Porridge Design

SHOPIFY WEBSITE | THEME CUSTOMISATION

Helen at Porridge Design is our creative partner of choice and when she needed a new website we decided to make it on Shopify! Page/ UI designs were all done by Porridge Design and we customised a theme to bring them to life. The result is a super easy to edit, fast website that's all ready for ecommerce if needed!

porridge.design

Buck & Birch

SHOPIFY STORE | APP DEVELOPMENT | THEME CUSTOMISATION

Buck & Birch are an East Lothian-based spirits and liqueur company. They had two existing Squarespace sites which needed to be combined into a new site that better represented their brand. 

Verdant Spark created a new Shopify store for Buck & Birch. Notable features include the development of a Drinks Explorer app to help users select the drink best suited to their tastes. 

Design work for the store was by our partner Porridge Design.

buckandbirch.com

grow urban

SHOPIFY STORE | POINT OF SALE

grow urban are an established plant store in Edinburgh with two locations. Verdant Spark created a new Shopify store for the business, including a migration from their previous iZettle based ecommerce solution.

The new Shopify store was designed in conjuction with Porridge Design to capture the distinctive brand aesthetic of grow urban and replicate the in store experience.

Custom development included theme customisation and additional features including a videos page and product suggestions based on product tagging.

growurban.uk

Rare Birds Books

SHOPIFY STORE | THEME CUSTOMISATION | APP DEVELOPMENT

Launched in 2017, Rare Birds Books champions women authors and is on a mission to get people reading for fun. In 2021 Rare Birds opened their first bricks and mortar book shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

Rare Birds Books required a new online store to replace their WordPress and Woocommerce site. The site had to combine their book club subscriptions and an online book shop, plus an exclusive members area for book club subscribers.

Verdant Spark created a new Shopify store with a private application and customised theme to meet the requirements. Design work for the store was by our partner Porridge Design.

rarebirdsbooks.com

Six Acres

SHOPIFY STORE | POINT OF SALE

Six Acres is a consciously curated lifestyle store based in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Porridge Design was responsible for creating the Six Acres brand identity which we then implemented on the Shopify store.

Shopify Point of Sale was the obvious choice for the shop, allowing seamless inventory control across online and bricks and mortar stores.

six-acres.co.uk

The Cheese Lady

SHOPIFY STORE | THEME CUSTOMISATION | APP DEVELOPMENT

The Cheese Lady is an established artisan cheesemonger based in Haddington which had an existing online store built on WordPress. Verdant Spark migrated the store to Shopify.

The new Shopify store was designed in conjuction with Porridge Design, capturing The Cheese Lady’s brand and creating a modern, easy to navigate store.

Custom development included significant theme customisation and the creation of a Cheese Explorer application to help users discover new cheeses based on the types of cheese they enjoy.

thecheeselady.co.uk

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Gloagburn Farm Shop

SHOPIFY STORE | THEME CUSTOMISATION | APP DEVELOPMENT

Working with Porridge Design, we created a new Shopify store for Gloagburn, a luxury farm shop in Perthshire.

The new store highlights the various aspects of the shop, cafe and allows for easier online ordering.

App development was undertaken to allow for orders to be shown by date in a bespoke order aggregator application.

gloagburn.co.uk

Wimperis Embroidery

SHOPIFY STORE

London-based embroidery subscription business, Wimperis Embroidery, required an updated Shopify store to replace their existing store. 

We worked with Niamh to create a store that better reflected the Wimperis Embroidery brand and that gives an improved user experience. 

We also helped with the introduction of a PDF subscription, automating much of the process using Klaviyo. 

wimperis.co.uk

Worn In Wardrobe

SHOPIFY STORE

Worn In Wardrobe was founded in 2021 with the aim of making it easier to buy and sell second hand childrens clothing. 

Key to this project was the Quote page, which we developed using a private application to allow customers to input the items of clothing they wish to sell and then receive an instant quotation. 

Branding work done by our creative partner Porridge Design

worninwardrobe.com

Bonk & Co

SHOPIFY STORE

Bonk & Co are an established family business based in Inverness, specialising in wood burning stoves, range cookers and premium home and lifestyle products. They wanted to be able sell online through their website but also showcase the range of stoves, cookers and lifestyle products that can be ordered in store. 

