African Shops in Cardiff Xquisite Africa is Cardiff's premiere Africa Foods Store and is a shop with a difference, your “One Stop African Shop. It first opened its door to the public in September 2004. Selling all of your favourite and authentic Africa Food produce; ie Egusi Stock Fish, Pepper Soup, Fufu Flour and much more
Presto Solutions have always supported Xquisite Africa and had built their previous website.
Xquisite Africa has been a pace setter in the Africa Foods stuffs market in Cardiff and South Wales. Since inception it has had a steady influx of customers who have not all been African as the name would depict but from all walks of life and different ethnic backgrounds. With its friendly and welcoming service and relaxed atmosphere, it soon became more than a Shop to the Africa Community. It became a meeting place/ information centre – a place to meet a fellow African and discuss conditions and Government policy back home and get first hand information on what is going on within the Community as well as asking for help and assistance with issues like accomodation and rooms to rent. Encouraging and getting involved with the organization and celebration of various African Countries’ Independence Days as well as connecting and welcoming new comers into the African Community and to Cardiff.
Being considered a main hub of activity Xquisite Africa needed to be able to keep up with technological and social changes in the twenty first century which involved being able to sell online as well provide information linked with social media. Presto Solutions presented a responsive website that would help project the image and brand that Xquisite Africa needed to portray to the communities in Cardiff. The site was required to be mobile friendly and compatible as well as having the ability to showcase the products that Xquisite Africa stocked and catalogue them in a user friendly manner. This would make it easy for customers to buy products and have them delivered to their door as conveniently as possible. The site would also have the ability to reach out and interact with existing and future customers as well as being able to accept enquiries.
The project included establishing the following factors amongst others:
- Dynamic database driven website
- Contact communication via forms and ability to make quote requests
- Construction of web content to enable keyword approval and search engine acceptability
- Search engine compatibility of the website
- Catalogue and gallery to help showcase Xquisite Africa's products
- Ability to allow client and prospective client registrations to help data capture and marketing prospects
- Ability for online sales
The result has been a more modern and interactive site that Xquisite Africa can present to customers and will enable it keep the reputation and tradition that it started in Cardiff as one of the leading and premiere African Shops.