Brand New for 2018: Bott Smartvan gets even smarter!
Thanks to our fantastic customers, over the past couple of years or so, Bott Smartvan has rapidly grown from an innovative new concept in van racking, into one of the most widely recognised and sought-after van organisation systems for tradesmen and sole traders in the UK.
It was great meeting so many of you at the Toolfair exhibition in Coventry last month. With the year-end now approaching, we are gearing up for our final show of 2017, the Professional Builder Toolfair at Sandown Park Racecourse on 2nd & 3rd November.
2016 has been a year of achievements for Bott Smartvan. Looking back to January, the Smartvan offer has gone from strength to strength and we are very excited for what’s to come in 2017.
One of the first things to happen back in February was the makeover of the Smartvan homepage. This had a second makeover in September which included a Customer gallery with prices! You can check this out here – https://www.bottsmartvan.co.uk/van-racking/
After many customer requests, the 2nd of March saw the introduction of the power tool case holder module. This module along with module 404/504 is the most popular module for 2016.
Something else added to the configurator in March was the Half deck for medium vans. This again was designed after high customer demand. Following on from the half deck of course, is the full length deck which was introduced mid May.
On the 15th Of April we added Recommended accessory packs for every module. It can be quite overwhelming choosing all your accessories and trying to figure out where you will put your tools. We pulled together a bit of everything and bundled them into a pack.
We had a lot of customers calling and emailing us for a Bott Smartvan catalogue. This was designed and created in July and is now available upon request.
September was a busy month for the Bott Smartvan team. September was the month of the New Smartvan accessory shop, the new mobile configurator and the introduction of the bulkhead module for medium vans.
The online accessory shop means customers can use this website after their main purchase to add additional extras such as anti-slip mats and shelf dividers. It also offers items that go into the frames such as shelves and service cases. You can find the accessory shop here –https://www.bottsmartvan.co.uk/shop/
The Mobile configurator has given our customers a much better way of viewing our configurator on a mobile device. The mobile version takes the customer on a step by step journey which makes choosing your racking much easier and simpler.
Lastly in September was the highly anticipated bulkhead module. We found the big question customers were asking at promotional mornings was “Do you have something that goes at the bulkhead as it’s such wasted space?”
From the feedback gathered from our customers, a module for the bulkhead was no brainer. 4 options were created and are now available for medium vans!
Finally to end the year we added 5 new vans to the configurator in October.
So what can you expect in 2017?
We are already working on solutions for the kombi/crew cab vans, so far this will be for the Transit Custom L1 and L2, VW Transporter L2 and Vauxhall Vivaro L2.
We are also looking into a bulkhead module for the Mercedes Vito.
2017 will also see the brand new configurator for desktop which should be live sometime around April and finally we will be attending a few of the tool fair shows!
The Bott Smartvan configuration tool allows you to create many different designs. Whether you just need basic shelving, somewhere to store your tool cases or a underfloor solution. We also give you the option of adding accessories to every module, we offer a recommended accessory pack or allow you to choose your own.
Below are just a few examples of what you can do in a medium van.