Challenging the eyewear industry with design and technology


GuideSmiths worked closely with Kite to build their eCommerce platform and integrate it to their chosen CMS.

The challenge

Kite were referred to GuideSmiths via another client. They wanted outsourced development expertise to embed into their growing internal team. We were tasked with getting their eCommerce platform up and running in parallel to their various other development activities.


The solution

As a first priority, we set up our CI/CD environment based on Kite's chosen technology and rapidly built and deployed an eCommerce solution which integrates with their chosen CMS, payment provider and courier service.


The tech

Backend: Magento 2 API development, Magento 2 customisation, Extending Magento REST API with custom services
Systems integration:, UPS and DPD API, Stripe payment, Craft CMS API, Mailgun
Other: Setting up CI/CD in Google Cloud environment and CircleCI, Configuration of failover instances using Docker containers, Smooth Product Catalog and Image Asset import, Custom checkout flow with free Home try option, Automated DPD label printing, shipment management and tracking, Providing reliable e-mail delivery with Mailgun extension and Support monitoring with Sentry Log

Partner with us? Enter your details & we’ll be in touch to discuss your project
+44 (0) 20 3355 1942