8 WooCommerce plugins we love to use!

WordPress and its e-commerce plugin WooCommerce are one of the most popular and easy to integrate platforms in the market. It is also our preferred choice when building online shops as it is easy to develop and integrate plus it is free!. The market place for plugins is vast and we tend to use some …

Is it time to upgrade your
e-commerce store to Magento?

There is no doubt that Magento is the biggest and most popular e-commerce platform these days. Some of the biggest retailers in the world use Magento to power their online shop, so should you be upgrading your online store to Magento? Let’s discover in this article if this is the solution for you when upgrading …

Why ecommerce start ups are using WooCommerce

Raise your hand if your website is built in WordPress. That is most probably you, since statistics indicate that over 40% of websites are designed and built using this content management system. So chances are, if you are planning to launch your start up an e-commerce store, WooCommerce is the best fit, as it is …

Should you build your e-commerce website using Shopify or BigCommerce?

When it comes to set up your e-commerce website, you need a quick and easy solution, especially when you want to launch your first digital store so that your site maintenance and products implementation requires very little experience. This is where many e-tailers consider Shopify or BigCommerce to set up their e-commerce website. Both of …

Welcoming Gillian Vanhauwaert to Foundry Digital

Here at Foundry Digital we’ve had the pleasure of introducing Gillian to our team who is interning with us from Belgium. Her time with us is part of her ERASMUS scheme supporting her study of New Media & Communication Technology at Howest, Kortijk. ERASMUS is a great opportunity for students to travel to other countries …

A big welcome to Laura Gray our new graphic designer!

The more observant of you will have noticed a Junior Graphic Designer ad across our social media channels recently since we announced Hector was leaving to set off on Australian adventures. Well, we are pleased to say this position is now filled by the lovely Laura Gray. We’ve found that although Laura’s London life is …

Hector is off to Oz

No, he isn’t joining Dorothy to visit the wizard! Hector Lowe, our head designer, is off on an Australian adventure. Later this month he will be swapping our Fulham office for Sydney’s sunshine and so he parts from the Foundry Digital team. Hec has been an integral part of the Foundry family for the past …

FashionCapital and Foundry Digital
Taking your fashion brand online

We’ve joined forces with FashionCapital to help aspiring designers build their digital presence! We’re pleased to be partnering with the super FashionCapital. Our goal is to help FashionCapital’s clients explore and utilise the digital realm. With our experience designing professional portfolio websites, building eCommerce stores, developing mobile apps and designing branding, we are excited to …

Bring on 2017!

Foundry Digital wish all our clients, partners, friends & families a very Happy New Year! Thank you for your support in 2016 and we look forward to what 2017 has in store. We are proud that 2016 has been a strong year for Foundry; we have grown in team number and continue to strive to …

SEO Sussed

At Foundry Digital, we all too often encounter clients who ask for SEO without properly understanding what these 3 letters actually mean!  So we thought we’d help out by explaining the basics. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation which means ranking highly on search engines such as Google and Bing – naturally a very attractive …

A Fountain of eCommerce Wisdom

Having your very own eCommerce store designed and developed can be an exciting step towards expanding your brand and making your products more visible and accessible to potential customers. SEE OUR ECOMMERCE WORK As an eCommerce website is more complex than a typical “look book” site, there are more elements to consider when planning and …

Practice What You Preach –
Foundry Digital’s Rebrand

At Foundry, we live and breath branding. We are familiar with the necessity for companies to refresh and update their branding periodically to ensure their online presence continues to reflect and build on your brand identity. It would be hypocritical for us not to take our own advice, so the Foundry Digital website has been undergoing …

Website Design Chelsea

Foundry Digital is a web design agency in Chelsea. We design and develop digital platforms. Based in Fulham at South Park Studios, we are proud neighbours to Chelsea and Parsons Green in an office space that clients are welcome to visit at any stage of the design or build process. Our team build websites, Ecommerce …

