The independent retailer business is a tough business in any economic climate, but in Belleville, Ontario, Scalliwag Toys has been going strong since 1985. We were intrigued when we read on the Scalliwag blog about Karin Belanger's can-do attitude when faced with the task of rebuilding their store's website:
This problem was compounded by my Scrooge-like nature: I hate to pay for anything that I can possibly do myself. The flip-side of this characteristic is a "can-do" attitude, of course -- but, like so many fixer-upper projects, the website turned from a creative exercise into a dead weight that I could neither cope with nor (in keeping with that thriftiness) farm out to a third party to take care of.
So in 2008 I admitted defeat and started the search for a better, newer, HTML editor. To my surprise, I found that editors have evolved over the past few years into true website-building software, in which the site builder gives up some creative control (no more raw HTML for me) in return for stunning simplicity and ease-of-use. The software I finally decided upon is called Sandvox, from a company called Karelia. I couldn't be happier.
And we couldn't be happier to have Scalliwag Toys as part of the Sandvox community! Using the Sandbox design as the basis gives the site a playful look, but the clean font, great organization, and use of product illustrations is anything but childish.
Why not try creating a website for your business using the many tools Sandvox has to offer? Just download the free demo of Sandvox to get started.