Groundwork North East & Cumbria approached Design365 looking for a five different websites which are all part of one organisation. The company is actually split into four different sections: gwk nursery, gwk woodshed, gwk shop and the greenhouse, with the fifth as an umbrella company; gwk enterprises, holding all of them together as a family.
Design365 worked closely with Groundwork to come up with a solution which incorporated all websites linking them together through one administration system. We created a Magento Multi-shop; this meant there would be one central login which would access all five websites enabling them to edit content, add and remove products and process sales from one central location. Each website still has its own individual domain name and everything throughout the admin is filterable to make it easier when looking to edit something in a specific website.
Design365 were provided with the logos for all sites and retained brand consistency throughout, linking all sites together using the site layout and structure with differing colour schemes which created the family feel they were looking for. Each site has its own shopping cart, contact forms and newsletter signup working independently of each other.
The gwk nursery uses both configurable and grouped products to enable stock management and more complex payment structures for some of their products.
Design365 provided full training on the system for all team members ensuring everyone could manage their sections fully.