Doric Design Clothes shop Demo

Interested in building an online shop for your business?

Doric Design Shopify partners

Demo features

We've built two demo shops where you can:

Shopify is very flexible, it can help you get started online, expand your current shop or scale up and support you as your business does more online. Our demos aim to give you a flavour of the possibilities and show you how we can help.

Have a read through the features on the demos and try the links to see them in action in our demo shops.



Product options

Shopify allows up to 3 different product options, for example size, colour and style. Our shop demos allow you to see some of the standard ways Shopify displays products and more advanced display options we have developed for our clients. Follow the links below to try the features.

Standard functionality - butchers shop demo

Show different sizes with availability
Customers can select a product size and see if it's in stock

Doric Design enhanced functionality - clothes shop demo

Show all styles in a selected colour
Customers can change the colour to see all available styles in that colour

Show all colours in a selected style
Customers can change the style to see all available colours for that style



Sale prices

Within Shopify, sale prices can be applied to a single product, or just for certain options within the product, for example to the small and/or medium sizes. There are no restrictions on how many sale prices can be applied.

Standard functionality - clothes shop demo

Show different sale prices depending on size
Customers can see the discount applied to specific size



Automatic discounts

Shopify makes setting up discounts very straight forward. It can be done for a single product, a group of products, or at order level.
Discounts can be set up as


Only one automatic discount can be active at any one time on your shop, but you can schedule different discounts for different times.

Standard functionality - clothes shop demo

Buy X get Y free
Add 2 women's hoodies that are on sale to your cart and add a t-shirt for free

X% discount when order amount is over £Y
When your order amount is over £100 a 10% discount is applied at checkout



Local delivery and store pickup

Our demos cover two different ways to provide local delivery and store pickup functionality

Shopify local delivery and store pickup app - Clothes shop demo

Demo of Shopify's own Store Pickup + local Delivery functionality
Options to choose a store pickup or local delivery are given on the checkout page

Store pickup is set for our location in Balmedie, and will be avilable to pickup from 24 hours after the order was placed

Local delivery is set for a 30 mile radius of Balmedie, so to test this out use an Aberdeen postcode, for example AB25 1EB and make sure your order is over £10


Details of the shopify app can be found here Shopify Local Delivery

Link to Android App

Link to iOS App


Extra functionality (using a PAID app) - Butchers shop demo

Demo of Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery App
Customers can check if their post code is eligable for deliveries or store pickup from any page on the site (Banner at to of the page)

Options to choose a store pickup or local delivery are given on the shopping cart page

Deliveries to Ellon (Example post code AB41 1AS) are set for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Deliveries to Balmedie (Example post code AB23 8AB) are set for every day except Sunday

Customers from both areas can also select a store pickup between 9am and 4pm an hour after submitting the order


There are many settings you can pick with this app, for example, how much preperation time to allow (which can be varied for each day of the week), how far in the future customers are allowed to select their delivery and much more.



Customer Reviews

Adding customer reviews to your products can be done by adding a free app written by Shopify.
Customers are given the opportunity to leave reviews of your products which you can choose to approve before they are shown on your shop. You can also respond to reviews.

Standard functionality (using a free app) - clothes shop demo

Product review
Men's hoodie with an approved customer review and reply



Promoting your products online

You or your customers can share pages from your shop online at the click of a button.

We can help you add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other share buttons to all of your pages.



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Create your own test order
Follow our easy guide to creating a test order to see how the checkout works using our demo shops



Creating a test order


1. Shopping cart

The shopping cart, bag or basket can be found at the top right on all pages in the Shopify shop. This is becoming the standard place for this on most websites. As a customer shops the cart will show the number of products added. Along the top you will also find:

*These can be changed, or switched on or off depending on your needs
Along the bottom of the page you will see links to a refund policy, terms of service and a privacy policy among other links, which can also all be changed, or switched on or off.
In the shopping cart customers can add a note/special instructions to the seller



2. Browsing and selecting goods

You can view all products in a category by selecting the product category, for example mens or womens in the clothes shop demo
Clicking on a product image or name you will take you to the product page. In the product page you can try selecting product options, for example size, weight, colour, style and the quantity.
When you are happy with your product selection add the product to the cart by clicking "Add to cart". If you want to add another product navigate to a product page and add to cart again, the number of products in the cart is shown on the top right of the page.



3. Checkout

Now you have products in your shopping cart choose to "check out" from the cart page
The check out page has 3 elements:



4. Paying for your demo order

No payment will be taken by entering details into the demo payment system


Use these dummy card details to successfully place the order:

Card number Use the number: 4242424242424242
Name on card Has to be at least 1 initial followed by space and a surname, e.g. "A Smith"
Expiration date Needs to be in the future, e.g. /
Security Code Any 3 numbers


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Demo features
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Why use Shopify for your online shop
Find out why we chose to work with Shopify and the benefits it can bring to your business



Why Shopify?

Our goal

During lockdown we decided to spend time researching different ways we could build online shops for small businesses. We felt that there would be an increased demand for businesses to go online and that Doric Design was in a good position to help our fellow business owners get the most out of their online shops, whether it was venturing online for the first time or looking to expand their online work.

We found that today there are many different offerings out there, all with their own pros and cons.



Our criteria

We wanted to find a system that met these criteria



Our method

We started by finding out what offerings might fit our criteria, which included

Magento Open Source IONOS 1&1 one.com Opencart
Shopify WIX WooCommerce Big Commerce
Squarespace Etsy Shop Blocks 3dcart
Volusion EKM Zen Cart Shop Wired
EBay Amazon


We then turned to review sites to help us whittle down the list, which included

Mobile Transaction 7 best ecommerce platforms for small businesses in the UK
Website Builder Expert 10 Best Ecommerce Website Builders For Small Business
Merchant Machine 21 Top Ecommerce Platforms For UK Businesses: 2020 Comparison
Startups The 6 best ecommerce platforms for small businesses in 2020


We chose 5 that we felt Doric Design could bring value to as web design company

For each of these we built and tested demo shops

We looked through documentation and customer forums,trying out customisation options, creating orders, paying for orders, shipping orders and looking at the sales statistics



Our conclusion

For us Shopify had the best balance of functionality, ease of use, personalisation, stability, security and scalability with great documentation and support at a fair price. And while they are based in Canada, they have a large customer base in the UK.

In their system there is a clear separation between system's core functionality and 3rd party apps. This means that the integrity of the shop is strong, it can function away for the extra apps. The app developers themselves are also well supported by Shopify and apps vetted by Shopify before being offered to customers building shops, making the job of supporting customers faster and easier for Shopify.

We found the documentation thorough with online training courses and guides for both customers and partners, such as ourselves. The community forums are busy and friendly making them an excellent place to find and offer support.

As a Shopify partner there is a clear pathway for us to use when working with you from initial discussion, gathering your shop's requirements, building and handing over your shop to you. Based on our experience with lots of online projects we know that many clients want us to stay involved to help, especially as they get used to a new way of working online. Shopify has thought about this and allows us to stay involved if you want us to.



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Why use Doric Design to help build your online shop
Find out how we can help, our experience and a bit about us



Why Doric Design?

How we can help

We aim to provide you with an online shop that meets your needs.

We work with you to define exactly what you need from your shop and how best to meet these requirements with Shopify and any additional tools (apps) you may need.

We will always aim to find a solution that offers you the best value for money.



Our experience

We are Dan and Carolyne Wood, a husband and wife team with experience in IT development, e-commerce systems and website management across the public, private and voluntary sectors. We have worked for a range of companies both large and small.

We're also Shopify partners which means we have been trained in how to use Shopify and we work on developing new tools (apps) to enhance how Shopify works for you. We've built shops using Shopify to gain experience with the system and understand what it can offer our clients.



Our approach to building your shop

We offer a free initial consultation where we can talk to you about what you want to achieve with your website and online shop. We are happy to talk to you about your shop whatever you are planning, you may be just starting out online or moving a shop, or expanding your existing online shop. Whatever your plans come and talk to us to see if we can help.

We want to provide you with a website that meets your customer's needs using a system that meets your needs. Our development aims to create websites that are accessible to everyone, secure and optimised for search engines so your site gets found online.

Once your shop is up and running we can help you become familiar with the Shopify system so you can run the site yourself. But of course we'll still be available to help if you need us.



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Why use Shopify for your online shop
Find out why we chose to work with Shopify and the benefits it can bring to your business



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Adding extra apps to your Shopify account
Find out what extra apps (functionality) we recommend you use and why



Extra Shopify tools (apps)

Shopify is a pretty well rounded system for managing your online shop. But if you need specific functionality that is not included in Shopify there are tools known as apps to help.

We can help you identify where gaps may exist, and what apps are available.

Here you can find some apps that we think should be considered for most shops.



Royal Mail Click & Drop integration

Royal Mail Click and Drop (FREE integration to your existing Click & Drop account)

Simple integration to Royal Mail Click & Drop



FreeAgent

FreeAgent Integration with a FreeAgent account (FREE integration to your existing FreeAgent account)

This app is a must if you use FreeAgent:



Local delivery

Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery App (From $29/month or $278.40/Year after 14 day free trial)

This app has many features, including:

Payment for local delivery using this app has to be taken at time of order

A demo of this app can be seen on the Butcher's shop demo site

*NOTE* Shopify now has it's own free local delivery option (Not as advanced as the Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery App)
You can see this on our clothing store demo site Make sure your order is for more than £10 and choose to ship to an address with postal code starting AB



Facebook Messenger Bot

Facebook Messenger Bot by Judge.me (From $0.02 per FB user each month after the first 50 users in that month)

Chatbot for automatic replies + Sell on Facebook Messenger

A demo of this app can be seen by selecting chat on our facebook page

or on the Facebook messenger site



Product Reviews

Shopify Product Reviews app (FREE from Shopify)

This app has many features, including:

