about the project

Able2Wear are the UK’s leading supplier of wheelchair and adaptive clothing, who have work closely with wheelchairs users, carers and professionals for over 25 years to develop a range of disabled clothing to meet specialist needs.


The business requirements

Able2Wear are the UK’s leading supplier of wheelchair and adaptive clothing, who have work closely with wheelchairs users, carers and professionals for over 25 years to develop a range of disabled clothing to meet specialist needs.

Able2Wear were searching for a Magento Solutions Partner to rebuild their existing Magento 2 site, which had been poorly coded with core file modifications and a number of broken functions, and approached chilliapple to carry out the rebuild. The site was developed again from scratch using the Luma theme, and the design customised in keeping with Able2Wear’s brand guidelines.

Our solution

chilliapple undertook full data migration of products, categories, customers and orders from the old Magento 2 site into the fresh install, and configured updated third-party modules to provide the required functions within the frontend user journey and the backend Admin area.

The main objectives for the new site were:

  • Simplified user journey to optimise conversion

  • Fully responsive for mobile and tablet devices

  • Security and stability

  • Pricing to consider VAT relief, with the function for eligible users to validate their VAT exemption.

  • Site speed

The results

Able2Wear now has a new look and feel, is more user-friendly and it is easier for customers to purchase products. This is a site that combines community with shopping – a website that educates, supports and advises customers about their requirements, and then seamlessly nudges them towards a purchase.

Technology used

Platform Used

The technical bits

  • Full data migration and clean install of Magento 2
  • Luma theme customisation
  • Royal Mail Click & Drop
  • Multiple Currencies
  • Custom Stock Status
  • SagePaySuite Pro
  • VAT Exemption
  • Megamenu customisation
  • MailChimp integration

The finished product