Case Study

Website Design & Development


The Challenge

Riso Gallo produce high-quality rice products and have been feeding families across the globe for over 150 years.

So when they approached us to revamp and refresh their website, the regular challenges of completely satisfying a client were compounded by the rare responsibility of working on a website which not only needed ecommerce elements, but also acted as a distinctive digital portal into social and culinary history.

However, we couldn’t linger in limbo like befuddled William Blakes, lost in reveries regarding worlds in grains of rice – time was pressing and we needed a practical plan.

Despite being a strong business that has well and truly stood the test of time, their current Shopify site was lagging and starting to look as stale as a loaf from the focaccia museum.

So our bold brief was to transform the website by modernising its functionality to meet the demands of visitors and to update the design in order to enhance its aesthetic appeal.

Riso Gallo - Shopify Website
Riso Gallo Shop

Our Solution

  • Updating images and product layouts

    To produce a clean, consistent look across all product lines.

  • Displaying high-quality images across the site

    To showcase the professionalism, calibre and customer care of the brand.

  • Using responsive web design techniques

    To ensure that the site looks fantastic and offers an incredible user experience across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

The Results

The end result is a website that looks as beautiful as a gourmet bacon and mushroom risotto and feels as fresh as a breeze caressing Lake Como.

During the period September 2019 – January 2020:

Total sales increased by
Online sessions up
The conversion rate saw a
Total orders were up

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what Riso Gallo have to say:

Our online store was outdated, and wasn’t performing very well. Maratopia proposed a creative solution, provided an extremely competitive quote, and completed the project within 10 days. Conversion and revenue have been up substantially every month since the redeveloped site was launched, and I am extremely happy with their work.Jason Morrison, Managing Director, Riso Gallo UK