Design/Coding | www.helixbinders.co.uk
Helix Binders is a specialised binding and printing business. The team there had a number of sites that had previously been developed, covering a range of specific areas of the business, and were keen to bring them all under one umbrella.
We developed a new, bright and inviting site that encapsulated all of the services that Helix Binders can offer clients. We made it easy for the team to update going forward and built in support for a number of specific features.
One of the biggest elements of Helix’s business is offering students the ability to upload their thesis, which can then be printed and bound. The team were very keen to make this really straightforward so we worked closely with them on a custom-built e-commerce solution.
As well as developing a quick calculator, allowing visitors to work out how much their order will cost, we built a really straightforward system to allow them to order their thesis. This includes automatically filling in details such as the colour of cover, writing etc based on the university/college selected, allowing users to see a preview of their cover as they enter text for the cover/spine, and directly integrating payment.
The site’s payment gateway is powered by Stripe, which allows us to be really flexible with how it’s integrated – putting the boxes for users to enter their card details directly in the site but without having to worry about storing their details.
How it works
The site is powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) software, which means the team at Helix Binders will find it really easy to manage and update going forward. We custom-built the thesis module on top of this, to meet their exact requirements.