Revivalist supply all areas of the leisure and hospitality industries, from major brewery chains and restaurants to single site boutique hotels with restored and re-purposed furniture as well as an extensive range of new and bespoke items. Our brief was to develop an ecommerce website to showcase Revivalist’s extensive range and make ordering a breeze..

Revivalist approached us to develop an ecommerce website to enable them to begin selling their beautiful products online. The site needed to make the products the hero and make searching and ordering as quick and simple as possible.

With a large portfolio of products available in many different finishes, the website needed to be capable of handling thousands of possible product combinations. Using Woocommerce as a basis for the store, ordinarily, this would be a simple process, relying on variable product types to handle the requirement.

However, for Revivalist it wasn’t quite so simple. Whilst every product has an SKU code, not every colour and finish has an individual code which meant that it was impossible to rely on variable product types to manage options for users to filter and search for products on the front end.

To overcome this, we created a custom taxonomy that allowed ‘pseudo-variable’ products to be created with completely customisable options for colours, finish, materials etc.

For visitors to the site this allowed for granular searching capability but maintained the integrity of the data for products where SKUs where available for every option. This was particularly important because the team at Revivalist also wanted the site to be capable of connecting to ERP software as a future development.

Alongside this challenge, we also developed a custom quote request tool for bespoke products, a custom wishlist function and a custom product import tool. Although these functions all exist out of the box or via plugins, the heavy customisation already carried out on the products meant it was simpler to build lightweight versions of exactly what was required rather than rework existing code.

Workshop are incredibly impressive, they delivered when other agencies were unable to do so, not only due to the pandemic, but they were the only agency that took time to really understand our business. They listened to the team, about our wants and needs which ultimately led them to developing a website for us that was a cut above the rest.

Workshop took a pragmatic approach to the project; they really care and constructively challenge decisions if they don’t think is right. They were always there for advice and the guidance and creativity the team demonstrated throughout blew me away.

I am looking forward to working with them on our video marketing, branding and literature over the next year. They really are great at what they do!
Katrina Hill, Marketing Manager


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