Although the summer months can be a quieter time in terms of orders at BasketsGalore (compared to the mad Christmas time rush!) there is still always plenty going on behind the scene.
Around June time our new IT students arrive, and the previous years students do not leave us until they resume University in September. This means we have an overlap of students while the newbies learn the ropes. The extra man & woman power means lots of projects can be worked on at once to improve our websites and your shopping experience for the year ahead.
|New Baby BasketsGalore Website - Sept 2013|
Baby BasketsGalore has had it's own dedicated website for a number of years now, as it was always a substantial gift basket section in it's own right. Below is a screen shot of how it looked back in 2007, when it was 1st launched.
|One of the first versions of Baby BasketsGalore in 2007|
Another reason for it being on it's own platform, was to facilitate the "Create Your Own" aspect. The separate platform allowed us to list baby baskets for sale, but also list all the items individually so as our customers could look through all the baby clothes, teddies, booties, skincare items etc and choose exactly what they wanted
The 2013 version of the website has another string to its bow. As well as being able to choose from our best selling pre-designed baby baskets and being able to create your own baby gift from scratch, you can now start with a "base basket" and then personalise it with some individual items. The base baskets start at affordable prices and then you can choose to add a gift card, balloon, more baby items or some food or drink for the parents.
|Personalise your "base" basket on Baby BasketsGalore|
For example if you know the baby is a baby boy, you can view the baby boy base baskets which start from £29.99, then add a piggy bank from the 'Keepsakes' section and some luxury chocolates for the new mum. This allows you to add an element of personalisation, based on popular base contents - so a happy medium of thought and time saving.
We hope you like the new look & functionality and welcome any feedback you may have.
Our full range of pre-designed baby baskets are available on BasketsGalore as well, if you simply want to pick a best seller.
The BG Team