The Saddle Bank has grown rapidly to become one of the worlds leading online saddle companies, supplying horse owners, saddle fitters, and retailers worldwide. But, their website didn’t reflect this. Therefore, we set about creating a lasting impression that genuinely reflected their ethos.
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As one of the leading online sellers of saddles, The Saddle Bank’s core message is to provide horse owners with a safe place to purchase quality saddles online. But our client required a website redesign, so their online identity accurately portrayed their company stature and growth. With a large e-Commerce store, the site front and backend needed to be seamless in design and functionality.
Website overhaul with an online shop that featured bespoke functionality
THE INITIAL STAGE
The ‘Find Your Saddle” page made it easy for customers to find what they were looking for.
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As well as improving the Saddle Bank’s visual identity, our developers built numerous bespoke elements. Firstly, our development team created an online “academy”, which can only be accessed when payment has been made. We recognised that our client was previously using a third-party application to teach individuals online. Therefore, by creating a unique element on the site, which allowed all revenue to be taken by the team at The Saddle Bank, we helped direct traffic through online courses with an online test. This way, members of staff can track student’s progress from the backend of the site. By doing this, we allowed The Saddle Bank to charge directly through their website. Access to various areas on the site is restricted, contingent on the user has paid for the course.
Another example of where our developers enhanced the experience on The Saddle Bank is a geographical fitter searcher. Here a user can search for a local fitter. Rather than searching through the whole list, they can enter their postcode, and the results will display the local fitter’s contact details. Therefore, this eliminates tedious searching for relevant postcodes, but instead, users are presented with relevant only content.
Overall, we assisted The Saddle Bank with streamlining all aspects of their business to one place – their website. Individuals can complete a course, purchase or sell a saddle and even take an online quiz to determine which saddle is perfect for them. Ultimately, this site demonstrates why web development is key to offering users a memorable experience.
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