The Tortoise Shop are based in Hull and got in touch with me earlier in 2012. They wanted a redesign / rebuild of their current online shop, which already had a good customer base and was doing regular daily sales.
It was important that we could migrate as much data from the old shop without any downtime or disturbance. The old website also had an excellent SEO score which had been building up over the years. They position top for many relevant search terms meaning the site got a large amount of traffic on a daily basis. A lot of planning was required in order to ensure visitor numbers did not fall when the new website was launched.
Over a 5 month period I worked closely with The Tortoise Shop, helping them with much more than just the creation of the new website. I gave training on Open Cart, migrated emails, helped with Google Ad Words, set up an editable e-newsletter, communicated with the previous website company and set a web cam up.
The Tortoise Shop were really please with the new website and the visitor numbers & sales carried on as normal if not improved. They had a really good Christmas period when I also helped them with their e Christmas card and video.
I am now working for The Tortoise Shop on a freelance basis offering support and general maintenance & upgrades.
The new website can be view here.