On our clothing shop demo site you'll see this app in action



Fraud Filter

Shopify Fraud Filter app (FREE from Shopify)

This app will put orders on hold and alert you if they match criteria set by you, for example:

As this functionality is only visible in the shop admin pages click the link above to see screenshots, or contact us for a demonstration



Automatic Backups

Talon Commerce - Automatic Backups (From $8.95/month for up to 1,000 products after 14 day free trial)

This app has many features, including:

As this functionality is only visible in the shop admin pages click the link above to see screenshots, or contact us for a demonstration



Selling on multiple channels

Veeqo Inventory and Shipping platform for ecommerce (From $150/month or $1,440/Year after 14 day free trial (Extra £20/month + for Amazon FBA - See link for details))

Keep your inventory synced across multiple channels including:

There is a YouTube video to give you an overview of what Veeqo can offer



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Cost calculator

Use our calculator to get an idea of the costs involved in creating and running your online shop. It only takes a few minutes and when we talk to you in person we can go through all this in more detail and create you a tailored, detailed proposal.

To get an idea of costs right now select the options that best reflect you , we'll ask about your website domain (do you have one or need a new one), the Shopify plan you feel suits you best, any extra tools (apps) you may need, how many transactions you expect and about your business size.



Domain name costs

The first thing your shop will need is a domain name. If you already have a domain name, you can either transfer this to Shopify, or you can specify a subdomain, for example www.shop.doricdesign.co.uk

If you need a new domain, you can buy this directly from Shopify.
You can check with Shopify to see if your desired domain name is available and the current price

Select your domain choice

* Prices here are an indication only, click the link above to see the current price for your domain

** Transferring a domain from another site may incur a charge by the company who currently hosts your domain



Shopify costs

We recommend

  • Basic Shopify for shops taking less than £100,000 gross in online orders
  • Shopify for shops taking more than £100,000 gross in online orders
  • Advanced Shopify for shops taking more than £700,000 gross in online orders
  • Shopify POS Pro if you have a physical shop

Pricing plan information can be found here: https://www.shopify.co.uk/pricing

Select a Shopify plan

* note: There is no VAT on UK Shopify fees, but it is accounted for as a 20% reverse charge, for more information go to the gov.uk site

Switching plans in Shopify can be done at any time using the shop admin page


Shopify Point of Sale (POS)

All plans include Shopify POS (Point of Sale) which means you can take cash or card payments in person or over the phone using your mobile phone and the Shopify POS app, or with a Shopify card reader

Shopify also supports "Bricks and mortar" shops with their Shopify POS Pro offering

Everything you might need to run a "Bricks and mortar" shop can be found on the Shopify hardware store

Shopify Pro is free until October 2020 with a charge of $89 per month after that


Select Shopify POS or Shopify POS Pro


More information about all the Shopify plans and their prices can be found on the Shopify website.



Extra apps

Apps can provide extra features in your shop, some are free and some are paid for, find out more about Shopify apps


Select apps

App Type App Name App Price ($)
UK Shipping Royal Mail Click & Drop integration FREE
Accounting FreeAgent FREE
Advanced store pickup and delivery Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery From $29/month or $278.40/Year after 14 day free trial
Facebook Messenger Bot Facebook Messenger Bot by Judge.me From $0.02 per FB user each month after the first 50 users in that month
Security Fraud Filter FREE
Shop backup and restoration Talon Commerce - Automatic Backups From $8.95/month for up to 1,000 products after 14 day free trial
Advanced inventory and shipping Veeqo Inventory and Shipping platform for ecommerce From $150/month or $1,440/Year after 14 day free trial (Extra £20/month + for Amazon FBA - See link for details)
Other Enter total USD monthly price here for any other apps you might need
Click here to see available apps
per month



Doric Design charges

To give you an initial idea of how much Doric Design may charge to get you set up with a Shopify site:

  • Basic level - For example a small home business starting out online with a small product range
  • Intermediate level - For example a small business with some complexity in their product range
  • Advanced level - An established business looking to expand online

Select shop complexity

* Prices do not include VAT as Doric Design is currently not VAT registered




Your transactions

To help get an idea of the transaction costs involved in running your shop tell us a bit about the orders you expect.


Estimated number of online orders taken in 12 months Estimated average gross online order value (£)
Estimated number of In-person orders taken in 12 months Estimated average gross In-person order value (£)



Conversion of costs to £ GBP

Type of Cost Cost in USD Cost in GBP
Domain option not selected Yearly 0 0
Shopify plan option not selected Monthly 0 0
Extra apps Monthly 0 0
Doric Design charge option not selected One off payment - 0



Costs of creating and running your online shop

Fixed cost Transaction cost
(Using Shopify Payment Processing)
Projected first 12 month costs Please select all relevant options
Projected costs for subsequent years Please select all relevant options


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Quick question, have you tried our cost calculator?

To help us understand what you are looking for and to give you an idea of costs we recommend you try our calculator before sending us a message here. But of course you are very welcome to get in touch anytime using this form, or by email or by giving us a call on 07851 733 097.



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