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Blacks Garden Centre new website

New e-Commerce website for Blacks Garden Centre

New e-Commerce website for Blacks Garden Centre

Blueberry Design are delighted to have completed the new e-commerce website for Blacks Garden Centre. Black’s Garden Centre was set up in 1962 by Donal Black to provide his local customers with quite a unique service at the time – retail horticulture..The Garden Centre is based in Julianstown, County Meath.

Blacks Garden Centre needed an updated website clearly showcasing their product range &  and the wide range of garden products and accessories they offer. All products on the website can be ordered and paid for online. Website also includes e-vouchers to allow customers to purchase Gift Vouchers for use on the website.

Here’s the new website: https://blacksgardencentre.com/

We wish Niall and the team all the best with their new e-commerce website.

The website project required the following:

Google Partner

Awarded the Google Partner badge

Blueberry Design has been awarded the Google Partner badge after completing our certifications and meeting the spend of over $10,000 for the last 90 days. We are absolutely delighted to be awarded the Partner badge.

Our certification covers:

Google Ads certification.

Google Ads Display certification.

Google Ads Video certification.

Google Ads certification demonstrate that we’re a certified online advertising professional.

  • Google Ads certification recognizes that we’re a certified online advertising professional.
  • We received this accreditation after successfully passing the Google Ads certification assessment administered by Skillshop.

You can see our certs here:

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Get your website ready for the shopping season

Are you ready for the shopping season?

It’s that time of year again and we have Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Year around the corner! So get your website ready for the shopping season.

Many people have already started to look for Christmas presents.

In a few weeks, the biggest shopping weekend of the year starts and the whole world will be ready to spend money on gifts for friends, loved ones and themselves. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is a tremendous increase in website visitors, along with their eagerness to buy. Plus, this trend won’t disappear until Christmas.

For many retailers and on-line shops this time of year accounts for over 30% of annual sales. So to capitalise on sales, capturing your consumers attention is more important than ever. Not only do you have to drive consumers to your site but once they’re there you’ve got to make those visitors happy and get them in the mood for shopping. And the website you use year-round just simply won’t do the trick.

Get your website ready for the shopping season

So is your website ready for the traffic and to maximise conversions?

Our birthday discount still applies and we’re here to help (so give us a call).  See our top 10 tips below:

1. Speed up your website

Did you know?  Even a one second delay can mean a 7% reduction in conversions!!!

Hopefully your website will be bombarded with traffic in the coming months. So if your website is slow, including loading speed, people just won’t stick around.  And image heavy sites can be particularly slow so prepare now.

We can run a full diagnostic of your site, make recommendations and offer you a tailored package to optimise your site speed.

2. Update your Home Page

Make an impact! Make a great first impression on new visitors and existing clients by fitting the look of your store to the season/event/calendar with just a few small changes such as:

– adding a new header banner;

– add countdown timer in the header (this creates urgency)

– or dress your whole front page in a theme (if you have the budget)

We can design a new banner with your targeted message and upload this on your website before Halloween (or your selected time) and this shouldn’t take more than a few days.

3. Create better Navigation

It sounds simple and it is! You can improve the navigation on your site by taking a moment to make sure the “search” function is well configured (or add one if you don’t already have one!):

– Put it in a highlighted place

– Use the option for auto complete

– Make sure it works well and is available to mobile users too

– Add a filtering option

– Add a sort by price option to your search results page

4. Optimise your site for mobile

During the upcoming shopping season more people browse on line stores from their mobile or tablet than usual. So don’t lose these customers just because your website is not optimised.  Make sure it’s easy to browse your products and make a purchase from your store on mobile phones or tablets.

We will run a diagnostic on your website and then advise you on how best to optimise your site for mobile.

5. Add a seasonal/shopping themed exit-intent

Stop visitors in their tracks before they leave your site without purchasing – or at the very least subscribing to your e mail!  An exit-intent themed popup, which appears when the user’s mouse floats towards the top of the browser to leave the page, sends a targeted message at exactly the right moment (e.g. immediate buy now discount or offer). This may just be the thing that prompts some of those dubious visitors into purchasers (or at the very least subscribers) by simply giving them one final offer.

Let’s say that with your exit-intent popup implemented, your website will convert 8% of visitors instead of 5%. If you’re attracting 100 visitors a day, that’s 8 new subscribers instead of 5. If you’re getting 1000 visitors a day, that’s 80 instead of 50!

The fact is this could make a huge difference for your email list’s conversion rate, so it’s definitely worth giving a shot and we can add this easily to your website!

6. Add a special message pop-up

Make your website relevant and get your message to stand our as soon as a user opens your page. Similar to an exit-intent pop-up, opening page  pop-ups are an easy and effective way to grab your clients attention, easy to change (change your message to suit the date/time/event/audience, etc.) and easy to take down. You decide how long you want to keep it up on your site!

So why not give it a try? We could have this up and running on your website within 2 days!

7. Create seasonally focused category pages

Increase your User Experience and keep people in the “holiday” and “shopping” spirit by making it easier to find discounts, deals and gift packages.  Examples of category pages include:
– Cyber Monday
– Black Friday
– Christmas Offers
– Gifts for men/women/Mum/Dad, etc.,

Again, this is simple to do and is really effective at improving UX so why not give it a try? Call us today for help and advice.

8. Make sure your website can handle the traffic

Having your website go down can be a very frustrating experience. However, just because your website goes down doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with your site, or that there’s nothing you can do about it. The best way to prevent your site from going offline is to take preventative action. A spike (too many visitors at the same time on your website) is the most common cause of a site crashing…

We can fully check your site, update all plugins, etc., upgrade your hosting (if necessary) and ensure this does not happen so you don’t lose customers.

9. Be active on Social Media!

During the shopping season it’s vital that you increase your social media presence. Publish as many seasonal and event-focused posts as you can…share your Black Friday offers with your followers, ask questions about holiday plans, etc.,etc. This time of year is also a great time to run a contest on Facebook or Instagram. You can even offer an exclusive gift for your followers to encourage more business through your social channels.

And if you don’t have a FB Business page, again we’re here to help and we can set one up for you!

10. Add Live Chat

And last but not least….what about adding a Live Chat to engage with visitors on the website and grow revenue/sales? Live Chat is the leading digital content method (42% vs e mail at 23% and social media at 16%).  The fact is more than half of all customers prefer to chat with someone in real-time and online, rather than call a company for support – customers simply hate waiting! Blueberry Design has Live Chat so check it out here. By harnessing the power of live chat, you could be:

  • Increasing sales and revenue
  • Providing faster customer support
  • Delivering a better customer experience

It’s really important to start preparing your on-line shop for the shopping season NOW. These are just a few tips to help you get the most of your website. If you take some of the actions above, you can automate your marketing campaigns now so that during the “silly” season all you need to do is focus on your customers and earn extra  €€€€€€…call us today on 041 986 5686.

Central Pest Control

New website launched for Central Pest Control

Blueberry Design are delighted to have completed the new website for Central Pest Control. Central Pest Control & Pest Management Solutions, professionally dealing with all types of pest infestations, in Dublin and surrounding areas.

We re-designed the entire website and created new areas for Pest Guides, Pest Solutions, Technical Information and full list of Industries and services provided by CPC.

Here’s the new Central Pest Control website: https://centralpestcontrol.ie/

We wish Brendan and the team all the best with their new WordPress website.

The website project required the following:

central pest control inner pages

Shane Holland Design

New e-Commerce website for Shane Holland Design

New e-Commerce website for Shane Holland Design

Blueberry Design are delighted to have completed the new e-commerce website for Shane Holland Design in Co. Meath. Shane Holland Design Workshops are designers and makers of lighting, furniture, awards and sculptural works since 1991. Their workshop and studio is based in Duleek, County Meath in the historic Boyne Valley region.. The new website offers a wide range of custom lighting, furniture, clocks and mirrors and bespoke furniture design to trade and general public..

Shane Holland Designl needed an updated website clearly showcasing their product range & brand portfolio, and the wide range of products and services they offer. The website offers part payment on bespoke furniture and many examples of their work with sculpture and metalwork.

Here’s the new Shane Holland Design website: https://shanehollanddesign.com/

We wish Shane and the team all the best with their new e-commerce website.

The website project required the following:

TOV website funding

Trading Online Voucher funded websites launched

Trading Online Voucher (TOV)

During the third (and hopefully last) lockdown we recommend all small and medium business owners to avail of the Trading Online Voucher. The voucher will help businesses move their business online and sell their services or products on a new e-commerce website or app. If you already have a e-commerce website you can avail of a second TOV voucher to improve your website, app, digital marketing, resources, training and consultation.

How Blueberry used the TOV funding.

We worked with several companies who’s applications where approved for the by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) for the design and development of their online and e-commerce presence.

TOV website funding

Tresses & Talons

Blueberry Design recently launched a new e-commerce website for TressesandTalons.ie.