Why you can count on Foundry Digital for financial services apps and website design

Foundry Digital are pros at designing and building websites and applications for financial services companies. Foundry Digital continue to attract clients across the finance sector, including Hedge Funds, Private Banks, Foreign Exchange Traders, Investment Houses and Accountancy Firms. We are confident and comfortable crafting awesome websites that suit the wants and needs of this industry, …

Infographics

Are you looking for inspiration to communicate statistical information in a graphic way? See below the latest Infographics our Graphic Design team has been working on:   Infographics are a great way to explain text information in an engaging way. Adding visual elements can make a company’s site stand apart from the crowd by adding …

Jodie L. Burdett: A Strategic View

How Foundry Digital’s Project Manager helps clients to cross the fine line between Commercial Marketing and Creative Communications     Right now is an exciting time for Foundry. Six months ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming Jodie into our team, whose primary task, amongst other elements, included the supervision and managing of projects. However, …

Andres Del Risco: A View from the Top

How Andres leads the production of Foundry Digital’s web design and build projects When founder, Andres Del Risco started Foundry Digital in 2011 from a small office in his loft, he never dreamt one day he would have a fully staffed digital creative studio producing technology for websites and mobile apps.   The Foundry team …

Magento v WooCommerce v Shopify

A Comparison of Ecommerce Solutions Finding it a struggle to decide on an ecommerce solution for your online store? We’re not surprised considering the hundreds available! But we’re here to help. Each ecommerce site will have different needs and priorities, which is why each payment platform has its own distinctive features. Whilst one provider can …

SSL Simplified: How to choose the right SSL Certificate for your website

Clients often ask Foundry what SSL is and whether it is a necessary purchase for their site. So here is a brief but informative investigation of SSL certificates to erase the mystery surrounding them. SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet, protecting sensitive information or data as it travels across the world.  Once an …

Foundry Digital launch Ariadne Capital’s new website

The Foundry Digital team were delighted to be appointed to design and build a new website for Ariadne Capital. The site will aid them in their pursuit of Ecosystem Economics becoming the dominant business paradigm in Europe through their championing of Entrepreneurs who have the vision to change the economic value of new and existing markets.   …

MasterCard Makeover: Global Finance brand MasterCard has a new logo

For the first time in two decades, the MasterCard brand has undergone a branding revamp.     From its launch in 1968, Mastercard’s logo of red and yellow overlapping circles has become one of the most recognisable visual identities worldwide. It has successfully become emblematic of finance, bank transfers and credit cards. With such a widely recognised …

“Money makes the world go ’round” : Foundry Digital’s website design and builds for the Finance Sector

Foundry Digital have much experience designing and building websites for the finance sector. We custom design each client’s website so that its features are tailored to their specific wants and needs. This is particularly important within the finance industry where clarity and individual identity captures user attention. We tailor site aesthetics and functionality to target …

Foundry Digital are expert builders : Our work with the construction, architecture and property industries

The Foundry Digital team are happy to have completed website design and build projects for clients related to property, construction and architecture. Our designers’ understanding of the necessary visual elements that create a website that effectively presents the work of this industry has resulted in aesthetically pleasing websites that are both attractive and functional. We …

Foundry Digital in the spotlight : our new promo video is here

The Foundry Digital team had a great time the other week when Spanish Director Borja from Wild Films Production came to our Fulham office to shoot the company’s promo video. We wanted to present who we are as a digital agency showing our team’s energy, technology platforms, working space and services. Although we were all …

Foundry’s Foodies

How our love for food inspires our design and build of websites for the food industry Here at Foundry Digital we have no shame in admitting our love of food! We are therefore very pleased to have just been appointed by Holy Lama!  They offer a range of Spice Drops to add excitement to your cooking. …

