Actinic Catalog Shopping Cart Software
The Anything Left-Handed web site uses Actinic Catalog for all product information, shopping basket and checkout functions. We have used it for more than 4 years and recommend it very highly.
We are grateful to Actinic for their software and support and happy to promote them.
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Go to the Anything Left-Handed site shop index page (produced by Actinic)
Actinic have a range of products for businesses of all sizes, the main distinctions being
Actinic Express - their web based system for fast start-up
Actinic Business software you run from your own computers and host yourself
Get a free trial download of the Actinic software and see for yourself
You just give your details and get a fully functioning version of the software for 30 days. You can build your catalog and test it, then when you buy the software, just enter your key on the trial version and you are off!
Scroll down to see our thoughts on the strengths and benefits of using Actinic Catalog and some useful links
We have used One Stop Automation and One Stop Order Processing from
Mole End Software
to do the following:
- Download orders automatically at 7.00 each morning
- Clean customer addresses and other formatting tasks
- Print order paperwork
- Send personalised emails to confirm despatch of orders
- Follow up incomplete payments from template emails
- Various other order handling and formatting functions
This additional functionality saves us a huge amount of time and give a far better service to our customers - highly recommended and very good value
We used this software to produce our original site in 1999 and upgraded to produce our second-generation site in-house in 2001. By 2003 our business had grown a lot and the web was our main development focus so we tried a "more professional" route using a third-party specialist design and development company with a budget of over £30,000 to develop an e-commerce site using expensive, heavyweight tools like Commerce Server 2003.
It was supposed to be a 3 month project, but after 9 months and a lot of heartache we decided we could not take the problems and poor site performance any longer and parted company with the development company (!).
At that stage we purchased Actinic Developer Version 7 and built the site we wanted ourselves - and that is what you see here now. The total spend including all software and a little bit consultancy advice from Actinic was well under £3,000 and we think we now have a better site than we ever would have had from the outside development.
You can see a profile of our business produced by Actinic on their website by selecting from their top menu - Examples | Case Studies.