After winning a "Highly Commended" award last year in the "Best Electrical Wholesaler Website" in the UK at the 2014 Electrical Wholesaler Awards, this year we're going for the BEST award again!
On the 14th of May 2015 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London the people at Datateam are having a sumptuous gala dinner and awards programme for the 2015 Electrical Wholesaler Awards, and we at Sparks have been shortlisted!
We are delighted to have the industry recognition of the high quality website, mobile responsiveness, and great customer service both online and offline.
SparksDirect.co.uk Finalist in, "Best Electrical Wholesaler Website" Awards
The Electrical Wholesaler Awards celebrate the high level of service offered by the UK electrical wholesalers, and the "best electrical wholesaler website" in particular recognizes the best electrical wholesaler websites, the e-commerce sites that offer the most innovative technology, features, and functions with the best design for the visitor and customer. We are delighted to be nominated one of the best electrical wholesaler websites in the UK, and we are convinced that with our recent website update and improvements we've got a shot at the great award! Mike Gammon, coordinator and organizer of the EW Awards, had the following to say about our category of awards,
The purpose of the Electrical Wholesaler Awards is to celebrate a sector of the electrical market that is seldom recognised for their part in the industry. There are many association and buying group events that cater to their own members of but with the Electrical Wholesaler Awards we are looking to celebrate the wholesale industry in its entirety and excludes no-one. The wholesaler award categories are designed so there is at least one category applicable for every electrical wholesaler in the country, from internet only, to independents and upwards to large multiples. In Sparks’ entered category of “Best Electrical Wholesaler Website”, we realise the importance of e-commerce in the modern era and look to recognise those who excel in this area and take full advantage of this platform, meeting the needs of the customer through efficiency and ease of use. Not only seen as an awards ceremony event, it is a key time to bridge the gap between supplier and wholesaler through networking and offer a chance to catch up with your contemporaries. It is also a vital opportunity to make new contacts that could potentially be a game changer to businesses in due course. With the supplier categories, UK wholesalers have their say alone on the supplier products and services that make a difference to their day-to-day lives. Winners of these categories can be assured that this is purely the opinion of the wholesalers and not inclusive of contractors and electricians, who have their opportunity with other events in the industry.
With this in mind, here's some of the cool features we offer you on our website:
Mobile Optimized Website: with an increased traffic coming from smartphones and tablets, it is imperative to have a website that doesn't look good ONLY on the desktop / laptop but on a screen of any size. Most of us check websites on the go on our iPhone or Android phone, and so we at Sparks have invested quite a lot of time and attention into making sure that www.sparksdirect.co.uk has a responsive web design, serving the best possible version of the site to any screen.
Improved E-Commerce: Things such as VAT switch at the top right corner, find lights by room in the house, SSL certificate, predictive search engine, smooth checkout process, smart product filtering, vivid colorful navigation menu, trustpilot reviews integration, excellent pictures, videos of products, etc - all these are part of some of the most improved e-commerce capabilities of our website. The list can go on and on - so why not visit the site to check these features out?
Social, Reviews, and Interaction: you can ask us questions directly via the website (we're considering a live chat implementation soon), you can find us on the social media websites (read to answer your questions and direct you to the right place), and you can leave us a review via TrustPilot (or read what others said about us).
Also, when you find us on google, you have some rich snippets of information available. And when it comes to sharing some cool products or cheap prices you found on our website, the social sharing bar is right there!
There are some other awesome features you benefit of when using our website, and it is now up to you to discover them. Whether on your desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smart phone, you can see the best version of our website and you can order right from where you are!
Note: we're constantly working on improving both the quality and the features of our website, our service, and our customer care. You are in good hands :) and we're open to suggestions for improvements or features that can be added to our website. Let us know in the comments below if there's something you think can be improved or added!