Background and requirements

Eclipse Blind Systems specialises in the supply of quality fabrics, slat and systems to the UK window blinds industry from its base at Inchinnan near Glasgow. Eclipse occupies an impressive 14 acre site that provides the design and development, finishing, warehousing and distribution.

Eclipse are part of the Hunter Douglas group of companies, who are the largest window blind company in the world with distribution in over 40 different countries.

Eclipse approached us to design and build an ecommerce platform that would replace three of their current websites.

Development and Integration

The business had 3 disparate systems - a website built in Umbraco, a legacy ERP and a Made To Measure (MTM) system built in MS.NET

We built a new B2B ecommerce solution in Magento 2 with an online catalogue and tiered pricing based on integration with the legacy ERP - the first point for all customers.

The customer when logging in will be assigned to a discount level based on the user credentials and the pre-determined prices. This is updated in real time via a custom developed API integration with the legacy ERP system.

Digital Strategy

We are part of the digital steering group along with the Group IT manager, Marketing Director, Sales Director, Marketing Manager and other business division heads as required.

Together we are planning the implementation of new B2B and B2C initiatives to meet the business objectives and growth plans for the next 24 months to increase the return on investment for the marketing spend.

Eclipse Marketing Manager Said...

I have worked on both agency / client side and I have found the team at Hudson a breath of fresh-air to deal with. Someone coined the phrase “big enough to cope, small enough to care” – this is Hudson! The team, go above and beyond to ensure that we are on track with all our projects

Following the success of the Eclipse trade website (Umbraco to Magento 2), and an indication of the trust we have in Hudson and the longevity that we predict in our professional relationship, they now look after 3 of our brands Eclipse, Intu and StyleStudio.

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