A Brief Tour of the New HansenWholesale.com
After months of planning, listening to customers, trying new things, testing, re-testing, and testing more, we launched the new HansenWholesale.com.
Though Hansen Wholesale has been a successful company since 1976, HansenWholesale.com had been around in various iterations since 1994. It was the culmination of a lot of work, testing, and constant improvement.
But, it was aging. The platform was old, and it seemed everything was taking too long.
So we opted for a complete redesign. The first thing you will probably notice is that the new site is considerably faster - up to 5 times faster. And that start makes everything better.
It also works better on phones and tablets. It is what we call in the trade a responsive design - a shift that was overdue. So let's have a look around. I'll show you how easy it is to find everything.
Just like the old site, the page is very long.
On the left, here is the website as it should look on your computer. On the right, about as it should be on a phone.
Up in the top left, you see our logo. You can click on that logo to get back to the home page, no matter where you are. In the top right, you can log in to your account, find pieces you put in your wish list, and check your shopping cart status.
There's also our Energy Saving Tips page and our extremely helpful Buying Guides. And if you're curious about any of the real people behind Hansen Wholesale, you can check out the Our History link.
If you know exactly what you want, you can enter a model name or model number in our Hansen Wholesale Search Bar. Be sure to put in all of the correct dashes and spaces to make best use. This is a feature we're keen to improve over time.
Under that is our "Mega Menu", for you to drill in a little bit to find more specific things. This is helpful if you have some idea of what you're after and want to see a lot of choices.
You can see that we start with Ceiling Fans, as that seems to be what most people are interested in right now. If you're curious, the fan featured is the Wet-Rated Fanimation Crestford.
If you're on your computer, you'll also see the "Shop with Expert" tab on the right in medium gray. This is extremely useful when you're on the phone with one of our experts as it allows you to see their suggestions as they talk. It's helpful for narrowing down the choices and finding exactly what you're looking for.
After that, we have the Lighting Section of the home page, with some of our biggest-discounted and most popular lighting pieces. Immediately following that are some different Lighting Categories.
Next is our Ceiling Fan Section. There is a large link to Shop All, which can be really helpful when used properly. If you know exactly what you're looking for, you can use the selection boxes on the left to include and disclude major categories. This can really help you narrow your search quickly!
After Shop All are links to All Outdoor or All Indoor, then our current Featured Fans, and then Style categories.
After Fans come Fireplaces, including Gas Logs, doors and accessories. At the bottom are links to our Barbecue Grills (which we're currently working on), Furniture and Decor sections.
After that is a section we know a lot of you love - Special Offers and Coupons! We've been hard at work on this section. We've wanted to get it back as much as you've wanted it back.
At the bottom is an email sign-up link. Some of the links from above are duplicated down at the bottom again, just in case you missed them.
And that's the Hansen Wholesale home page!
If you have any feedback, we're always open. We're constantly working to improve our website to make it easier for you to use.
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps!