Electric Co-ops Are Our Thing
See “cooperative” in our name? You won’t have to teach us the co-op business, because crafting electric cooperative websites is all we do. But that focus is just the start because we’re also on a mission to humanize web design with one blanket philosophy: People make websites. That means a people-first approach to creating your site, building trust and rapport at the same time.
Your website has a job to do
Simply introducing yourself online is no longer enough. Most of the people you serve will never see your lobby or use your drive-thru. Relationship building requires your member-owners to introduce themselves to you through your website, which then demands an ongoing, two-way flow of information to increase consumer satisfaction and support your marketing goals.
Because no co-op should go it alone
Whether you want us to start from scratch or have us migrate your existing content and build a new website from there, we do the heavy lifting.
Applying our deep level of electric cooperative knowledge to build smart co-op websites is a discipline unto itself, so we stick to that. Cooperative Inc. is built on two decades of co-op/agency experience, so we’re keenly aware of what makes an effective online presence and which specific co-op programs and services are required. Working from rural Aiken County, we also understand the information members seek because we're electric co-op consumers ourselves.
With over 20 years of electric cooperative web design experience under our belts, our personalized approach, and exclusive focus on electric cooperatives, equip us to create stunning results.
Who we help and how
- Exclusive concentration on the electric cooperative industry
- Well-established understanding of electric cooperative products and services
- Shared intelligence from electric cooperatives
- Ongoing support and continuous improvement
Electric cooperatives seek our expertise when they are:
- Too busy servicing member-owners to effectively provide superior digital services
- In need of a responsive website to accommodate mobile users across all devices
- Anxious to speed up the long, complex web accessibility process
- Looking to better showcase programs and services
- Concerned their website no longer drives the brand forward (uses a pre-designed theme)
- Frustrated because their website is too time-consuming to update and difficult to manage
- Looking to get the benefits of a commercial website, sometimes with limited resources
We’re always thinking about you, for the moment and for the future
We’re passionate about the role electric cooperatives play in the everyday lives of so many, so we’re always on the lookout for products, services, and initiatives that could make a real and immediate impact on you and your members. Very often, you’ll find us bringing up suggestions for improvements, changes, and cutting-edge initiatives.
Design expertise and copywriting skills provide a solid foundation
Since your online plan begins with the obvious — a great website — we come armed with top-notch credentials in web development. From design and interactivity to clear, concise messaging and user-friendly optimization, our web projects are always laser-focused on function while not overlooking the importance of form.
There is nothing prefabricated about what we do
The websites we build are tailor-made to reflect the culture, philosophy, and image of your cooperative membership, management, and team.
Ownership and self-reliance
Everything we build for you belongs to you, and everything we create can be edited, changed, or even ejected as your needs grow and change. While we hope you will continue to work with us on realizing your site goals for the long haul, you should also be aware that your site comes with a built-in content management system that can be used by your staff or designated technical folks to make alterations ranging from the simple tweak to extensive edits to the implementation of new features. Whether we’re doing the work or you are, the possibilities provided by your site’s content management system are endless.
Convivial camaraderie and white glove service
We want to know who you are, and we want you to know who we are. We will all be partners when it comes to your website, so communicating, understanding and honesty are as invaluable as almost any other project asset. When we’re all on the same page, your site’s development, launch, and long-term health will be as smooth as possible.
Our goal is to do the best job we can for the clients who have entrusted us with an incredibly important aspect of their business, not on stacking up projects or the big bucks. We don’t overfill our calendar, take on more than we can handle, or sacrifice quality of work for quantity. That’s not in your best interest or ours. Dedication to your project is of the utmost importance to us. It’s how we do business.