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Nov
15
2011

Why we use our own custom web platforms...

One growing market for us is online retail business owners switching from sites built upon open source software. While we're not suggesting open source platforms don't have their place, the problems usually come because of the they are implemented and the lack of experience within the design companies that use them.

It's very easy to install and setup these sites, add on a basic design template and deliver an online shop in just a few days. It's no wonder there are so many web designers out there doing it - all with very impressive feature lists at first glance.

The problems come when the client's needs start to grow beyond the basics... beyond simplistic stock control, listing one SKU on multiple pages, advanced pricing, UK postage and so on. Scalability is another crucial factor too, as is security and the fact many of these platforms are made primarily for a US market. If the company responsible for the site does not fully understand the whole platform, they can't fix it when it breaks or effectively add custom features.

Before long the site is a mess with hacks and glitches, it can't be upgraded, the company behind it getting out of their depth and the whole thing is getting slower and slower... you're looking at dedicated servers costing hundreds of pounds per month and disproportional maintenance costs.

The end result a site that's holding the business back rather than driving it forward.

At 2D, we do things very differently. We switched from open source software around 5 years ago and began developing our own shop platform and back end management suite. It's been growing ever since around customer ideas and new projects and is now a truly impressive platform.

If anything ever goes wrong we're able to fix it - fast and for free. After all, we built it, it's our baby, we have no one to pass the buck to and we like it that way.

Our clients know we're here to help, we answer the phone within seconds and we can deliver even the most complicated of projects and custom features without a huge headache. We've done it before and we're doing it for projects every day.

Would you build your business to rely on a partner that doesn't fully understand the technology and platform they are using to keep you trading?

To find out how our software can help your business, both in terms of sustainability and growth, please contact our team.

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Sep
16
2013

Double award winners at the Mid-Essex Business Awards

We're thrilled to announce that on Friday we picked up two business awards at the Mid-Essex Business Awards 2013! We are over the moon to have won both of our categories, Business to Business and Efficiency & Innovation.

We are very proud to have been recognised with these awards, the competition were significant as ever and in some cases much bigger organisations than us. These are a testament to our dedication to being a great services business with fantastic service and innovative solutions for our clients.

Thanks to the event organisers (Newsquest) and main sponsor (Climate Energy) and a huge thanks to the judges of our categories - Cofunds and Whybrow.

Thanks also to all our clients, we wouldn't be here without you. 

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May
31
2013

Our new office

It's been a very busy first half of the year, several great new people have joined our team as we've continued to expand.

We're delighted to announce that our new office is almost ready, it's actually right next door to our current building so when the opportunity came up to take it over we jumped at it. After knocking down the wall it's now connected and nearly doubles our current office space, adding 3 new offices and a spacious staff area.

Many new sites have been launched this year and lots more in the works, so keep a look our on our work page.

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Dec
21
2012

Merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year!

All our team would like to wish our clients a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year!

Our office will be closed from 1pm today until 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

All our servers will be monitored 24/7 and we have staff on-call should there be any issues. If you need to contact us during the closure, please submit the request via Portal and select Extreme as the priority (this notifies on-call staff automatically).

Alternatively, if you do not have a Portal login, please use our Support form (selecting Critical) to report any serious issues or request out of hours support.

We've had another exceptionally busy year and are eternally grateful to our clients for their continued support. We really appreciate all the referrals and interesting projects we've had the pleasure of working on. This year has seen five great new people join our team too, our office has changed around a bit and we will continue to organically grow to best serve our clients.

See you in the new year!

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May
04
2012

An innovative approach to recruitment

Blobomatic

Thanks to a growing client base, existing client's businesses growing fast and many even bigger, exciting projects, 2D needs to expand!

We need to extend our team of skilled web developers and SEO specialists. But we wanted to do things a little differently and reflect our working environment as well as generate some exposure for our brand... so we created the Blobomatic avatar creator.

There is a story behind all this...

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Dec
23
2011

Merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year!

All our team would like to wish our clients a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year!

Our office will be closed from today until 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

All our servers will be continuously monitored 24/7 and we have staff on-call should there be any issues. If you need to contact us during the closure, please either leave a message by calling our normal number (messages are automatically emailed to on-call staff) or visit our support page to raise a ticket.

We've had an exceptionally busy year and are eternally grateful to our clients for their continued support. Thank you!

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Contact Details

2Dmedia Limited
The Barn
Rickstones Road
Rivenhall
Essex
CM8 3HQ

Tel: 01376 388 150
Fax: 01376 388 151
email: sales@2dmedia.co.uk