Ballyseedy Home & Garden is more than just a garden centre. It’s five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that has branched into an entertainment resort through the power of superfast broadband provided by enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator.
In the past twelve months, Kerry’s premier destination for garden lovers has become a hot bed of activity and not just for budding plants. This family run business has shed loads of compost to help new season plants on their way, it also helps customers germinate ideas on the laptops through the use of on sire Wi-Fi. Ramblers can browse the website for inspiration or Skype friends to show off their latest purchases while enjoying a coffee and scone in the award winning café. Patrons are guaranteed high-speed connection ensuring they don’t miss a moment to get on with their pottering in the aisles.
To add to the fun, Meadows & Byrne, home store solutions and Irish casual clothing company Farrell & Brown give the customer a real shopping experience. Along with Steeltech Sheds, Ballyseedy has developed a magnificent Outdoor Display Village showcasing some of the finest steel sheds and cabins in Ireland. With the inclusion of superfast broadband connectivity, a day out at Ballyseedy can be a treat for young and old.
Growing the business
“Not only is the customer benefiting from the high-speed broadband connection, the business is thriving from online sales and the efficiency the speeds bring to the office” explains Nathan McDonnell “Gone are the days of frustrated office staff waiting 5 to 6 minutes to send emails with large attachments or receive emails. enet has provided us with fibre optic cable of 100Mb of broadband speeds which has enable us to grow our e-commerce with our new website.”
enet CEO, Conal Henry said: “Ballyseedy has used the 1 Gigabit-per-second fibre broadband network connection to its true potential. With a superfast broadband connection, Ballyseedy Garden Centre is able to attract a wide range of new customers. It is adding value to an already exciting proposition”.
“Nathan expressed that; “Rural Ireland has always struggled with getting any kind of broadband speeds. It has been an amazing experience to have these speeds for the last year and put us on the map in Ireland. Its has transformed our business and it’s fantastic from the point of view of the office and brilliant for the customer. This is only the begin of using technology to benefit our business.”
Ballyseedy is the first choice for quality products in Munster and with this huge assisted built into the core of the business activity it will continue to surprise and delight the customers with exclusive garden and home ideas for generations to come.