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Shapero Rare Books.

Specialists in Rare Books & Works on Paper

Web Design, Web Development, Magento, Ecommerce


Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian and rare books. They specialise in fine illustrated books from the 15th to 20th century, covering subjects such as natural history, travel, guidebooks and more.

Shapero approached Lilo about redeveloping their website, with the main focus being improving user experience elements, such as load speed.

Books & Publications

Web Design, Web Development, Magento, Ecommerce

Magento , PHP, HTML / CSS, JavaScript / jQuery

UK Based

The Brief.

The previous Shapero website was completely built with WordPress. While WordPress  is suitable for smaller ecommerce sites, they had simply outgrown the platform. Because of the sheer size of the site, pages were becoming slower to load and general usability was affected.

For this reason Lilo recommended a Magento 2 solution, which could easily accommodate their current inventory, and also scale for future growth.

The Shapero blog was kept on WordPress (because of it’s strong set of blog-specific features), and integrated into the main Magento web solution.

Other Features

— Ecommerce catalogue

— Payment gateway

— Custom Elasticsearch

— Integration of WordPress blog


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