Projects & Case Studies.

Karin’s Florist

Flower delivery is special job. For parties or funerals, for joyous times or unsettling times, a bouquet of flowers can send a powerful a message. Family owned and operated, Karin's Florist understands this, and they realize that having a website capable of taking these orders is essential.

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Karin’s Florist is a family-owned florist shop in Vienna, Virginia that sells and delivers flowers throughout the world. With a focus on customer accommodation, each order is treated with special attention.

Achieving a profit with a brick-and-mortar store has become a difficult challenge. People demand the option to purchase online, and they want to see and review products at their own leisure. Karin’s Florist recognized this, but their existing website was failing to meet the challenge. Prone to security flaws and hard to use, the website needed an overhaul. I helped design a new website and led the process of integrating a new shopping cart system, developing a step-by-step checkout process, and ensuring strict security measures.

Responsibilities

  • Created all wireframes and design concepts.
  • Oversaw all coding efforts, from the HTML/CSS to the JavaScript and PHP needed for the custom checkout system.
  • Reviewed and selected the shopping cart package to be customized and integrated with WordPress.
  • Worked with the client to define a detailed specification for the user experience.
  • Deployed the website on a new, secure server and managed the PCI compliance process for secure ordering.
  • Maintained and supported website and client relationship post-project.

Results

  • Time and resources needed to administer the site has diminished with the new shopping cart and WordPress features.
  • The site achieved 100% PCI compliance at the time of launch.
  • No security incidents have occurred since the new website went live.

We are very pleased with the website and even more pleased with the service that we receive now that it is launched. Questions, upgrades, fixes, etc. are fixed quickly and accurately. I highly recommend Chris.”

Maris A., President, Karin’s Florist

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