New Family Museum Website Lets Visitors Play and Learn (and Shop) Online

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The Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa launches new website and the success exceeds their expectations. In partnership with Quad Cities Web Design company, Terrostar, The Family Museum creates a true online extension of their museum and streamlines transaction processes.

The Family Museum was excited to partner with Terrostar on this project. The Museum has been in need of a new website for years. Finally the funding became a reality and we were able to move forward. The Museum really wanted to have a more immersive site, with games for kids, the capacity to process online orders, and essentially, make the online experience more enjoyable for our patrons

Bettendorf's Family Museum offers a fun, hands-on learning environment for kids age eight and under and their caregivers to "Play and Learn Together." That environment has now been extended to the Internet with the launch of its new website, Bettendorf Family Museum

The new website needed to appeal to three audiences - young children, adult caregivers, and museum staffers. Terrostar combined the bright, active colors and imagery found in the Museum with intuitive navigation, eCommerce capabilities, and a powerful Content Management System (CMS).

On the new website, kids can paint, color, and even participate in an online scavenger hunt. Their parents can easily find upcoming events, buy admission, and chat with other parents online. At the same time, the CMS allows staffers to make updates to the site 24/7 from any computer with internet access.

Terrostar competed against several area web design agencies to develop the new Family Museum website. "The Terrostar staff was thrilled when they heard the news that we had been awarded the project. Everyone was really eager to get started," says Terrostar's President, Tom Terronez. "It was a great project and we really enjoyed working with the Family Museum staff."

"The Family Museum was excited to partner with Terrostar on this project. The Museum has been in need of a new website for years. Finally the funding became a reality and we were able to move forward. The Museum really wanted to have a more immersive site, with games for kids, the capacity to process online orders, and essentially, make the online experience more enjoyable for our patrons," says Jeff Reiter, Business Development Manager for The Family Museum .

"During the first few months since its launch, the site has had numerous successes. We expected to get off to a slow start with online purchasing and people signing up for our chat room. However, to our surprise, we have experienced an incredible volume of online membership purchases, and the amount of people utilizing our chat function and using our email sign-up tool numbers in the hundreds. We could not be happier, and we would definitely recommend the professional staff at Terrostar. Their knowledge of the industry and their quick response time made the whole process very easy and efficient."

About Terrostar
Terrostar was founded in 1999 and is located the Quad Cities (Downtown Davenport, IA). The company specializes in Web Design, Internet Marketing, eCommerce, and Search Engine Optimization. The organization's highly creative, talented team shares a single goal -- to provide its clients with web-based marketing tools that not only look great, but work. For more information about Terrostar, visit Terrostar - Quad Cities Web Design and Internet Marketing or call (563) 355-7174.

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