Foundry Digital joins The Entrepreneur Country Forum

Foundry Digital are pleased to be joining more than 100 venture capitalist, angel investors and start-ups at The Entrepreneur Country Forum on 19 April 2016 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain. Over the years, this event, which is organised by Julie Meyer’s Entrepreneur Country Global and Ariadne Capital, has become a beacon of innovation …

The Haven : A stunning holiday home deserves a stunning website

With a name like ‘The Haven’ , this holiday home’s website needed to be something special. Debbie and Felix were wanting to improve the online presence of their holiday home in Noss Mayo. They came to Foundry Digital seeking a website that would successfully present the holiday home’s attractive and functional interior, and picturesque location. …

The new Archie’s Food website looks good enough to eat!

We are always proud to be chosen to work with local businesses. This was very much the case when Archie’s Food approached us to create their new website. Based just down the road from our Fulham office, we’d already become fully acquainted with the delicious food their kitchen creates, so we were excited to assist …

Superwomen: Women in Technology

With a 20% increase in women filling technical roles over the last 5 years, the historically male dominated industry is advancing towards gender equality. Although the disparity between the number of men and women working in the tech world is far from being eradicated, this figure suggests that smart and creative women are slowly but …

Mum’s the Word : go-to websites for that perfect Mother’s Day gift

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Oh what to buy?! I’ve been having a snoop around the web for sites that we think pair perfect prezzies with effective design to give you the ideal gift buying experience. So here are five top sites to help you find Mum a present that will remind her of …

10 reasons to ignore smart watches and build a collection of classic horological pieces

It was about time the Foundry team started to build apps for Apple Watch and Android Wear Smart Watches. In our initial research and early tests we found interesting the integration of traditional functions (time, chronograph and world timer ) with the ability to  additionally search the internet using your voice, tracking your exercise over …

Rugby: 6 Nations – 7 Key Websites and Mobile Apps Fans Must Follow

With the RBS 6 Nations rugby championship already on the way and heating up week by week, we thought we would take a look at 7 key websites you can’t afford to miss this year and follow all the action including scores, news, match reviews, pictures from the match action, video highlights and much more. …

Ever Evolving : how the logo designs of Starbucks, Apple and Google have changed

A successful logo  is crafted to capture what your business stands for; it is the visual communication of your service and brand. Since the logo of a brand works as its identity, as a business evolves, so too should be how you present yourselves. The Proof is in the Pudding It is no coincidence that …

Top Tips on how to choose a payment gateway for your eCommerce store

Are you setting up an online store? Have you yet decided what the best payment method for your business will be? Don’t know where to start? No problem, Foundry has come up with some key features you will need to consider to come to an informed decision. A payment gateway is the ecommerce application service …

The Rise of WooCommerce as an Ecommerce Solution

Currently, 30 % of eCommerce websites are powered by WooCommerce.     Are you looking to sell a product or service online? Foundry know that deciding upon an eCommerce platform  for your business is a big decision and that the options available may be overwhelming. So today we are going to talk about WooCommerce, our …

Jodie Burdett joins the Foundry Family

  So who is this mysterious new Foundry team member that goes by the title of Account  Executive?! Well, having reached my third Monday at the Foundry office, I reckon it is about time I introduced myself: I’m Jodie. If you didn’t already know this you really need to  Follow us on Twitter @Foundry_studio , …

Web Design Trends of 2016

What does the future hold for web design? With the world’s Internet usage increasing to 45% as of January 2015, a company’s online profile is more important than ever to business’ visibility and reputation. It is therefore of growing importance to have a website that represents your company successfully and entices your target user with …

A Small Agency for Big Ideas

Foundry is a small London agency based in Fulham that assists you in communicating your brand across new media and digital technology by designing and building digital communications. Our brand proposition is that we work with you to transform your website or app idea into a reality. Our team size benefits this process by enhancing …

Happy New Year from Foundry Digital

As celebration is a compulsory element of New Year festivities, where better to start this first post of 2016 than with celebrating a new client? Here at Foundry Digital, we are excited to have gained Alfen Technology’s custom. Alfen is a start-up recruitment company providing a tailored recruitment solution across the technology sector. Keep your …

