Being based in Australia, we were initially sceptical about working with a Shopify development partner so far away. Different countries, different currencies, different cultures.
We needn’t had worried at all about working with Blend. By means of introduction to the project, Kivari, the label, is an Australian bohemian-luxe fashion brand. Designed for the modern free-spirited bohemian woman. Due to a solid growth period and in order to continue this level of growth, the brand needed a refresh, starting with the website. We were ultimately aiming for a cleaner design to really highlight the amazing photography and garments, and created a better user experience. Crucially, we needed advanced backend controls to improve internal efficiencies as we grew.
After working with Blend for a very short period, I found that communication wasn't a problem nor a blocker. I loved the fact that I was able to speak and communicate directly with the lead developer on the job, who also acted as the project manager.
We felt that this was a big point of difference in the management of the project, not offered by other comparable Shopify Expert agencies.
As a result of the project, we now have an exceptional mobile responsive website that is easy to use, even for internal stakeholders with little Shopify experience. We have a new theme which can be easily edited in the future but currently serves the purpose of showcasing our garments and branding effectively. In essence, we’ve been able to add a great new asset to our business.
In addition to the above, Blend offer great turn around times and a competitive package price, given the team’s demand and credentials.
I would absolutely recommend Blend for a client looking to upgrade their Shopify theme to Turbo. Blend are extremely well versed in using and developing this theme and are constantly striving for perfection and customer satisfaction along the way.
We can certainly see why Out of the Sandbox selected Blend as partners. I couldn't rate Blend Commerce higher. They were able to deliver a great site with amazing customer service and support, both before, during and after launch.