Full service digital marketing for Edcon Steel

Website strategy | Strategic marketing | Brand strategy | eCommerce web design & build

Local steel retailer to national online superstore

Thanks to the power of brand trust

Edcon Steel has been providing expert advice, superior service and a comprehensive range of steel and metal products for over 50 years. But while local customers knew and loved the in-person stores, Edcon was failing to reach the broader market…

…until Brilliant Digital came along.

  • Their problem: Poor digital brand and no ability to buy steel online.
  • Our solution: Powerful content, SEO, brand strategy and online store.
  • The results: Edcon doubles its online sales year on year… every year!

In desperate need of a full service marketing solution

Edcon’s previous website underwent multiple evolutions to try and increase sales and customer value, but CEO Hugh Edmunds knew it was still failing to fully encompass the brand, expertise and offerings of the business.

Edcon’s online brand needed an overhaul, and in order to do this effectively they needed a more comprehensive strategy and an expert team to bring a full service digital marketing solution together.

Edcon Steel website in a laptop

“Then we met Deb. Wow.”

After meeting Deb Croucher and the Brilliant Digital team, Hugh was impressed with their strategic thinking and their plans to back it up.

“When we came to Brilliant Digital, the selling point for us was the strategy,” says Hugh.

“It wasn’t just about building a website; it was about having a philosophy.

Sitting above that philosophy was the strategy that went into how we were going to make our website relevant and how we were going to keep it interesting to the customers.

That was the exciting thing for us with Brilliant Digital – because we weren’t doing that before and now we are.”

So, Deb’s team got to work

Brilliant Digital knew how to improve the user experience (UX), increase website functionality and reduce the time spent constantly troubleshooting the website, through:

Man wearing a jacket standing in a warehouse of steel supplies
Edcon Steel Website in a laptop

Simply astonishing results

Since joining forces with Brilliant Digital, Edcon Steel doubled its online sales in one year and has become Australia’s most comprehensive online steel and metal superstore.

“In the space of a few years, we’ve stopped just selling to people in Sydney and we’ve started selling to people all across the country, which is fantastic,” says Hugh.

Along with the increase in sales has been an increase in organic traffic, thanks to the strategic shift from SEM (paying to sit at the top of Google) to comprehensive SEO (working to grow free Google traffic).

“Now we’re getting organic clicks (that convert to sales) which are more productive and lucrative for us. They’re actually from people who are doing their research and are finding our information.”

Man buying a product in a store

The partnership continues

After working with Deb and the extended Brilliant Digital team, Hugh was excited to see that their new website not only has increased traffic and sales, but customers are enjoying the extensive product information and industry updates.

“Our customers are really appreciating the feedback we’re providing,” says Hugh. What’s more, Hugh knows that they’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg.

“The exciting thing about it is that we really have an opportunity to take something that’s good and make it even better.”

We can do this for your business, too

If, like Hugh, you know in your heart that there’s a full service digital marketing solution that can skyrocket your business, don’t sit around waiting for better days.

Contact us today to start the conversation.

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