Multi-title cataloguer Cannock Gates (UK) Ltd has launched two new sites, both built by e-commerce specialists Digivate. The two sites use one database and one management interface, with the analysis module allowing for joint or split reporting of sales and visitor statistics.

Built using Digivate’s open source based TurboShop 4.0 as a platform, the new Garden Factory and Cannock Gates sites include the following features:

• Strict XHTML1.0 compliance to maximise accessibility
• Separation of content and page structure to allow for forward compatibility
• Quick shop for rapid ordering using product codes
• Related items display to help increase order values
• Editing suite to allow Cannock Gates to amend all copy
• Promotion management module
• Full integration with the bespoke Cannock Gates order processing software

“The new online shops have all the features we wanted – vital for today’s competitive market. Digivate provide us with an excellent service,” says Julian Thompson, Marketing Director of Cannock Gates (UK) Ltd, “building all the functionality we asked for and more.”

Will Gotley, Managing Director at Digivate, comments, “The two new sites show how first class e-commerce can be accessible and affordable. Retailers can no longer claim that making their online shops accessible is an expensive luxury.”

Notes for editors:

Digivate was founded in 1998 by a team with extensive retail and mail order experience. The company has always been dedicated to providing an integrated service for multi-channel merchants - from site design to online promotion, via site management and strategic consultancy. Current clients include Artigiano, Selfridges and Sofa Workshop.

For further information, please contact Will Gotley on 020 7845 9955 or email him on

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th May 2005