We have delivered a wide range of complex, high-budget replatforming projects, across a host of different eCommerce platforms. We manage the whole project, from our requirements gathering consultancy, through to technology selection and full delivery.
Our replatforming offering helps brands and retailers migrate to a new eCommerce platform to support their fast growing business, and deliver the build and growth of their new online store. We take a lead on project management and governance, and hold ourselves wholly accountable for the replatforming project - allowing your team to focus on the growth of the brand and the day-to-day running of your eCommerce business.
We are a fair, unbiased and agnostic eCommerce partner who can make recommendations and project manage a replatforming project for any major platform - including Shopify Plus, Magento, BigCommerce, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, SAP Hybris and more. As part of our vast experience with replatforming projects, we have also assessed other platforms such as CommerceTools, Saleor and Fabric amongst others.
A typical replatforming service would include:
Initial requirements gathering - understanding your eCommerce needs and requirements through a series of comprehensive workshops and a 200-line audit doc. We can also create and run RfP projects if needed.
Platform selection - helping brands understand each platform and making a detailed recommendation based on your goals, compromises, customisations, technologies and other assessments.
Agency and development partner selection - supporting the selection of a new eCommerce development agency and SIs if needed, with a detailed assessment and comparison of experience, strengths, team structure and compatibility.
Project management – taking a lead on and managing internal and external teams, ensuring the replatforming project runs on-time and on-budget. We hold ourselves accountable for the project, and allow your team to focus on growth and day-to-day management of the business.
Governance - governing and managing key areas across compliance, performance, usability, accessibility, search optimisation and more.
Hands-on solutions support – architecting solutions, managing third parties, supporting initial setup etc.
Hands-on migration support – supporting the migration of data, managing the content migration, setting up aspects of the platform etc.
Project and roadmap ownership - leading areas of your eCommerce operation such as wholesale channels, on-site search, personalisation, analytics and performance marketing.
Technology / vendor assessment and selection – defining requirements and selecting and supporting additional third party technologies used such as payment providers, search solutions, personalisation engines, VM solutions, third party content management, hosting providers, email marketing platforms, CRMs , PIMs, integration platforms, shipping platforms etc.
Our average scope includes more hands-on support through the replatforming project than an average consultancy agency – but we’re flexible to a brand’s needs and have no preference on the level of our involvement.
For our re-platforming project we couldn't have done it without Vervaunt. The planning, the attention to detail and overall care is unparalleled. Great crew!
Whether you’re looking for streamlined advice and guidance, or a comprehensive replatform build and delivery project, we will work closely with your eCommerce team and build a meaningful working relationship. How we work:
Project manage the migration and replatform with your new eCommerce development agency, responsible for managing timeline, risk and budget.
Flexible with project management tools and can use whichever works best for the client and any other agencies - although we tend to use Asana for most projects.
Always a solution specialist on hand throughout the project for full governance and expertise.
Act as the middle man between our clients and their agencies - pushing for deliverables from both agency and client.
Weekly catchup as part of the project, scalable dependent on complexities. Open communications are available on Slack channels with direct access to teams.
Help you grow with ongoing support and eCommerce consultancy post-launch.
Team with a wide range of skills and focus - project management, technical solutions, marketing, analysis.
Deep experience in both technical and strategic areas (ranging from PIM implementation to CRM strategy)
Unbiased, impartial and fair team - we do not take any commission from technology partners or platforms
One of the world’s only Shopify Plus consultancy partners
Highly experienced with all major platforms - Magento, Shopify Plus, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Shopware, BigCommerce and SAP Hybris
Fantastic relationships with all technology partners - Klevu, Klaviyo, Nosto, Ometria, Klarna etc.
Supported a wide range of major eCommerce projects across the UK and US, including Bulletproof.com, The V&A, Science Museum Group, PMT Music, Toteme, David Austin Roses, Sunspel and many more.
Replatforming consultancy and project management, including RfP management and general eCommerce support. Managed paid media.
Management of initial replatforming project and long-term consulting relationship, primarily focused on roadmap and overall eCommerce strategy.
Replatforming consultancy project from WooCommerce to Shopify Plus. Improved architecture, orders and returns management, and payments.
"We hired Paul and his team to help determine if Shopify Plus was the right move for us, away from Magento 1.x. We were transitioning two existing sites and looking to roll out a further 10 international sites over the course of 12 months. Paul spent a productive day with our team as we went through every single piece of functionality on the old site along with a wish-list for new features we wanted. His knowledge of the platforms plus general ecommerce experience meant that for any given feature or extension he was able to tell us the practical pros and cons of making such a move.
Once we decided to move to Shopify Plus, Paul continued to be extremely helpful with his knowledge of suitable agencies and Shopify apps, particularly ones for Plus customers."
Services: Replatforming Consultancy, eCommerce Workshops.
Vervaunt are a leading ecommerce consultancy and paid media agency, working solely with ecommerce brands to support growth and improve operations. We work on projects ranging from complex replatforming projects to the execution of direct-to-consumer growth strategies.