Väskan is Sweden’s oldest bag and glove retail chain. Founded in 1939 in Karlskoga, Sweden, Väskan has been run by the same family ever since and is now in its third generation of family ownership. In 2008, Väskan began to expand its sales through digital commerce.
A scalable eCommerce store
Väskan’s previous eCommerce solution was complex and difficult to use. The store needed a platform with greater flexibility and one which would provide scalability for future expansion into new markets. Väskan’s co-owner, Andreas Wahlsten, was aware of Magento’s superiority in these two areas plus the platform’s key ability to integrate multiple systems under one roof. After receiving recommendations, Väskan chose to turn to Vaimo—a Magento Global Elite Partner—in order to transform the company’s digital presence, grow its eCommerce profile and ultimately to keep it at the forefront of the digital commerce landscape. Part of the challenge also lay in the immediate practicalities of completing a new eCommerce project. But Väskan knew that the switch to digital was absolutely necessary in order to sustain the long-term growth of the company and to ensure its competitiveness and success.
A collaborative relationship
Throughout the lifetime of the project, Väskan and Vaimo have worked closely together in order to deliver this eCommerce initiative successfully. In creating the new framework a number of challenges appeared but strong collaboration and cooperation between the two companies allowed the project to overcome these and to succeed.
“We are very pleased with the professionalism, commitment and treatment we have received from Vaimo. Vaimo shows that they really want to try and care to help; as soon as a problem has been detected, it is quickly resolved which has contributed to a trustworthy business relationship.“Andreas Whalsten
Future: Digital expansion
Now with a reliable digital commerce solution in place, global expansion is certainly on the horizon for Väskan. It is their goal to reach more markets around the world and grow the business in the process. Closer to home, Väskan is looking to add to its six physical stores and increase its offline offering in conjunction with the company’s growing digital commerce presence. This blend of offline and online will allow Väskan to offer a truly omnichannel purchasing experience for its customers.
- Angular front end
- Integration with Yotpo
- Integration with Nosto
- Optimised search function using Klevu
- Payment checkout with Klarna
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