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Richard Dawes Fine Wines

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Distribution and Manufacturing

A significant part of Richard Dawes’ business is offering wine ‘en primeur’, which involves the purchasing and sale of wine before it has been produced and/or bottled. De Facto’s Distribution and Manufacturing module handles this with ease, enabling Richard Dawes to control en primeur processes effectively.

De Facto ERP allows for the tracking of customer owned stock post invoicing. This means that, when an en primeur transaction is put through and completed, the system will still retain and hold the information until the product is finally delivered, potentially years down the line - giving Richard Dawes complete visibility of where the product is at any time up until delivery. 


Richard Dawes have benefited from the system’s outstanding accounting facilities, giving them a much better view of the financial information at the heart of their processes.

Information is available much more widely, exactly as it is required and without the need for Richard Dawes to employ any dedicated accounts staff.


Richard Dawes decided to capitalise on the internet’s global reach, opting to transform their existing website into an online sales portal. Their previous website was purely informative and generated no direct sales for the company, meaning valuable opportunities were being missed.

With a clear understanding of Richard Dawes’ business goals, we set out to create a website that would stand out in the competitive wine industry. The result is a sophisticated design, encompassing their brand concept to create an elegant E-Commerce website.

The company pride themselves on their ability to provide an expert service, through their vast knowledge and experience of fine wines. With this in mind, we created a structure that would enable Richard Dawes to include detailed content where desired, preserving their ambition to be the perfect wine partner for all fine wine requirements.  


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Richard Dawes' blog allows them to showcase their industry expertise and promote their products

Constantly striving to develop and expand their business, Richard Dawes sought greater online exposure for their E-Commerce website. Having a presence in social media but with no fresh content updates on their website, they needed a solution to blend the two. Based on competitor research, a company blog was deemed the right way to go.
We incorporated a design coherent to their existing website, with images as a key focus in order to increase the visual appeal of posts. Richard Dawes are able to use the blog as a product promotion platform as well as somewhere to simply share their fine wine knowledge.
The blog allows Richard Dawes to add regular, informative content which generates interest from both existing and prospective customers. Including commenting functionality, their blog entices engagement in order to create a community around their business, helping to position them as experts in the wine industry.  

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