Furniture retail company, Furnmart, were looking for a design and dev team that could transform their sluggish and outdated Home Corp websites into fast, user-friendly online shops with an aspirational look and feel.
Three new websites were required, with different products, currencies, promotional items and delivery options needed for each of the regions: South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, but with consistent design and user interface across all three.
The old Home Corp sites had poor functionality and performance due to excessive backend plugins, and had unreliable integration between the websites and the in-store retails systems.
To solve these problems, Brave proposed a single platform installation to serve as a base for both Furnmart & Home Corp. These would remain as separate sites but would be ‘branched’ from the same base, allowing a single unified codebase to reduce costs by sharing features, porting upgrades and allowing maintenance and patches to applied to the master install and ‘pushed’ to each site via continuous integration (CI).