E-commerce Experts, IOCEA, Support the CShop Framework with the Virtual Private Cloud

By Neal Wilkinson on 13th October, 2015.

Responsive E-commerce Solutions

IOCEA, a specialist e-commerce design agency, have chosen the Secura Virtual Private Cloud platform to support their e-commerce clients and the ongoing development of their CShop e-commerce framework.

The team at IOCEA work closely to support their customers using CShop and over the last 12 months the platform has handled over 980,000 transactions, amounting to over £48 million worth of e-commerce revenue for the businesses on the platform. CShop has now taken orders from just under 3 million customers and continues to grow rapidly year-on-year.


IOCEA has been delivering bespoke e-commerce solutions for nearly 15 years and their knowledge and specialist technology supports major UK retail brands like Wolsey, Chums, Rocket Dog and Coes.

The team at IOCEA provide expert advice and support for customers using their own CShop e-commerce framework, as well as stand-alone web design and digital marketing services, to help businesses maximise the traffic and revenues of their online stores.

CShop E-commerce

The CShop framework is an out-of-the-box online store that’s simple and easy for businesses to manage as well as being easily customisable, to enable brands to create their own unique look and feel. IOCEA can also add completely bespoke functionality into the framework to expand the standard features and create a best-fit solution for a customer’s particular needs.

Built on the latest technology, all CShop online stores feature responsive design to work across a full range of modern mobile devices and ensure customers can sell products to their visitors whenever and wherever they choose to shop online.

E-commerce sites built with CShop directly integrate with Amazon, eBay and many other popular stock and ERM systems, as well as payment gateway providers such as PayPal, Credit Call, Klarna, Barclays, V12, DataCash and Sage Pay. IOCEA also offer bespoke CShop integrations with customer’s existing on premise or cloud-based systems if required.

The Secura Solution

Secura Virtual Private Cloud hosting will now underpin IOCEA’s CShop platform, supporting existing customer sites and the continued development of the framework.

The VPC is designed to deliver the performance, availability and resiliency essential for creating the very best ecommerce experience. With current weekly sales though the framework totalling just under £1 million – fast, secure and available websites are revenue critical to CShop customers. The rapid scalability of the Virtual Private Cloud will also enable IOCEA to flex the CShop platform resources up and down to easily cope with seasonal traffic spikes and marketing promotions.

Building E-commerce Confidence

Security is a major consideration for any e-commerce business and its customers, and IOCEA have made a significant investment in obtaining the PCI DSS Level 1 certification for the CShop platform.

The VPC will help streamline IOCEA’s ongoing PCI auditing and testing commitments with a platform implemented in-line with security best practice reference architecture, backed by ISO 27001 accredited data centre infrastructure. To add additional reassurance, Secura’s own information security management processes are also accredited under ISO 27001.

Secura CTO, Dan Nichols, commented:

We are delighted to welcome IOCEA to the Virtual Private Cloud. Our platform and service are a great fit for e-commerce businesses and it’s fantastic to be able to support the CShop framework as it continues to develop. IOCEA have created a really exciting application that is delivering great results and growth for the businesses that use it and it’s a really exciting time for Secura to get involved.

For more information on IOCEA and the CShop e-commerce framework, please visit their website at www.cshop.co.uk.

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Neal Wilkinson

Head of Marketing

Neal works in the marketing team at Secura and makes sure everyone uses the correct font size on their emails. Sometimes he succeeds.

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