Littlewoods Case Study
Rebirth of an icon
Littlewoods is a retail institution in the UK, with a heritage built on over 85 years of selling through catalogues and more recently online. Its financial service offer provides a proprietary business proposition based on spreading the cost of purchases with no interest. However, buying at Littlewoods was often perceived as a ‘dirty secret’ due to the customers’ inability to pay for things outright. In 2008, Littlewoods recognized it must reengage customers to make them proud shoppers and increase loyalty in order to grow the business.
Customers in control
Wolff Olins helped Littlewoods transform the perception of its unique weekly payment from a liability to a core asset that empowers customers to access great products and brands whilst having control of their budgets. We created a descriptive name for the payment offer – All in – that speaks to its all- inclusive power. We also helped refresh and modernize the shopping experience, bringing clarity and focus into the main sales channels – catalogue and web.
A brand for today
The new Littlewoods reinstates a sense of pride in both customers and employees thanks to a new, transparent way of communicating price as well as clean design, warm communication and competitive offer powered by the unique All in payment system.