A few words about us
First off, it’s pronounced oz-e-works. Not oh-zee-works. Get that right and we’re sure to become friends! Our name comes from the fact our founder is an Aussie, we specialize in “e” Commerce and we provide end-to-end services for the development and support of eCommerce sites i.e. the “works”.
We’re headquartered in Brooklyn, New York and we’ve been in business since 2004. We work with open source eCommerce solutions such as osCommerce, Phoenix Cart and Woocommerce which provide a low cost entry point into the online environment.
We recommend osCommerce for businesses wanting to develop highly custom eCommerce sites.
In our experience, osCommerce has the lowest cost of ownership of any open source solution and therefore is cost-effective when it comes to offering a unique online eCommerce solution.
Originally the community edition of osCommerce 2.3, Phoenix Cart has become its own entity. We applaud their intention to improve the code from a technical perspective while keeping the UX the same and the code base lean and fast eCommerce solution.
Although there are several WordPress eCommerce Plugins available, we recommend WooCommerce as solution for startups or small businesses that have a small product catalog where they have a story to tell before they sell.
Please note we’ve done Woo Sites with very large catalogs too!
A few words about why we are different
Unlike other companies in our market, we are true IT professionals with extensive experience and skills developing custom software for everything from mainframes to desktops.
In addition to our obvious eCommerce platform expertise, we bring to the table:
- an excellent understanding of business operations which means we can help you plan your eCommerce website so it supports your actual business goals to obtain improved ROI
- unsurpassed project and quality management skills which means we make sure your site not only goes live on time and on budget but also meets your requirements
- best practice in development and operations (DevOps) ensuring your site is properly developed, operated and maintained, effectively lowering your overall cost of ownership.
Last, but not least, when you contact ozEworks, you get to speak directly with our Projects Director who will oversee your work from beginning to end. No hard-sell sales team, just pure eCommerce IT expertise from the get-go.
Our management Team
Founded by Kym Romanets, ozEworks is a staff owned autonomous collective operating under a core management team:
Over 35 years IT. Full SDLC now into UI/UX. Perfectionist. Pig lover.
Over 20 years IT. Application Architect. LAMP expert. All round good guy.
Over 15 years creative experience. Keen eye. Award winning photographer.
Over 15 years operations experience. Attention to detail. Loves gadgets.
We don’t talk Agile here. We don’t even talk Waterfall. Why not? Because these methodologies are best left to custom software development projects.
Developing a website using an existing solution is about Package Implementation which is whole different methodology that only seasoned IT professionals really understand.
So while we may stage delivery in order to bring a site or new functionality to market faster and we might even do iterations during build, we’re implementing a Package and we know better than anyone when you implement a package, you have to “watch the gap“.