Fusing E-Commerce with Brick-and-Mortar for a Modern Luxury Retailer

Made for
FOUND For The Home
Year
2014–2015
Services
Web Design & Development, Real-time POS Integration, Maintenance

Studio Kudos elegantly integrated a modern luxury brand’s web presence with a brick-and-mortar store’s technical constraints for FOUND, an art/antique home furnishings retailer and interior designer in Houston, TX.

Collaborative Design Process

We worked closely with Principle, a Houston-based branding and packaging design agency who has worked on numerous projects for FOUND, to incorporate their branding work into the client’s new website.

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We’ve worked with Studio Kudos on a number of projects over the last seven years. What they bring to the table is that rare mix of technical and creative excellence that sets their projects apart. They can almost always enhance the final product to exceed expectations. They hold themselves to the highest design standards and it shows yet again on FOUND’s website.

Allyson Lack, Partner and Creative Director at Principle

Customized POS Integration

Because FOUND wished to integrate a new Point of Sale (POS) inventory management application, LightSpeed Pro, we researched its technicalities and strategized how best to customize its framework to present the client’s retail offerings on a beautiful responsive website.

Though the client did not want to allow e-commerce transactions, we customized its web platform to display and auto-update inventory like an e-commerce site. We also customized the CMS functionality so FOUND’s staff could easily and independently add inventory on its in-store server.

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Result

Studio Kudos satisfied a luxury retail client with high design standards and unique technical needs with a new responsive website that adds legitimacy to its brand. The client was able to ramp up its marketing efforts, increase press coverage, and garner market recognition by directing attention to an attractive and functional website showcasing its unique home furnishings and high-end design services.

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As a luxury home retailer and interior design firm, we are very aesthetically driven. Studio Kudos was able to produce a beautiful website that works seamlessly across all devices and systems, despite all the technical requirements we asked for.

Ruth Moore Davis, Co-Owner, FOUND