The Furniture Barn

With over 30,000 square feet of showrooms and over 100 furniture displays, The Furniture Barn in Market Harborough is one of the U.K.’s leading retailers of solid wood furniture.

A Refreshing Change

The Furniture Barn have been with us for a number of years and, as you should now be aware, the time eventually comes to take a fresh look at the site and see if things can be improved and taken to the next level.

While the old site was OK it had eventually, and inevitably, become bloated and was getting close to the point of no longer being fit for purpose. With this in mind, we teamed up with a close friend and colleague, Matt Thorpe, whose on-line marketing skills would be put to good use in the new design and specification.

Teamwork Really Counts

In so many projects, we are given little or no guidance when it comes to layout, design and functionality and I guess it’s testament to PG54 that we manage to provide so many of our clients with that they didn’t always realise they needed.

The latest Furniture Barn project has been somewhat different in that we didn’t just have the extra contribution from an on-line marketing professional, but we also received an enormous contribution from Richard, the owner of The Furniture Barn.

Which Richard would be the first to agree that he is not all that familiar with the technical side of web site development, he does now his business and how the site needed to work and has provided an invaluable insight in to the world of retail.

This small but experienced team has come together, in a very satisfying way, to create a new system that not only provides The Furniture Barn with an exciting and dynamic new web site but has also provided us with a broader understanding and appreciation of the reality of selling goods on-line.

The new site is now active and has been receiving some very positive feedback from both customers and staff alike.

Project Highlights

  • New Catalogue management system that allows the catalogue to be maintained via an external Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.
  • New “light-weight” PG54 javascript functions for image zoom and information pop-up windows.

For the future

As with many of our clients, Richard and The Furniture Barn, continue to refine the specification and developments and improvements are continually being requested, developed and deployed to the site.

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