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Site Launch: Bamboo Studio

June 29th, 2015 by Ted Bailey

IFIblog_BBS_smBamboo 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.


Site Launch: ITC-RV & ITC-Marine

May 1st, 2015 by Ted Bailey

IFIblog_ITCMAR_smITC Incorporated is a dynamic, evolving company that has grown its LED capabilities with collections of lighting products for several industries including Marine, Cruise, RV, Healthcare, Retail, and Commercial Interiors.

This manufacturer came to the Imagination Factory seeking a web solution for its multiple companies. We designed a cohesive design for each manufacturing division and a plan to develop the content and launch multiple sites over several months.

With sites for the parent company, elio® and cruise® having launched late 2014 and early 2015, the fourth and fifth to launch were for the recreational vehicle (RV) division and the marine division.

IFIblog_ITCRV_smThese sites provide more information on each brand’s product line, offer specs as well as access to various online etail channels from where they may be purchased. All five are now tied together in the back by a common administrative structure making it easier to manage multiple sites.

Come visit the NEW ITC-RV and the ITC-Marine sites.


Ecommerce: Batter’s Up

March 15th, 2015 by Ted Bailey

ballsuites_2015So 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.


Site Launch: Athletic Mentors Hockey

November 27th, 2014 by Ted Bailey

IFIblog_HKY_smBesides being leaders in performance programming for cycling, triathlon and Nordic skiing athletes and health-conscious people, Athletic Mentors is widely regarded for its outstanding summer and in-season hockey programs for amateur and pro players.

When it came time to develop yet another mobile-responsive site (their third), Athletic Mentors came to the experts at the Imagination Factory, who had helped Athletic Mentors develop its brand identity, its own coaching and training-focused site and its multi-sport training site.

Visit AM Hockey now.


Site Launch: ITC Cruise

October 30th, 2014 by Ted Bailey

IFIblog_ITCRUISE_smITC Incorporated is a dynamic, evolving company that has grown its LED capabilities with collections of lighting products for several industries including Marine, Cruise, RV, Healthcare, Retail, and Commercial Interiors.

This manufacturer came to the Imagination Factory seeking a web solution for its multiple companies. We designed a cohesive design for each and a plan to develop and launch multiple sites over the next several months. The second of six to launch is for the ITC Cruise brand, which specializes in bringing lighting solutions and design capabilities to luxury cruise ship manufacturers and ship retro-fitters.

The site also features a full catalog showroom and an interactive rep locator and a common back-end site administration center with its sister sites.

Come visit the NEW ITC Cruise site, today.


Site Launch: ITC Elio

September 28th, 2014 by Ted Bailey

IFIblog_ITCELIO_smITC Incorporated is a dynamic, evolving company that has grown its LED capabilities with collections of lighting products for several industries including Marine, Cruise, RV, Healthcare, Retail, and Commercial Interiors.

This manufacturer came to the Imagination Factory seeking a web solution for its multiple companies. We designed a cohesive design for each and a plan to develop and launch multiple sites over the next several months. The first to launch is for the elio® brand, which extended their knowledge in LED lighting into new markets including healthcare, office, store fixtures, and residential and commercial cabinet manufacturers.

The site features a full catalog showroom and an interactive rep locator.

Come visit the NEW ITC Elio site, today.


Ecommerce: Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

February 21st, 2014 by Ted Bailey

SOCS_2014The 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.


Site Launch: TreeOps 360

January 17th, 2014 by Ted Bailey

TreeOps 360Just 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.

Visit TreeOps 360 and get yours!


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