Designing a way for the positive day.

for RastaEmpire.com
 

Irie! Delivering reggae lifestyle gear to customers in over 80 countries around the world, RastaEmpire.com is the world’s most popular reggae lifestyle brand. From fashion-forward dresses, beachwear, and licensed Bob Marley gear to original designs that speak to the 420 lifestyle, RastaEmpire.com has everything you need to let your inner reggae lover out.

We’ve been with RastaEmpire.com since its inception and developed the brand from the ground up. Over the years, it’s been rewarding to help it grow from a startup to the dominant brand in its market segment.

Services
  • Ecommerce Development
  • Responsive Website Design & Development
  • eBook, Whitepaper, Print Collateral
  • Strategy
  • Illustrations
  • Merchant User Interface
  • Digital Marketing
Development Platforms
ASP.NET Storefront MailChimp
 
 
The Website

Ecommerce websites are a unique balance of three main considerations: security, friendliness, and flexibility. They have to be secure enough to perform financial transactions, friendly enough to be an effective selling platform, and flexible enough to integrate with backend warehouse and business system.

We’ve been through three complete redesigns of the RastaEmpire.com website. Since the majority of RastaEmpire.com customers are using smartphones to access the website, the current site is a “mobile-first” website.

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FULL OPTIMIZATION FOR A MOBILE EXPERIENCE

Most RastaEmpire.com website visitors are accessing the site through a mobile device, so we designed the site to be “mobile-first.” Because page load performance is so critical for ecommerce websites and smartphones are particularly sensitive to performance issues, we took the mobile responsive design one step further: we crafted server-side software to “right-size” the website images and code delivered to mobile devices. This allows for the highest performance and best customer experience.

RASTAEMPIRE ORIGINALS

We’re not just digital – we also design, produce, and develop custom t-shirts and branded clothing products for a number of our clients. RastaEmpire Originals is a line of branded apparel designed to appeal to customers who love reggae music culture and the 420 lifestyle. The apparel line is currently being carried by hundreds of resellers in the US, Canada and Europe. We designed the artwork, performed the print color separations, sourced & specified garments, and coordinated production.

Launch Page
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Launch Page
 
 
EMAIL MARKETING

RastaEmpire utilizes the speed, convenience, and low cost of email marketing to connect with customers. We designed the email newsletters (e-blasts) in accordance with RastaEmpire’s branded image and paid careful attention to the elements of a newsletter that would engage customers. For RastaEmpire’s email marketing campaigns, we implemented a schedule based around holidays and seasonal featured items to time the e-blasts in a way that wouldn’t seem too pushy or spammy to subscribers.

 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Our social media marketing strategy for RastaEmpire.com led to an increase of over 228,000 Facebook likes and more than 20,000 new Instagram followers. A combination of original content, sourced relevant content, and promotions helps keep fans engaged.

 

Rasta Socialmedia Results

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