Free Bird Quilting Designs
Free Bird Quilting Designs is a small business offering custom long-arm quilting services. The Client wished to expand the business to sell her new range of quilt patterns. The patterns would be primarily sold through the website.
The existing website focussed on the custom quilting services and included quilting examples and a small blog. As this was not a turnkey solution, care was needed when adding eCommerce functionality to this website.
The design focussed on these main points:
- Review existing site to identify issues that must be addressed
- Security hardening to meet eCommerce expectations. eg. implement SSL certificate
- Customer shopping experience – guest checkout, coupon support etc..
- Minimise website downtime and visitor impact
The new design involved implementing the WooCommerce shopping cart solution. WooCommerce is a market leader, with a solid product that offers a great deal of flexibility when customising a solution. This shop needed to support both download and physical products.
As the site was being rebuilt, WooCommerce introduced a major software update, This caused delays and a number of issues to related software components. These were worked through to resolution.
The solution delivers on the proposal offering these key features:
- Site supports a full eCommerce shopping experience.
- All information between the visitor and website is secured by SSL technology.
- An automated site backup feature to secure and protect website data