Case Study – YouDrink

An Ecommerce store for a new alcoholic drinks retail startup in Southwold, Suffolk

YouDrink Southwold Web Design

Project Overview

The Client

YouDrink is the ultimate destination for beer lovers, bringing together the best of East Anglian breweries in one place. Working with local breweries, they offer a wide selection of beers, ales, lagers, ciders, sours, and gluten-free options at competitive prices, so everyone can enjoy the fantastic flavors of the region. Based in Southwold, Suffolk, YouDrink delivers their products all over the UK. Browse their shop here:

The Challenge

Tom, the founder of YouDrink, approached us with the challenge of creating an online shop for his new startup. The website needed to provide information about the company, a contact page, and a comprehensive eCommerce store with 20 products, with the potential to add more over time. The site had to be fully responsive and showcase products to the fullest, as well as have payment integration and order management so that once an order was placed, a notification could be sent through to activate the delivery.

The Solution

After our initial client meeting, we gained detailed information about the business and website specifications in order to build a comprehensive plan. We set up a hosting account and migrated their existing web domain, then built the website using WordPress, Elementor Pro, and WooCommerce for the eCommerce solution.

For the eCommerce solution, we set up a payment gateway so YouDrink could easily take payments through their website. We used WooCommerce, a WordPress plugin that processes payments seamlessly and allows funds to be automatically collected following a successful customer transaction. To make this work, we had to set up a payment processor, which in this case was Stripe as it is fully compatible with WooCommerce.

Once the customer placed an order, WooCommerce took the details and processed the payment through Stripe. The money is available in the client’s account after three working days, making it ideal for any small business owner who requires funds to be moved around quickly. With this system, we were able to create a functional eCommerce website that provided the basis for YouDrink to start selling its products online.

The next stage of the process was to provide comprehensive training to the business so they could add new products, edit existing products, change pricing, stock levels, delivery information, upload product imagery correctly, and more. We sat down and went through all of the above over a couple of hours so Tom was fully comfortable and knowledgeable in working with WordPress going forward. Following training, we offered technical support if he had any questions or problems with the system.

The Results

The results of our work with YouDrink were nothing short of remarkable. We successfully fulfilled all the requirements outlined in the initial consultation, creating a dependable and brand-worthy eCommerce website built with an easy-to-control WordPress management system. This enabled them to easily add new products, edit existing products, and update information with ease. The colors and fonts on the website perfectly reflect their branding, and the navigation between pages is intuitive and structured. Furthermore, the website is responsive across all devices, a crucial factor in today’s world where consumers increasingly place orders on their mobile devices with the help of advanced technologies such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Since launch, we have continued to help YouDrink expand the capabilities of their sales solution, creating discount vouchers, a local pickup option, and different levels of delivery. We have also provided ongoing web maintenance and hosting, development, and technical support.

Drinks Retailer Website
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YouDrink Shop Page on Mobile
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Our Project Feedback

Built a great website for YouDrink. I've continued with the monthly support work and any jobs get done asap. Nothing is too much trouble and communication is great!