Oohlalalampshades eCommerce Website

We developed a WordPress eCommerce website for a local business in Wells, Somerset, who make beautiful handmade lampshades


A WordPress eCommerce website design for Oohlalalampshades. Built using WooCommerce.

Oohlalalampshades in Wells, Somerset offer a wide range of handmade lampshades.They mix traditional shapes with contemporary fabrics to create lampshades with unique aesthetics. Their goal is to make stylish lampshades that will give your home an individual look.

They wanted a website that would make it easy for any potential customers to view their range of lampshades, and buy one they like.

As they create many one-off lampshades, they have a vast catalogue of past projects that are no longer for sale.

It seemed a shame to let these fantastic lampshades go unseen, so we created an image gallery they can add too.

As there is lots of images for the gallery, we used AJAX to load only a select few to begin with. Users can choose to load the next batch of images whenever they like. This keeps the page loading quickly while giving the users choice about how many images they want to see.

Wayhay, I love it!! Thanks so very, very much….

Rachael Powell – Oohlalalampshades

Our Process

Our brief was to design and develop an ecommerce website. We needed to have an eye on the handmade style of the business while also keeping things user friendly.

We designed a set of wireframes to help visualise the layouts for each page, which we used to get feedback from the client.

We then designed a select few pages to nail down the finer design details such as colour palettes and typography.
Following this we had another round of feedback with the client before moving on to the development stage.

Wireframes design layouts for the Oohlalalampshades ecommerce website

As this is an eCommerce website, the home page has a link to the shop page along with an area for showcasing the most popular products available.

The product pages feature a clear “Add to “basket” button as well as an option for customers to use PayPal to checkout. We also included an image gallery for each product so customers can view high quality photos to get a feel for it.

Detailed view of the Contact page (tablet view) and the infinite Gallery page on desktop.

Detailed view of the Contact page (tablet view) and the infinite Gallery page on desktop.

Main Features

  • Bespoke WordPress website that’s easy for the owner to update.
  • A WordPress eCommerce section powered by WooCommerce
  • Infinite Image gallery powered by AJAX
  • Responsive design (Mobile friendly)
  • SEO (search engine optimised) for Google & Bing

If you like this WordPress eCommerce website and you have a business that could benefit from a better online presence, give us a call on 01761 690019. If you would prefer you can use our contact form instead.

Key Outcomes

  • 64.24% of users browse more than one product on the site
  • -81.75% of visitors visit the shop page

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