Integrated Online Shop or Product Catalog

Having an online product catalog is crucial in today's world as it acts as a second window display for your products and prices. In Malta, people often like to browse products online first before making a purchase, and some even prefer to buy online. iLabMalta has been offering online product catalogs and shopping solutions for a few years now. Read on to learn what we offer, what's included, and how much it will cost you.

Should your online catalog be connected to your Point of Sale system?

The best solution is to have your online catalog or shop fully connected to your Point of Sale system. This way, you only need to input your products once in your Point of Sale system and the stock quantities in your shop will be continuously updated online. This helps you avoid the embarrassment of selling out of stock online.

iLabMalta offers a complete package, including our Point of Sale system (iLabPOS) with hardware, fully integrated with an online shop. If you don't want to invest in a Point of Sale system, we can provide you with just an online shop. However, if you already have a Point of Sale system that is not iLabPOS, full integration with our online shop will not be possible unless you make a significant investment.

The two main benefits of having an integrated online shop are:

  • You only need to input your products and update prices once in one system
  • Your online shop is always up-to-date with the latest stock quantities and product information

nopCommerce eCommerce Portal

Instead of creating something new, we have integrated iLabPOS with a leading open-source eCommerce platform called nopCommerce. The platform has a lot of features, but is also easy to use and understand. You can choose from different themes to match your preferred look and feel, and it can be accessed on mobile devices.

Following are some of our clients currently running an eShop directly integrated with iLabPOS, all with the same backbone, just with a different Theme:

nopCommerce is used by 27,000 stores worldwide.

We'll get you going in a Couple of Days

What we are offering is already tried and tested. Naturally, preparing your online shop will take you alot of effort to collect pictures, product descriptions, collect products into sub-categories, etc... However our part is ready and waiting!

Do I need to be a programmer to manage it?

No. Most of our clients are like you. You need to be a little tech savvy of course, such as, capable of looking up a picture online and resizing it, but nothing major and nothing you are not able to learn. Furthermore we offer one to one hand-holding sessions for those who find it harder to startup.

How are other retailers doing with an online shop in Malta?

All our clients will tell you the same thing. People come to their shop because they saw a particular product on the website, and they liked the price. Maltese are still very hesitant to purchase online as they want to touch and feel. However the online catalogue still served it's purpose. What is important is that customers know that you sell a particular product, know that you have it in stock, and know how much it will cost them.

In recent times, the trend is also slowly changing. Actual online purchases are slowly on the increase, particularly with the introduction of several delivery services.

What will it cost?

Monthly Fee - EUR 35 incl. VAT
- includes hosting, support and up to 1 GB storage space

SSL Certificate - EUR 75 incl. VAT per year (Mandatory if accepting online payments)
Credit Card Processing Plugin - EUR 99 incl. VAT (One time fee - Integrates with Trust Payments)
1GB Extra storage - EUR 5 incl. VAT per month
Domain Name Registration - Between EUR 15 and EUR 30 per year
One to One Assistance - EUR 21 incl. VAT per hour