CLIENT: EdgeRider Wheels
TYPE: Wholesale
LAUNCH DATE: January, 2005
ROI: 100% Return on Investment 30 days after launch.
SERVICES: Website Design, Support System, Hosting, Online Marketing, Custom Programming
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CHALLENGE:

EdgeRider Wheels was operating on word-of-mouth marketing alone. They needed an online presence that would get them improved visibility and aid in supporting the growing number of customers.

APPROACH

Initially, we set up the website with basic information about the products, testimonials and a contact form. EdgeRider Wheels started out by taking retail orders through the website order form. As the business moved into wholesale arena the website focused its shift from retail sales to supporting its dealers.

We had to refocus the website and through a new design with new features we were able to add more value to the online business. The focus became marketing the products and supplying the dealers with leads. We added a dealer locator with a Google Map, a tool to help customers and dealers select the proper product for each machine and a support system. We put all the user manuals online and created information on how to become a dealer. Retail sales were discontinued.

On the back end we provided the owners with a way to update dealer information and events through our modular content management system as well as track click-through's to each dealers website.

Since more competition was entering the market we had to spend a lot of time on search engine optimization. We helped the owners write new content for the front page and create additional product pages that helped with placement on all the major search engines. We also set up and manage an aggressive pay-per-click (PPC) marketing campaign for EdgeRider Wheels.

RESULTS

EdgeRider Wheels was able to switch to wholesale operations with our help and its dealer network has more than tripled since the site redesign. Owners are able to track not only the traffic ont eh website but the traffic that goes out to each dealer and send reports to its dealer network. The support system had been vital to providing customers with much-needed information and allows for greater tracking of support issues.

EdgeRider Wheels enjoys high placements on the first page of the major search engines for all EdgeRider and quilting wheels related keywords as well as the keywords for its major competitors.

Sales have grown every year for EdgeRider Wheels with our continued help with marketing and website enhancements.