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Jigoshop Showcase #24 New Mexico Pie Company

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There are a number of self-proclaimed food and drink lovers in the Jigoshop team, from Director Andy’s home-brewed beer down to regular supplies of home-made cakes and biscuits in the office. So when the New Mexico Pie Company was submitted for the showcase, we were torn between admiring the design, admiring the food, and wondering how we could get a delivery to the UK from the Albuquerque-based business.

 

Jigoshop Showcase #24: NMPieCompany.com

The New Mexico Pie Company was founded by Andrea Schulte, who has an impressive range of experience, and she’s helped by her parents in the kitchen and an farmers markets. By the same token, the website is a team effort, with design by Lori Patton and development by Kevin Donnigan. It looks to have been a pretty successful collaboration!

New Mexico Pie Company Homepage

 

The light blue and yellow design gives a nice clean and airy feeling to the site, and also associates it well with the kind of farmers markets where the New Mexico Pie Company operates retail outlets.

The image slideshow is larger than many we’ve seen on Jigoshop sites – and for good reason. Just looking at the huge images of fantastic food makes us hungry every time we’ve checked out the site, and if you can make a prospective customer hungry, they’re not only going to order some food, but probably order more than they need!

It really shows the benefit of devoting some time and effort into the images your customers will see as soon as they arrive at your site.

 

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The Order page is nicely laid out, and the important information on ordering, collection and where you can purchase is clearly laid out so customers are aware before they’re seduced by the range of food on display.

The sidebar is also relatively clean – in addition to the login and cart information, you get a quick update on What’s New with a highlighted product, and the social networking icons for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Keeping the additional options focused means less chance a customer will end up distracted before they’ve placed an order.

 

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The individual product pages contain a short description and reviews. As a new site there aren’t any reviews yet, but we’d happily volunteer as taste testers.

Additional Information is currently empty – this would be a great place to repeat the information on the About page regarding the company using cage-free eggs, local produce, and never using artificial colours and flavours etc.

But that’s a minor tweak now the site is live, and we’re sure plenty of pie orders are being placed. After all, as it says on the homepage ‘Life is short. Eat pie.’

 

 

 

Submit your sites for our showcase:

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]

 

 

Jigoshop Showcase #23 NRGBands

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Apparently NRGBands improve your balance, strength and stamina, which are three attributes certainly deficient within the Jigoshop office!

We can’t vouch for the product itself in any way, but the site is a nice example of a simple and effective design using Jigoshop for eCommerce.

Jigoshop Showcase #23: NRGBands.com

The NRGBands are wristbands which apparently help your well-being. So the site, built by Split Image Studios, makes sure it shows off the products with some nice imagery. It rotates through a small selection, highlighting various offers, but importantly, there has been plenty of time and effort put into make sure the photos look great. Even the plain product shots make use of lighting and reflection nicely.

Beneath the imagery are 5 text blocks which state clearly any current offers, free shipping, and customization options.

 

NRGBands Homepage

 

As the actual product range is relatively small, there’s no need for a massive amount of Category pages. Instead the Mens and Womens selections are either chosen from the drop-down navigation items, or if you do go via the Shop link, a simple main Shop page.

 

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This makes it clear where to go, and doesn’t confuse the user. A big element of effective eCommerce design is to remove any roadblocks or parts of a site which cause potential customers to stop and think. When someone pauses, that’s the time when they might reconsider their purchase, or be interrupted and go and do something else instead.

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Finally the product pages again use large images to show what is certainly a clothing item along with the health claims. If you’re going to be putting it on your wrist all day, you want to see the details and make sure it looks cool.

Again, you get related options – but it’s kept clear and simple with the four additional colour choices.

It’s a good example of a site which is very focused on getting customers to reach the stage where they Add to Cart and Pay. There’s additional information on the product, Terms of Service and Privacy etc if you need it, but they don’t get in the way of the purchase process.

In this case, the product has apparently received TV advertising and promotion, meaning that people arriving at the site are likely to have heard of the benefits already – one reason why there’s less need to repeat them in big text descriptions on the site.

 

Submit your sites for our showcase:

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]

Jigoshop Showcase #18: Victym

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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]

Victym: thisisvictym.com

Victym is an art collective which aims to showcase new talent and explore new areas of design and illustration, so you can imagine that the look of their website was extremely important to them. That’s probably one reason why they picked James Kemp to design and build their site, as his previous showcase entry, for Antique clothing also shows.

We asked James about his choice to work with Jigoshop:

I originally chose Jigoshop because of the good reviews it had received. I used it again because I had a great time manipulating it the first time! I like that it uses all the core WordPress functions, making it super easy to create your own loops and make the site look and feel how you need.

So how did Victym turn out?

Victym Homepage

The homepage is pretty striking as we think you’ll agree, giving plenty of space to show off the striking artworks with a great selection of images to highlight the latest blog posts as well as the Featured Prints for sale.

And the great selection of images continues throughout the site, with the main shop page again using a clean, image-led design to lift it above the background.

Victym Jigoshop shop page

The prints page is probably our favourite for the photos used – it looks great having human hands holding up the art to give the site and the artwork more personality.

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And finally the product page lets you invest in the artwork, as well as tempting you with related items to add to your collection.

Victym Product Page

Seeing as it’s such a visual site, we don’t want to write too much in this post, but it’s great to see yet another stunning website which uses Jigoshop to handle the eCommerce side of the business.

 

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 #7 TheTeeStandard, Clear Creations and Fox Box

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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]

And due to the overwhelming number of great shops being built every day with Jigoshop (we’ve already sailed over the 25,000 download total), this week we’re doing a special showcase of three new sites to keep up with the awesome designers, developers and business owners sharing their creations.

TheTeeStandard – TheTeeStandard.com

Based on the Yale University Campus in America, TheTeeStandard produces custom t-shirt designs for events and organisations, including the Yale/Harvard American Football game. And with their aim of quality products and design, Seth Thompson found Jigoshop perfect for producing a stylish website:

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Clear Creations – ClearCreations.co.uk

Clear Creations produces ‘lovingly designed and handmade greetings cards’, and went with UK-based Point and Stare for their new site. And with such artistic products, Lee Rickler at Point and Stare has done a good job of producing a site with a design which compliments but doesn’t overshadow what the company is selling.

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Fox Box – Fox-Box.co.uk

And finally for this round-up we come to Fox Box, which stands out as possibly the most unusual eCommerce business we’ve seen using Jigoshop so far. In case you’re not familiar with tabletop roleplaying games, Fox Box provide model parts for the likes of Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer, specialising in Orcs and Goblins.

At this point, we should probably confess that at least one of us has dabbled in the dark art of Warhammer 40,000 and spent hours gluing and painting figurines. So the prospect of browsing a selection of Goblin heads isn’t quite as odd as it might seem, and given the huge success of Nottingham-based Games Workshop, it could be a really cool business, especially considering the founder, Ben Fox, combines gaming with a business degree, and the site itself is tempting at least one of us to find his 100-sided die and old paintbrushes.

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That’s the lot for this week, but if you’re working with Jigoshop and have a shop you’d like highlighted in our showcase, email [email protected] and we’ll take a look, assuming we haven’t been tempted into building a Jigoshop Orc army. After all, green-skinned Orcs naturally match our logo!