Expertly curated home goods dropshipped to your door.
AFTERNOON LIGHT

Expertly curated home goods dropshipped to your door.

Afternoon Light is a new home goods and furnishing startup committed to bringing a curated shopping experience at scale to a diverse audience.

In a market saturated with home goods retailers, Afternoon Light aims to bring a missing aesthetic sensibility to the table.

We created an image-driven eCommerce experience that would seamlessly incorporate editorial content and curated shopping.

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Our Approach

We helped Afternoon Light execute their dropshipping business strategy, built a custom, differentiated eCommerce experience using Jetti and Shopify Plus.

We also guided them towards an eCommerce-focused content strategy to manage Google crawl budgets in the most appropriate way possible.

Key Takeaways

  • User Experience Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Shopify Plus Engineering
  • Dropshipping and Jetti Integration

User Experience Design

Conversion Focused

We needed to redesign the user experience to focus on conversion. The existing design was beautiful but needed improvement to guide the user down the appropriate journey.

Filtering Possibilities

For Afternoon Light, personalization is possibility. They aim to offer users the ability to filter home products in a multitude of ways.

This can be complex for a dropship platform, as data is pulled from thousands of stores. Our engineers worked diligently to implement a robust filtering UI to arm users with curatorial power.

Content Strategy

Ways to Improve

We built a hierarchical, data-driven content plan to support the brand launch, which also granted Afternoon Light the ability to create unique content.

Managing a dropshipping business using Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus

We built a scalable architecture that allowed a small team the freedom to create content that expressed their “outside-the-box” creative mindset. We utilized Shopify and Shogun to make this possible without compromising conversions or speed.

Dropshipping and Jetti Integration

Our engineering team enabled the Jetti app and built custom shipping and payment integrations so vendors could be paid directly.

Oversized Shipments

We integrated custom 3PL APIs so customers could view the shipping cost for oversized items before issuing payment.

COLLABORATION

We met weekly with the founders and the growing Afternoon Light team to help solve the complexities of a global drop-ship experience. Our engineers collaborated with Shopify Plus and Jetti to build multiple third-party integrations to support the shopping and brand experience.

“Blank & Co is known for its track record of defining and launching the world’s best digital experiences — especially in retail. That’s why we chose them to help improve engagement with our customers across e-commerce, mobile shopping and in-store experiences.”

-Minya Quirk, Co-Founder Afternoon Light

Get in Touch

If you want to learn more about our work with Afternoon Light, please email us at hello@blankandco.com.