Harveys is the oldest brewery in Sussex. A family business spanning eight generations, the famous brewery has been a landmark in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, for over 200 years.
Blue Planet has been working with Harveys since 2008, helping them gradually improve their online activities. At the beginning of 2012, we were commissioned to completely redesign and redevelop their website.
What we did
Harveys previously had two separate websites; one containing information about the brewery, its bricks-and-mortar shops and details about events and news. The second site was an ecommerce platform, enabling the brewery's loyal customer base to shop online.
The main challenge with this project was to combine the two sites into one, giving appropriate prominence to each area within the overall site structure.
Following a lengthy consultation and specification process, designs were presented and approved and development undertaken.
The site contains an extensive and feature-rich content management system, together with a searchable database (and interactive Google map) of pub locations, and a blog, the posts of which are fed into appropriate parts of the website.
The ecommerce part of the website is linked to an external order tracking system provided by Harveys' preferred courier. This enables fulfillment staff to easily produce packing documentation and for customers to track their orders online.