Custom Development
+ Ecommerce

Whether partnering with a creative agency or working with our in=house design team,  we build WordPress websites that are beautiful AND functional. Make your website work for you.

Custom WordPress Development + Ecommerce

Bring Your Business to Life Online

Medium Rare Interactive works with businesses, start ups, and creative agencies to build digital solutions. Custom development means we design and build (or build your design) to uniquely serve your business. We work together to find the solution that fits best with business goals, customer behaviour, while considering current use, industry trends, growth and budget. We form longstanding partnerships, providing the support and maintenance to ensure your website is secure and optimized, and also to provide expert guidance and develop new features as your business evolves.

DESIGN TO YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS

A highly skilled development team that understands how to match features to business goals, support design with seamless functionality, and deliver solutions that serve both customer and company.

 

PROCESS + ATTENTION TO DETAIL

An important part of our process is research and discovery. Investing time to understand business needs and goals, competitors and trends, and prioritize the features that set you apart and support your success. We work closely with the client and/or design agency every step of the project to ensure we bring the most effective solutions.

WORRY FREE MAINTENANCE

Security, performance monitoring and optimization are the foundation of our maintenance service. With a series of systems and automations honed over time and constantly upgraded, we can offer

Accounts are always owned by business, and we ensure they are managed securely and efficiently.

Regularly reviewed for improvement

DESIGN TO YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS

With extensive experience and skill, our development team understands how to match features to business goals, support design with seamless functionality, and deliver solutions that serve both customer and company.

PROCESS

An important part of our process is research and discovery. Investing time to understand business needs and goals, competitors and trends, and prioritize the features that set you apart and support your success.

We often partner with creative agencies to help ensure design and function can be implemented effectively and efficiently. As WordPress custom development specialists, we can provide expertise on the best tools for user experience, purchase paths, conversion tools and tracking, website performance and maintenance.

BARD PRISON INITIATIVE

As a web development partner to Flyleaf Creative, we have supported the Bard Prison Initiative building their presence over the last 5 years.

  • custom WordPress website to support their organization
  • a flexible structure with multiple options for managing different kinds of content
  • an interactive infographic that showed the journey of three students
  • microsites for additional projects such as Bard Microcollege and Bard Baccalaureate
  • strategy and digital marketing support during the launch of Ken Burns documentary film featuring BPI students
  • general maintenance, feature upgrades, optimization and performance updates with increased traffic

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Bard Prison Initiative, Digital Strategy

Nightboat Books Online Store

When this small publisher and nonprofit organization decided to take control of their sales online after using a third party fulfillment service for many years, we helped them by building a custom WordPress website with Woo Commerce store. This online store is their primary channel for book sales.

Features include:

  • Woo Commerce / WordPress custom website design/build
  • Calculate shipping and create labels
  • Product catalogue with filters by author, genre, title, and keyword search
  • Product Bundles, Subscriptions, and Reading Lists
  • Online donations, with recurring option
  • Instant gift certificates
  • Additional features include Events and News feed

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GULL LIQUOR

This private liquor store in West Vancouver sought a way to showcase their inventory online. They realized many customers were curious about specialty items or discovering new products. Often times customers may be looking for a quantity of a specific product or planning for a special occasion. With a custom designed WordPress site with a WooCommerce store, and integrated to the store POS in real time, customers can view the full store inventory and place their orders online for delivery or pick up. This tool set Gull Liquor apart from their competitors early on, and as an incredible advantage when the pandemic limited shopping experiences. Today online orders are a key part of the business model.

  • Custom WordPress website built to design specs
  • Series of 8 product animations (slider)
  • Custom theming of Shopify store (existing)
  • Added French translation feature and updated AODA compliance
  • General maintenance, feature upgrades

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PEN AMERICA

Medium Rare Interactive worked with PEN America from 2011 for 8 years, maintaining their main website, pen.org, as well as several sub projects including the PEN Digital Archive, the PEN World Voices Festival website, the Artists at Risk Coalition website, and the First Editions/Second Thoughts website that supported an auction that raised nearly a million dollars for the organization. The main PEN America website holds thousands of pieces of content and supports PEN’s membership, literary awards, and writers’ programs. Due to their advocacy work, it is regularly a target for DDOS attacks from overseas.
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