Girovai: No Frontiers…Except For A Payment Gateway!
Girovai are an online tour operator offering personalised trips to Patagonia, the Atacama Desert, Iguazu Falls, Antarctica and various other destinations throughout South America. Their customers are mainly from the US and Europe; people who like adventure and visiting unexplored destinations, without compromising on good service.
Their request was a simple one; they wanted an overhaul on their existing site, making it more user friendly without compromising on design. They wanted it to help drive sales, it should be easily manageable so that they could easily make changes, update photos and edit price listings themselves and they were also looking to improve the online booking and payment system.
Simple! Or maybe not…
This project has certainly been a bit of a challenge, not least because of a pesky Chilean payment gateway that, were you to ask our web developer Tim about it, would make him sigh heavily and roll his eyes at just the mere thought of it! After much trial and tribulation, the solution was eventually to create bespoke code in order to integrate the payment gateway into the site. After many test payments of 1 peso (which Tim hoped didn’t equate to too many pounds) we are very pleased to say that it is finally fully functioning!
The site is built using the WordPress platform, is fully responsive and user friendly and, most importantly, has a working payment gateway and online booking facility! Another challenge presented to us by this project is that the site had to be available in English, Spanish and Italian, requiring Tim to spend a large amount of time getting acquainted with translation software and plugins! The site also incorporates stunning photography of the various destinations, provided to us by the clients and which we think gives the site a really stunning overall look.
You can visit the site here http://girovai.com/ and if you like what you see, please feel free to contact us and see how we could help with your website – as you can see, no challenge is too big for us to overcome, not even a Chilean payment gateway!