eCommerce Platforms we support

Posted by Mark Greentree on July 08, 2014  /   Posted in eCommerce Platforms We Support, Latest News

There are many eCommerce platforms to choose from. Make sure the one you select has the tools you need.

Carts like NetworkSolutions Commerce Space is a great all inclusive storefront. Shopify and 3dcart provide multiple add-ons to create a robust storefront. Volusion and BigCommerce provide overall ease of use for those new to eCommerce.

Another aspect to consider when choosing an eCommerce platform is how they charge for their service.  NetworkSolutions Commerce Space lowered their pricing structure so that their monthly rates are lower but charge a transaction fee.
If you are not selling a high volume of products or are just starting out this could be a considerable factor in what platform you choose.
3dcart, Shopify and Volusion all offer packages that don’t require transaction fees.  BigCommerce offers packages with transaction fees and without.

So if you’re ready to start an eCommerce store today let us know, we love to help you out.

Fishtanks Direct Redesign Project

Posted by Mark Greentree on June 19, 2014  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects, Latest News, Web Design Projects

We recently finished work on the complete redesign of  We wanted to pay homage to the original design by using some of the design elements, colors etc and also add some new elements.  Lastly to help increase traffic, accessibility, ease of use and provide more call to actions we incorporated a rollover menu in the header, a product photo slider and category thumbnail scroller.

Fishtanks Direct before redesign

Fishtanks Direct before redesign


Fishtanks Direct after redesign

Fishtanks Direct after redesign

New Custom WordPress Design Launched – Surrogate Steps

Posted by Mark Greentree on September 25, 2013  /   Posted in WordPress Websites
Wordpress Design

WordPress Design

Introducing our latest Ithaca client – Surrogate Steps.  We helped create their logo, WordPress site and business cards.  Surrogate Steps is an exceptional business, please give them a visit!

About Surrogate Steps:
Surrogate Steps Specialist are dedicated to providing individualized and professional services in matching Intended Parents with a caring and reliable Gestational Surrogate to help grow and build their family through assisted reproduction technology. We are proud to work with clients throughout the globe, including Israel. Surrogate Steps is also proud to work with Intended Parents who are same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, or single individuals.

New Custom eCommerce Design Project launched – Bev & Co!

Posted by Mark Greentree on August 01, 2013  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects
Custom eCommerce Design

Custom eCommerce Design

Introducing our new Custom eCommerce Design Project – Bev & Co!

If you’re looking for unique fashions right here in New York go check out Bev n Co!

About Bev & Co:
Bev & Co. was established in 1978 in the quaint town of Homer, NY and we are excited to celebrate our 35th birthday this Fall! In recent years, we’ve expanded to Sackets Harbor and Ithaca, NY. All three stores have a charming atmosphere and are filled with fabulous fashions you will love. Our outgoing and energetic associates will make sure you leave with something you adore! Shop for fashion, leave with style.

Custom eCommerce Design Project – Adaptive Sports Equipment

Posted by Mark Greentree on May 14, 2013  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects
Custom eCommerce Design - Adaptive Sports Equipment

Custom eCommerce Design – Adaptive Sports Equipment

Custom eCommerce Project launched – Adaptive Sports Equipment!

About Adaptive Sports Equipment:
Established as a four season based company, we strive to supply athletes with unique needs with the appropriate specialized equipment for a wide range of athletic disciplines. Whether you’re drawn to sports for their theraputic abilities, recreational enjoyment or the excitement of competition, has the right products for you. We understand the personalized nature of many of the products we offer, that’s why on each of our product pages you will find detailed descriptions, video demonstrations and where applicable, sizing information to make sure we match you with the perfect item. Also, beginning this summer we will be making appearances at select adaptive sporting events supplying demonstrations of some popular products from top manufactures as well as some exciting, new products.

