Furnitureland South, the world’s largest furniture store, uses a custom iPad application and Authorize.Net to accept card payments from customers. 

 

Wendy Mignot has been an artist all her life. She met her husband and they began a gypsy lifestyle of sailing adventures in the Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Aruba, St, Bart’s, Bahamas, Panama and Central America. Wendy’s one-of-a-kind jewelry became a trademark and reflection of her adventures at sea, with each design reflecting family, culture and heritage. Her trademark Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry® are a collection that includes the finest Tahitian, South Sea and Freshwater cultured pearls.

Ten years ago, she and her husband settled along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Seaside, Florida, and opened her storefront shop, La Vie Est Belle. Her designs put a twist on the once traditional strand of pearls, with each one-of-a-kind piece handcrafted and strung on soft, hand-rolled leather and tied with precision and care. Everything Wendy uses to create her jewelry comes from the ocean and surrounding terrain and is uniquely beautiful, elegant and practical in nature. Since then, the business has grown into an International boutique with vintage pieces worn by Steven Tyler, Pierce Brosnan, Orlando Bloom, Luke Bryan, Alice Cooper, Kix Brooks, Colt Ford, Florida Georgia Line, The Bangles and many more.

To help the business grow, they wanted their patrons to be able to shop anytime and from anywhere in a new eBoutique website: WendyMignot.com. They contacted Fluent Business Solutions, an IT Management firm based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to modernize the entire business with a focus on using technology to increase revenue growth, productivity and to scale the business globally. “Wendy Mignot wanted to expand online and needed a highly scalable, secure solution that exceeded industry standards at a competitive cost,” said David Cochrane, President of Fluent Business Solutions.

For over ten years, Fluent has helped hundreds of clients select best in class software and solutions to improve their business. “We started using Authorize.Net ourselves eight years ago when our clients wanted to pay with credit cards.  Authorize.Net made that easy.” For other clients, Fluent has used the Authorize.Net API to build custom integrations or chosen from hundreds of pre-integrated solutions that support Authorize.Net. “We recommend Authorize.Net because of their seamless integration, reliability, scalability and performance.”

By using smart technology and the best payment solution to meet their needs, Fluent delivered a comprehensive solution for Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry. “We’re thrilled with the success of our new eBoutique,” said Wendy. “Since its launch in fall 2014, we’ve fulfilled thousands of online orders and look forward to expanding globally later this summer.”

Ragnar Relay Series talks about using Authorize.Net to accept payments. 

 

Today's case study focuses on a UK merchant named Optimize Press. Optimize Press is a popular WordPress plug-in that makes it easy to transform WordPress websites into lead-generation and sales-conversion platforms. What makes this UK-based company unique is that 80% of their customers are based in the U.S.

James Dyson, owner of OptimizePress, explained, "We have the peace of mind of knowing that we can rely on the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway for secure, reliable, payment processing in support of our expansion plans."

Read the case study to learn more about OptmizePress and how they use Authorize.Net to grow their business globally.

Last month, David Schwartz introduced the Authorize.Net Merchant of the Week. Several merchants with unique products and successful business models have been highlighted on our Facebook page. Each of them has a unique story to share; if you haven't yet, go check them out today!

Over the next two weeks, we will highlight a couple of merchants in the UK that were kind enough to share how the Authorize.Net services have helped them to grow faster and manage international orders.

Today we are sharing the story of Wiggly Wigglers who operates a successful e-commerce store from the quaint, countryside town of Herefordshire. Wiggly Wigglers has found success in selling worms, goat socks and flowers throughout the UK with their tagline, "Bringing Country Living to Life."

Read more about their business and how they have handled increased demand with Authorize.Net.

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