The Curiosity Cave
The Curiosity Cave is an ecommerce shop built on WordPress using Woocommerce for a client in Malpas. This Malpas web design used one of the standard Woocommerce themes, Appply. The client had an existing website with Vistaprint that needed to be converted into a new content management system. The main purpose to redeveloping the website was to make it easier to manage. The Curiosity cave sells across Facebook, their website and eBay. We integrated an eBay listing plugin which both imports listed products, and lists products from the website on eBay. As a result the client was able to save hours of time inputting products across platforms and only has to use one. It is possible to set a website like this one to also automatically post new products to Facebook, but we opted not to do so with this Malpas web design.
This Malpas web design has been branded to the preexisting colours of the old site, blending them with the colours from the logo. While this is a WordPress theme, we tweaked it to allow a great looking slider on the home page as well as the display of some of the widgets in desktop and mobile view. The aim of this Malpas web design was not to reinvent the wheel, but to stay consistent with branding and design while offering greater functionality. When we first put the website together the lister imported over 200 products from eBay. It can handle a huge number of products, only limited by the resources that your sever has to offer. The better the hosting, the better the importer will work. It imports all product data including the images. To keep the cost of the development down the client opted to combine all the shipping prices into the cost of the product. This made it easier for her to run the site and use different couriers per item without the need for a complex shipping setup.