Mykonos is a retailer of Pandora Jewelry, which is based out of Pennsylvania. Mykonospa.com is an ecommerce web site that sells authentic Pandora beads, Pandora bracelets as well as Pandora charms and more. They are one of the few authorized Pandora jewelry retailers. After creating a website in 2008, Mykonospa realized that it would have to take advantage of a new kind of eCommerce web site design if it was ever going to surpass its competitors.
The idea to create/revamp the ecommerce web site design came when the owner wanted to expand the business, but also wanted to set their company apart from its competitors. In order to get started, we first implemented a flash application called ‘Build a Pandora Bracelet.’ This application operates by pulling products from the ecommerce shopping cart database, which allows users to build their own bracelet.
Next, we incorporated a drag-and-drop feature to the ‘Build a Pandora Bracelet’ application in order to make it more user-friendly. This idea has proven to be a great success with thousands of users utilizing this feature in order to build their own bracelets. To further increase sales, we also added two additional features: 1) a shopping cart built in to the flash application (which allows a user to easily purchase all beads and charms that they’ve created), and 2) a print button (which gives each user a print-out of each product along with a sku and a description.
Building an extensive web site from scratch can sometimes be complicated as well as costly. Because Mykonospa.com was working within certain budget constraints, we decided to go a slightly different route. Rather than focusing on Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, we instead launched an aggressive link building campaign along with a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, which has resulted in a 225% increase in website traffic for 2009.
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