Geo F Trumper was established in 1875 and is a well-known gentlemen's perfumer and barbers with two shops in London's West End.
The ecommerce site we built for them was originally established in 2001 and its third incarnation went live in November 2013. It enables them to sell online the full range of products from their catalogue. The original site stood the test of time for 5 years and then underwent a major re-design at the end of 2006 followed by this latest major update which not only adds an enhanced level of user friendliness but is also fully responsive meaning that shoppers can easily buy Trumpers’ products from their mobile devices.
The site was completely custom-built. We set up the various database tables and functionality needed to enable an ecommerce system to work properly and then wrote the coding for the shopping basket solution. The programming elements were all done using ColdFusion allied to a MySQL database which gives us maximum flexibility when doing this sort of work or any work that requires server-side code.
There is also the administration module which allows authorised staff at Trumpers to use a browser-based system to administer various aspects of the online shop.
The Trumper online shop has proven to be a great success.
In order to run an ecommerce site, an online store has to integrate with a payment service provider (PSP) in order to be able to take credit and debit card payments. We used SagePay for the Trumpers site and carried out the integration into SagePay's systems seamlessly.
We have used both SagePay and WorldPay for payment services as well as having investigated others for suitability for particular clients' needs. It is important to ensure that the payment provider satisfies a number of criteria before going ahead as it is a big decision.
We have been doing business with Novamedia for nearly fifteen years now and have nothing but compliments regarding the service that we have received from them over the years. During this working relationship we have worked together on many different projects, including website production, development, email marketing and SEO and have found that they frequently exceed our expectations with regards to the quality of the work produced and the efficiency with which they produce it. We would highly recommend Dave and the team at Novamedia to anyone looking to create a new site or develop an existing one.
Steve Brown, eCommerce Manager Geo. F. Trumper Ltd