The Cheese Society

The Cheese Society

The Cheese Society is a family-run cheesemonger based in Lincoln. They asked us to design and build their new e-commerce website and in the process, move their back end from the Magento platform to WooCommerce.

The Cheese Society
The Cheese Society
The Cheese Society
The Cheese Society

Design

We set out to create the sexiest cheese site on the internet! Using full bleed cheese-porn photography and striking black slate background for product shots, we wanted to create an environment that excited cheese enthusiasts and newbies alike.

For the cheese subscription pages, we wanted to create a high-end design, so customers felt they were joining an exclusive cheese club. On that user journey we used a darker background and reversed out text to make it stand out from the core website.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce Development

After we’d imported all the product, content and customer data from Magento to WooCommerce, we set about rebuilding the back end on the new platform. During the build we faced and overcame many technical challenges. WooCommerce is a great off-the-shelf e-commerce platform, but for the customisation TCS were looking for, it was far too rigid.

DPD Delivery

Delivery with DPD

Alongside the ecommerce platform switch, TCS also changed delivery couriers from APC to DPD. We wrote our own Wordpress delivery plugin and integrated it into the DPD API so their system could handle the complexities of the subscription delivery model and the differing weight options coming from the website.

Site Visit

We took a couple of long weekend trips to Lincoln to visit TCS. One at project kick-off and one at go-live. This helped massively. We say first hand the running of the shop and could design the site to make their day-to-day processes much easier. At go-live, we were able to iron out any last minute bugs and give the staff all the training they needed.