South Devon Chilli Farm

Bespoke, CS-Cart eCommerce, Wordpress

Long standing customer brought into a mobile friendly age

A long standing customer of ours, the South Devon Chilli Farm came to us in 2014 for a complete site upgrade. They had employed a Plymouth based graphic design company to produce their brand visuals and they also created the design for their new website. We worked with them on turning this design into a fully functional online shop that would allow for mobile shopping, within highly styled and branded page layouts.

Challenge

It is common in web design that if you have a relationship with an offline graphic designer that the web design and web development are split between two companies. We worked collaboratively with their graphic designer and turned their vision into a reality. We upgraded their existing CS-Cart ecommerce platform to the latest version 4.0 that allowed us to then make it mobile responsive. We set up the categories, customised the menu, scaled the background image, created product options, 3 separate shipping choices and added on a blog, video and gallery. We also integrated the payment gateway, taxation functions and 4 step check-out system.

We performed bespoke coding to create the ‘Find a Stockist’ page with custom chilli icons on the accompanying Google map. Separate to the shop we built 20 additional pages of information, from recipes and ‘how to’ guides, to trade brochure, videos and plant descriptions.

Solution

You can now buy over 200 varieties of chilli chocolates and gifts via a very colourful and fun website that reflects their brand well. Even their social media icons got the chilli makeover and they capture email addresses for ongoing direct marketing campaigns for chocolate lovers.