The UK’s leading beds manufacturer turned online retailer, Beds.net supplies to many of the nation’s brands you’ve come to recognise and know. The company wanted to take their popular products direct to the people - giving customers the benefits of better pricing, faster turnaround and great customer service.Beds.net needed an website that would sell, that’s where we came in!
Ecommerce is our thing, so we know retailing beds online is a highly, cut-throat sector, and for a business to succeed in this environment they need a top-end website. One that will engage visitors, have a friendly feel, instil trust and most importantly - convert. This is the type of challenge the Ascensor team thrives on, here’s how we did it…
The first stage with any bespoke website is agreeing the vision, and the technical specification. Our client wanted cutting edge and that’s what we built into the brief, which included designing an entirely new brand. A fun and interactive feature is the dynamic time-based banners. The homepage banner changes dependent on the time of day; with a next day delivery countdown timer until 1pm, a standard and informative design after 1pm, and a 'Trouble Sleeping?' banner during the night. This works as a way to engage the customer at whatever time they are browsing the website, and aims to build a relationship with them.
The new brand is friendly and has lots of personality. The letter 'e' becomes a character throughout the site, and we changed it's design to match the different contexts. For example, in the logo it is sleeping, when there is a 404 error it appears worried, on the blog it is wearing reading glasses, and during the night it looks tired.
The design process takes into consideration every touch point throughout the user journey, to benefit from maximum conversion. Engagement is the name of the game with any website build, but it is vital when it comes to Ecommerce. Page speed performance, animation and intuitive navigation are key front-end development requirements and Beds.net has the lot.
Content management is handled using Ascensor Liquid. Built on the Laravel PHP framework, our purpose built CMS puts clients firmly in control of their own website. Lightweight and easily managed by non-technical clients – it only contains the features that you need, with each admin built from the ground up. The admin has everything you would expect and more, including promotions, shipping and order management; as well as full SEO management with a Google Shopping feed already in place.
We’ve also integrated Payzone into Beds.net but Ascensor Liquid already comes with Stripe integration, and any other gateways can be quickly added. Users can check-out as a guest or can use their client area to see order history and benefit from any promotional pricing.
When it comes to making beds, Beds.net know their stuff, just like we do when it comes to Ecommerce.
This is the perfect client for us - high volume Ecommerce that needs a reliable engine. It’s now over to our marketing team to drive the traffic, handle conversion optimisation and help Beds.net become the leading online retailer of beds in the UK!
What Beds.net - Ecommerce said
A very good build and design for our website! The whole team is always on hand to help you, no matter what you need. This made the whole process very fast and hassle free. I would highly recommend, if you are looking for a good website.
Imran Ahmed Beds.Net