eCommerce specialist Caffeine Injection is to follow the introduction of its website management service with a dedicated workshop platform, enabling mechanics to efficiently manage their workload on the go.
Having received numerous requests for such a module as part of the firm’s main offering, owner Steve Baskerville says that the demand for a tailored system for the mechanic became to great to ignore.
“In the last few months Caffeine Injection, the web business I co-founded a few years ago, had received quite a few requests for bespoke websites from workshop only operations. Most in the trade know that as well as working day to day for Caffeine Injection I also own Bike Spanner, a stand-alone workshop business in Belfast, so I know what a workshop only operation needs from a website.
“The problem was, bespoke sites are not cheap, so we started to look at how we could get the price as low as possible without sacrificing quality. Chatting with the other workshops, I soon discovered the key requirements were affordability, minimal setup time, ability to update the site themselves “on the fly” on any device and a great looking platform that was built from the ground up for a cycle workshop. After several months of development WorkShopWeb.Site was born.”
Stemming from a store ownership and workshop background himself, Baskerville’s system recognises many of the challenges facing the time-challenged modern workshop and leaves no stone unturned in its offering.
Baskerville adds: “WorkShopWeb.Site is a template powered “pre-defined” content management system built exclusively for the cycle workshop sector. The client chooses a template design (we’re launching with three) then we theme it to suit their corporate colours and logo. Each standard site consists of five pages: Home, Servicing, Online Booking Form, Contact Form and a News/Blog page. We take care of the layout and design of these pages; workshops simply add their information and content. All the content is editable, at any time, on almost any device, even on a smart phone (perfect for the mobile workshop).”
On top of the standard five pages, clients can also add their own pages to the site via the admin dashboard.
Aware also of the tightening budgets of bike shops, WorkShopWeb.Site will also offer a basic package starting at just £190. For this price his team of web developers will theme the template, populate it with generic content and hand it over for the client to edit and update with their content.
On going costs remain affordable, says Baskerville: “Costs are £33 a month subscription, covering hosting, email, site and database backups. Setup costs, which covers template customisation and tailoring, depends on what we do: If the client is adding their content, it’s £190. If we’re adding the client’s content it’s £290. If we’re creating and adding the clients content, it’s from £490.
“In all instances, we manage the ongoing hosting of the site, including emails, and take regular backups. This is all covered by a monthly subscription of only £33. Content support is also available once the site is live at £25 per hour.”
Check out the video for a fly through of the functionality below: