Ecommerce website design for industrial supplies retailer

The Challenge The founder of a new industrial supplies business got in touch with us in order to put together a website and an online e-commerce shop for business to business sales. We already knew that this website would be the primary point of sale for this business and that it would have to compete alongside established, […]

The Challenge

The founder of a new industrial supplies business got in touch with us in order to put together a website and an online e-commerce shop for business to business sales. We already knew that this website would be the primary point of sale for this business and that it would have to compete alongside established, big name brands in this sector. As a completely new business with no brand recognition, we would need to clearly establish the brand’s values through the presentation and design language of the website.

The Solution

In order to create this brand’s first website we had to take into account both the look the client was after and the functionality needed for online sales. To start with, we took the branding which we had developed with the client and drew on it’s to broad colour palette to build a bold design for the website. Using high quality, professional imagery, we were able to convey the key products and reinforce the brand’s business values; top notch products and outstanding customer service.

The client was on a limited budget, but the website needed to be well fleshed-out in order to stand up to the high expectations of potential customers within the sector. Working with the client, we decided they could create the copy for the website themselves and we could then drop it into place. This allowed the website to be fully featured, but still on budget.

The eCommerce aspect of the website had to be secure, easy to use and facilitate a number of demands specific to this client. As user experience is key for online conversion, we implemented a powerful platform that provides a simple and easy to use order system. With a very large catalogue of products and many options and specifications for each product, this platform was essential for making the correct products easy to find and select. Partnered with an advanced payment portal, it was possible to streamline the ordering process as much as possible. As all kinds of customers become used to making online purchases incredibly easily, even a small obstruction in this process can stop a sale.

A finishing touch that added an extra dimension to the customer service on offer was the implementation of a live chat function. Displayed on the website as an unobtrusive pop up, this gives visitors to the site the ability to instantly get in touch with any questions or queries, further increasing the chances of conversion.

The Details

  • Powerful CMS framework, coded in HTML5 for mobile responsiveness
  • Secure eCommerce platform and payment portal integration
  • Simple navigation for optimal user experience and conversion
  • Crisp, clean flat design without skeumorphic elements
  • Built for long term SEO performance


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