It has certainly been a labour of love, but we're pleased to announce our brand, shiny new website is finally here!
We started planning the upgrade in June last year, with the hope the new site would be tested and launched a couple of months before the Christmas rush. Unfortunately it wasn't to be, as the project was more complex than anticipated. A proposed late November launch was too close to Christmas as there are inevitably teething issues with any new site, so we decided to postpone it until the New Year instead.
We were able to refocus on the site again in February and Eyekiller scheduled the launch for March. It has now been up for almost 3 weeks and we're just ironing out the final few tweaks after the Easter Holidays.
As well as all the behind the scene improvements to make us search engine friendly, fast and secure there are also plenty of improvements to the shopping experience itself for you, our lovely Customers. Many of you have shopped with us since the beginning of BasketsGalore when Lynne first started the website by herself, so we hope you have seen some major improvements over the years.
Top 5 New Customer Improvements For 2018:
Improved Navigation - the trimmed down mega menu and ability to filter by contents and price are something we've always wanted.
Improved Product Pages - our products pages are now filled with extra information such as multiple photo's, the story behind the gift basket in question and who it is "perfect for"
New Compare & Favourite Features - you can now compare up to 3 different gift baskets if you are finding it difficult to choose between some and also add certain ones to your favourites list.
Improved Mobile Site - shopping on your mobile is now super easy thanks to our icon navigation and seamless checkout.
Improved Checkout - we upgraded to a one step checkout a couple of years ago & never looked back, this has been improved further with the addition of extra fields and instant customer recognition.
As we mentioned we are still working on the last few issues & so are probably aware of the final few snags, however if you notice any broken links or run into any errors please do let us know & we'll add them to our list!