SOUND ADVICE STYLISH NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

The entertainment business is growing quickly, and live music is only expanding rapidly with it! The industry is in it’s prime, but only with the help of businesses such as the exclusive Sound Advice, who make live events tick! The super exciting news that we want to share, is that Foundry Digital have launched Sound …

GLP the trendiest free city guide going

Innovative, fun and extremely effective we have seen huge success from the Great Little Place GLP app, and we want to shout out to the digital sphere how much we love it!   The app has now been live for over a year and has even been featured as Apple’s No1 best new app of …

London Road Jewellery launch new ecommerce shop

Contemporary, stylish and sophisticated are a minor assortment of the words that can describe the one and only London Road Jewellery; and guess who has got the chance to work with them! Foundry Digital, of course!   London Road Jewellery produce fashionable in-trend Jewellery collections with a range of over 600 items including necklaces, earrings, …

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Luxury property video production day in Marylebone

We are very exited to be working on a property video for B&G. The property is located in London’s Marylebone, Great Cumberland Place, a few steps away from one of Madonna’s houses!! For this project, Foundry has team up with George Aliferis, Adriana and Joan from Orama to produce a high quality digital video. We …

Digital and Graphic Designers – Jobs in Fulham, London

foundry design jobs fulham london

  Foundry Digital was established in 2011 as a full service  digital  agency in Fulham, London. We have collaborated with freelance graphic designers, website designers, web developers, photographers, illustrators and copy writers, and slowly we have been building our strong in-house team. We currently have a solid team of designers and developers, but we are looking …

Foundry teaming up with Foamhand – Crowd Management Tools

Paul Foster and Adam Down from Foamhand are working together with Foundry Digital on their upcoming Foamhand project, which is geared up at Crowd Management for sporting events. It’s really as cool as it sounds, more so when they have been behind major sporting events like The Rugby World Cup 2011, London Olympics 2012 and …

The New Yorker cover defies intolerance

Hats off to Ana Juan, who has designed the cover of the January 19, 2015, issue of the New Yorker magazine. The cover is entitled “Solidarité”.  

Growth Voucher Advisers – Digital Marketing

Growth voucher advisors digital marketing foundry

Foundry Digital, have joined the Enterprise Nation Marketplace as part of the government’s £30m Growth Vouchers programme for small and medium size businesses . Foundry are advisors for Digital Marketing services. By being part of the programme, Foundry aims to help small businesses grow by making the most of digital technology through this subsidised business …

Foundry Digital new Fulham office 88 Peterborough Road, London SW6 3HH

South Park Studios Fulham

We have moved! After 2 great years trading at our studio at Parkhall Business Centre 40 Martell Road, SE21 8EN, we have now relocated to a fantastic new space in South Park Studios in Fulham. Our new full address is 88 Peterborough Road, London, SW6 3HH and our telephone number is 020 7736 7959. Thanks …

Foundry Digital, website designers and mobile apps developers in Parsons Green

Parsons Green website designers and mobile apps developers

Foundry Digital is a web design & mobile apps development agency. If you are looking for website designer or app developer in Parsons Green, we are located in 88 Peterborough Road (SW6 3HH), a few minutes away from The Duke in the Green and The White horse Pubs and next to South Park. We provide …

Create effective call to actions for your ecommerce website

A strong CTA (call to action) on your ecommerce website can make the difference between your visitors making a purchase on your online store or leaving shortly after initial browsing. Little thought is given at how a CTA added to the website or blog content relates and connects between the landing page and the product …

Ecommerce website design fulham

Website Design Fulham

Foundry Digital is a Fulham ecommerce website design company, specialising in creating, building and developing websites and mobile apps . Our designers and developers can design, code and create everything from brochure websites to large ecommerce stores with integrated payment systems. The Foundry ecommerce website design service will work close to you, your brand and …

