Trex launches dedicated outdoor furniture Website
Carole Sloan -- Casual Living, December 10, 2010
Trex Company, the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, recently announced the launch of TrexFurniture.com.
As the online home for the new Trex® Outdoor FurnitureTM collection, the site functions as both an e-commerce destination and an informative and inspirational showcase of the entire product line.
"The ease of navigation on the new site combined with stunning outdoor living vignettes and a depth of product detail make it an exceptional resource for consumers shopping online for durable, low-maintenance outdoor furniture," said Adam Zambanini, director of marketing for Trex. "The site also is a convenient way for potential retail partners to become acquainted with the product benefits and style options of the collection."
The TrexFurniture.com homepage highlights the relaxed styling and casual comfort of Trex Outdoor Furniture through a series of scrolling product photographs that encompass a third of the screen. Photographs depict the four different collections - Monterey Bay, Yacht Club, Cape Cod and Rockport - and link directly to detailed collection pages, where visitors can view at a glance all of the pieces available within a style group, as well as obtain information on the various sizes, finishes and pricing.
Once a specific design is clicked, visitors are given the opportunity to "visualize" their purchase by selecting frame colors and cushion fabrics that are instantly rendered on screen. The product page also displays organic consumer reviews, offers a convenient "Questions" tab showcasing recent inquiries and recommends coordinating products.
To learn more about the outstanding performance, eco-friendly composition and ease of maintenance of Trex Outdoor Furniture, visitors can click on links at both the top and bottom of the page, read the brand's story and find answers to frequently asked questions.
The site also engages the causal online browser with an interactive homepage sidebar that previews "Best Sellers," along with "Patio Sets," "Highest Rated" and "Featured" furniture. Consumers may digitally browse the product line further using tabs at the top of the page for "Collections," "Furniture Styles" and "Accessories." A detailed customer service page answers any and all questions about product orders, shipping, delivery and warranties.
TrexFurniture.com offers a range of resources that make it possible to connect with the brand beyond the web:
* Use the dealer locator to find the nearest location for trying out a comfortable Adirondack chair.
* Subscribe to an eNewsletter to receive information on new Trex products and outdoor living tips.
* Engage with the brand on Twitter and Facebook by clicking on the respective buttons at the bottom of the page.
* Request information about becoming a retail partner by clicking the "Interested in Becoming a Dealer" link in the bottom right hand corner of the site.
"Many consumers are now turning to the web to research products before they make any purchase - either in-store or online," said Chad Yordy, marketing director for Poly-Wood®, the manufacturer and distributor of the Trex Outdoor Furniture collection. "Our goal was to develop a dynamic, informative destination that would provide potential customers all of the resources and assurance they need to feel confident in their buying decision. "By clearly
outlining product benefits and building an extensive Q&A section, we've been able to simulate online the hands-on, expert assistance that our customers receive at our physical retail locations."
Trex Outdoor Furniture launched in November and is available in various stores and on TrexFurniture.com. Consumers also can call 1-877-907-TREX (8739) for additional information.
Trex Outdoor Furniture is manufactured and distributed by Poly-Wood, Inc., producer of high-performance, eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture, under a license agreement with Trex Company, owner of the Trex brand.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, with nearly 20 years of product experience. Built on "green" principles and values, Trex® outdoor living products offer significant design flexibility with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. The cornerstone of the Trex product portfolio is the new Trex Transcend® high-performance decking and railing system, which combines superior durability and aesthetics. In addition, Trex distributes ultra-low maintenance PVC decking under the trademark Trex Escapes and PVC trim under the trademark TrexTrim. For more information, visit www.trex.com.
About Poly-Wood, Inc.
Since 1990, Poly-Wood, Inc. has been the leader in developing high-performance, eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture with plastic lumber. Today, Poly-Wood occupies more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Its plastic lumber extrusion process is modern and efficient - utilizing 3-D design, CNC fabrication and lean manufacturing techniques. Poly-Wood now offers thousands of SKU's and ships a majority of its furniture next day. For more information, visit www.polywoodinc.com.