about the project

Black Cat Music represents Wenger Corporation in the UK and Ireland.

The business requirements

Black Cat Music represents Wenger Corporation in the UK and Ireland.  Wenger is the largest manufacturer of fully guaranteed staging and music performance equipment in the world.  The business supplies both Wenger’s range as well as its own speciality equipment, acoustic treatments and sound proofing to schools and colleges, music schools, orchestras, choirs, theatres, recording studios and architects.

The Black Cat Music website was built in Magento but needed to be upgraded to the latest version of Magento 2 to maximise security and ensure the best user experience. The business also wanted to ensure the Purchase Order functionality was enabled for schools.

Our solution

With a chilliapple account manager and a team of Magento specialists, we designed a plan to ensure there was no business interruption.  We retained all existing functionality, fully migrated all product and category data and other site content as well as customer and order data.  We ensured the upgraded site was optimised for speed as well as for search engines. SEO equity was retained and third-party plugins and customised code upgraded.  We used a mobile responsive design theme to keep the costs down and configured Google Analytics to ensure store view filters.  We also delivered all the required changes and enhancements.  After launch, we tracked site performance for 60 days and fixed any bugs.

The results

Black Cat Music were able to continue to trade without interruption during the upgrade and they have benefited from an improved user experience and journey to purchase which has been hugely important during the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Technology used

The technical bits

  • Multiwebsite setup
  • Paid theme installation and customisation
  • Full data migration from M1 to M2
  • Goldblock module developed from scratch
  • Website Switcher module developed
  • Purchase order module customisation
  • Stripe Payment module integration
  • Conversion of wordpress blog to magento2 blog
  • SEO retention

The finished product