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Happy Tortoise Habitat

Handmade to Selling in Online Store

Selling craftsman built items without huge 3rd party fees.

British Handmade Store Design - Happy Tortoise Habitat UK

High eBay & Etsy Fees

Ken from Happy Tortoise Habitat was selling his hand crafted wooden tortoise tables and accessories on eBay which was resulting in high fees cutting into profit margins. I created a custom website for him showcasing all of his beautiful woodworking skills and the unique tortoise tables that he builds.

First a Logo

After chatting with Ken we decided that the logo for this new website would be brightly coloured and featuring a cartoonish style tortoise. I created this cute, brightly coloured little chap in Illustrator and then used the same colour scheme throughout his website.

Online Store & Shopping Cart

The website that I created for him runs on WordPress with a fully integrated shopping cart system powered by WooCommerce and a is a fully customised, besopke theme that reflects the brand image with a thoroughly modern design.

Order Tracking

There is built in Order Tracking as standard in WooCommerce as well as storing customers details which are accessible to the website administrator/shop manager in the backend of the website plus you have the option of creating an all important, opt in mailing list to enabling you to send out newsletters, special offers and showcase new items thus gaining more sales and encourages customer interaction.

Choice of Payment Gateways

There is also a choice of payment gateways with WooCommerce making it a very flexible solution. You can choose to use either the free built in and easy to use PayPal, Stripe, BACS (direct to bank account payment) cheque and payments on collection in person. There is also a multitude of premium, paid for plugins adding a plethora of other options, however PayPal and Stripe are simple and straightforward for any new store owner to manage and I will always reccomend them for anyone starting out as in this case.

Screenshots from Happy Tortoise Habitat Store

Visit Happy Tortois Habitat

You can see Ken's online store for yourself here and browse his beautiful tortoise tables for yourself.