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Birkenstock in the Hills: Birkenstock lifestyle
BIRKENSTOCK SEASONAL, ARIZONA, ICY METALLIC BIRKO-FLOR, NARROW FIT, OLD ROSE

Birkenstock Hahndorf

Located in the beautiful tourist town of Hahndorf in South Australia, Birkenstock Hahndorf specialises in supportive footwear and is home to the widest range of European brands that make everyday life more comfortable.


Services

eCommerce Strategy

UX Design

Shopify development

Third-party integrations

Training and ongoing support


Technology

Shopify


Website

birkenstockhahndorf.com.au

BIRKENSTOCK PAPILLIO, ARIZONA, PLATFORM SOLE, BIRKO-FLOR, NARROW FIT, METALLIC SILVER
BIRKENSTOCK PAPILLIO, ARIZONA, PLATFORM SOLE, BIRKO-FLOR, NARROW FIT, METALLIC SILVER

The Challenge

Admin officer by day, business owner by night

Phil started Birkenstock Hahndorf as a side business in 2003 while working his day job as an Administration Officer in Adelaide. It was something he always wanted – run a family business and use his entrepreneurial skills towards a business he was passionate about.

The main concern for Phil was the business’ reliance on tourists in Hahndorf. In order to grow, he knew it was necessary to gain a wider reach. Soon Phil decided to build his first Shopify website with the best of his technical abilities and worked hard to create a unique online shopping experience.

Phil, business developer at Birkenstock In the Hills

I reached the end of my technical abilities - I knew I wanted to take the website to the next level, but I just didn’t know how.

- Phil - Birkenstock Hahndorf

The road to a complete Shopify re-design

After a year of fairly uninspiring results online, he realised it was time to seek some eCommerce professional advice to take the store to the next level. 

After providing a complete evaluation of his Shopify store’s performance, along with suggestions for improvements, Phil realised that certain customisations were essential for the business’ growth.

He then reached out to our expert Shopify developers team with a brief for a complete Shopify re-design with emphasis on seamless user experience. It was an opportunity for him to increase customer trust and keep them coming back.


BIRKENSTOCK SEASONAL, GIZEH, BIRKO-FLOR

I wanted more functionality and better usability for my customers.

- Phil - Birkenstock Hahndorf

What we did

Working together towards our goal

Working with Phil, our expert Shopify designers identified the perfect Shopify theme to bring his brand vision to life. We re-designed Birkenstock Hahndorf to look great across all devices while maintaining a consistent brand message.

Drawing on our experience, we simplified the menu making it easier for customers to navigate and find what they are looking for with fewer clicks.

Working closely with the SEO experts at Fresh Digital, we ensured that design changes and page structures were optimised for search to get the best results after launch.

Birkenstock In the Hills user experience design
Birkenstock in the hills homepage

Improving the user experience

The site wouldn’t be complete without some must-have features that are intuitive for customers. As part of our growth program, we recommended predictive search which suggests results as you type to enable users to find products more quickly.

For products that go out of stock, we included a back in stock alert to encourage customers to return to their purchase. Calls to action were made more prominent across the site to move users to the next step.

To build customer confidence when making purchase decisions, our expert Shopify developers team optimised product pages to include size guides, available payment gateways, and a countdown timer to show the cutoff time for same-day dispatch.

Improving the user experience Birkenstock in the hills

The Results

Just one month after launch...

The online store performance saw a drastic increase and Phil was thrilled with the results.

Total revenue was up by 140% with a 78% hike in conversions after launch.

One year into the growth program, traffic to the site increased by 164%, online orders by 65% and total revenue by 58% compared to the previous year.

Birkenstock mobile experience

I engaged The Hope Factory to upgrade our web store and increase our web presence. The work done was of an excellent standard and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would highly recommend using The Hope Factory for any online work required. We will definitely be using them again in the near future for Birkenstock Hahndorf.

- Phil - Birkenstock Hahndorf

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