BigBarn is the UK’s No.1 local food website where you can purchase products from over 500 artisan, specialist and local food outlets.
Since BigBarn was founded nearly 20 years ago their website has been through many revisions. Their website was looking dated and becoming increasingly difficult to manage.
They also required a bespoke map to be built where all of their local food shops would be displayed.
Key to the new website would be an effective system for BigBarn to manage their thousands of members, but also for each member to be able to update their own information and process any orders they received from the Marketplace. Our first step was to build a custom web application from where the entire website could be managed. The web application enables BigBarn to manage every aspect of the website, including the ability to update members, run reports, import/export data and email members.
Once the web application had been built we then designed and built a responsive website featuring the thousands of producers and products available to buy online.
As a company focused on good food from local sources, an easy-to-use map was key. Using Google Maps API we delivered a bespoke map featuring their 8,000 producers with various filters and search tools it’s a great resource for finding your local food shops. The map cleverly locates the user automatically so users are instantly shown their local area. Partners of BigBarn can embed the map on their websites too either using the widget or with the WordPress plugin we built too.
We continue to work very closely with BigBarn to evolve their website and web application continually adding new features and enhancements. We also provide support and maintenance for BigBarn ensuring their website is always operating at peak performance.
BigBarn has been trading for 18 years and used 5 different website developers in the UK and India. We found Pipe Media in 2017 and have been delighted with our relationship. They have taken great care in understanding our needs, fulfilled all planned work and provided complete and timely solutions to all requirements.
As such we have already recommended Pipe Media to other companies and been thanked many times