Ascensor are passionate about helping other businesses to grow and compete, supporting more than 100 small businesses across the Yorkshire region and beyond with their innovative, template-driven product Air Websites.
Ascensor launched Air: Ecommerce in 2018 to give retail businesses a high specification, entry-level Ecommerce solution, that was affordable. This Ecommerce solution compliments the already successful Air Websites, their cost-effective, template based brochure website offering, launched back in 2013. Air Websites enables businesses to have a professional and sophisticated website, for a fraction of the investment of a bespoke site.
Air: Ecommerce has been designed to compete with off the shelf, “software as a service” (SaS) solutions such as Shopify which often require heavy customisation. Not only that, the business does not own any of the website code, and the websites cannot be self-hosted; resulting in less control for the business owner.
“Air: Ecommerce and Air Websites are created by Ascensor for our clients and the client owns the IP, which means they can be hosted wherever you like” says Andrew Firth, Ascensor’s MD. “As each site is built to order, they are optimised to the current standards of accessibility and performance”.
The sleek templates are suitable for all sectors, and they have developed websites for trades, services and professional firms. These entry-level websites are developed to be mobile first and they are already connected to Google Shopping as standard. They include a client area, discount code management and an order management system; and they take around three weeks to build.
The concept is gathering momentum for the firm, “we speak to a lot of people who have tried to build their own site using SaS solutions and they often end up frustrated with a site that is not of a good enough commercial standard to represent their business and generate sales” Firth continued, “We want to support businesses to compete and thrive in what is an ever-changing landscape of digital technology. Air websites give them the chance to own a commercially viable and professional website that is also affordable. Spend as a little as you can on a quality website and save the rest of your investment for driving traffic through marketing”.
‘At Ascensor we don’t stand still, we are constantly keeping up to date with the latest changes in technology and continue to innovate so that we can bring the best possible solutions to our clients.’
‘Working with Ascensor is an absolute pleasure, our website is very easy to use and we get great feedback from our clients, would highly recommend’ Kathryn Wright, Perfect Personalised Gifts
Ascensor are consistently growing and are preparing for an office move closer to Leeds in the near future. They have been on a recruitment drive, adding three new developers to their team in recent months and they have more positions available to cope with the increasing demand for these websites.
If you’d like to find out more about the Air Website solutions or find out how Ascensor can support your business through digital marketing then email us or call 01924 284 390