Global Currency Services has been Guelph’s first choice for foreign currency exchange for the last 20 years. Known for their currency cash services, GCS stocks over 100 currencies and offers a wide range of products and services connected to foreign exchange transactions.
In 2020 GCS partnered with Sandbox to redesign their website ( The previous website had not been updated in over 10 years and was in need of modernization.

  • Provide a design that works across mobile and tablet devices
  • Integration with social media
  • Provide a modern look with enhanced functionality, including a built-in currency converter for real-time rates


Sandbox worked with GCS to create a custom design concept that reflected their existing brand. Responsive design best practices were used to give the GCS a new bespoke look and feel that was clean and highlighted the main products and services of the organization. Sandbox helped GCS curate their content to make the website more friendly to search engines. The new site is integrated with social media and Google Maps to make it easier for users to share information, find the office, and a call to action is prominently featured on the homepage to invite clients to sign up for the GCS newsletter. To further increase communication and information between GCS and their clients, Sandbox implemented online forms (complete with Captcha tools for anti-spam) so users may reach out directly with comments or queries about Global Currency Services.


The new leverages a custom, responsive design that reflects the GCS brand and is aimed at providing access to currency information, promoting Global Currency’s service offerings, and attracting new customers. The website is fully content-managed thanks to the intuitive OASIS CMS, which allows GCS staff to easily maintain and manage their website. The improved look and feel of the site allows for not only a streamlined user experience across a range of screen sizes, but improves the navigation and readability of the website blog and provides immediate access to their currency converter.

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“The price is fair and the work has been exceptional. I have had a GREAT experience with every person that I’ve interacted with at Sandbox.”

— Carinta Mannarelli, President, Global Currency Services Inc

The new Global Currency Services website is built in the easy-to-use OASIS Content Management System. Administrators can quickly update or change content, build out new pages, and manage key features like online forms, menu items and blogs with the click of a button.

> OASIS Technologies

Sandbox has extensive experience creating custom software solutions. We are also adept at connecting and integrating websites and platforms with existing third-party tools. For the GCS currency converter, we used an API to allow that tool to seamlessly connect with and become part of the new website.

> Software Development

Almost every website Sandbox has developed over the past 10 years has leveraged a responsive design to support a seamless user experience for website visitors regardless of their browser or screen size. We use a range of human audits and automated tools to test for cross browser and cross device compatibility.

> Auditing & Quality Assurance