We created a Shopify store that replaced the previous WordPress site. Custom development for this store included theme customisation to match the brand identity and enabling products that can’t be bought online to have an Enquire Only button which prepopulates an enquiry form. 

bonkandco.com

East Coast Lobsters

SHOPIFY STORE | App Development

East Coast Lobsters specialise in prepared lobsters and seafood platters for delivery or collection from their location in East Lothian. They wanted to be able sell online through their website rather than taking orders by email, making the order process easier for customers and for the East Coast Lobsters team.

We created a Shopify store that replaced the previous Squarespace site. Customers can now order online, choosing their delivery day at checkout. Custom development for this store included an order aggregator application that makes order preparation easier. 

eastcoastlobsters.co.uk

Thomas Sherriff & Co

SHOPIFY STORE

Verdant Spark created a new Shopify store for Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd, a long established agricultural supplier who also sell direct to consumer and were looking to start selling online.

Custom development for this store included the ability to compare products and the creation of a help button to encourage customers to contact the store if they need help selecting the correct product for their needs.

shop.thomassherriff.co.uk

Everyone's Designs

SHOPIFY STORE AND POINT OF SALE

Everyone’s Designs have been a feature of Bruntsfield high street in Edinburgh for over 75 years and we were delighted to be the agency that were trusted to take their shop online! We also replaced their existing point of sale solution with Shopify Point of Sale which streamlined the inventory management process. 

With such a large inventory, the focus of this store build was ensuring the user journey was simple, allowing customers to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible.

At the same time as the store build, our graphic design partner, Porridge Design, created a new brand identity for the business.

everyonesdesigns.co.uk

Gibsons of Haddington

SHOPIFY STORE AND POINT OF SALE

Verdant Spark created a new Shopify store for this well established East Lothian gift shop. In addition to migrating their old WooCommerce store to Shopify, we also installed Shopify point of sale so that their inventory is easier to manage across the two sales channels.

From a user experience perspective we wanted to recreate the instore experience as much as possible, working with the Gibsons team to create product collections to help users find what they are looking for easily but also encouraging users to browse.

The theme selected by Verdant Spark fits the brand perfectly and is very fast, acheiving high page speed scores and improving the user experience.

gibsonsofhaddington.com

The Crafty Kit Company

SHOPIFY STORE

The Crafty Kit Company are a local company in East Lothian, but with an international reach. Having operated for the last 7 years using an OpenCart based solution, the operation was stretching the limits of that platform. Together with Jo, we redesigned the site to freshen it and migrate all of her products and core content into Shopify, with particular focus on the user experience for her key user persona to ensure that all collections and products are easy to find.

craftykitcompany.co.uk

Spice Pots

SHOPIFY STORE & THEME CUSTOMISATION

Verdant Spark recently undertook a redesign of the Spice Pots Shopify store. Spice Pots are an East Lothian business that make delicious spice blends. Their old site needed a refresh so we installed a new theme which was then customised to suit their brand and products.

Verdant Spark created custom landing pages for their two blogs so they could group blog posts into categories that would be easy for users to navigate.

spicepots.com

Minato Sushi

SHOPIFY STORE | APP DEVELOPMENT

Verdant Spark created a Shopify ecommerce store with a private application that facilitates order management for Minato Sushi, an East Lothian based sushi business.

We worked with Jen and Tom at Minato to create a back end Shopify application that makes their business easier to manage on a day to day basis.

Customers are able to choose a delivery day on the cart page and request a delivery slot, and feedback on the new site has been extremely positive.

minato-sushi.co.uk

Rosemary Wild

SHOPIFY STORE

Verdant Spark created a Shopify ecommerce store for Rosemary Wild, a fantastic startup business selling natural fabrics and craft kits. Rosemary Wild had an existing Etsy store and we were able to migrate the existing products over to Shopify.

Shopify was the clear choice for an online store and the theme selected allows tag filtering on collection pages, perfect for making it easy for fabric shoppers find the fabrics they are looking for.

Rosemary Wild offers free local delivery so the Shopify local delivery option was set up using postcodes so users with an address within the free delivery zone are offered the option for free delivery at checkout.

rosemarywild.co.uk

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