What was the scope of their involvement?
From day one, it’s been the most amazing partnership. They are an exceptionally talented team of web developers; very attentive and very responsive. The work, I think, speaks for itself. The new website went way above and beyond what we had in mind. We used to get comments all the time on how fantastic our website looks, and we’re just now finalizing the second iteration of our website with Art4web, probably about to go live in about two weeks’ time if everything goes according to plan.
They have a custom content management system that they have developed, which is very easy to use and very intuitive. The new site that Art4web is developing for us is going to be mobile-responsive. The previous one wasn’t; it was developed quite a while back when that wasn’t the norm.
We’ve got some custom functionality that Art4web built, like contact forms. We’ve done a very specific development with them for customers who want to produce customized point of sale collateral. We have a portfolio of point of sale collateral. What they do is the client goes online, enters their details, uploads their logos, and we can then automatically customize the point of sale for them. It’s quite an automated process whereas before it was very manual. They played a crucial part in the design of the website. We gave them a brief of what we were looking for and left the creativity up to them. I think they did a fantastic job.
How did you come to work with Art4web?
I was looking onshore first to find a web development company to produce a corporate website for us. The price that I was quoted locally from Australian companies was significant, and we just didn’t have that in our budget. I decided to start looking offshore, and I did some online searches and came across a portfolio of Art4web’s work, which really blew me away. I then made contact with them and asked if they’d be interested in doing web development work for BioPak, to which they agreed.
How much have you invested with Art4web?
It has been between A$50,000 and A$60,000 (AUD).
What is the status of this engagement?
I can’t remember if it was 2011 or 2012 but its ongoing. They continue to maintain, tweak and add to our website as we get user feedback. Just to make small changes, Art4web is our partner of choice.