Fablab Valletta + Growth Gurus
An innovative e-commerce website that enables people to learn, make and invent through a collaborative and global network.
FabLab Valletta were deserving winners of the Growth Gurus Facebook Live Christmas competition, whereby one business was chosen to receive an industry leading website worth €10,000. We needed to create an industry leading eCommerce website that would enable anyone to seamlessly book and pay for a combination of tutors, materials, time and advanced fabrication machines.
To be a “FabLab” means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators. We aimed to create a platform that not only showcases the essence of the FabLab brand, but one that enables individuals to fulfill their needs and build anything.
An industry leading and fully responsive website with a fully integrated eCommerce system.
How We Achieved This
FabLab where chosen as the winners of our Facebook Live Christmas competition which asked entrepreneurs and businesses why they should be gifted a brand new fully responsive website.
The aim of FabLab Valletta is to add a layer of technology to the already existing infrastructure of culture and sustainability in the City of Valletta. To empower individuals and companies in the art of educating people of all ages to make and invent.
Planning for both design and structure proved to be challenging. We needed to create a unique online experience that amplified FabLabs presence, while making sure the website was flexible enough to accommodate the innovative eCommerce solution, a first for the FabLab franchise. We structured the FabLab Valletta website to be inline with the strict search engine regulations in place, as well as easily navigable by the end user.
Cybersecurity is one of the most important eCommerce features that we had to take into consideration when developing the FabLab Valletta website. Without the proper protocols in place, we would be putting FabLab’s customers at the risk of payment fraud. The platform we developed follows all industry standard protection rules and ensures that hackers are unable to steal user data, install malicious software or distribute malware to users.
While many eCommerce websites sell imported products from foreign markets, FabLab is highly different. The platform we created provides the capability, training, and tools required to create products locally and sustainably, meaning that fewer products need to be imported into Malta creating economic value and contributing to a healthy ecosystem.
FabLab informed us that customer service was at the forefront of their business model, something that we resonate here with at Growth Gurus. We developed a custom-built operations system that streamlines all communication between FabLab and their customers. A great deal of careful consideration and attention has been implemented into every part of the FabLab Valletta eCommerce website – right from the core architecture, through to the content and media used, fonts and colours, usability, eCommerce, mobile optimisation, backend, and conversion funnels with the end customers’ satisfaction at the core of it all.