The Applecado blog

eCommerce platforms: Off the shelf or Bespoke?

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down in a very short time. Lockdowns were enforced virtually everywhere, and while online sales were already dominating retail this is going to cause a real shift in shoppers’ behaviours.

Whether you are a producer or manufacturer, or a retailer, we’re going to run through a few options for selling online.

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Adapting Your Business for Lockdown

Some of the ways we’ve helped clients adjust to COVID19, and useful advice if your business has been impacted.

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Turning Ten

Ten years – that’s a lot of cake, and probably way too much coffee! Read what we've been thinking about as we start the next ten years.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2019 – Franchise Management Software (10/10)

By now, you probably know that we’re celebrating our tenth birthday soon, and before we get there we’re sharing one project from our portfolio every week for each year we’ve been writing great sites, solutions and systems.

This week’s review will share a little more about Mini Athletics, a super company with a franchise model. Our solution has more than a handful of clever tricks up it’s sleeve, read on to find out more.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2018 – Collaborative Data Analysis Tool (9/10)

We are nearly at the end of our ten year review, this week we’re looking back at a data analysis and collaboration tool we produced for the Education Development Trust.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2017 – Recruitment Portal (8/10)

We have designed and built a variety of sites and solutions in the recruitment industry, from recruitment agency sites integrating with Broadbean, Bullhorn and others, job boards, and candidate CRMs. This week, our ten year review takes us to Bluetown Online’s recruitment portal – the ultimate in client self-service but with the support and expertise of Bluetown’s super team.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2016 – Villa Rental Booking System (7/10)

This week we’re sharing a project from 2016 – an inventive site that helps Premium Island Vacations clients with booking their dream holiday, and helps the team manage villas, availability and even concierge services on St Barts.

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2019 Roundup

It’s time for us to reflect and run through what the Applecado team has been up to in 2019, you can find out about some of our web design and development projects.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2015 – Safety Reporting Management System (6/10)

Next up in our ten year review is 2015, over that year we continued a huge variety of bespoke development projects from eCommerce platforms, to a patient referral system and even an app for Vodafone. Here, I get to share one of my favourites from our archives…

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2014 – Entertainment and Gig Directory (5/10)

Next up in our ‘we’re turning ten soon’ review is 2014 and we’re sharing some of the clever functionality secrets behind the local gig, concert, and event directory Go On Go Out.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2013 – Local Community Sports Clubs Directory (4/10)

To celebrate turning ten, we are skipping through our portfolio and bringing you a selection of the development projects we are proud to have worked on. This is our fourth week in the series, we’re up to 2013 and looking back at a website that encouraged local communities to participate in sports, exercise and recreation they could find around them.

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Ten Years of Applecado: 2012 – Bespoke Recruitment Website Development (3/10)

If you’ve been keeping up with us for the last fortnight, you’ll know Applecado is ten soon – and we’re sharing a project from every year until our big birthday.

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