North Creek Nursery in Landenberg, PA
Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, NJ
Riverbend Nursery in Riner, VA
Saunders Brothers in Piney River, VA
Sandy's Plants in Mechanicsville, VA
Green Leaf Nursery in Park Hill, OK
From wholesale growers speicalizing in young plants to smal growers who provide plants only to local IGCs to large, multi-location growers who server big-box retailers, we have marketing solutions for all types of wholesale growers.
Custom Designed Websites
Click through the various images on this page to see that our designs are not templates. We custom design each website to match our clients needs.
Update your Site Easily
Our customers can easily update their websites using our Clarity Console website content management tools. These tools have been built to make it easy for non-technical people to update their websites. If you can read, type with at least one finger and are not afraid to use your mouse and 'click'. you can update your website. If you would like a demonstration of our technology, please contact us.
We have solutions that range from small garden centers in low population areas to high-volume, multi-location garden centers. For small garden centers who are looking to get their first site, Clarity QuickSite is a great solution. This is our only template driven site. However it is very flexible and you can change the look of the home page very easily. A couple of QuickSite Examples follow:
www.classicviburnums.com (added Plant Database Manager to a QuickSite)
All of our custom designed websites include the following tools:
Page Generator Editor
Random Image Editor
Frequently used additional tools include:
Plant Database Manager
Calendar of Events Editor
Shopping List (allows users to add items to a shopping list to take to a retail location to purchase those plants)
Product Database Manager (for non-green goods)
User/Login Manager (to provide access to availability and/or online ordering for authorized users)
Store Manager - to process online orders
Management and Employee Profile Manager
Where to Buy (to make it easy for site visitors to find retail locations to purchase your plants or landscape contractors who install them)
Catalog Wizard (to quickly create print quality catalogs from the same plant data that is used for the website)
Hang Tag Wizard (to quickly create print quality hang tags for trees and shrubs from the same plant data that is used for the website)
Catalog/Marketing Materials Request Manager
If you like, you can display inventory availability on your site. It can be as simple as attaching a file and updating it whenever you need to, or we can have the site integrate with your inventory/business system and automatically update the online availability. We can even monitor quantities available and not allow site users to order more than what is available (less buffer stock if you like).
More and more of our wholesale grower customers implement online ordering. After purchasing online, delivery options include:
The online ordering can include online payment or allow your wholesale customers to place their order and then you invoice them as you normally do. In fact, you can allow specific customers to purchase on terms while others would need to enter a credit card to complete their order.
What's the Process?
We chat with you to find out what your business objectives are for investing in a new website. We will then schedule a webinar (we send you a link via e-mail so you can see what is on our computer screen while we're on a conference call) to demonstrate various sites and solutions we have implemented to that we feel will be applicable for your situation.
Site Map and Proposal
We incorporate your comments, feedback and budget to prepare a detailed site map (a sample site map is available to download at the bottom of this page) and fixed priced proposal. The site map details the proposed functionality and Clarity Console tools needed to meet your objectives and budget. We'll make any modifications to the site map and proposal based on your feedback.
When we have a final scope and price, we then start to work on your new custom designed home page. We believe it is very important to create a design that is appropriate for your company and your customers. If you have an existing 'look and feel' for other marketing materials, we will use key graphical elements (logo, imagery, fonts, colors, etc.) from those marketing pieces to extend your brand in your new website.
We will create one or two initial designs for your review. If you like one of these designs, we will fine tune it based on your input. If you do not lilke the design, we will 'go back to the drawing board' and submit a completely new design. We will work through this design review process with you until we have a final approved design.
As you can see from the various websites we have designed at the right, we do NOT use templates. We create a custom design for each of our customers. If you have your own in-house designer, we can work with them and provide direction to them so they can lead the design effort.
After the design is approved, we start to implement that design so the content you add with your licensed Clarity Console tools, will display in your new website. This process takes place on our development server so only those with the proper access will be able to see the site as it is being built.
Training & Support
We will train you and your staff how to use the Clarity Console tools during one or more webinars so you can be adding content to the site while it is in the development stage.
Of course, you will also be able to modify, add and delete content once the site has been released to the live environment. All of our customers have unlimited customer training and support. We can do this, because the Clarity Console website content management tools are very easy to use - even for non-technical folks.
When you have enough content in place, you will give us the go ahead to release your new site. If you have an existing site, the same URL (website address) will display your new site once it is released. Of course, once the site is launched, you will be able to continue to add, edit and delete content from your site with your licensed Clarity Console tools.
Time to Go Mobile?
As the use of smart phones continues to expand at a rapid rate, you may want to consider having your site be developed to also be phone friendly. We make this process easy for you. The content you add for your 'main' site (viewed on a computer) is reformatted to look great on a smart phone. If you have a smart phone, take a look at the following sites on both your computer and your smart phone:
www.GardenCrossings.com (Grower, Retail Garden Center & Online Plant Sales)
Ready to Get Started?
If you would like a demonstration of our technology and a no-obligation quote, please contact us.