How to improve the customer buying experience on your online shop

Increasing customer experience on an online shop it is not just about how satisfied customers are, but also what factors matter for them. At Foundry, our experience has shown us that neither of the aspects should be underestimated. On the contrary, you should care about every detail to avoid ruining your customers experience on your …

Foundry’s Infographic: Build a website in 7 steps

We have devised and designed an inforgraphic that is a simplified visualisation of the 7 steps for building a website. In an appealing way, our infographic enable you to easily digested everything is needed to create your business website, from registering a domain name and choosing type of hosting, to cross-browser testing.  

A great offer to start your online presence

Foundry gives your company 50% off on Hosting smart business plan and Free Business Cards with every website your order with us. For the first year your company only will pay £28 + VAT from a standard price of £59.99. Your hosting plan will include 5000 MB and 100000MB bandwidth per month. This package will …

How much should a website cost to build?

Websites have become the first point of contact with customers for many businesses. In other words, it is the face of your company and has to instil trust in visitors to catch their attention from the first moment they land in your website. But how much does a striking website cost? Foundry has chosen key …

Easy guide to getting started in Ecommerce

Internet shopping is soaring over the world, and companies that once doubted whether its customers would buy their products online, now are catching up with those businesses that were faster to get their ecommerce stores live, putting themselves a few steps ahead of their competitors. Online shopping makes customers lives easier, and enables companies to …

How to create a successful email marketing campaign

Email marketing is still being one the key channels to reach potential clients and engage with current customers. As latest reports underline, email marketing continues to deliver excellent return on investment when companies use it effectively. Changes in technology have dramatically changed consumer habits and as consequence, email marketing campaigns have to be effective and …

Choosing the best ecommerce shopping cart software for your business

E-commerce is a necessity for many businesses more than ever. Foundry has chosen a list and a description of the most renowned ecommerce platforms and shopping carts to enable you to chose the shopping cart that fulfills your business needs. Magento Magento offers 3 difeerent solutions: Go, Community and Enterprise. Magento Go is a solution …

Test and test your website to avoid damaging your visitors online experience

Many businesses concentrate their attention on the website’s design and promotion as they assume that testing is only necessary once to make sure it works and looks good.  In fact, companies sometimes are worry more about designing, layout, wording than functionality or browser compatibility. It sounds obvious but testing a website has to be done …

Tablets & mobile phones are customers favorite devices for Christmas shopping

Online shopping has increased sharply in recent years but the popularity of tablets and mobile phone will lift considerable online sales, creating ever bigger ecommerce effect this Christmas. According to The Telegraph, 10 per cent of the Christmas shopping in The UK is going to be done on tablets, expecting to be accountable for 58 …

Chapman Brothers, Come and See exhibition, credits Foundry

Macey Mitchell has been credited by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, at The Serpentine’s new exhibition, Come and See. Find out more information about the exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery website.

Grosik money remittance launches online advertising campaign

Grosik online campaign now on the way across key publications in the UK for the polish market. Join here for money remittance to and from Poland. www.grosik.com   Ads can be seen on: Polish Express – www.polishexpress.co.uk Strefa – www.strefa.co.uk Polacy – www.polacy.co.uk Panorama – www.panorama24.co.uk

Login and Pay with Amazon

The new service offer by the giant Amazon, Login and Pay with Amazon, promises to work like a pay wallet allowing customers to buy anything the want and paying by just logging in. In other words, it is a more straightforward process that does not need to use a third party for making payments. Amazon’s …

Designing and developing apps for the new iPhone5c, iPhone5s?

At the latest Apple conference (September 10), Apple unveiled two new products: iPhone5C and the iPhone5S which will be using the new iOS7. In addition to this, Apple announced a range of free software, including the iWork package, which includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Naturally at Foundry we were interested on this update, after all, …

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