Scotch Whisky Auctions
Design/Coding | www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com
We’ve been working with the team at Scotch Whisky Auctions since 2011, when they held their very first online auction. We built the custom software that powers their auctions and have been working them to refine and improve it every since.
We have continued to have a close relationship with the company as they’ve experienced incredible growth – their first auction, 10 years ago, had 112 bottles while they now regularly feature up to 10,000.
At the end of 2020 we discussed their options for going forward as the site had been based on the same architecture since day 1 and was ready for an upgrade to something that was more fit for purpose. We built a totally custom solution for both the site and back end that took into consideration how their bidders used the site as well as how the team at SWA needed to work to make things as streamlined as possible.
A key feature is one that allows users who have won bottles previously to track where these are and choose what they’d like done with them through their own account – rather than needing to contact the team to request this.
We also built an updated app to allow mobile users to bid on-the-go and access a huge range of additional features in an even easier manner.
How it works
The basis of the system that powers the site is our fuzzylime (cms+) software, but we’ve built in a number of special add-ons to help power the auctions, including the ability to add new bottles really easily as they come in, help in processing orders and payments and much more.