Migrating Veloretti from Magento to Shopify in 3,5 weeks
Veloretti designs, manufactures and sells quality bikes with a timeless design, for a good price. To make this price possible Veloretti has rigorously shortend the traditional distribution model. They sell their bikes online at www.veloretti.com, and deliver straight to the customer by courier, in 27 countries.
TECHNOLOGYShopify plus webshops
Services we provided
From Magento to Shopify in 3,5 weeks
For Veloretti we did a Magento migration, as in many of our earlier projects. When owner Ferry Zonder approached us with the project he had just terminated a Magento 1.9 development process.
The Magento site was almost finished when the news arrived that Magento would stop offering updates and support for version 1.9. For Veloretti, the announcement meant that, immediately following the delivery of the Magento 1.9 site, they would have to embark on another Magento development project. This time to migrate the 1.9 site to Magento 2, the newest version of Magento,
with such a completely different core that upgrading from 1 to 2 actually feels like moving to a new platform.
Zonder wasn’t keen on this at all. He thought Magento way too heavy and not user-friendly, and preferred switching to a platform that suited Veloretti’s requirements. This turned out to be Shopify, and because we at Code were prepared to meet his tight deadline, we could have a go at it!
Want to know more about the project? We wrote ablog about it: read it here!
The Bike Configurator tool
With this tool, Veloretti clients can see what their bike will look like with the accessories they choose with it. A similar function was included in the old Magento design, but we were able to optimize it considerably. The old configurator generated a picture for every possible combination of bike + accessories, meaning that there were around 29.000 pictures to be stored. By cleverly working with layers we made sure you get the same result with only a few hundred pictures. Nice!
Shopify is seen as a program without much room for tinkering, but the people at Code know how to stretch its boundaries!