During 2017 our development team has been busy with several major site relaunches for prestige customers. While we have also run a national programme of tech and training (Volunteer Makers) supported by Arts Council England.
The year began with a significant site rebuild for HorseWorld, one of the country’s largest equine charities.
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HorseWorld wanted a site that was easy-on-the-eye and logical, briefs Tickbox has many years of experience at delivering.
The charity was keen to highlight the number of horses they are working with to rehabilitate (many after being rescued from mistreatment) and rehome.
After the site relaunch, animal adoptions (a key fundraiser for HorseWorld) doubled and overall web traffic to all the site’s animal pages shows a steep increase.
Tickbox also worked with the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries – a large group of independent heritage organisations across the 7 counties of the West Country.
The aim was to deliver South West Fed a mobile-friendly, modern and responsive site which cut down administration work significantly for their core staff.
By allowing members to join and renew membership of the Federation online, administrative time has been reduced on this task from 30 minutes for a renewal to 5.
The uploading of news, jobs and events has been simplified, meaning SW Fed staff now can update these sectors in significantly less time.
Further developments will make the site even more member-facing, with the use of Tickbox’s Volunteer Makers platform to match volunteers to opportunities, and online blogging to share experiences and expertise.
Another major client undergoing a site overhaul was Arthur Johnson & Sons auctioneers.
This Nottingham company runs the UK’s largest set of auction rooms, from the city’s old cattle market site. It is among the largest companies in its sector.
Arthur Johnson sought a more responsive and feature-rich site, that would deliver big benefits to customers viewing it on mobile and tablet platforms – who make up more than half the site users.
The many back-end, design and layout changes Tickbox undertook mean the BidMaster online bidding system used by Arthur Johnson integrates smoothly with the content Management system used – giving customers an improved, faster auction experience and saving staff administrative headaches.
The clearer more modern site should help Arthur Johnson maintain their position at the forefront of progressive auction houses.
Delivering these major projects hasn’t been all, for Tickbox and there are still major site relaunches planned in the near future for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
2018 is a year in which Tickbox Marketing is set to keep ticking the boxes with its site building and development work.