Framed and Matted
Framed & Matted launched in 2013 to change the way people custom frame their favorite prints, posters, photos and most works-on-paper. They consistently deliver elegant, simple and classic picture frames.
Buying a picture frame for a poster, print or artwork you own is expensive and limiting. Framed and Matted wanted to design a solution that would allow their customer to customize a picture frame all the way down to the nitty-gritty details. We helped them zero in on the best user experience for building a custom frame builder that took the user down a path towards creating the perfect custom frame. This involved a number of user experience studies and research until we found an ideal solution.
Our frame builder solution
Visitors can customize their frame via an online frame builder that allows them to drag and slide their frame to the correct size, add matting to the borders and choose their frame style. Spiral Scout built the entire site, including an e-commerce gateway, an easy to use page editor, an integrated shipping system (via the FedEx API), a complex CMS to manage user-created frames, a reseller's API and referral program, and a robust customer relationship dashboard to manage all members and orders.
Matt, Co-Founder of F&M, explained on Clutch, "The overall experience has been great. Spiral Scout understood what we were looking for. The work was pretty flexible, with no set number of hours that were contracted. Their hours could range from zero one month to 50 the next. Now, we work with them on a project-by-project basis. We describe what we're looking for, they come back with their understanding of the options and challenges, and then we proceed. Additionally, they come in at or under budget, and their turnaround time is always spot on. If they say a week, they mean a week."
FedEx API, Image Magick, Spiral CMS, PayPal Integration. PHP5, Apache, MySQL, Spiral Framework, HTML5 Canvas, CSS3, jQuery