WineExpress.com is an exclusive shopping extension of the Wine Enthusiast network. The online store sells unique, limited, and highly coveted wine by the bottle and wine gifts to eligible states throughout the U.S.
An SEO and UX partner, Wine Enthusiast approached Trinity to manage the platform migration for WineExpress.com as a project separate to our ongoing engagements. The ask was for SEO support in migrating from a homegrown system to a NetSuite SuiteCommerce Advanced platform, and from an m-dot to responsive site.
Our task was to ensure a smooth platform migration that minimized short-term performance decreases while maximizing long-term organic visibility.
This ambitious project required several moving parts that had to be executed concurrently:
Working closely with the Wine Express and SI teams, Trinity Insight developed and executed a 7-month schedule that addressed a range of requirements, including:
Trinity and Wine Express achieved extraordinary results through careful planning and collaborative communication. The Wine Express team were thoughtful in their questions, open to our recommendations, and committed to the implementation of those tasks that made the new site so SEO-friendly.
Trinity is always transparent about risk vs. reward when it comes to any type of site migration. It’s common to see short-term performance decreases of 10-30% following a platform migration, and with so many changes at once, this was expected.
The fact that WineExpress.com saw positive growth – both immediately following the migration, and in the months following – is a testament to our partnership with Wine Enthusiast, who were proactive in their approach to SEO in all aspects of this project.