The problem

Manta5 was about to launch the world’s first hydrofoil e-bike. The company needed multiple websites internationally that could withstand hundreds of thousands of hits per month. Manta5 had developed a minimum viable website when Company-X was asked to help.

The solution

Company-X designed and developed four e-commerce websites simultaneously. Company-X designer and developer Pete Stewart who had skills in the Shopify front end.

The Shopify e-commerce platform was designed with online stores and retail point-of-sale systems in mind. Manta5 provided Pete with a style guide and photos and he designed some mockups based on their existing website. It took about six weeks from the start of design to launch the New Zealand website and about another month to launch EU, UK and US websites.

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The verdict

“We chose Company-X to take it to the next level in preparation for international sales because we knew they had the knowhow for building e-commerce websites that could sell the Hydrofoiler XE-1 in multiple regions across the world,” says Manta5 chief executive Greg Johnston. “Pete was understanding of our needs and great to work with. If we had a question he was straight there with an answer no matter what time of day or night we asked. It was very reassuring to have someone like that working on our e-commerce site. Pete did a really good job of getting a good balance between what we wanted and what we needed.”


Services Provided
User interface design , Front end development
Technologies Used
Shopify , JavaScript , HTML/CSS