for publishing content. No compromises.
We work mainly work with Contentful or Forestry.io to build lightning-fast, flexible and secure publishing solutions. We can integrate seamlessly with any other platform of your choice be it internal to your organisation or external to clients/stakeholders.
We're also experienced Wordpress developers and both build and maintain Wordpress sites on a regular basis.
We're regularly sub-contracted by other design and development agencies for specific projects, or on an ad-hoc basis.
It's impossible these days to hold all required skills in-house, so sub-contracting is an invaluable tool to fully meet a customer's requirements.
Give us a call if you think we might be able to help you.
Whether a new or existing site, we offer long-term SEO strategies to make sure that customers can find you easily - and before your competitors.
SEO is an ongoing process and a cost which is easily recouped through an increase in traffic to your site. It requires in-depth knowledge of how search engines work; we're able to draw up and implement an effective strategy for any industry.
Search engines and users themselves place a great emphasis on online reviews, so it's imperative to stay on top of feedback across all platforms.
If you're hit by negative reviews, we offer a reputation management and monitoring service. This seeks to bury or remove detrimental reviews.
To be effective, reputation management needs to be combined with a long-term SEO strategy.
(this is the techie bit)
We use a range of SQL and NoSQL databases at Merchado, along with SSGs that use nothing more than simple Markdown files.
We prefer PostgreSQL to MySQL/MariaDB. Firestore or FaunaDB for serverless. AWS, GCP or Azure for blob storage.
Our workflow is git / docker / unit test / CI / CD. Or a combination based on the exact project requirements.
Everything's nicely documented where actually necessary and we're suckers for following a style guide.
A headless commerce platform gives companies the full potential of best-in-class online retail
The rise of the headless CMS approach and the benefits it provides for users, developers and operations mean it’s only going to become the default way to implement true multichannel, multibrand applications going forward
(But) as we move deeper into the era of IoT, publishing to a handful of channels is no longer cutting the mustard. Large brands want the power to publish their content anywhere
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