We are very proud to announce that we have won a ‘Best in Category’ award at the Horizon Interactive Awards! The results were announced on Monday 3rd April 2017, and Vortex were announced as ‘Gold Level Award Winners’ and ‘Best in Category’ overall in the eCommerce Websites category for our build of the Ribble Cycles website and the complex ‘BikeBuilder’ function.

The international awards are based in Noblesville, Indiana, and received 10,000+ entries from over 40 countries this year, including all 50 states of the USA. There are 48 sub-categories spanning the website, photography, video, print, apps, email, advertising, interactive and agency disciplines. Entrants can receive recognition via ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’, or ‘Best in Category’ award levels, and any entrant that becomes a ‘Gold Award Winner’ is eligible to receive the ‘Best in Category’ title. There were 16 other Gold Level Award Winners in the category who were also eligible to receive ‘Best in Category’. Given the number of entrants, the size of some agencies we were competing against, and the scale of the competition; it’s a huge achievement for us at Vortex to win ‘Best in Category’!

The Ribble Cycles site incorporates many complex elements that enabled it to beat so many competitors to the winning title. The most technical aspect of the website is the ‘BikeBuilder’. The function allows anyone to create their perfect advanced performance bike for all uses, on any device. The complex system guides the consumer through each stage; providing recommendations, an option to upgrade, and even suggesting a money-saving option. It also boasts a responsive design with streamlined functionality and improved user friendliness. As a result, this differentiates the client from any other in the market place, and creates a unique online shopping experience.

Technical Director Bruce Mead enthused; “This is a fantastic achievement for Vortex, and we are thrilled to be receiving recognition for one of our key projects. We’re very pleased that the excellent customer experience delivered by Ribble’s BikeBuilder has been recognised on such a large scale. The Ribble website was a huge accomplishment, and the BikeBuilder functionality allowed us to demonstrate what our fast-growing Magento agency can achieve when challenged.”

We’re very proud of the recognition the build has achieved, and we’re always looking for our next challenge.
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