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Squashed Pixel launch another Shopify E-commerce website for an established British business, The Original Metal Sign Company.

The Original Metal Sign Company was founded over 30 years ago. They design and produce their hand-finished products on-site in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Having invested in state-of- the-art technology over the years and by providing quality products and great customer service they have continued to grow a successful business.

Having recognised that their old site was outdated in terms of design and functionality, and in addition to the growth of their product range, they required a site that offered their customers a seamless transition. The importance of building relationships with local business was at the forefront of their mind when they chose to work with Squashed Pixel, alongside the obvious expertise and experience required to deliver an updated sales platform.

Robin Milsted, Managing Director of The Original Metal Sign Company commented:

“Selecting an agency that blended the creativity and ecommerce skills we needed to relaunch and refresh our website was no small task. Here at The Original Metal Sign Company, we offer an extensive range of ‘British Made’ wall art and unique gifts with new lines being introduced constantly. Therefore, we had to ensure our site was easy to navigate for our customers as well as simple to update with new products.

Appointing Keighley based agency Squashed Pixel not only fulfilled this criteria, it also gave us the opportunity to support local business. The added bonus for us is that the team at Squashed Pixel are on hand to offer face-to-face training and support whenever we need it.”

Squashed Pixel and The Original Metal Sign Company Shopify e-commerce site launch

Image Credit:Nicola Hardeman, Head of Design (TOMSC), Tom Gatenby, Technical Director (Squashed Pixel), Robin Milsted, Managing Director (TOMSC)

Squashed Pixel worked closely with The Original Metal Sign Company team to ensure that they fully understood the business before delivering a new website.

The new look and feel of the site was signed off within 2 weeks, followed by the full website build 3 weeks later. Squashed Pixel then spent a further 8 weeks working with The Original Metal Sign Company team to upload the new content and ensuring product information to the site.

Claire, Operations Director, Squashed Pixel said:

“Getting to work with a local business is always great, especially when it is such an established business like The Original Metal Sign Company. As with any established business the systems used do become a bit dated and less efficient over time. For us it was great being able to go in and evaluate their previous Magento system and look at what was working well and whether there could be improvements made. For us it is always about finding the right solution for our customers.

Visually the site needed work too, we needed to enhance the customer experience, we achieved this with the migration to the Shopify E-commerce Platform. However, the real joy is seeing the response from the operations team at The Original Metal Sign Company. They are now able to carry out day-to- day accounting and maintenance tasks so much quicker, saving them time and money. Furthermore having the flexibility to add additional functionality as and when required to further improve and evolve their Shopify site. This in turn is constantly improving and adding to their customers’ experience.”


Although Squashed Pixel have a world wide client base, working with local businesses is really important to them, they are able to contribute significantly to the wider community as having relationships with other local businesses means that money is being spent locally, which pumps up the local economic multiplier – the foundation for local income, wealth and jobs.

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