Project Details

  • Client: Plant a Seed Cards, LLC
  • Industry: E-commerce Retail
  • Features: Self-hosted shopping cart installation, responsive theme design, search engine optimization (SEO), mailing list setup, and social media integration
  • Relaunch Date: July 2020
  • Website:

Self-Hosted E-commerce Shop

Plant a Seed Cards offer faith-based greeting cards and handmade beaded bracelets and accessories to plant Christian faith based on scripture Matthew 17:20 into the hearts of people one discussion at a time.

Creating a website for Plant a Seed Cards was a labor of love. It started as an idea and a slew of text messages with greeting card mock-ups from one best friend to another. Within a few months, Plant a Seed Cards evolved from an idea to a self-hosted e-commerce shop selling faith-based greeting cards, handmade beaded bracelets, and accessories.

The first e-commerce launch of Plant a Seed Cards was in December 2019 on Big Cartel. As the business evolved to selling faith-based beaded bracelets, the business quickly outgrew Big Cartel and needed an e-commerce solution that would allow for continued growth, customer review capability, and feature-rich options to build a mailing list and integrate social media marketing. After considering another hosted e-commerce platform, the owner opted for a self-hosted e-commerce solution to maximize monthly and annual savings.


  • Full website development (hosting & domain setup, WordPress installation, responsive website design, and plugin configuration).
  • WooCommerce shop installation and configuration (setup product, tax, checkout, shipping, accounts, and email requirements).
  • Create multiple pages for doing business; content development and adding new products.
  • On-page search engine optimization (SEO) development.
  • Setup email list via Mailchimp and training on creating marketing emails.
  • Social media integration and marketing; connect social media accounts to website and inbound marketing to drive traffic-utilizing Pinterest.
  • Ongoing WordPress training and technical support.

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