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Grapes ecommerce platform for the drinks trade

The specialist ecommerce solution for the drinks trade.

Grapes is based on Drupal Commerce and uses the benefits of that system to create a standard platform for the drinks trade, integrated with the Vintner Systems back office system. That platform is a cost-effective basis on which to create a fully bespoke website, as we understand how important it is to stand out from the crowd.

Grapes enables us to offer an evolving platform at a fraction of the cost that it would take to develop from scratch, with the sophistication of Vintner back office integration.

Grapes is specifically designed to manage the intricacies of selling drinks online from managing members' bonded wines, through to selling tickets for tasting events.

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Grapes Features

Vintner Systems Integration

Grapes includes direct integration with Vintner Systems accounting system, specific for the drinks trade. Benefits include:

  • Full product catalogue and product attributes
  • Continuous integrated product updates
  • Stock control
  • Pricing including all price bands
  • Members can access wines in storage
  • Fully compatible order processing

For merchandising

All the tools you will need to drive traffic to your website and easily enrich the content and manage campaigns

  • Discount engine to help drive your campaigns
  • Configure for trade or retail customers
  • Very easy to update and maintain media rich merchandising content
  • Sell by the bottle, or case
  • Sell other products such as tickets for tasting events to cork screws
  • Pay On Account Credit Limits

Bespoke Design

Although Grapes is a standard platform for the drinks trade we provide a fully bespoke design service. We understand how important design is in representing your brand and company culture.

For personalisation

Make your customers feel special and give them reason to return time after time.

  • Special prices integration from Vintner
  • Personal tasting notes
  • Custom ratings
  • Customer specific messages from your sales manager

3rd Party Integrations

Use the power of the web to integrate your catalogue with other affiliate systems to maximize your reach and online sales.

Drupal Features

Search Engine Optimisation SEO

A high standard of SEO comes with each of our Drupal installations and is achieved using customisable friendly URLs, Meta-data, XML sitemaps, Bing & Google submissions, 301 redirects and canonical URLs.

Mobile Responsive

It is imperative to develop your website for multiple devices and screen sizes, to enable an optimum experience for all users. The Drupal framework includes both the flexibility and functionality to tailor each page to different screen sizes, which is essential to maintain conversion rates in ecommerce.


Drupal prioritises website accessibility, which is part of UK Equality law and is outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). Accessibility standards will also benefit search engine optimisation and a high standard of coding.


Drupal is trusted by thousands of high profile businesses and government agencies, including The White House. It has a dedicated security group who maintain security on Drupal's core code. Following a recent study among the top open source platforms, Drupal was the most secure against hacking attempts.

For payments

We have partnered with a number of the major payment gateways to provide you the best pricing.

Commerce Features

Product Displays & Categories

Unique product display pages include all the details and variations of the product that can be selected, e.g. colour, size, weight etc. Product categories can also have unique landing pages, enabling you to supply more engaging information about a selection of products and are excellent for SEO.

Pricing Management

Products can have multiple price lists and be presented to specific members. The core systems offer multilingual and multi-currency support. Its core pricing engine makes it easy to manage discounts, taxes, offers and sales campaigns.

Order Processing

Drupal can be set up to work as your order management system, handling automated invoice generation with email follow-ups and presenting users with their account statements. When integrating with a 3rd party back office system, the website order processing system can be disabled.

Faceted Search

Drupal provides a powerful keyword search and faceted search for your product catalogue. This enables filtering of your product listing in multiple ways and based on specific attributes, e.g. size, price range, colour etc.