Outdoor Marketing + Design

3plains is a full service outdoor marketing company operating out of South Metro of Minneapolis, Minnesota and focusing on the hunting and fishing industries. 3plains is unique in the fact that we get it - we're hard working Midwest guys from Minnesota and outdoorsmen ourselves. We take the field, take the shots, use the products, take the photos, and hunt/fish with the best of them.

Meanwhile providing our clients with the best customer service in the industry, from the field, from the lake or even from the lodge, we have you covered.

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2006
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Shakopee, MN
headquarters
  • 1160 Vierling Dr Ste 309
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    United States

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Digital Marketing for Hunting Guide Service

"3plains has been a strong strategic partner, and I can't think of a more powerful tool, from a marketing standpoint, than the site they've built for me."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2005 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

3plains is engaged to create an interactive website that is built to do well in search engine results and also contains a complex billing and booking system.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
South Dakota
Owner, Hunting Guide Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

3plains is complimented for their marketing expertise as well as their professionalism and commitment to customer service.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a self-guided fair chase pheasant hunting operation in South Dakota. I am the owner of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 3plains?

We wanted to have a content-rich website, optimized for organic search.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

3plains has handled SEO [search engine optimization] and custom development for our site. They also build a robust system with payment processing for our online bookings.

How did you come to work with 3plains?

I'd had experience with another third-party SEO company and had a problem with getting good search engine rankings. I knew that 3plains was a leader in the outdoor market for South Dakota, and I could relate to them on a more personal level than with bigger companies. This is still a big reason for our continued collaboration.

How much have you invested with 3plains?

The average cost of 3plains's services is around $3,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with 3plains more than 10 years ago [2006], and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

3plains's work on SEO and the infrastructure design of our system have been responsible for our business. 3plains has been a strong strategic partner, and I can't think of a more powerful tool, from a marketing standpoint, than the site they've built for me. I've been able to move away from all marketing channels, except for organic search, which is a huge cost savings.

Because of the length of our relationship, it's hard to specify metrics. We've worked on many projects through the years, and I'd say that 80 percent of our traffic comes through the website. This is attributable to 3plains's work and organic search.

What did you find most impressive about 3plains?

When I started working with 3plains, the company was made up of only the owner, but they've grown to 4 people. The organization has specific expertise for design and is focused on the outdoor market. 3plains started its business in South Dakota, with pheasant hunting outfitters, but they branched out to have an almost nationwide reach, and even beyond if we consider fishing businesses in Mexico and Canada. 3plains continues to grow and develop as an organization.

Are there any areas 3plains could improve?

I can't think of anything. 3plains's professionalism and customer service have continued to improve in time.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with 3plains?

Listening to customers will help owners add value to their business.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Some of our work can sometimes be difficult to estimate and quantify, which makes it hard to come in on schedule and on budget completely.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    3Plains always got my work done.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are recommended.

Hunting Lodge Web Design

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

The client is a lodge in South Dakota for hunting pheasant. The client was a new business and needed a website to acquire customers. 3plains designed a basic website for the client that included 360-degree panoramas of the lodge. 3plains also completed SEO work to attract potential customers to the website. The client now receives 90 percent of their business through the website and considers 3plains a key factor in their success. The client also receives good comments from website visitors on a regular basis.

The Reviewer
 
Small business
 
Gregory, South Dakota
Owner, Lodging & Resort
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with 3plains. The client has been working with 3plains for about eight years and appreciates the professional communication that 3plains exhibits. The client has recommended five people to 3plains, and will continue to work with 3plains in the future.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer

Landscape Architect Web Design

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

The client is a landscape design firm based out of Minnesota. The client specializes in clean, modern, and high-end design. Unfortunately, their website was severely outdated and didn't reflect the professional standard of their work. After a dip in the client's business, 3plains was hired to revamp the client's website and provide more business. 3plains created an extremely sleek and modern design that showcased the client's work, and enticed customers to contact them. In two weeks, the new website brought in more business then the old website did in years. 3plains will begin an SEO campaign with the client.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Senior Landscape Designer, Construction and Landscaping
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is impressed with the entire experience of working with 3plains. The client appreciates the time that 3plains takes to sat down, and figured out the best way to reflect the client's business visually in a website. 3plains has a very thorough process to take care of every detail. The client would recommend 3plains and will be working with 3plains in the future.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer

Hunting Tour Web Design

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

The client is a provider of hunting tours in South Dakota. The client needed a website to represent their new business, and was referred to 3plains by a family member. 3plains designed the initial website for the client, adding an authentic outdoor feeling to the graphic design. The website also includes a photo gallery and a virtual tour of the hunting retreat area. Since the website was completed, 3plains has completed SEO work for the client. The SEO work has been so effective that the client hasn't needed to use any other form of advertising.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area
Owner, Leisure/Hunting/Tourism
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work that 3plains completed. The client would recommend 3plains to others, and plans to use 3plains in the future.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer