As a town with many businesses reliant on tourism, the Berry Chamber of Commerce and Tourism recognised that Berry’s primary visitor information website, www.berry.org.au, needed a premium new design to maximise visitor interest and aid in trip planning.
After creating a fresh new ‘Berry, South Coast NSW’ brand, we created a fully customised WordPress website, with advanced user management enabling businesses to log in and administer their own listings. The visually rich design is responsive for tablets and mobiles, has a fully-featured events calendar and a powerful search engine.
For visitors to Berry, it enables them to browse the area’s many experiences in a variety of engaging ways – by map views, listings, categories, tags and searches.
Behind the scenes is a private area, where the 150 member businesses can access financial reports, upcoming meetings and minutes.
As a member of the Berry Chamber of Commerce Committee the Chambers website was looking dated and certainly needed to be improved. As a Committee we felt that the website was extremely important as it had the biggest benefit for every one of our members. The website is a crucial tool for all our members as it had the ability to increase each businesses profile but also drive their sales upward. Another reason it is is important as it serves as a gateway for all future visitors for the Berry township. These are groups and individuals who are looking for somewhere to go for a holiday, a weekend away or a day trip. The website exposes all these potential visitors of the great attractions, accommodation, restaurants etc. that Berry has to offer.
Once decided that we needed a new website design we set about searching for a website design company that could re-invigorate the Berry Chamber of Commerce online. As a committee we looked at many web site design companies and hands down Handmade Web understood our needs and our ultimate aim. Both Anthony and Emma Colfelt worked in conduction with our chosen photographer to create the perfect website for us. As a business based in the town of Berry they are extremely passionate about making sure that we were happy with the final product and the importance of the website for the Berry township.
From Handmade Web & Design designing a fresh new logo to a website with a far improved user experience we have been amazed at the transformation. We are currently experiencing on average 8500 visits a month. The town of Berry now has a online presence that is second to none.
The Berry Chamber of Commerce has been created to help grow the local economy. With Handmade Web & Design's knowledge and experience they have played a major role in improving local business in the area through achieving a far great exposure for all local businesses through the use of website design.