A Shopify migration and POS for a rising star in the Canadian wine scene

Perseus Winery takes their name from the constellation which hovers over their estate vineyard in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia during harvest. A small scale winery situated on 8500 square feet of prime Okanagan terroir, Perseus punches well above its weight with a small but distinguished selection of red, white and sparkling wines.

With demands for these wines coming in from all over Canada, Perseus required an ecommerce platform equal to the task. Able Sense had the plan and Shopify had the power; the stars aligned to give Perseus exactly what they needed.


  • Ecommerce Strategy
  • POS Implementation
  • Ecommerce
  • Design
  • Migration

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Screenshot of 2017 Pinot Gris product page

Perseus’ quest

When we met with the team at Perseus to create a custom Ecommerce Action Plan, we heard that they were struggling with the functionality and aesthetic confines of their existing WordPress site, which they wanted to match the quality of their brand. Different workflows for their customer base and wine club information existed in separate apps attached to third party software, really impacting efficiency. The client also wanted a fully integrated POS system. We knew we could meet their needs with an expertly-managed Shopify migration and Shopify POS system.

Screenshots of Perseus Winery website homepage and shop page

Star quality

Able Sense provided the Perseus winery with a new, visually appealing and highly functional site. We chose the Pipeline pre-built theme for them. With an emphasis on big, eye-catching visual sections and a user-friendly interface, the multi-column menu provides intuitive navigation complemented by aesthetically pleasing, modular homepage design.

Screenshot of Pipeline theme on large and small desktops

We liked this theme because it:

  • Fits with their brand
  • Comes with an age-checker popup
  • Allows large-image optimization
  • Is easy to navigate
  • Brings images to life with a cool parallax effect
  • Leaves room for an expanding product catalog
  • Is easy to update

Screenshot of Perseus Winery homepage

Reach for the stars

Their new platform perfectly captures the polished character of the winery, and we worked diligently to migrate their existing site, including their blog, wine club and customer list into its new, integrated and efficient home. We also implemented Shopify’s POS system seamlessly at the winery, completing the solution.

It was great to work with the team at Perseus, whose easygoing, flexible attitude ensured a smooth project flow. Their new Shopify implementation not only improved upon the user interface, aesthetics and outright speed of their previous site, but far exceeded everyone’s expectations. We think we earned a gold star.

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