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Barefoot.ie Online Shop and CMS

Zencart templates, zencart checkout path shortening, consumer experienceBarefoot Sports Ireland import, wholesale and retail Vibram FiveFingers minimalist footwear for the Irish market. Barefoot Ireland needed more control over their content than their existing proprietary solution could provide, but without any negative impact on their live ZenCart webshop. Sharkey consulting developed a solution matching a new content management system (CMS) with a new layout and design for the existing webshop solution. Existing user accounts were synchronised to allow customer to engage in conversations and commentary on the new CMS. The solution was created and tested offline and implemented in a single day with minimal downtime. Barefoot.ie can now drive traffic directly to its webshop having full control over their new and powerful content solution.

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Update: This year Barefoot.ie requested we replace their Zencart system with a better, more up to date solution. We configured and installed a Joomla!™ based online shopping system which allows Barefoot to present their product catalogue in a much more user friendly way. We also migrated their CMS to the latest stable version and we maintain their website software on an ongoing basis.

Ecommerce solutions for Barefoot.ie

Joomla ecommerce websites Ireland

  • Provided a full Content Management Solution
  • Synch'd CMS with existing Zencart solution
  • Matched the look and feel of both with a redesign
  • Synch'd userbases to enable customer engagement in the CMS
  • Implemented live with minimal downtime

Project 2 for Barefoot.ie

  • Migrated Joomla! CMS from v1.5 to latest stable version
  • Implemented our Joomla managed service maintenance package
  • Installed backup and firewall solutions
  • Replaced Zencart with Virtuemart shopping cart solution
  • Implemented a stock levels synchronisation solution
  • Implemented live with minimal downtime

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Foinse Irish Language Newspaper

Ecommerce and Open Source Joomla CMS consultingFoinse, the Irish language newspaper read by over 195,000 people weekly operates a large content website hosting thousands of news articles and resources in the Irish language. Foinse.ie needed some support and advice while extending their Joomla!™ Content Management System to complete a number of projects.

With assistance from Sharkey Consulting, Foinse provides a Irish language resources to support the national teaching curriculum including Retro games, jigsaw games, crosswords and word puzzles as well as large scale white-board posters all collated with the themes of the Irish language curriculum.

Foinse also now sells subscriptions to their electronic version of the Irish Language newspaper online outside of Ireland with the help of a georestriction solution from Sharkey Consulting. Additionally, Sharkey Consulting advised on and implemented solutions to increase the speed of the Foinse.ie content management system and its performance for the readership.

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Ecommerce solutions for Foinse.ie

  • Joomla! CMS expertise and advice
  • Crossword and other puzzles & game functionality
  • Georestriction of epaper advertising
  • Content system speed and reliability increased

Kennys Bookshop Online Shopping System

Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery has been selling books since 1940. Kennys began selling art in the 1950s. Kennys operate an online bookshop, one of many sales channels through which they sell new, used, out of print, rare and antiquarian book. When Kennys updated their back office systems to accommodate more stock and better stock handling, the company needed a solution to replace their existing proprietary webshop software.

webshop solution, web shop, online shop solutionSharkey Consulting provided a large scale webshop solution handling the hundreds of thousands of product items from Kennys stock systems. Since then Kennys have expanded their stock to over 5 million titles and Sharkey Consulting have worked alongside Kennys to evolve their webshop solution.

Since then, we have developed many solutions and advised Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery on advanced Search Engine Optimisation, Email marketing campaigns, Customer experience and Social Networking Strategies.

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Ecommerce solutions for Kennys Bookstore

  • Large-scale (500,000 products) online shopping solution
  • Synch'ing products from stock system
  • Advising on scaling up to over 5 million products
  • Email marketing solutions
  • Optimisation for consumer and search engines
  • Tracking campaigns and customer checkout path

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