We designed a sustainable solution to administer several websites at the same time
From among global CMSs, such as Sitecore and Adobe Experience Manager, the DHL Freight group chose Kentico as a suitable platform in each and every respect. The entire solution was built on the most extensive EMS licence which we heavily modified, based on the client’s requirements. We created a single global source system which makes it possible to design a website for another country simply by obtaining the requirements for the given region.
Subsequently, we incorporated the requirements into the global settings, where they are then available for the other language versions. The entire solution is designed around feature toggles, no local requirements. In other words, we didn’t create clones of websites but a single global application that we then expanded, making it easy to administer and further develop it.
As part of the assignment, we created its design and ensured promotion of the company on the Internet
The DHL Freight group didn’t contact us only based on our experience with the Kentico platform; they were also interested in our comprehensive services related to the websites of its European branches. For these purposes we designed a new solution as well as a user-friendly form that lets customers to quickly and intuitively order the services they need.
In addition to a price calculator, the form offers an option to place an order to ship standardized pallets, shipment insurance as well as precise delivery dates. We asked specialists from Proficio to design a strategy for online marketing activities to support the brand and services on the European market, and they’ve been setting up campaigns, assessing the results of measurements, and ensuring other support options directly with the client ever since.
As a result, the number of placed orders grew and administering the websites of all European branches became easier
We designed and co-created a unique website for truck transportation heavily supported in the DHL Freight headquarters in Bonn, Germany. One of the benchmarks to assess the success of our job was launching a pilot website in the Netherlands and gradually implementing a plan to launch localized websites in other countries. Another criteria was the speed of deploying the new website. Currently, the client is able to launch a new language version, including entire technical and content preparations, within a single month. And the major growth in the number of orders placed in the countries where the new websites have been launched is a clear indication that the solution is now much more user-friendly.
The new website presentation of DHL Freight won the Kentico Site of the Year 2016 award in the Best Business Services Site category, which is another testament to its top quality.