Proof that a leading edge website can still have old fashioned charm
HOUSTON, January 4, 2011
– Kegg’s Candies, which has satisfied Houston’s sweet tooth since 1946, has launched its newly upgraded website, www.keggscandies.com
, designed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com
). The site features plenty of mouth-watering images of Kegg’s handmade chocolates and confections that make it almost impossible to resist clicking to the online store to place an order.
The newly relaunched website is the latest initiative in a big year for Kegg’s Candies. Last summer, they opened a new 11,000 square foot chocolate factory and retail store on Westpark Drive in Houston, Texas. The new website emulates the look and feel of Kegg’s Candies’ retail locations, complete with a classic red and white striped awning. But don’t let the retro 1950s style fool you. Schipul used the open source Drupal content management platform to organize and present Kegg’s Candies’ Chocolate Collection and Nutty Delights that can be ordered online.
“Our online store is still a very small part of our business, but with people visiting the website from all over the country, we believe we have an opportunity to grow it into something substantial,” said Kegg’s Candies President Carl Bartuch Jr., who purchased the business in 2004. “The Schipul team did a great job of staying true to the heritage of the brand and telling our story as a local confectioner that offers a wide variety of high-quality candy products."
With the open source Drupal software powering the Kegg’s Candies website, Bartuch and his team can add and edit content themselves without having to go through a third party. Information about upcoming chocolate classes, kids chocolate camp and factory tours can be updated easily, and online registration makes it easy to manage events and take payments.
The new website features a robust internal search system to make it possible for visitors to quickly find exactly what they are interested in. Additionally, the new links to Kegg’s social media activities on Facebook and Flickr for photo sharing bring a more intimate touch, even when patrons can’t enjoy the brand’s in-store personality.
Schipul offers a customizable line of Drupal-powered websites, which extends and complements the Tendenci® online management software it develops and markets. Schipul’s Drupal Site Design packages include installation, module enhancements, Drupal upgrades, and custom Drupal themes.
About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci Web marketing application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include Brennan’s of Houston, Gluten Free Houston and Rice Epicurean Markets, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com