Hotel Chocolat chose Statement to create their new US site as part of their expansion project, bringing their award winning collections to an international audience.
Selling award winning, luxury chocolate for any occasion, Hotel Chocolat are a renowned brand in the UK.
Having steadily grown in popularity ever since their launch, the brand recently decided to expand their stores and bring them to US audiences.
Shopify Plus was the obvious choice for Hotel Chocolat. As a platform designed for high growth, enterprise level brands Shopify Plus would allow them to achieve their aims for their US expansion project.
The Shopify POS feature allows the brand to sell their products in a wide range of locations, as well as provide features and functionality to allow for their wide range of gifting options.
Hotel Chocolat chose Statement to help them build their fresh new US site on the Shopify Plus platform. We worked closely with them throughout the project, liaising with the senior management team on a regular basis to ensure all targets were being met.
Hotel Chocolat’s new US site is just one part of their internationalisation strategy. The brand is hoping to explore new audiences and bring their highly popular products and services to a wider range of customers around the world.
With the new transactional US site now live, it’s only a matter of time before they expand on this and bring it forward as a strategy as they continue to grow globally.
"As a rapidly growing and ambitious business, Hotel Chocolat are looking to grow our brand across the globe. The next phase of this journey was the US where we had identified a number of locations in New York to begin our expansion into this market. To successfully achieve this we needed a retail solution that we could launch quickly to serve both our store operations and provide an eCommerce store to facilitate online sales. Shopify Plus was selected as this solution, using their POS capability in-store and their online store solution to provide a mobile optimised site where customers can quickly browse and buy our selection. We appointed Statement to deliver the eCommerce element of this project and selected them due to them being an experienced Shopify Plus partner with expertise in both POS and international projects. Timing was a key part of our success criteria - we appointed Statement just before Christmas and we needed a solution to be live for the February Valentine’s Day window. In just 6 weeks, Statement worked with the Hotel Chocolat team to deliver this, providing us with a strong foundation to build our US operations in a cost and time effective way"Brendan Drake, US CEO