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Shapero Rare Books

Web Design, Web Development, Magento, Ecommerce

A new Magento ecommerce site for Shapero Rare Books


About the client

Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian and rare books. They specialise in fine illustrated books from the 15th to 20th century, covering subjects such as natural history, travel, guidebooks and more.

Shapero approached Lilo about redeveloping their website, with the main focus being improving user experience elements, such as load speed.

About the project

The previous Shapero website was completely built with WordPress. While WordPress  is suitable for smaller ecommerce sites, they had simply outgrown the platform. Because of the sheer size of the site, pages were becoming slower to load and general usability was affected.

For this reason Lilo recommended a Magento 2 solution, which could easily accommodate their current inventory, and also scale for future growth.

The Shapero blog was kept on WordPress (because of it’s strong set of blog-specific features), and integrated into the main Magento web solution.


Magento 2 – Ecommerce Platform, WordPress

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