Custom WordPress Template Design – Three Hills Properties

Posted by Mark Greentree on February 27, 2013  /   Posted in WordPress Websites
Custom WordPress Design - 3 Hills Properties

Custom WordPress Design – 3 Hills Properties

Recently launched Custom WordPress Template  Design – Three Hills Properties!

About Three Hills Properties:
Three Hills Properties is based out of Ithaca New York. Established in 2002, we specialize in residential rental properties throughout Ithaca. Three Hills Properties is a growing company who prides itself on the fact that we offer some of the best housing in Ithaca as well as our outstanding customer service.

We are also an environmentally conscious business. Our goal is to make all of our housing as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We have already installed 240 volt electric car chargers at each of our properties. The electric is provided to our tenants free of charge. In the near future we will be installing solar hot water heaters and photovoltaic solar systems. We believe in doing what we can for the environment as well as providing housing for similarly minded individuals.

Custom eCommerce Design – Munsons Chocolates

Posted by Mark Greentree on December 10, 2012  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects

screen-munsonsRecently launched Custom eCommerce Design – Munsons Chocolates!

About Munsons Chocolates:
Munson’s Chocolates was founded by Ben and Josephine Munson in 1946 and originally titled “The Dandy Candy Company”. With little more than a dream they set out to build
a business that would reflect their commitment to quality and service.

Their first store was located in Manchester, Connecticut behind a tailor shop. It was there that they would make batches of wafers and ribbon candy from the sugar rations they received following the end of WW II. Soon after, they moved their base of operation to a horse barn. They converted the barn into two parts: a kitchen and a retail store.

*WordPress – Great Alternative to Static Html Websites

Posted by Mark Greentree on December 10, 2012  /   Posted in WordPress Websites

Full fledged WordPress sites are a great alternative to traditional html sites. WordPress allows you to make design changes directly within an admin panel without needing an html editor or an ftp agent to upload your html. It is also very handy as you only have to make your design changes globally as opposed to a static html site that would need to be changed on every single page.

WordPress however can be a challenge to learn if you aren’t familiar with php, the programming language for the software. There are instances where it is useful to know where to locate code especially if you work with WordPress templates.

If you are looking to use a Content Management Software (CMS), WordPress is hard to beat!

Here are some examples of our WordPress projects*:

  10. parakeet feet*
  23. St. john’s episcopal church*
  24. Tech Home Electric*
  26. Yoga Bergen County*
  27. Yoga Therapy NJ*

*Custom Greentree Designs WordPress Templates.

Custom WordPress Design – St. John’s Episcopal Church Ithaca, NY

Posted by Mark Greentree on September 17, 2012  /   Posted in WordPress Websites

screen-sjpWe recently had the pleasure of working with St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ithaca, NY.
to help them create a Custom WordPress Design that enlists event and administrative calendars along with showcasing their church’s artistic interior.

About St. John’s Church
The essence of St. John’s is the people who make up the congregation. It reminds me of a Jackson Pollock painting. At first glance, it draws you in with a variety of colors and shapes all woven together in a complex pattern, but then it begins to seem complicated and chaotic—there is a lot going on at once and things are constantly shifting, as they do in this community. It is only when one takes a deep breath, looks closer, and begins to distinguish all of the colors, lines, and shapes that the whole makes sense. Nothing is linear, nothing is perfect, and you see something new every time you take another look. There is evidence of our success in programs and ministries that work well just as there is ample evidence of our imperfections and failures. What gives me hope for the future is that the colors, lines, and shapes continually shift and intersect, but they always work together to reveal new ideas and new opportunities. A lot of people dismiss Pollock’s paintings as too complicated to take a second look, but the beauty of his work is that it demands prolonged contemplation and new ways of thinking. This congregation is a lot like that for me—sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks that must be completed, the programs and ministries that need to be improved, and the people and places that we are called to serve, but I feel immense satisfaction when we find new ways to work together to accomplish some of these goals, even if it takes a while.

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