We Love Local is an ecommerce store that sells gift boxes filled exclusively with Wellington made products like Fix and Fogg peanut butter, Six Barrel Soda, Wellington Chocolate Factory Chocolate and plenty other locally made treats.
Marielle, my partner and I decided that we wanted to work on a project together outside of our regular 9-5 jobs. The idea of We Love Local started as we lived on Leeds Street in Wellington, home to Fix and Fogg, the Wellington Chocolate Factory and Six Barrel Soda at the time.
We started the business in late November last year with the goal to sell a few gift boxes to friends and family over Christmas.
Marielle covered everything from box design to branding, where I myself took it upon myself to build the website. The website was built in Webflow using a Shopify Integration.
At the time I decided to use Webflow as I was most familiar with the platform and I also believed it to be the best tool when it comes to having ultimate creative flexibility.
The Shopify integration was also the best choice is it allowed us to start selling immediately using Shopify's powerful eCommerce backend.
We recently passed our one year mark with We Love Local and we managed to sell well over 250 gift boxes in our first year. We Love Local is still operated as an after work project. Since starting we have also taken on a few corporate clients, in which we have created over 100 gift boxes in one order.