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Want to work for Jigoshop?

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Ever wanted to work with a great bunch of people on a project that provides an open eCommerce platform? Since Jigoshop launched last year, we’ve been expanding our team to keep up with the ever-increasing number of Jigoshop users and customers. We’re constantly checking out talented developers and designers, and we’re also looking to increase our support team.

How to stand out:

We’re still a small team, so we’re always keen on people who are enthusiastic and pro-active as well as talented. So along with the usual CV and examples of work, one key place we’ll always be watching for future employees is on the public Jigoshop forum.

If you’re a regular poster and already offering quality help and advice to other Jigoshop users, then you’re the sort of person we’d like to speak to. And if you’re not, then why not check it out and see what assistance you can provide – in addition to making the Jigoshop code publicly available, we also provide a growing library of information in the Jigoshop Knowledge Base, and the forums are all searchable to see if the problem has been previously answers.

 

The Jigoshop Team

The Jigoshop Team

 

What you get in return:

As a young digital company we’re pretty flexible – our development and support team are based in several countries and can be working part or full time on coding and support functions. One great outcome is that often support questions are being answered by the same people who built and continue to evolve Jigoshop, so the solutions come straight from source (literally!). Even if you’re not based close to Peterborough, UK, you’ll be an integral part of the team, and be able to contribute ideas and decisions.

So we’re as interested in people able to contribute a few hours a week, or work on a specific project or area, as we are in people wanting to join us full time. And as Jigoshop continues to grow, there is always the opportunity that a few hours a week can become a bigger commitment in the future.

So what to do?

  • Check out what we’re doing on Github, and on our forums.
  • Do cool stuff – design something, build something, or start helping others.
  • Let us know if you’re interested in a more formal role by sharing your work via email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+. Or you could even apply in writing – no-one ever sends letters these days…
  • Be prepared to share any cakes and sweets if you come into the office. And to spend some time memorising every detail from the Back to the Future films for the annual Christmas quiz.

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!