A CommerceV3 client since 2010, John & Kira’s was introduced to CV3 by Tony Cox of 5th Food Group, who works with direct-to-customer food brands and has several clients on the CV3 platform. John Doyle, co-owner of John & Kira’s, says right away they saw results: “Our search engine optimization (SEO) instantly improved: CV3 probably doubled the number of people coming to the site through organic searches.
John & Kira’s, a gift company that also works for the common good, values CV3’s ability to help tell their story and promote their non-profit partners. For instance, Doyle says, “CV3’s donation module allows customers to give to our urban garden program, which supplies mint for Mighty Mint chocolate bars. Also, on our old software videos had to go through a mirror site; with CV3 we can directly integrate multimedia about us and our partners. CV3’s design flexibility allows us to add features and customize individual HTML pages, helping us effectively support causes we care about."
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As a purely online retail operation based in Philadelphia, PA, John & Kira’s also values CommerceV3’s design flexibility. “While our old site was primarily template driven,” Doyle says, “CV3 offers much more flexibility in the site’s appearance. That’s important to us; ten years ago people put tons of time into their store’s glass window; our site is our glass window."
Many of the thousands of CV3 feature options have found their way into John & Kira’s website. “Whether it’s free shipping for orders above $40,” Doyle explains, “or ‘buy two, get the third item free,’ CV3 has myriad ways to incentivize folks to order, or reward them for ordering--both crucial to direct-to-customer catalog companies. Many shopping carts don’t even offer that functionality."
Doyle also likes the deep integration with Google analytics, “which we didn’t have on our old site, believe it or not!” he admits. “Now we put a lot of time into watching how customers shop, optimizing our CV3 site and making it streamlined and easy to use. And the proof is in the pudding: our customers are very happy with our site."
Blake Ellis, CommerceV3’s Founding Partner and CEO, adds, “Sometimes merchants tell me CV3 has so many options they’re not sure where to start, but all those features are there for a reason. Merchants like John & Kira’s, who invest the time in utilizing them, will see results."
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CommerceV3 is a hosted e-commerce platform with serious power for serious merchants. Secure, reliable, scalable and customizable, with no transaction or bandwidth fees and unlimited sku counts, CV3 takes your online storefront to new heights.