Kentico Top 10 Websites for April 2018

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Do not miss our latest listing of projects that deserve to be kept in our minds. Hop on our tour to China PPG Master‘s Mark project, and continue with a nonprofit organization, Hope Air. Combining functionality and soul, these projects represent what can be done with Kentico.

Implemented by Positive Technology
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Eagle Eye is a SaaS company connecting retailers, the hospitality industry, and brands to their consumers, with real-time performance marketing. Goals were to deliver a website with a clear and modern design that would perform well from a UX and Google indexing point of view. As the company opens worldwide offices, the site has been developed to scale out in both locales and languages. To enable the flexibility in design, the site was created using the Portal Engine and Layout Widgets to build the templates. Since launch the site has seen, average visitor session duration increased by 78%, an uplift in page views by 25%, a reduction in page download time of 57%, and an increase in organic traffic of 33%.

Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

Operation Lifesaver is dedicated to preventing collisions at railway crossings and railway trespassing incidents in Canada. They sought a platform that would be easy to maintain. The challenging part was to migrate 16 years of blog-post that was built on WordPress. There were several areas that needed to be implemented: the website had to be multilingual (English and French) and a secure login section had to be enabled where volunteers can log in and file reports on the events they have held. Since the migration to Kentico, all formerly separated systems, CMS, reporting, and commerce, are integrated. The website upgrade has brought a 217% increase in mobile usage and 287% increase in users’ engagement.

Implemented by MMT Digital
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

eCars247 needed a state of the art e-commerce platform to enable the dealership to become the first online-only second-hand car dealer in the UK and the first in the world to offer e-signature functionality. The aim was to create the first online-only second-hand car sales website in the UK and to enable customers to purchase cars outright or through finance via several seamless payment integrations, for example, Hitachi PaybyFinance and Worldpay. The website is also integrated with Intercom online chat software as well as AutoTrader, where product information can be pulled into the site on a daily basis using a scheduled task and feed system.

Implemented by A.K.A. New Media Inc.
Canada
Kentico Gold Partner

Hope Air is a not-for-profit that works to provide Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home. Hope Air is the only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel to specialist medical care that does not exist in their communities. Goals of the new Hope Air website included creating a website that is visually and structurally appealing to Hope Air’s audience and serves as a major component of their overall communication strategy. It was important to create a compelling first impression to visitors and to engage stakeholders while connecting the right user to the right content to drive them to take action (make a donation, volunteer etc.).

Implemented by Netcel
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Interpet is a pet company specializing in fishkeeping. The primary goal of the project was to reintroduce the Interpet brand to the UK. Though the company started in the UK, in the 1950s, Interpet’s US ownership had meant that the company was more recognizable across the Atlantic. They already had a UK presence, albeit only a very basic WordPress site. As the new website is a catalog site, it was necessary to integrate it seamlessly with Interpet’s PIM (Product Information Management). There’s also a fish diagnosis tool called ‘The Fish Doctor’ that takes users through a branching questionnaire to diagnose various diseases that may affect fish, offering helpful information and product recommendations.

China
Kentico Bronze Partner

PPG Master’s Mark is a sub-brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, and American Fortune 200 Company and a global-leading supplier of paints, coatings, specialty materials, and fiberglass. As the PPG Global website is built on Kentico, Master’s Mark chose this platform too. There is a Color Game to assist visitors to find the right color, which can be applied in Room Visualizer. To enable visitors to find the closest store, the website is integrated with Baidu Maps. After the implementation, the project was responsible for a 23% decrease in bounce rate and a 181% increase in organic users.

Implemented by Bit-Wizards
USA
Kentico Gold Partner

Shaw supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring products, and synthetic turf to more than 22,000 associates worldwide. Shaw needed a way to simplify their ordering process and it was necessary to fully integrate ERP, legacy product database, and web services, and to improve the front-end web portal speed for the end user. This web portal project required 40,000 customer records and 500,000 product SKUs. Due to the restricted access where specific customers were only allowed access to certain products, it was often necessary to filter through joined data sets with millions of records. The Bit-Wizards team altered contact and customer management by using the Users functionality.

YO!
Implemented by Ridgeway
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

Ridgeway was selected by YO! to take on the task of crafting and delivering the rebuild of the Japanese street food and sushi chain’s UK and US websites and to transform YO!’s rich offline offering into a compelling online experience for customers. The main aim of the website was to increase the brand’s online visibility in the restaurant space and empower customers to access information about dishes and ingredients, restaurants, and delivery options through an engaging user journey. It contains a booking functionality, as well as integration with Deliveroo. Within the ‘Share via WhatsApp’ functionality, YO! enable customers to effortlessly share dishes and food content with their friends.

Implemented by i3 Digital Ltd
United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

The Kitchen Yard’s new e-commerce site showcases The Kitchen Yard’s product range, with more than 1000 product variations, highlighting Kitchen Direct NI’s role as a leading manufacturer and supplier of kitchen components across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The site has only been online six months but, in that time, 24 new trade accounts have been set up. More than £225,000 of online sales have been carried out and the site now receives more than 1100 individual user visits per week. The integration with Sage 200 ensures a placement of orders. The Trade Portal is able to interrogate the internal ERP system to ascertain the level of discount that a business is entitled to in real-time.

Customer Success Story

Hartstichting is a nonprofit organization that needed a solution that would allow them to spread knowledge about cardiovascular diseases among those who suffer from a heart condition, their close ones, or anyone interested in getting more information.

Hartstichting
Implemented by TrueLime
Netherlands
Kentico Gold Partner

Their new Kentico website helped Hartstichting reach their goal—to attract 3500 volunteers within the first month of the website launch. Also, Hartstichting's visibility was increased while making information about cardiovascular diseases available more easily than before. It withstood the test when shortly after its launch, an AED campaign brought increased traffic of 3000 hits per minute. Marketing automation is used for sending out personalized guides that website visitors want to share with others. Using forms, visitors are able to register their AED devices, which with registering volunteers, enables Hartstichting to build a life-saving network.

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Jana Repáková

Hi! I work in Kentico as a Customer Insight Specialist and I am responsible for monthly evaluations of Top 10 Websites of the Month and also for a maintenance of case studies.