When Everything Summer Camp came to Command C, they wanted to keep the look of their site, however, it needed a renovation on the backend. From the onset, Command C developed a pattern library to make sure we maintained the site’s appearance. The pattern library established uniformity for all the site’s elements, such as font and word spacing, button styles, etc. We cross-referenced our work with the pattern library throughout the project to ensure that we were crafting a consistent user experience (UX).
Create Custom Shopping Lists
Challenge: Allow customers to shop by camp code to access camp-specific packing lists and discounts
Solution: Command C employed a combination of custom code and Shopify scripts to host 1000+ camp codes
Every summer camp has its own spirit, activities, and list of recommended items to bring. Now it is super easy for parents to purchase from a camp-specific packing list on Everything Summer Camp. At the top of every page on the site, parents can enter their child’s camp code. Additionally, they can search by camp name and locate the code. Both of these search options are persistent at the top of each page of the site, no matter how the shopper navigates.
By entering a camp code, the shopper gains access to the camp’s recommended packing list, as well as product discounts. To achieve this, Command C wrote custom code and integrated it with Shopify scripts. Command C’s custom solution helps parents choose which camp list they need, applies discounts where appropriate, and lets Everything Summer Camp manage the lists. This solution works for approximately 1,000 – and counting! – camp lists.
Challenge: Give campers the opportunity to customize products, e.g. name tags, camping trunks, and more
Solution: Integration of a product configurator into Shopify
Young campers love to personalize their gear. For instance, if a child gets a camping trunk with ten side panels, she may want every panel to be a different color. To facilitate this customization, Command C worked with Doogma, a product configurator. Our team took all of the options that the user picks inside the Doogma widget and translated them into line item properties. The line item properties then became a part of the product structure. Now that the options are part of the product structure, customers can place custom orders, and all of the data gets transferred through the entire Shopify product checkout system.
Additionally, we built admin tools that empower Everything Summer Camp to add new configurators in the future. The tools are now in place for the configurator to work within Shopify Plus without needing additional development work from us. Their marketing team can dream up new products, depending on summer trends, for example, and they can easily be added to the site.