Hello world and we welcome you to our brand spanking new website and web store. Writing this over a blizzard view looking out on the pentlands the second visit of the beast from the East is with us and lets hope that means some days off work building snow people and letting it all hang out!
Anyway I digress, welcome to well not another coffee shop next to a coffee shop although we may well make you a coffee as a calculated gesture of our show of appreciation for your visiting us at our artist run gallery at the centre of Britain.
Yes, the very centre. If you view this map here, you will see that this shop really is at the centre of these shores we call home. Now my digressions are digressing! to the point at hand.
After several months of developing a new POS system that makes a beeping noise, we decided to be dragged screaming into 2018 with a new site where eventually you will be able to have delivered to your door any 1 of our 5,500 products (and growing). It all took so many sleepless nights to get just right and as you will see isn’t completed just yet, but we will continue to add products every day with the aim of the 1st of May as final completion.
Some key data and research that helped us be driven by you the customer is below with some specific details about what you can expect from us when shopping online.
Important note from the Gallery curators - If you are an artist / creative or contributor to our gallery then please look out for a new members only area that will soon be emailed to you. This will make the submission of work and proposals much easier and allow you to get a monthly dose of all things happening at WSG! You will also be able to get to this from our log in page soon. Meet the maker & Meet the artists events are going to get a new focus with frequency and the ways in which you can attend / observe and ask questions so watch this space!
Although online shopping brings a huge benefit of efficiency and simplicity we are very proud of our brick and mortar store and nothing compares to the hands on experience coupled with exploring and the discovery that nearly every customer comments on the wonderful & delightful range and quality of products and so we encourage you if you haven’t already to come and pay us a visit. Todmorden is a traditionally quirky town on the border of Yorkshire/Lancashire with so much to offer from the local Kava cafe to markets and and impressive multitude of walks and rides. It is also a gateway to calder valley and the pennines as well as canal / bus / rail networks. Some notable accommodation options locally are
WSG site discovery - Concept to launched
Most customers get frustrated with too many website pop ups (Modals) that prompt an array of subscriptions > Offers > If you miss out now then . . When you visit WSG you will only be offered a newsletter subsciption on any one of our product pages.
We have made the checkout process as simple as possible for you with all main cards accepted on our secure site as well as Pay pal.
Newsletter subscription allows you to keep upto date with our ever changing and eclectic range of Art and events bringing a very comprehensive art experience to you however possible.
Navigation has been carefully considered. Mega menus offer quick access to our Main categories of products / Art and at the top product level you can benefit from 7 filter types and themed / style sections. We have also implemented tags to allow a quick access to single or double worded trending subjects or matters.
Some general observations and notable benefits.
Orders over the value of £80 qualify for free standard UK delivery
Our site utilises a Harmonised Coding system, this has a significant impact on smooth international deliveries ensuring that deliveries arrive on if not before any delivery schedules.
We can supply Purchase orders upon request and have a wishlist option that facilitates this.
Our instore Own Art option has proved very popular and makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 6 months. We are researching ways of making this avilable to online customers also.
Please provide us with feedback on our new site should you feel something is missing and or not as it should be.
Our Ordering system will go live on Monday 16th of April and new products will be continuously added until we have all the photography completed by 31st of May