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Sunshine Environmentals WordPress Site Integrations

WordPress site which connects Woo Commerce plugin to their external Hortbase system via a cloud API

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to creating a website, our recent work for Sunshine Environmentals shows how a well designed website can give visitors a truly online experience of a business, wherever they’re searching from.  

Sunshine Environmentals are an established wholesale nursery business having sent out quality nursery plants since 1975. Their mission is to provide resellers with the highest quality product with an excellent service and an easy sales process to be their first choice in plant suppliers.

Modern websites require much more than basic contact and about us information which was the case for Sunshine Environmentals’ previous website. Sunshine Environmentals needed an updated, engaging website to help create a stronger online presence for their business and give visitors as much information on their plant range as possible without them needing to visit the nursery themselves. Their previous website did not feature any of their plant products because of isolated data in their existing Hortbase system.

‘Even if you’re not selling your products online, a well designed website can communicate the value of the products you sell to greatly complement and increase in-store sales and provide your customers with extra support ’

To update their online presence, we recently completed a new WordPress site for Sunshine Environmentals, most notably not only adding their range of plants to the website but also giving visitors the ability to see photos and progress of a plant’s growth. Visitors are now able to search by title, genus, brand category and name to easily find what they’re after. Although Sunshine Environmentals don’t currently have ecommerce capabilities on their site, in the process of updating their website we added a WooCommerce plugin which connects to their current external Hortbase system via a cloud API. This allows the website to have accurate stock levels and details for each plant.

“Trio have shown a good understanding of our objectives and have worked in with our systems to provide effective tools and solutions.  They have a good network of support partners for anything they can’t do in-house and have looked after the whole project efficiently.  Support has been good, we can rely on them to keep everything up to date and fix any issues promptly as they arise.”

Sunshine Environmentals now have a modern WordPress site that features their entire plant range with stock levels automatically updated with connections to their main product feed and images that show the current progress of the plant. This facilitates orders from nationwide customers who learn about Sunshine Environmentals plants without needing to physically visit their wholesale nursery.

With their product catalogue now online, Sunshine Environmentals’ website proves to be a valuable tool for sales reps as a more dynamic and engaging way to display products compared to traditional paper catalogues etc.

Is your website in need of an update? Read more about our work at https://www.triotech.co.nz/case-studies or reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to learn more about how you can grow your online presence with Trio Technology!

Lead Developer

Ben Suarez-Brodie

Software Developer