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A closer look at the newly redesigned Brolliesgalore website

If you have just visited us for the first time in a couple of weeks, you may have noticed that quite a lot of changes have been going on at our website In fact, it has had complete redesign from the bottom up, not only making it easier to navigate & browse, easier to find the beautiful umbrellas and parasols you want more quickly, but it also speeds up the ordering process for our customers. Furthermore, the redesign makes things more efficient for us once your order is placed so that we can get your goods to you as quickly as possible. So if you have not yet had a chance to look at the new Brolliesgalore website yet, here's a quick orientation and tutorial on how to find your way around our site, how to place an order, and also how to find the location of our blog and social media channels which are now fully integrated into the new design too!

So first step, visit and you will be greeted with our fresh new front page.

The website no longer has a list of every category to the left-hand-side column, but we have now created a menu system of 8 main categories, to make it easier to find they particular type of umbrella you are looking for. These main categories are: Ladies' Umbrellas, Gents Umbrellas, Children's Umbrellas, Art Umbrellas, Golf & Windproof Umbrellas, Sun Parasols, Wedding Umbrellas and Designer Umbrellas (see image below). You can click on these main categories to be taken to their corresponding category pages, or if you prefer, you can hover over these and drop-down menus will then appear listing all the different sub-categories available for each of these themes. Today I will pretend to be a customer looking for an Blunt umbrella, so I have chosen 'Golf & Windproof Umbrellas' and then follow the menu down to 'Blunt Windproof Umbrellas' - I can then click on this to be taken to this sub-category page.

Now I am on the 'Blunt Windproof Umbrellas' page, I am given a handy description of the types of sticks & canes I can find under this sub-category and I am given a thumbnail summary of each of the umbrellas. Now, at this point, if I know exactly the type of cane I want, I can just click 'Add to Basket' right now and this will add the stick to my online shopping basket, but say I want to get a closer look at a particular cane before I buy, I can click on 'Details' to be taken to its page.

I quite like the Standard Blunt Umbrella in Red, so I clicked on that and I am given the following page (below). One of the benefits of this redesign is that I can now see all the essential information beside the photograph of the item by clicking on the individual tabs, such as Description, Dimensions, Returns Info, Despatch & Delivery Info.

However, I now know I want this umbrellas, so back on the sub-category page I chose 'Add to Cart' - this then brings up a floating window showing that the item is now in my shopping cart, with further item details. If I wanted to continue shopping, I could just click 'Continue Shopping' and I could then choose another item, however, I now have what I came here for, so I can just click 'Checkout'.

After clicking 'Checkout' you are taken directly to your shopping basket, providing you with a final summary of the items you wish to purchase, click 'Order Now', enter your delivery and payment details, and voila, your order will be complete! A very streamlined and intuitive shopping experience.

With the new redesign, we have also integrated our blog and social media channels into the main front page. In order to see these, go to the main page of and scroll down to the bottom. Here you will see a summary of our latest blog posts on the left-hand-side and on the right you will see our Facebook and Twitter feeds too. You can click on any of these and you will be taken to our blog main page, or sent to Facebook and Twitter respectively where you can follow us for further updates, offers and competitions!

Over the next month we will also be opening up a shopping cart linked to our website on our Facebook page at - further details of this will appear on our blog in due course, so be sure to follow us on Facebook for further details.

So from all the team at Brolliesgalore, we hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us, and be sure to let us know what you think of the redesign too.

Created On  18 Oct 2013 19:48  -  Permalink


New website looks great, we still get complimented on your pagoda umbrella which we used for a styled Regency Bridal Shoot!
Posted By: Carol Jones - 21 Oct 2013 16:05

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