Another exciting website done for the Kennel Club back in 2016, here comes one of my favourite projects which shows that you can very easily use off-the-shelf e-commerce solutions like Shopify to build professional sites.
Rather than going for the so-called "serious" ones such as Drupal or Wordpress, we managed to actually do a much better job for much cheaper.
To people who say it isn't a real professional solution, we say "if it's good enough for businesses valued a USD +1 billion (like GymShark)", it's good enough for us!
I present to you the Kennel Club's online shop.
For those of you not familiar with it, the KC (as it's known internally) is the UK’s largest institution dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. They register all pedigree dogs in the country (as well as some crossbreeds) and are a main source of education, experience and advice on puppy buying, dog health, dog training and dog breeding.
Their online shop needed to span very different product categories (publications, memberships, rosettes, events, etc) and include application forms with payments which we used third party plugins for.
We also wanted a design that provided a "super-menu" or "mega-menu" (as they're often known as), which could provide a quick overview of the whole product range with a large dropdown. This also makes the content structures a lot easier to determine and in turn will help SEO in the future by ensuring that all new content is well categorised and optimised. Servers on Shopify are blazing fast and the infrastructure is top-notch.
We ran several UK-wide Meta (Facebook & Instagram) advertising campaigns, powered by a series of animated gifs, for the launch of Re-engage's new "Call Companions" service during the first lockdown of the pandemic. The launch was a roaring success with over 4,000 applicants over three months.
Working with Re-engage has been eye-opening. You don't really see how much social isolation is going on among older people in the country until you meet some of those they support. And even then you're barely scratching the surface.