How a Site Migration with Conductor Set Fully Up for Success in Uncertain Times
- Portland, OR
- Company Size
- < 1,000
Fully makes and sells well-built office furniture that is designed to create a healthy, supportive workplace where everyone can feel and do their best.
While Fully’s fundamental goal is to help their customers find the right office furnishings to bring more movement into their work day, one of their top priorities is educating their customers around healthier work habits.
Their dated website, however, held them back from effectively building this deeply researched insightful content that would best represent their brand and be discoverable. Ben Oh, Vice President of Marketing, and Andy Lightman, Director of eCommerce knew a new site design alongside a graceful migration was in order, and they needed a partner to help.
They chose Conductor, a partner to help them think beyond the site migration, and help them prioritize creating valuable, discoverable content that would build their brand and connect with customers.
A Partnership for a Complex Site Migration
As a direct to consumer e-commerce business, the migration was transformational for the whole company, not just the website team.
The success of the site migration was critical. Not only were they redesigning and replatforming, bringing on a new standalone European site, introducing HREF tags, and navigating a new e-commerce platform, but they were setting the foundation of their business for the future.
The Fully workplace solutions provide vast selection of features and options—from their customers’ desks to storage, chairs, accessories, monitors, arms, and more—they provide a bespoke offering that must work within a system. The configuration was complex.
The team had experienced and heard the horror stories of what could happen if a few things went wrong, but worked with the Conductor team through all of the requirements around the migration. As with any site migration, there are always going to be complexities that could jeopardize traffic, which is why proper planning is critical.
Attracting Customers with Educational Content
Throughout their site migration process, the Fully team was focused on creating valuable and educational content. They put the proper investment into research and execution of each of their pieces to ensure that they not only ranked organically, but that they provided value to their customers who were conducting their own research.
Whether it’s speaking to the true benefits of an adjustable height desk (aka Standing Desk), how chairs designed for active sitting (opens in a new tab) compare to those produced for “ergonomics” (opens in a new tab), or considerations for designing your home office (opens in a new tab), Fully wanted their site redesign to integrate this helpful content alongside more traditional product listings.
They worked with their Conductor team to understand how to optimize the pages on their site that would solve that exact problem for their customers. The Conductor team brainstormed creative ways to create content around their merchandise so that Fully could rank in order to educate and help their customers in a meaningful way.
Increasing Efficiency with Focus and Prioritization
While the Fully team was evaluating SEO solutions, such as Conductor, they were also contemplating bringing on someone focused on SEO full time.
With so many SEO initiatives, from local search to tackling head terms like “office furniture”, the team needed help with prioritization. With their time and effort a finite resource, they wondered, “what can we do that will give us the biggest bang for our buck?”.
The team was starting to see positive signs from all of their hard work pre-launch and the six weeks following the launch of their new site, then the stay at home orders due to COVID-19 were put into place. Almost overnight, the team saw a huge interest and demand for their products in a much more urgent consumer base.