Melin Tregwynt.

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A bespoke eCommerce store to showcase and sell the wide range of handwoven, natural, upholstery products crafted by Melin Tregwynt.

Melin Tregwynt, a small white washed woollen mill, can be found in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. Owned by the same family since 1912 the Mill now employs over 30 people and makes things that are useful, beautiful to look at and just a little bit special, such as blankets, throws and cushions, together with upholstery, simple stylish clothing, accessories and bags – all made from unique fabrics.

Melin Tregwynt approached gloversure looking to develop a brand new eCommerce store for their business, based around the high-quality products that they create. The site needed to carry the existing Melin Tregwynt branding and fit in-line with their current website and style. The site needed to be fully mobile responsive and work well on any device, allowing customers to browse the store and checkout on phones, tablets and regular desktop computers. Melin Tregwynt also wanted several extra features implementing to improve the content management system and shipping processes.

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A bespoke Magento store, showcasing the beautifully crafted products of Melin Tregwynt.

Our design team worked with Melin Tregwynt to create a bespoke concept design, tailored to their business and their existing online presence. Making use of a clean colour scheme with large amounts of whitespace, using the existing green brand colour for highlights and call to actions. The approved design was passed to our Magento development team who coded up the site and bespoke features and modifications to the normal Magento system. The first of these was integration to Royal Mail and FedEx, allowing the site to be linked with certain services used by Melin Tregwynt as they as shipping out orders.

Adding the ability to import and export products via CSV files, using a module called Magmi, this is very helpful for the customer as it allows the product catalogue to be updated easily and frequently. As well as the Magmi module, we also plugged into the Genesis API, which helps to organise shipping rates for each of the orders received through the store. Overall this Magento store was a lot more complex than many of our simple eCommerce sites, making life much easier for the team at Melin Tregwynt and the process for each order a lot more streamlined.

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