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SI Store: New website launched for sales training courses

In October Mark Blezard approached us with an idea to develop an online shop dedicated to selling products and courses related to sales training. Since that time, the website has been successfully launched at www.si-store.com and Mark has some good things to say about us.

si-store.com: a store dedicated to sales training products

Rapid News Communications Group is a multi media publisher, specialising in business to business magazines, websites and exhibitions. Established in 1992, Rapid News has grown up with the internet revolution and specified its first site in 1996. Since this date, Rapid News has specified and built dozens of complex websites covering a wide range of specialist business sectors and involving a variety of web platforms and contractors.

In 2013 Rapid News decided to launch an e-commerce store for its magazine Sales Initiative, the UK's only magazine dedicated to the professional management of sales. The site, si-store.com, needed additional functionality to that of a traditional e-commerce store so the job was put out to tender. Having already accommodated several interns from the University of Chester, we chose the Informatics Centre as a potential partner.

Work began in late October and the site was delivered just before the close of the year. The Informatics Centre proved extremely competent in problem solving the nonstandard functionality we required and the whole project ran extremely smoothly. They have also developed the site with an eye on the future requirements so even when we chucked in a few "additional requests" towards the launch date they were willing and able to accommodate them with little drama.

I've worked with several internet developers and find the staff at the Informatics Centre amongst the most pleasant to work with. Specifying a website is rather like commissioning a painting, what's in your mind can easily be totally different to that of the artist, so a good working relationship with your chosen developer is essential. I have no hesitation in recommending the Informatics Centre. Indeed, we have already started the next phase of development with them for si-store.com.

Mark Blezard
CEO
Rapid News Communications Group

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