Established in 1981, MED proudly produces some of the finest products available for the BMC A-Series engine. MED are always striving to produce the best quality components to fuel your hobby, whether that's a Sunday drive to a car show, flat-out sideways on a stage rally, or setting lap records at Silverstone.
When MED reached out to us they were weighing up their options of what platform would best suit their business needs in the future. Currently on Magento 1 they explained the limitations the platform was causing to their business and the frustrations around this, plus Magento 1 not been supported as a platform by Adobe.
We sat down with the MED team to discuss the design of the website. They felt that their current design didn’t match their business and that they wanted to modernise it with a sleek new look putting UX/UI at the forefront of this but keep the identity of who they were as not to push away their loyal customers. They then further explained to us that they wanted to be able to design and develop pages with limited interaction from developers and currently this wasn’t possible.
We then talked about the data migration from one platform to another and how this would be handled and any limitations around this.
As a well established successful business MED wanted a platform that could expand and grow with them and not have to continually think about changing platforms later down the line.
After in-depth analysis as well as looking at the current market and any external challenges. We came to the joint decision that Shopify would be the perfect choice for their business moving forward. Shopify would allow MED to scale without the worry of having to continuously upgrade.
Once Shopify was agreed we then discussed how we would translate the newly created designs to the website. We decided to take advantage of the new Shopify 2.0 base theme called Dawn which would allow us to manipulate it to perfectly replicate the designs.
The advantages of using Shopify 2.0 were faster loading, greater customisation across all pages of the website plus the architecture was future-proof.
Due to the fact that MED were changing platforms we made sure that all relevant data was transferred across. Our team of backend developers managed this process flawlessly using custom written code that allowed simple extraction from Magento which was then standardised and seamlessly imported into Shopify.
MED are thriving under Shopify and love that they are back in the driver's seat.