• SPCK and IVP

    SPCK and IVP

    Using the Magento 2 platform to create two eCommerce storefronts
  • Kings Road Publishing

    Kings Road Publishing

    The first two of four Magento 2 sites launched
  • Carlton Books

    Carlton Books

    Leading international publisher's eCommerce site, including customisable page backgrounds and colour schemes
  • Turnaround Gifts

    Turnaround Gifts

    Gifts website for individual and trade customers
  • Third Millennium Publishing

    Third Millennium Publishing

    Responsive ecommerce site selling high-quality illustrated books for companies, schools, museums and other institutions
  • Speech in Action

    Speech in Action

    Site features the Firsty Express direct to consumer platform
  • Oberon Books

    Oberon Books

    A responsive eCommerce site for an independent publisher specialising in theatre, drama and the performing arts.
  • MyBookSource


    A customer-facing, eCommerce website for BookSource, distributors of books, eBooks and music
  • Boydell & Brewer

    Boydell & Brewer

    Dual currency eCommerce website for publisher of historical and critical works.


Rebuild or revamp?

Our websites have everything a publisher would expect and more, from

  • high speed and fully responsive for all device types,
  • a streamlined customer buying experience,
  • seamless search and navigation for optimal discoverability,
  • integration with PCI compliant payment gateways,
  • automated print fulfilment through chosen distributor,
  • GDPR-compliant mailing list sign-up,
  • blogs,
  • product metadata automatically ingested using ONIX,
  • integrated DRM (strict or watermarked),
  • advanced sales reporting
  • and (much, MUCH) more besides!

If your current site needs a revamp, rebrand or is missing things you need, we’d love to help. We’ve been working on websites within the industry for years: we can modify existing sites, bolt on functionality, or start from scratch – whatever the priority.

Our approach and platforms

We firmly believe a collaborative approach works best for website development, where we help and guide you through the process so that the final result is exactly what you want and need. This means we use either Agile or Waterfall methodologies, depending on budgets and timescales, with strong project management, product owner roles and stakeholder management throughout.

With a focus on eCommerce, we tend to favour Magento as the Content Management System – renowned as the leading platform of choice for retail. We also build on WordPress/Woocommerce and Shopify as different situations demand.

Why Firsty?

We are the only digital solutions provider dedicated to the publishing industry and are firmly established as the eCommerce developer of choice for publishers across the industry, providing a complete end-to end-solution, freeing up in-house resources, and maximising opportunities for brand and revenue growth.

We remain steadfastly committed to publishing, continually innovating, and investigating new technologies and emerging opportunities – and our range of products and services continues to expand. Our overriding aim is to help clients grow their online presence, raise brand awareness, and increase direct sales revenues – and client feedback suggests we tick these boxes across the board.

To find out how we can help, call us on +44 (0)1635 581185, email info@firstygroup.com.