RES eCom, Inc., Affordable Web Design, Hosting for Vermont and Key West websitesSpecializing in Miva Merchant and Squirrel Cart storefronts.

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Here's how RES eCom, Inc. got started.

Hi, I'm Rick! After a short career as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace Machining industry my life changed dramatically with a spinal cord injury, and I was forced to change careers. The business RES eCom, Inc. was founded in 1999 by myself. I have two Bachelor Degrees; one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Information Technology.

In the fall of 1999 I paid a local website development company $100/hour to build the initial vision of the PIECES OF VERMONT® website, and $12,000 later it was junk! The developers, as skilled as they were at website coding, missed something crucial - a website needs to be functional AND marketable. I was nickel & dimed to the point where I finally decided it was time to learn how to code the website myself, and the rest is as they say, history.

Portfolio Over the next 12 years I turned into the premier website selling Vermont products, particularly maple sugar candy gifts. In addition I developed and manage two other successful websites, one for the Vermont Bowl Company and one for MAPLE CITY CANDY. These three Ecommerce stores now take daily orders and have given me the skills to help a select number of other merchants set-up online stores at minimal cost as well.

My specific expertise is developing Ecommerce websites that utilize Miva Merchant and SquirrelCart shopping carts, with Payment Gateway credit card processing.

No man is an island though, so over the past decade I've also established relationships with other experts in the web design and hosting fields. I sleep well at night knowing that if I don't have the answer, I know someone who does, and that also puts my clients' minds at ease.

Since 2000 my efforts have helped take the wizardry out of selling online so that my clients can generate real online orders while they focus on their offline businesses. That's a great feeling.


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Rick Smith
shim Creative merchandising skills combined with effective web design is how I develop compelling, professional Ecommerce websites that are not only secure, appealing, and functional, but also converts visitors to customers!

Lots of companies create websites, but I do much more, I ensure results long after the initial build.