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Birkenstock Hahndorf

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


eCommerce Strategy

UX Design

Shopify development

Third-party integrations

Training and ongoing support





Admin officer by day, business builder by night

Admin officer by day, business builder 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.

“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 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 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.

“I wanted more functionality and better usability for my customers.”

Phil - Birkenstock Hahndorf

Working together towards our goal

Working with Phil, we 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.

Improving the user experience

The site wouldn’t be complete without some must-have features that are intuitive for customers. We added 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, product pages were optimised to include size guides, available payment gateways, and a countdown timer to show the cutoff time for same-day dispatch.

“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

Just one month after launch...

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

Customer orders on the site increased by 181% and total revenue was up by 140%.

The organic traffic to the site increased by 58% after launch with a 78% hike in conversions.

Henley & Co