First Impression Graphics are honoured, and proud, to announce we have completed the new website for Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada!
Many months of preparation, writing, re-writing, photo sourcing, photo editing, 3rd party integrations, and e-commerce planning culminated in this graphically pleasing and photo-rich layout. The site provides an easily navigable environment for on-line visitors. In addition to donation options and subscriptions via Paypal integration, the on-line store is integrated with Stripe and provides inventory control, fulfillment and shipping notifications, customizable e-mail receipts and is linked to the calendar of events and public tour reservations. Data capturing via the AWeber automated e-mail service provides those seeking regular announcements, stories, animal profiles, recipes, etc. right to their inbox. It also provides the sanctuary the opportunity to build a strong, customer database to engage with on an on-going basis.
On a lighter note, and if you are one of those people who have not yet heard of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary or Esther The Wonder Pig, here's a quick background: Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter lived in a small bungalow in a small town outside Toronto, Canada. Steve brings home, what he thought, was a "micro-pig". Little did he and Derek know that "Esther" would grow to become the 600 lb. commercial pig she actually was.
Having fallen in love with her, she quickly became a companion animal not unlike the dogs and cats they lived with. Often comical and unbelievable things began to happen as one might expect living with a very large and ravenous pig. Consequently, Steve and Derek decided to crowd-source the funds on-line to buy a farm and turn it into an animal sanctuary and a permanent home for Esther as well as abandoned or abused farm animals. Throughout it all, Esther's antics and day-to-day life with Steve and Derek were shared on Facebook. A page that now has over 850,000 followers! Steve and Derek, and Esther, quickly became celebrities: T.V., radio and on-line news and life-style organizations came calling. Even a reality-show was being considered. Celebrities like Ricky Gervais and The Dixie Chicks regularly visit the farm.
A book about life with Esther has been published and is a current best seller! In the intervening months and years, the farm is now home to upwards of 50 rescued farm animals and has regular public tours, volunteer work days and special events. The farm is a separate and distinct entity and is a registered Canadian charity. Happily Ever Esther will soon acquire it's 501(c) status in the United States.
Please check out the website and if you are interested in a quote to develop your own site, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit, feel free to contact us at 416-910-6122, or contact us via our on-line form (scroll to the bottom).