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Grasshopper Toys leaps forward following DigitalBoost

Specialised digital support helped the business its online presence significantly.

About the Business

Grasshopper Toys is one of the largest independent children’s toy shops in the UK. Based in Helensburgh, Scotland, the business sells unique products that encourage creative and educational play. As a scientist with a passion for science toys, Dr Wendy Hamilton launched Grasshopper Toys after extensive research and testing toys in the market. Wendy also owns Curious Minds, an online shop for children’s science, space, technology and nature toys and gifts.

Founded in 2010, Grasshopper Toys fell victim to a devastating arson attack in 2013. The business re-opened in early 2014, however, and has continued to expand ever since.

Thanks to Business Gateway, we have been able to transform our online presence and greatly increase traffic to our website.

How Business Gateway has Helped

Grasshopper Toys received specialist support from Business Gateway to improve its digital strategy, increasing its online presence significantly. Wendy sought assistance from DigitalBoost to prepare a cohesive one-year social media strategy, implement a brand-new SEO strategy and received advice to make her e-commerce platform as efficient and effective as possible.

Following DigitalBoost support, Grasshopper Toys’s online presence is now highly focused and coherent across multiple platforms.

Dr Wendy Hamilton, owner of Grasshopper Toys said: “Thanks to Business Gateway and DigitalBoost, we have been able to transform our online presence and greatly increase traffic to our website, which has resulted in increased product sales.

“Business Gateway were a fantastic source of support and their advice was very effective in helping us achieve our business goals.”

Support provided

1:1 Business Support

Advice on business plan

Funding advice

Advice on marketing

Market research reports

International/exporting support

DigitalBoost 1:1 session

Digital health check

What’s next?

Wendy is continuing to source exciting new science and learning through play toys from around the world.

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