Having previously worked with the HD Beauty Group to migrate another of their sites, Nouveau Lashes, to Magento 2, they came back to team Pinpoint for the same expert support with this M1 migration.
Magento 1 to Magento 2 replatform
With an existing Magento 2 instance for Nouveau Lashes, we leveraged this to support the rebuilding of HD Brows. A full Magento Commerce build, we breathed life into the designs supplied to us while mirroring the impressive functionality of their Nouveau Lashes store.
Moving to an up-to-date eCommerce platform not only removed the risks associated with running the unsupported Magento 1 platform, but it also streamlined the admin and management experiences across the two businesses, increasing their efficiencies.
With two audiences to cater for, HD Brows needed two storefronts – one for their consumers and a pro level store for trade professionals. Working with this additional layer of complexity, login functionality was accommodated within the designs alongside relevant products, bundles and training.
A unique challenge to overcome was that Pro products require the shopper to be trained to certain levels to purchase or even see a price. To cope with this, two attributes were created, one for the customer and one for the product. This enables a customer to be checked against a product and ensure they are permitted to purchase the item before the price and ‘add to basket’ button is displayed. Where a user doesn’t have the appropriate qualifications, they are instead shown a CTA block encouraging training to be booked.