If you build websites for a living, be it as a sole developer or part of a team, at some point you will have to build an ecommerce store that enables your client to sell their wares online. In fact many smaller design houses fail to offer a suitable ecommerce solution instead preferring to offer an out of the box type solution that doesn't really "fit" with the client. Which usually leads to a series of client websites that could be much much better.
You can now differentiate your company, add value to your products and easily integrate ecommerce to any website that you are building, be it a static site or a monster database driven website... with Web Assist's eCommerce Suite 2 you have a whole host of tools and most importantly well written tutorials, examples and manuals that will guide you through your very first ecommerce website.
If you're like me you utilise Macromedia Dreamweaver almost on a daily basis, with an almost never ending queue of websites waiting to be completed. A tool such as Dreamweaver is invaluable in an experienced developer's hands as it cuts hours from more traditional development means. Add to this WA eCommerce suite and you have extended Dreamweaver so that you can quickly and easily build ecommerce websites both full blown monster ecommerce sites and much smaller static type ecommerce websites. This is the power the comes with this series of extensions from the Web Assist people.
Let's have a quick look at what is included in this suite of tools shall we, as its quite an impressive collection:
Add to this a whole host of tutorials, documents, support and recipes and you can see why I am so keen on this product. Upon installing this product, and it takes quite some time to download and install all of the various items, you are presented when you open up Dreamweaver with an amount of ecommerce power that is truly remarkable. WS Ecommerce Suite allows you to quickly integrate a shopping cart solution on almost any website, it allows for integration with numerous credit card processing solutions or with a little manipulation you can integrate your own solution. This is real power and something that has been missing from Dreamweaver since the days of Drum Beat, and yes I know that shows my age, but Drum Beat the predecessor to Dreamweaver was if anything a good all round dynamic website and ecommerce solution. Now with WA Ecommerce Suite you have a product which is truly remarkable as almost anyone without any training whatsoever can build their very own ecommerce website.
In fact I think it is fair to say that WA Ecommerce Suite will pay for itself with the very first project that you utilize it on, in time savings alone. not to mention the added features you can incorporate or the speed at which changes can be made. If you're working for a larger development house I would mention this to your appropriate superior as anything that saves time and ensures a project is delivered on time and to budget should be in your web builder tools chest.
As many of you reading this will know, I don't often write reviews. this is due mainly to time commitments and prioritizing my workload. it also helps with Julie doing such a wonderful job. however when a special product comes along I still do like to review, use the product and I do mean use it and then write about what I find. with WA Ecommerce Suite I have found a product that does exactly what it says, it delivers a total ecommerce solution to Dreamweaver users. allowing anyone to build full functional static and dynamic ecommerce websites. with ease and a saving in time that is absolutely amazing.
Visit the Web Assist website to read more about the eCommerce Suite.