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We were set the challenge of re-building the e-commerce subscription portal of DIE ZEIT, from scratch, in just six weeks… Luckily here at Everest Media we like a challenge!

DIE ZEIT, Germany’s most widely read weekly newspaper, with a readership of around two million people came to us thanks to a recommendation from an existing client, who knew first-hand about our love of delivering great digital solutions on time and on budget.

Die Zeit's new Aboshop Website

The fully-functioning subscription portal (known as ZEIT Aboshop) would need to host ZEIT’s entire catalogue of products, link with their APIs and incorporate full transaction tracking and analytics. It would also require a bespoke CMS, allow for future expansion, and enable their staff to manage the day-to-day running and maintenance of the site.

In addition to the ambitious build-project, the publisher was looking for a software development agency with the skills and experience to become its outsourced digital resource.

As I said, we like a challenge…

Luckily, at Everest Media we’re highly experienced at building outstanding, high-traffic sites, often to tight deadlines. Embracing the challenging brief, we set about working with the client to produce a first-rate solution, in record time.

So, how’d it go, you ask? Well, just six weeks later the all-new ZEIT Aboshop launched with zero-snags and it has continued to work faultlessly, allowing the client to acquire new customers and strengthen its engagement with existing readers.

Alexander Holm, Head of Online Marketing and Customer Analytics at DIE ZEIT’s publisher, Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius GmbH & Co. KG., said: “I have been extremely impressed by Everest Media’s technical ability, project management, communication, and creativity. Our new shop was the first project Everest Media developed for us and I am delighted that we have found an experienced agency who understands our requirements and can be trusted to deliver outstanding results on time and on budget. I look forward to continuing to work with Everest Media.”

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