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then you can't compete

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1 Team,
established
1996 working
with over
1,700 clients
to date

Visionexpress.com
SAP integration, PHP development, ecommerce & more

The company

Part of Europe’s largest optical retail group, ‘GrandVision’, Vision Express has over 330 stores in the UK and Ireland, delivering the best in individual optical care at fair prices.

The challenge

We were first approached by Vision Express in 2006 and asked to help them take their first online steps. Since then, the website has expanded its offering dramatically and now offers its customers a whole range of services. There are bi-directional exchanges of data every day between the website and the internal ERP system, as well as SAP integration.

The BFI Solution

We have had an ongoing retained partnership for all website design, development and technical consultation since 2006, with over 180 projects successfully completed.

The results

The main goal of the initial website was to offer online ecommerce services to help sell contact lenses. Today, the site’s principal objectives are to provide the following:

  • Online eye exam appointments
  • Comprehensive product catalogue
  • Easy-to-use store locator
  • Integrated customer account management

The online solution has been constantly evolving, with new ideas, features and functionality. Our relationship with Vision Express has brought other significant projects online, bringing increased productivity, sales and customer service benefits.

BFI are now our partner for Internet development and we are delighted that we have developed such a key partnership, especially in an industry where it is often difficult to get clarity and a quality result first time.David Hart,
Vision Express

The skills

  • Bespoke SAP integration
  • Extensive database programming
  • Bespoke PHP and HTML5 development
  • High-level project management
  • Responsive website optimisation