Simon Beer - Production Gear Ltd
Back in 2005 just a few days before Christmas the company I was employed by and working for went into receivership. Without jobs myself and two colleagues decided that we would start 2006 with our own company. We borrowed money from the bank, from family and raided our savings to get enough to buy stock, rent premises and start trading. At the beginning we saved money everywhere possible and when it came to starting our website we found Cubecart, it was cost effective and allowed us to get our products online quickly and easily.
Eleven years later we've moved premises three times, seen staff come and go and streamlined our business in many ways. With all that change however one part of our business strategy has remained constant. Since the beginning we have used Cubecart as our e-commerce solution, over the years we have seen it mature, we have updated as new versions became available, we've hired developers, added features and changed designs.
I'd like to think of our business as a Cubecart power-user, we rely on Cubecart for our customers to find us online. Cubecart either directly or indirectly handles sales for us. A great number of our customers buy online, some will call and discuss their requirements further with us before buying over the phone. Either way they are finding us via the web, via Cubecart.
We now have over 10,000 products online, we have three admin staff working on the site adding, refining, updating products and processing orders.
Cubecart is part of our business, one of our sales team. Unlike our physical team I don't have meetings with it, I don't praise it, ask it how its weekend was and I don't track its sales or reward it for performance.
It was only last week that I wondered just how much business Cubecart was actually responsible for. I checked the sales statistics on the admin side of the site and was surprised and a little shocked to see just how hard it had been working for us.
Over the last 11 years the most silent member of our team has quietly been racking up Millions of pounds of sales. Honestly, MILLIONS.
To the Cubecart team and the many Cubecart developers - Thank You! Thank you for supporting us, helping us, working with us and humouring us when we ask for new features and modifications for our store. Thank you for a great product!
Russell Hurst - ropesdirect.co.uk
For many years my father and I had been running a small independent wholesale business but were finding that with the rise of the big multiples our trade was changing. We decided to start a website to sell our ropes (a niche market) and the web designer we began with recommended CubeCart V4. In 2007 the site was up & running and within a couple of years was building up nicely. By 2016 our sales were double that of our wholesale arm and I am certain that we would be struggling financially were it not for our CubeCart site. We moved hosting company a few times and are now with Havenswift Hosting (very happy with Ian) and recently upgraded up to V6.
I find the admin side of running my site really straight forward and the ever increasing range of easily installed CubeCart extensions helps to keep my site moving forward.
I use a couple of SEO companies to help me with the Google minefield and they have tried to get me to move to another ecommerce package but I will have nothing of it – I am really very happy with CubeCart!
So if you are looking to introduce an ecommerce arm to your existing business or are starting a new venture I would thoroughly recommend using CubeCart – it has and still is serving me so very well.
Stephen Brodie - sinoloz.com.au
We are a small online company based in Sydney Australia selling Nasal Sprays for various medical conditions across Australia and New Zealand. Not having a brick and mortar presence, it is vitally important that we have a reliable shopping cart attached to our website. CubeCart, over the past 3 years has allowed us to achieve that with thanks to their support team. Even though we are based on the other side of the world, we never see any delays in regards to maintenance required to our Shopping Cart and our level of service received, has been outstanding and a competitive price.
Sinol Australia recommends CubeCart to any online companies looking for a Shopping cart!
Chris Ashwell - Caravan Accessory Shop
Discovering CubeCart in 2004 changed my life for ever!
At the time, aged 21, I was trying to build a webstore for my newly opened bricks-and-mortar shop - a tiny camping shop in Norfolk, England. I had a good grasp of html but was trying to learn PHP and MySQL using books such as 'Build your own Webstore in PHP'.
I then discovered CubeCart version 3 and, after installing, I realised I didn't haven't to reinvent the wheel after all - it had already been done for me, thanks to the CubeCart founder!
Fast forward 13 years and the business now has a £1m+ a year turnover, employing 10 people. We do not sell on Amazon or eBay - we only sell on CubeCart!
Our high street shop now has an EPOS system, which I have built on to the back end of CubeCart.
I am incredibly loyal to CubeCart and hope to able to contribute to the future development via Github.
Rosemary - dirtybutter.com
CubeCart has made a tremendous difference in the professional look and ease of use of our store. I originally created my own web pages using the old Microsoft FrontPage, coding all the stock changes and such by hand. It looked clunky, and it WAS clunky! Customers had to email us to place an order. It was nearly impossible to keep the stock updated manually correctly, as I had to edit the code for each page to make changes with every sale or re-stock.
In 2010 a geek friend of mine recommended that we use CubeCart, and we've been very happy with it ever since. Stock control is a breeze now, the customer experience is very intuitive, and the whole website is responsive and cohesive.
The Open Source code is fairly easy to tweak. When I can’t figure out how to do something, there is a great forum community of users who are always willing to offer suggestions and help with the code. And the CubeCart staff is available for paid help if needed. There are plenty of plugins available that provide all kinds of bells and whistles. I use quite a few for improved marketing and to provide that polished look to our store. Cosmetic changes to the stock Foundation skin are easy, and there are other skins that can be used – some free and some paid.
Thanks to CubeCart, our little hobby business has become a profitable online business we are very proud of. We invite you to take a look around our Dirty Butter Plush Animal Shoppe. If you know someone who would love to replace a favorite childhood toy, or maybe who needs a backup or replacement for a lost child’s toy – we may have it in stock. And if we don’t have it, we’ll try to help you find it!