A man with a unique concept and a clear plan, David, came to the Imagination Factory while his new restaurant/smokehouse was still on the drawing board.
The owners of the Q SmokeHouse, asked us for help in designing a new logo and a website that would serve both short term and long-term goals. First, while they were breaking ground and building the restaurant, they wanted the site to generate interest of both future employees and patrons. Then, once operational, the site needed to easily expand to allow them to take online orders.
During site training, one of their newest key chefs, said that seeing the site’s quality and professionalism is what impressed on him that the owners were serious about doing things ‘right’ and helped make the decision to seek them out. We couldn’t agree more.
Bamboo Studio is a fusion of paint party and asian cafe, bringing you the fun of learning to paint while sipping on Grand Rapids’ best bubble tea.
Cafe Boba came to the Imagination Factory to help them put together a site to 1) help explain the concept and 2) allow people to sign up online for paint parties, classes, and asian fusion meal/paint packages.
So we fused a gallery, a visual event calendar, and online ecommerce together to meet their needs – then made the whole thing mobile responsive.
Come visit the NEW Bamboo Studio and schedule your next paint party.
So spring has been a bit slow in arriving to the midwest AGAIN this year, but that hasn’t stopped the minor league baseball clubs from their need to prepare for a whole new season of fans.
And its time for the Imagination Factory to come to bat. We have developed a fairly simple online menu system that accommodates each clubs unique offerings, calculates prices real-time as the fans select items, accounts for their unique tax structures and collects / emails the pertinent order information to the club’s catering team.
We have a few new clubs this season and a few of the old ones are are sporting nifty new logos and/or even new major league affiliations.
So… Where are you going to go when your hydraulic motor, pump or pneumatic component needs service or a part?
Automation Techniques, Inc., of course. ATI is the largest stocking distributor of industrial hydraulic pumps and pneumatic components in West Michigan. They carry a full line of hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, filters, hydraulic hoses, pneumatic tubing, couplings, fittings, controllers, end-of-arm-tooling products, electronics and more.
With a tradeshow looming, Century Hardware, unhappy with the limitations of their existing site, came to the Imagination Factory for help. Their list of wants was extensive.
The site needed to be mobile responsive and retina display friendly; it needed to have integrated ecommerce with multi-level wholesale/retail pricing as well as the ability to accept POs and generate invoices and accept credit card payments online; it needed to be able to restrict quantities for select products and provide control over the online customers (who can buy wholesale, at what rate, who can use POs, etc).
The site needed to allow users to filter the products against numerous criteria (including finish, function, style, size, etc.) and it needed to allow the user to save their own wishlist of items for later use; it also was to include a ‘find a dealer’ function and a interactive flip-book (both also mobile friendly); and oh yeah… it eventually needs to be multi-lingual ready (with chinese and spanish targeted languages).
Quite a tall order, but you may visit Century’s new site and see it in action.
The snow’s not off the ground yet for many of us ‘northerners’, but all around the country the 2014 minor league baseball season is taking shape. And once again, the Imagination Factory is being asked to come out of the dugout.
A few years ago we began developing a web application called “SOCS” (suite online catering system). Designed to allow baseball fans who have rented a game day suite, also order online from their club’s catering menu. SOCS is customized for each participating club, it calculates subtotals, figures out the tax unique to each club and determines the service fee/tip if necessary, then sends the chef their order.
This year we’ve added a few more clubs to the IFI SOCS family. If your favourite ball club doesn’t offer it yet, have them contact us at the Imagination Factory.
Just in time for the Huntin’ Time Expo in Grand Rapids, MI, these two inventors and StartGarden seed fund recipients were finally able to take the wraps off their website AND their innovative product for bow hunters and bird watchers.
TreeOps 360, by ArborCon, is simply the most unique and advantageous product to enter the outdoors market in years. The TreeOps 360 provides you the amazing ability to silently pivot 210 degrees around the tree and be able to rotate, while seated, to shoot the trees’ entire 360 degree perimeter.
To bring their story and product to light, they sought out the Imagination Factory. We delivered this mobile responsive, simple ecommerce site for the bow hunter to pre-order their revolutionary tree-stand.
So… Where are you going to go when your robot loses a finger? or the ‘suck’ is gone from its suction? or you need a whole different set of robot end of arm tools to take on a new manufacturing job?
Robo-Tool, of course.
Long time supplier of robotic end of arm tooling, Robo-Tool, asked the Imagination Factory to make a new site that was easier to navigate, mobile and search friendly and could support e-commerce. We were happy to comply.
Imagine what it would be like to wake up every morning bursting with energy, To have your mind crystal clear, your digestion vital and strong, Your whole being vibrant with health and excited to begin the new day!
The owners of this site were ready for a site facelift; to make the plunge into mobile responsiveness; to enhance the visitor’s experience at the site – so they asked the Imagination Factory to help re-imagine the site. The site is loaded w/ useful information, ecommerce and even a visitor survey.
One of the downsides of direct mail is the cost per home to deliver it. Great Deals Magazine helps to mitigate that cost by offering co-op direct mail where all the advertisers share in the overall cost of the production and delivery. That said, Great Deals delivers to over 340,000 homes in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and that translates into a substantial postage bill.
So when the post office started offering incentives to utilize QR tags (those funny square barcodes) that drove the recipient to a mobile friendly website, Great Deals decided it was time revamp their site.
Working with the owner, the Imagination Factory re-designed the older static site into a more search and mobile friendly CMS (content managed) site. Each of the USPS promotion rules are quite specific, so we also needed to create a site structure and several QR tags to perform everything from a simple click to call to more involved mobile ecommerce functions.