Online sales in a flash!
A customised Shopify-based easy-to-manage online store built for Luma, by Lemon, in a matter of weeks transformed a small family-owned start-up into a successful and growing UAE brand.
Two sisters and mums in the UAE, passionate about play-based learning, created Luma – a start-up that sells premium quality educational flashcards and stickers for young children. Flashcards are a valuable resource widely available in most common languages, but not in Arabic. By localising the product into the Arabic language, the brand owners tapped into a niche but very underserved market segment: Arab-speaking mums wanting only the best for their children.
With no previous experience in e-commerce and a lack of technical knowledge, the entrepreneurs found it hard to choose the best solution.
Once the product selection and branding had been finalised, it was time to start selling. Since busy UAE parents are used to online shopping, an e-commerce store made the most sense. However, with no previous experience in e-commerce and a lack of technical knowledge, the entrepreneurs found it hard to choose the best solution. Nevertheless, with a modest budget, they required an easy to manage platform without a long-term digital agency retainer that would still allow them to create the best shopping experience with a localised touch.
Our team of e-commerce experts advised Luma on the best choice of platform to give them maximum control and minimum maintenance.
We built an online store that allowed our client to deliver the shopping experience they envisioned:
We delivered a self-service customised online store just the way the client wanted, so that they can focus on perfecting the product and customer experience rather than solving technical challenges.
The store was an immediate success. Without any media campaigns, and just spreading information through personal social circles, sales began growing impressively in just three-to-four days after the launch. The simplicity of the platform attracted retail partners that are now also interested to stock Luma products.
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