Salter Housewares was founded in late 1760 in the village of Bilston, England. By 1825, nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as George Salter & Co. and later established a large, well-equipped manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich.
The business thrived throughout the 1900s and, by 1950, employed over 2000 people, still in the same area and owned by the same family. In 2002, the management team at Salter Housewares Ltd, backed by Barclays Private Equity, bought the company out from the group, to concentrate on its consumer businesses.
For over 250 years, Salter has been the UK’s leading food-weighing scales brand, selling precision kitchen scales and more recently, instruments designed in conjunction with Heston Blumenthal and his team.
Screen Pages was tasked with building a website for Salter that would represent their strong history, technological progress and dedication to becoming a leading brand.
The chief functional improvements for the new website included:-
Improved and flexible navigation and merchandising options, including clearer categorisation, together with filtering options and cross-sells and up-sells
What makes Salter's site so special is the organisation, management and automation.
“We wanted to implement a next generation e-commerce platform that gave us a lot more flexibility, control and content management – that was Magento. We knew from management’s previous experience that Screen Pages was a professional, dependable agency with a proven track record and strong e-commerce credentials who would deliver on time and on budget.”
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Roger Willcocks, former director at Screen Pages said, “We are very excited to be working with Salter – a British household name. We all have Salter products at home and we are pleased to be helping with its online sales expansion: we have now delivered a clean, efficient, and highly content-managed, performant e-commerce website.”
Magento is the most flexible, most powerful eCommerce platform. Customisable and agile, Magento gives your business the flexibility other platforms can't.
Magento is the easiest and smoothest implementation for any modern cloud commerce platform. It uses an open-source ecosystem. Flexible for B2C, B2B, and hybrid solutions, Magento extends beyond the shopping cart.
Screen Pages and Salter deliver an irresistible, seamless shopping experience at every touchpoint.
Responsive web design (RWD, also referred to as responsive design) was a key focus for Salter. Screen Pages had to ensure an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices (from large, high-resolution desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
Combined with Salter's passion for service, the user experience (UX) became our obsession.
The objective was to ensure the user eCommerce journey was as streamlined and efficient as possible.