Inside Weather believes that shopping for furniture should be modern, personal and accessible—so we made it that way.
Inside Weather believes that shopping for furniture should be modern, personal and accessible—so we made it that way. Ambaum started assisting Inside Weather with development for their Shopify Plus site in late 2018. Inside Weather has a very sophisticated site that allows users to select from thousands of base furniture SKUs for your living room, dining room, office, bedroom and more.
Inside Weather had us start out by making changes to their custom theme and we would do general maintenance and updates to support their Shopify Plus store. As our relationship grew, Inside Weather asked about our custom app experience, specifically if we could help them build a product configurator that would let their customers choose colors, arm styles, upholstery, pillows, comfort and much more.
Inside Weather had their own technology team and we jointly approached scoping this custom app for their website. Inside Weather’s team was going to handle the creation and storage of millions of images and create an API that Ambaum could access for the configurator. Ambaum was responsible for accessing the API and creating a clean front end product configurator experience, here is a live example for building your own sofa. We built the majority of the front end experience in Vue, but also worked extensively in the Shopify Liquid theme. You are able to rotate the furniture on the fly, see your colors update, zoom in and out and save your customizations for purchase, this custom app increased customer engagement with the site dramatically.
In addition we have built out “shop by room” functionality that created custom collection pages for each of their high level furniture categories. Inside Weather’s revenue has increased significantly as their sales have gone up over 400% in 2020. As more shoppers are looking online to buy everything, Inside Weather has created a custom shopping experience that is positively impacting their bottom line.