When I created A little bit Milo I wanted a website design that was really modern and properly reflected that we were a gender neutral store.
I love minimal designs so chose a monochrome colour scheme and an ultra clean and simple to use layout. I got rid of the boy and girl categories and ordered the products by category and brands, as this was how my customers loved to shop.
I built this website using Magento along with several plug ins to make running the shop easier for me and slicker for our customers. Our Customer feedback was that it was easy to use on any device, quick, and they were surprised to learn that I was a small independent store as the website made the shop look like a much bigger operation!
I loved running A little bit Milo and the experience I gained has put me in a great position to work with other small businesses in my new web design company.
Oh, I am sure you are wondering why I decided not to continue to run it? It is quite simple.. I wanted a business that I could work around my two small children, if you currently work in retail or are thinking of doing it, you will know what E-commerce is definitely not part time, right? (and yes I hear you chuckling!)