Category Archives: Jigoshop Showcase

Edenbox Products Page

Jigoshop Showcase #16 Edenbox

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We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]

Edenbox – Edenbox.co.uk

Edenbox is a great store which allows you to buy an allotment in a box – perfect if you want to grow your own vegetables on your balcony, patio, or even if you can’t be bothered to sort your garden to cultivate your own food. And we’re really pleased that they’re growing their own business by using Jigoshop.

Edenbox Homepage

Their main product is a box set which comes with everything you need, including a water can and your choice of plants (not seeds) which include carrots, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes, or even chillis. There are a few fans of spicy food in the Jigoshop office – we might have to try growing a ‘jigochilli’. Edenbox have made great use of Jigoshop’s ‘Attributes’ functionality to allow customers to customise their order with the plants etc they want.

Edenbox Shop Page

And at the same time, you might want to buy extra supplies and tools, so you can also individually select trowels, forks, or even a spare ‘dibber’, along with gift tokens to give a present to someone with greenfingers.

 

Edenbox Plants Page

We asked Edenbox Director, Tim Middleton for how he found using Jigoshop:

We needed to create a low cost e-commerce website as soon as possible and we are thrilled we chose Jigoshop. We chose a theme and worked around that customising and enhancing it to suit our products. We have had some brilliant feedback about the look of our site, so we know we made the right choice.
Potentially the most useful part of Jigoshop has been the Jigoshop Forum. Whenever we had a question or query we would find use the forum to post a question and it was always responded to really quickly. Brilliant stuff!
Edenbox Products Page

 

We really like the Edenbox site – it’s clean and stylish to show off the great product photography, and the process for selecting the plants and watering can for your allotment in a box is really simple, clear and fun, with a lot of good information on the right seasons to grow your plants.

 

 

Jigoshop Showcase #15 Low Down Deep Recordings

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We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]

Low Down Deep Recordings – lowdowndeep.com

Back in October we featured French hiphop download site Deuxkids, and now it’s the turn of British Drum ‘n’ Bass with Low Down Deep Recordings and the work of young British designer Rory Morris. Much like our own Overload theme for digital downloads, Rory has created an eye-catching and standout site in darker colours which capture the spirit of darker and more underground dance music in the UK.

And it certainly seems to have worked – in the first three weeks of being live, the site had 50GB of encrypted downloads alone. That’s down to the combination of the music itself, the design of the site, and Jigoshop taking care of the backend so site owners and developers can focus on what’s important in securing sales.

Rory has shared that his client is already impressed with the revenue from the site. He also said he found Jigoshop a pleasure to work with, having switched eCommerce solutions halfway through the website build due to specific payment requirements.

What’s really interesting about the site in terms of functionality is that some products are available as physical purchases, whereas others are digital downloads only. And then there are also products available in both formats, leading to a variety of layouts and options on product pages.

The above example is only available as a CD – also notice items like the Facebook Comment integration which work well to promote your products via social networks.

Whereas the product below is available as an MP3, Wav, or even on vinyl.

We all really like this site because it fits perfectly with the tone and feeling of the products it sells, which is no doubt one of the reasons why it is so successful. And it’s great to see such a wide range of shopts and styles based on Jigoshop, proving that it really does work for practically any type of eCommerce store.

Jigoshop Showcase #14 Little Black Dress

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We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]

Little Black Dress – Littleblackdress.co.uk

The topic for Little Black Dress should be fairly obvious, but it’s still one of the larger Jigoshop stores we’ve highlighted in terms of inventory and options. Built by Photolink Creative Group, they’ve accomodated a huge selection of high street and designer brands, plus the various style options, accessories, and other sections of the site into a a cohesive experience.

Little Black Dress Homepage

For each of the designers and brands listed, you still have a large number of individual outfits to choose from, with handy front and rear views to enable you to narrow your suggestion.

Little Black Dress Product Page

And every dress comes with a wealth of information and links, including a product description, related products and the site sidebar which is crammed full of everything you’ll ever need to know or do with a little black dress!

