We have been promising a decent eStore for South African online shopping for longer than I would like to admit. Seeing that I come from an IT background one would have expected it sooner! Turns out that the kind of store we wanted took a bit more effort. Two designers tried and failed.
Fortunately, Daniel from ShakeInteractive and his team managed to get the store up and running to our specifications. The Vrede en Lust eStore features secure e-commerce and credit card payments, customer history, delivery costs across our vast country and full support for our WineClub members!
The system will extent the correct level of discount to each WineClub member and ensure that no delivery charges are levied. WineClub members will get an email from the eStore with their initial login information. Friends and Family members have also been pre-loaded at the correct discount levels.
In addition, we have set up the system so that our trade customers will get registered for online orders in 2010. It will make it a lot easier for all, while at the same time providing very useful reporting and an audit trail of prior purchases.
All of our wines are available online, with specials on offer from time to time. The eStore will automatically extend discounts for quantity purchases and determine the best delivery options. We should be able to deliver the wines to our clients’ doorsteps withing 5 to 7 working days.
The eStore may be found at www.vnlshop.co..za or just by following the link!