Reagent Proteins is a leading supplier of reagent, pre-clinical and cGMP-grade proteins to the biopharmaceutical and vaccine development community. They had used an off-the-shelf shopping cart and ecommerce program for their product website but found that it did not allow them the necessary level of customization. This is often the case with life sciences companies, whose products and shopping experience have very different requirements from companies in other industries. The goal of the project was to redesign and re-structure the website to make it much more user-friendly for the shoppers, to make products very easy to find, to provide detailed descriptions for each item, and improve the overall shopping and checkout experience.
Axxiem worked with Reagent Proteins to understand their products and their customers' needs and designed several features into the site to make products easier to find: more product categories, advanced search functionality, an alphabetical product index, and related products functionality. Additionally, each product now has its own dedicated page with a detailed description. The shopping experience is improved by an integrated shopping cart, and each customer has an account that allows them to access their order history and to save time by easily placing previous orders again. Administrators use the content management system to keep site content current, to manage the product catalog, and can even make certain products not available for purchase, prompting shoppers to contact the company for a price quote.
Thank you for giving us such a professional, functional and easy-to use web-site. We are looking forward to working with your team on our corporate redesign too.
Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
New York Store Fixture Company specializes in selling commercial and residential furniture. Previously, their site contained a list of products, and users had to call the company to place an order. New York Store Fixture wanted a new site that lets users purchase products online.
Axxiem built the new NYStoreFixture.com to allow customers to purchase furniture online. Their new site features a CMS (which let's the owners edit site content at will), and a robust product editor system: they can create new products, update old ones, and allow users to easily shop around for the right product.
Universities and Pharmaceutical Company Research Departments all over the world use tissue samples and cells for their research. For years, they have needed a way to easily search for samples by a variety of vectors (a healthy liver sample from a human, a diseased blood cell from an animal, etc).
AllCells is a company that collects and sells these samples. They needed a website that would allow buyers to perform advanced searches for these tissue samples, then purchase them securely online.
Like the rest of our Life Sciences websites, we designed a clean, "sterile" looking website for AllCells.com. We then implemented a comprehensive search algorithm, so that the user would be able to find the cells that they need. AllCells can manage their website by themselves using a Content Management System (CMS) or refer to our Axxiem Help Department for guidance.
This site also features a secure commerce system, allowing users to purchase their samples directly through AllCells, rather than rely upon a third party for the transaction.
Axxiem won the 2010 Biotech Standard of Excellence Award for this site. You can read more about this award here.
We are very pleased by the award and with the new site. In fact, we have seen a significant jump in our online business as a result of the site's launch.
Jay Tong, President & CEO of AllCells
Cygnus Technologies specializes in the selling of Kits. These kits are used around the world for diagnosis and research.
Cygnus needed a website that would allow for people to view, sort, and purchase these kits, while remaining user-friendly and elegant enough to attract new clients.
The new Cygnus website features the sleek, elegant look that the BioTechnologies Industry is so fond of.
Most importantly, the new Cygnus website features a highly specialized commerce system. This system not only allows users to purchase items, but also lets Cygnus officials authorize these purchases.
This new website represents the cutting-edge in BioTechnology websites.
"AxxiemWebSolutions is true to its name and even more. Their team of professionals analyzed our product lines and developed a streamlined and professional website within a matter of months. In addition, they designed a new company logo to reflect professionalism and our scientific focus in the biotech industry. After a brief initial consultation, they developed functional design specifications, and with a few revisions a fabulous website was created."
Director Sales & Marketing
Cygnus Technologies, Inc.