Winebow’s suppliers need to be able to navigate their search pages quickly and seamlessly. Prior to our engagement the pages were far too slow and directly impacted the time it took to do simple tasks as a Winebow Supplier. Winebow’s marketing team had low technical visibility into how brands and products are populated onto the search pages. A existing search solution was built, but it was slow and uncomplicated. The Winebow Group came to Bytelion in hope of revamping the Search and Speed of various high touch pages on their website. These pages had been previously created using Drupal’s CMS and several elasticsearch instances hosted on AWS.
The team was tasked with revamping these pages, leveraging a new search solution, Algolia and migrating to a new frontend code repository . The goal of this project was to drastically reduce two browser metrics, Time to First Paint and Time to Interactive. The work was set to prioritize speed over search, and to follow up with auditing the searchable data. Project Goals:
Deliver a fully functional Algolia InstantSearch implementation on the pages listed in the deliverables section
Improve key metrics to reach search speeds under 1 second.
Improve clarity to Winebow’s Marketing team of searchable data on each page and update the data based upon business rules presented by Winebow