Tresses & Talons is a Multi-award winning boutique salon specialising in colour, blonding, balayage, precision cuts & beauty. Come & unwind by the sea with the finest French products & our friendly professionals.

The e-commerce website comes with a fully developed on WordPress & WooCommerce platform. Payments with Stripe, Apple & Google Pay. Website is secured with SSL, regular backups.

See the new website here:https://tressesandtalons.ie/

Blueberry Design would like to wish Hazel and her team all the best with their new website and every success in their future business.

The website project required the following:

WordPress website design and development
Woocommerce e-commerce platform
Yith Categories
AWS hosting
Ongoing website support and maintenance
GDPR requirements
Website Security
TOV funded up to 90%

Celtic Fanzine

Blueberry Design recently launched a new iOS and Android app for CelticFanzine.com.

CFC (Celticfanzine.com) is the home of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine, which first went on sale at Celtic Park back in September 2001.

The new apps convert their wordpress website https://celticfanzine.com/ to a Progress Web App which users can download form both the Apple and Google app stores.

Download the Android app HERE.
Download the iOS app HERE.

Blueberry Design would like to wish Andrew all the best with the new app and every success in their future business.

The website project required the following:

Conversion of website to app.
Published on both iOS and Android store
TOV funded up to 90%

mckenna security shredding home page

McKenna Security Shredding

Blueberry Design recently launched a new website and booking system for McKenna Security Shredding

McKenna Security Shredding is a market leader among paper shredding companies in Ireland, specialising in secure shredding services such as confidential waste shredding, hard drive destruction, document shredding and cardboard recycling

The new website comes with a fully developed on WordPress with a custom booking form and admin. Payments with Stripe, Apple & Google Pay. Website is secured with SSL, regular backups.

See the new website here: https://mckennasecurityshredding.com

Blueberry Design would like to wish John and Eugene all the best with the new website and every success in their future business.

The website project required the following:
Wordpress website design and development
Custom e-commerce booking system
Ongoing website support and maintenance
GDPR requirements
Website Security
TOV funded up to 90%

 

 

business support during covid

Trading Online Voucher TOV

Trading Online Voucher (TOV)

We recommend all small and medium business owners to avail of the Trading Online Voucher. The voucher will help businesses move their business online and sell their services or products on a new e-commerce website or app. If you already have a e-commerce website you can avail of a second TOV voucher to improve your website, app, digital marketing, resources, training and consultation.

For more information on the voucher and supports offered during the pandemic visit LEO website https://www.localenterprise.ie/response/Other-LEO-Supports/Other-LEO-Supports.html or contact your local office https://www.localenterprise.ie/Find-Your-Local-Enterprise-Office/

Contact Blueberry Design if you need a consultation and/or estimates for your TOV application.

 

Merry Christmas from Blueberry Design


Blueberry Design Christmas Card 2020

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Merry Christmas from Blueberry Design 

Dear Customers

It’s been a strange year for us all. But finally there is light at the end of the tunnel and the new year is looking brighter and positive.

We’d like to wish all our customers, colleagues, friends and families a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2021.

Thank you all for your continued support and business throughout the year – we really appreciate it!

The office will be closed from end of business on Tuesday 22nd December to Monday 4th January.

We look forward to a new and exciting 2021 and working with you on new projects.

Take care and be safe this Christmas.

This year instead of sending cards, we have made a donation of €200 to the Dublin Simon Community on your behalf.

Check out our Linked In Business Page and updated Facebook Business Page – we’d really appreciate it if you could like, follow and share our news:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/blueberry-webdesign/
https://www.facebook.com/blueberrydesigndrogheda/

That’s it from us this month at Blueberry. We really do hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. Here’s to 2021….

Alan  & The Blueberry Design Team

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wall magic

Wall Magic e-Commerce website

Blueberry Design recently launched a new e-commerce website for WallMagic.ie.

WallMagic offers custom printed wall murals that are made to measure the dimensions of your wall. Quick & easy to apply, their wall murals can sensationally change the look and feel of any room.

The website comes with a fully developed on a WordPress platform and custom API integration. Payments with Stripe, Apple & Google Pay. Website is secured with SSL, regular backups.

See the new website here: https://wallmagic.ie/

Blueberry Design would like to wish everyone at WallMagic all the best with their new website and every success in their future business.

The website project required the following:

WordPress website design and development
Custom e-Commerce & API Integration
Customer Admin development
AWS hosting
Ongoing website support and maintenance
GDPR requirements
Website Security