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Seattle, WA
  • 506 2nd Ave #3100
    Seattle, WA 98104
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Web Development for a Coffee Shop and Distributor

"Their impact has been pretty significant. The new site is infinitely better than my previous one."

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$10,000 to $49,999
Mar. 2018 - Jul. 2018
Project summary: 

Mammoth Factory designed and built a Shopify website, with the primary feature being a new subscription model to sell coffee online. They're also building an app for event sign-ups.

The Reviewer
Seattle, Washington
Brendan Mullally
Owner, Elm Coffee Roasters
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Subscription revenue has improved dramatically since the engagement began, while shipping costs have dropped. Mammoth Factory's understanding of both marketing technologies and the coffee market justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own Elm Coffee Roasters. We’re a coffee wholesaler with two cafes in Seattle, Washington. We also sell coffee online.


What challenge were you trying to address with Mammoth Factory?

I wanted to increase our online sales, as well as improve our subscription service. I also wanted to raise the company’s visibility for potential future retail opportunities.


What was the scope of their involvement?

They started by looking at the existing Squarespace website and discussing how they could make it better. We discussed what market I'd be serving, what the best way to serve that market was, and how to increase visibility through advertising services. They decided to build the new site on the Shopify platform. They did a total redesign of the site and built it from the ground up.

Mammoth Factory also created a new subscription service based on the Amazon model. Customers receive discounts if they subscribe to a specific product. They introduced a new system where customers get a certain amount of points if they opt in to our newsletter or when they buy coffee. Then they can redeem those points for a discount. They’re also developing a mobile application to promote and schedule events, such as coffee tasting in our retail locations.

What is the team composition?

I work with Mark (founder, Mammoth Factory) and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Mammoth Factory?

Mark is a regular customer at my cafe. He approached me and asked if I wanted to increase my visibility and sales online. We get along well, so it seemed to make sense.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent less than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The website project took place from March–July 2018. They’re doing ongoing upkeep of the site, and we're still working together on marketing strategies and events booking.


What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Even though it just launched, the revenue from subscriptions has already doubled or tripled. Our cost of goods has gone down by half because of cheaper shipping options that Shopify provides. Sign-ups to our newsletter have also doubled or tripled, which greatly increases our visibility. Their impact has been pretty significant. The new site is infinitely better than my previous one.

How did Mammoth Factory perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is great. They're really efficient, detail-oriented, and friendly. They don't bother me with minor details, which is the way I prefer to work. They use BugHerd so I can note any time I see a problem, and they’re always right on it. Overall the work is done quickly and done well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Even though they're not coffee people, they really get the big picture of the coffee market. Anyone can build a website and online store. However, not everybody would take the time to understand what I’m trying to do with the business and build a site around that concept.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don't think so.

Any advice for potential customers?

Have a good idea what you’re trying to achieve with your site. Be open to their suggestions and ideas, because they know what they're talking about.

Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer