Lake Forest, CA. (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
On December 4th, MonthlyClubs.com™, the premium gift of the month club site, was awarded as one of Internet Retailer Magazine’s Hot 100 E-Retailers of 2013. The Hot 100 is an annual award where editors at Internet Retailer Magazine personally review thousands of different websites for innovative e-retailing practice, taking into account submissions and recommendations from industry experts. Each editor submits about 20 final websites for consideration and the group upvotes and downvotes these submissions until they have their final hot 100.
MonthlyClubs.com™ was awarded a Hot 100 spot in the Flowers, Gifts & Jewelry category of the competition for what Internet Retailer Magazine described as their “indulgent design”.
Internet Retailer’s praise comes as the result of a complete site redesign that took the better part of a year to complete. Kris Calef, the founder of MonthlyClubs.com™ said the company invested heavily not just in product photography, but in content that describes exactly how the company selects the products that go into their monthly clubs. “We’re all about consistently providing quality selections. It takes a lot of work and we feel we do it better than other multi-club competitors so we spent quite a bit of time looking at how best to tell that story.. We invested heavily in product imagery so as to really convey not only the high quality of what we send each month, but also to help communicate the lifestyle nature of what we do. We want people to envision themselves enjoying our products,” Calef Kris said.
The strategy seems to have worked. All of the site’s key performance indicators, from behavioral metrics such as pages per visit and time on site, to revenue-related metrics like conversion rate increased after the launch of the new site in October of 2012. Calef said that, although the new design took a ton of work to implement and that consistent content creation continues to be a challenge, the new design was well worth the investment.
“The site really highlights how our service and products are different than those of our competitors,” Calef said. The site features a wealth of detailed product information and a unique calendar that allows you to see every product that has been featured in their clubs since their founding as well as products to be featured in the future. On top of this, the site offers a Design Your Own Club™ option that lets customers easily combine the six monthly clubs in any way into a single highly customized membership. They also offer very flexible subscription and shipping options.
MonthlyClubs.com™ searches the world to bring you the best. You’ll be proud to give a gift that consistently delivers high quality products, and that’s exactly what our monthly clubs offer. Each featured selection in all six of our clubs is chosen by individual product panels formed by industry experts. We've been providing unique, memorable, reoccurring gifts since 1994. Giving a gourmet gift has never been easier. Order online or toll free at 800-625-8238 in minutes. Give a great gift, even if it’s a gift for you! Enjoy the anticipation of the next month’s selections, the explorative nature of our service, and of course, the experience of tasting our international wine selections, craft brewed beers, world-class chocolates, hand-rolled cigars and artisanal cheeses.