WEB DESIGN FOR OUTDOOR PURSUITS BUSINESSES
SPORTING MEDIA DESIGNS AND BUILDS WEBSITES FOR THE OUTDOOR PURSUITS MARKET
We build functional and informative websites for Outdoor Pursuits Businesses and Outdoor Sports, Events and Training Organisations. We are passionate about sport and recreation. We take the time to understand exactly who your customers or service users are and we produce websites that are easy to update and have maximum synergy with the audiences they are aimed at.
The types of activities we cover
The types of activities we cover for our clients include: Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Mountain Climbing, Ramblers, Orienteering, Ballooning, Caving, Parachuting and Sky Diving, Hand Gliding and Paragliding, Army Cadets, Youth Activities, Mountaineering, Canoeing, Kayaking, Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting, 4×4 Driving, Off-Road Driving, Clay Shooting, Assault Course, Initiative Exercises, Bush Craft, Search and Rescue, Expeditions, Exploration and Challenges.
What we deliver for your website
We ensure that your website provides all the facts required for your customers or service users, is fully functional and fully accessible and works for you.
We can include online course/tuition booking systems, online shopping, contact forms, event calendars, newsletter sign-up windows and any other functions required for your business or organisation.
We build your website on world-class content management systems making it easy for you to update your content, news and blogs on a regular basis. You’ll be able to update your website from any computer that has an internet connection and even from your mobile phone and you’ll be able to set administrative rights to members of your team so that they can update certain sections of the website.
If your activities are designed specifically for disabled people or for children and young people then we work diligently with you to ensure that all the extra aspects of your work, policies and procedures are clearly highlighted within your site.
There are many ways in which to engage with your customers and potential customers and we give you a full set of functions that enable you to open and maintain meaningful dialogue with your customers via your website on across other platforms such as smart phones and tablets.
From publishing your listings of forthcoming events, to your diary of courses, from selling events and courses online to building your own online shop, everything is possible depending on your budget and what you want to achieve.
Content and Functionality Checklist
According to your requirements content sections for your website may include:-
Everything people will want to know about your outdoor pursuit business or your organisation and how to get involved.
News and Blogs
The latest news from your business or organisation including notices, bulletins, reports, blogs, newsletters and any of your official magazines that can be ordered or downloaded online. You’ll be able to decide which news and blogs items can invite comments and you can mange comments administration and moderation through the administrative area.
Shoppers from the UK bought £44 billion of goods online in 2010 spending more online than any other European country, so it’s more important than ever before to ensure your online retailing is spot on. We apply the level of time and professionalism required in building your online store in a way that best appeals to your shoppers so that you grow solid online revenues for your business or organisation. If you have official merchandise for your recreation, event, expedition, organisation or club then this is fantastic way to maximise your income. There is much more to say about the type of online shopping we can provide you with and for more information please click here.
If you hire out equipment then you can add a section alongside your shop that details the specifications of the equipment available, together with the hire costs and deposits and we can build in the ability for people to book equipment and pay deposits online within your shopping system.
Outdoor Pursuits Events and Courses Calendar
The Courses, Events and Expeditions Calendar is what sells your business. Your website visitors can see at a glance exactly what courses and events are scheduled for every day of every month and they can link directly from the calendar to the relevant page for that particular course or event. This calendar can be updated by you at any time through the content management system.
Breakdown of all courses together with the details needed to apply, the ability to apply online, the cost of the courses and the details on what minimum requirements are required for attendance. Course details include proficiency courses and national governing body courses as well as course that form part of external awards or recognitions such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Expeditions and Challenges
Breakdown of all expeditions and challenges together with the details needed to apply, the ability to apply online and the details on what minimum requirements are required for attendance including any vaccination requirements for overseas travel.
Expeditions and Challenges – Participants Blog
We can set up a blog area where participants are able to keep friends and families updated on their experiences on a day by day basis directly to the website from their mobile phones. These updates can go live directly to the website or they can go through a moderation system that is managed by you.
Activities for Schools and Students
An introduction to the type of packages you can put-together for school, college and university requirements, including price-structures, details of all your courses and policies and the ratios requirements of instructors to attendees.
School fun days are a great opportunity for teaching staff to see their students taking on challenges and for showing initiatives they might not display in the classroom. These teacher and pupil days can allow both parties to build a level of trust and respect and can provide great material for end of year reports. Promoting these days within your website can substantially increase your course bookings in the future and we pay a great deal of attention to ensure that this part of your site is produced really well.
Corporate Activities and Bookings
Listing and breakdown of all corporate activities together with weekend, full-day or half-day itineraries, accommodation options and price packages.
Post information about various weekend and week-long activity breaks that people can book through you. As well as the activities themselves, you may wish to feature images and descriptions of the type of accommodation that may be available for your customers or you may recommend local accommodation options.
Scouts and Guides Days
Many outdoor activities can appeal to the Scouts and Guides market and it may be worth you having a section dedicated to this part of your business or organisation
Give your website visitors the ability to gift purchase vouchers online for lessons or activity experiences.
Book Courses Online
Booking online can greatly free up your business’ or organisation’s time. Website visitors can book and pay for courses, expeditions and events online. If you have courses that require certain credentials for attendance such as advanced mountain training courses that require certain qualifications beforehand then these courses will need a verification code which you just email to the applicant before they are able to book online.
Send reminders via SMS Texts and Emails
With our content management system you are able to send reminders to your customers or service users via SMS text messages and emails.
Coaching and Leadership Development
Academies, Education, Skills, Development Clubs, Courses, Coaching Courses and Qualifications, Resources for Learning, Resources for Coaches.
Online listing of your instructors and their qualification which can be updated by you at any time
Full content management system
Enabling you to update your site at any time by giving certain members of your team administrative rights over certain sections of the website.
Charity Events and Challenges
Including online enrolment to events and expeditions that raise money for various charities.
Social Network Links
Your website can contain links to your Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in and other Social Media Sites. We can give you the ability to update your social media sites from your mobile phone and to run these social media updates live on your website simultaneously.
You can engage your visitors with tools for creating, adding and monitoring instant polls anywhere on your website.