Another exciting website done with the Kennel Club back in 2014, 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.
Another exciting website done with the Kennel Club back in 2014, here comes one of my favourite projects which shows that you can very easily use off-the-shelf e-commerce solutions like Shopify (which now has a Plus version for super large businesses, including Google). 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.
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.
I'm very excited to be invited back to take photographs at Crufts 2015! And to celebrate the occasion, here are the highlights from last year's dog show.