Status Forward has served as Asheville Bee Charmer’s agency of record since day one. We have helped them develop a buzz-worthy brand that has gotten the attention of national media from the Huffington Post to National Geographic.
In a city that receives more than 11 million tourists annually who spend more than $2 billion, Asheville Bee Charmer has become a cornerstone brick-and-mortar retail experience. However, even in a popular tourist destination, it’s important to diversify revenue streams, which is why Asheville Bee Charmer decided to bolster its engagement with Status Forward to begin focusing on online sales.
In 2017, we updated and redesigned the website homepage to focus on driving traffic into the store. We redesigned the page and post templates, and we integrated pop-ups and graphical calls to action on key pages to better convert site visitors to both direct e-commerce sales and newsletter signups. Additionally, we redesigned the email templates for consistent branding and managed holiday-related campaigns.
With website updates and consistent email marketing outreach, Asheville Bee Charmer has:
- Experienced an 88% increase in e-commerce sales and orders
- Quadrupled email-driven sales
- Added more than 5,000 email subscribers in 14 months
“We couldn’t be any happier with the work Status Forward has done for the Asheville Bee Charmer. Professional, creative, cost effective, reliable and everything is always done as expediently as possible. Besides all of that, some of the nicest people on the planet!”