We’re thrilled to learn that our client, the Sunderland-based furniture and flooring specialist ScS, have been named in the shortlist for an Online Retail Award within the Home & Garden category.

The Online Retail Awards are international, impartial, independent business awards that can be won by online retailers of any size anywhere in the world, with the aim of seeking out examples of retailers’ web, mobile and tablet sites and advances in digital stores that offer great online shopping experiences for customers.

The nationwide retailer re-launched its website 10-months ago with a new look and feel, added customer-friendly navigation and responsive design for mobile and tablet users. The shortlisting is testament to the hard work and dedication of the company’s in-house e-commerce team, based at the company’s head office in Sunderland, as well as digital agencies DigitasLBi, in Amsterdam, and the team here at Silverbean who worked on the re-launch project with ScS.

Sarah Oldroyd, Head of Digital at ScS, said: “Over the past 12 months the site has undergone a complete makeover with the customer being central to its new developments. We have added features such as high-quality photography, sticky navigation and rich content, enabling online customers to find what they want in the simplest way possible. We wanted to give our online visitors the same warm welcome and professional service they would receive in one of our stores, and our focus remains on putting the customer at the heart of our online strategy.”

ScS has been shortlisted alongside other national retailers, including MADE.com and Laura Ashley. The winners will be announced at The Online Retail Awards ceremony in London on 15 September.

Best wishes to the whole ScS team from all of us at Silverbean. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you!