If you’d like your Jigoshop-powered site featured in our showcase, email [email protected] – we’re pleased to say more and more designers and agencies featured in the showcase are being referred new business via our showcase, so don’t miss out!

Jigoshop Showcase #13 Ruff House Art

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We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]

Ruff House Art – ruffhouseart.com

We’re constantly being amazed and delighted by the sites submitted for our showcases – the quality of the work we’re receiving is mightily impressive, and this week is no exception.

Then again, as a Letterpress and Design Studio, it’s not surprising that a lot of care and attention went into the build of a new site, which just launched of December 7th. Letterpress refers to the vintage printing technique used to produce Ruff House Art wedding invitations and stationary, which requires everything to be made one colour at a time and one sheet at a time to produce great results – and it seems the same ethic went into their new Jigoshop-powered site.

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Developed by Brian Shepherd, the main page elegantly displays the three main product categories; Wedding Invitations, Home & Office, and Bathtub Couches (More on those later). Clear links also allow you to find out more about Letterpress, and there’s a decently filled blog with all the latest products available. The choice of font, and the subtle use of colour works really well to highlight the areas of the page which are important, including the required social media links.

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Browsing products, in this case Wedding Invitations, allows you to benefit from a decent selection of images and information on each page, along with categories to narrow your selections.

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The individual products pages are nicely laid out, with a selection of images to view, and a good amount of text content to explain the product, options, and how to order.

But what about the Bathtub Couches?

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We simply couldn’t miss the chance to showcase some very cool furniture – after all, it’s not often you get to showcase cool couches produced from vintage iron bathtubs. Originally inspired by Audrey Hepburn lounging in a batchtub couch in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they’d look great in the Jigoshop office!

If you’d like your Jigoshop-powered site featured in our showcase, email [email protected] – we’re pleased to say more and more designers and agencies featured in the showcase are being referred new business via our showcase, so don’t miss out!

 

Jigoshop Showcase #12 Amelia

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We love to see the great online shops which are being created using Jigoshop, and this is a series highlighting the amazing stores that have come to our attention. If you’ve gone live with an implementation of Jigoshop, and would like to be featured and promoted, email [email protected]

Amelia – AmeliaPresents.com

This is actually the second showcase appearance for the work of James Kelleway and his design business Confit. And having previously shared his work on the Bowerbird store, he’s continuing to build a reputation for great Jigoshop eCommerce websites for Art and Craft type businesses with his latest project for Amelia.

Amelia Homepage

As our first two-time showcase veteran, James was kind enough to tell us in his own words about the site:

“Amelia is a small store located on the historic square in downtown Oxford, MS selling unique items which you may not find anywhere else. Hand made jewelry, home good, custom art and prints, children’s toys, letterpress greetings cards, Amelia has it all and more.

When Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick, owner of Amelia, asked me to update her previous website to include a new online store, I knew right away I wanted to use Jigoshop due to my previous experience and it’s ease of use and customization. This time round it was even easier to use thanks to core updates making custom image sizes a snip and configurable products easy to implement.”

Amelia Shop Page

I also knew I wanted to move away from the crafty, cutesy, handmade aesthetic of the previous iteration of the site to a clean, minimal design to showcase the great products that Amelia carries and make the site as easy to navigate as possible. Instead of listing the product prices and titles on the category pages, we used just the images to give the user a full on visual browsing experience. Titles and and prices appear on rollover via CSS3 transitions, although for mobile, we have the product details listed below the image due to lack of a mouse.

Amelia Product Page

We think James has done a good job of achieving his objectives and having spent a while admiring the interesting products Amelia offers, it’s easy to see how the new site will help convert visitors into browsers, and browsers into buyers.

And given the huge rise in mobile commerce, it’s great to see consideration being put into how the site will display on a smartphone – it’s why we ensure all Jigoshop themes are responsive to allow consumers to have a great experience and buy via the web, tablet and mobile.

If you’d like your Jigoshop-powered site featured in our showcase, email [email protected] – we’re pleased to say more and more designers and agencies featured in the showcase are being referred new business via our showcase, so don’t miss out!