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Someone once told me, “If you gotta stay happy, stay fit!” and I said, “Ya right” but that was the end. I could not make the lazy me get up and even go on jogging early in the morning. When it comes to sports, Sleeping is my favorite sport followed by I would say cycling.
Its been a long time since I have been cycling around coz,
a. Read para 1
b. I don’t have a bicycle.
Though there is hardly any solution for reason ‘a.’, if I would have been in US today this post would have been the answer for reason (b.). Yes, this post is a review of Makais.com, the look of which got me excited enough to go and check out the latest bicycles in town.
Before I dive into my review on how the site looks and functions, its better to understand what it is all about. As we know every business has an interesting history behind it, so does Makais which was known as MakaiBikes earlier(in 2008) when they used to deal in only Cruiser bikes. As time passed, there business boomed and on customer demand new products were added to the list.
Today they have relaunched themselves with a bigger office in California and a new name Makais.com You can read about them from the Our Story section.
Makais.com is a online ecommerce story where one can order fitness and outdoor sports goods. They have a long list of positive feedback and many satisfied customers.
Well one thing they sell is quite obvious by now, Bicycles but apart from that there are several outdoor and fitness gear lined up. They even sell unicycles and various kinds of trailers. I did not even know that such trailers existed. Apart from all the usual fitness equipments they have cool stuffs to help you with outdoor dining and even furniture.
Not only do they have such a great line-up, they are priced very low and they also offer free shipping.
Well one thing that struck me the moment I saw their website was the lack of a logo. Though one can argue that the Name written in a specific font can act as a logo but in this case I disagree. For a ecommerce site with fitness/sports in mind, I feel a lively logo is a must. Somehow its also the most important step enabling branding and recognition.
The site design overall is very simple, easy flowing and pleasant. The design keeps everything straight-forward and easy to find. Something that I would say is a plus for the site. But still the freelance designer in me says that this site can do wonders with a redesign. Something that makes the site look more inviting and fun. Its about bicycles, adventure and outdoors afterall.
The current top sellers section in the right sidebar is good and works well. The product description page works with the overall site design and feel. So, the site design works and serves the purpose but it could have been better. But the folks at Makais should for sure get a logo that identifies themselves well.
Good website if you are in U.S. and you are looking forward to buying sports goods online. They have great feedback and free shipping on offer along with competitive price. Worth a try. I would really like to get one of those Unicycles.
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