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We completed a comprehensive analysis and rebranding of Ex-Cell Kaiser's including identification of their unique, core competencies. The ability to offer custom, branded solutions with a complex array of options truly sets them apart from the competition.
Ex-Cell Kaiser's existing, inflexible eCommerce platform - Magento - required extensive and expensive maintenance in a closed, proprietary system. Making even the simplest of product updates or changes was an expensive and time consuming proposition.
The eCommerce solution in place prohibited Ex-Cell Kaiser from taking full advantage of the key differentiator: custom product solutions, which also deliver proportionately higher margins on typically larger sales.
Given the success and growth of Marcel’s Culinary, Jill purchased a nearby building, built and opened a cheese and charcuterie shop, selling high end foods, wines and liquor to the same clientele as Marcel’s Culinary.
This shop, Marché, saw tremendous foot traffic - and orders for ‘Charcuterie Boards’ of meats and cheeses, in various sizes and price points for entertaining from 2 to 20.
Demand for these boards increased - and Jill decided to create an eCommerce portal for the boards - with a few unique challenges to overcome. Selling expensive meats and cheeses, in ounce proportions, while accounting for inventory was extremely important, as was a scheduling system which allowed customers to order boards 24/7/365 - but with a catch: boards had to be picked up in the store 6 of 7 days a week (closed Monday) and the ordering system had to time order capture, board prep and pick up with the precision required of keeping food fresh.