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Sell Books Online Saraiva Writing the Next Chapter of Omnichannel Growth

Read the Saraiva success story and learn how they were able to launch their new site to sell books online on Magento Commerce in time for the 2014 holiday season.
+130% In Mobile Traffic
+200K Orders on Black Friday Weekend
+24% Conversion Rate

A strong foundation for omnichannel engagement.

Founded in 1914, Saraiva is Brazil’s leading book publisher and retailer. They offer a wide range of educational, cultural, and entertainment products and services across 115 stores and online.

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While Saraiva was one of the first companies to develop an online presence and begin to sell books online in 1998, its legacy systems were holding it back from executing on its omnichannel vision. “Our systems didn’t reflect the innovations we were bringing to market,” said Lucas Correia dos Santos. “We have a very strong technical IT team and we wanted to control our ability to take advantage of innovations and the speed at which we adapted them to our business.” With eCommerce representing 30 percent of the company’s retail business, Saraiva looked for eCommerce Platforms that could:

  • Adapt to the complex promotions dynamic of the Brazilian market.
  • Effectively handle its robust product and customer data.
  • Scale to support high throughput ratios and transaction volumes.
  • Be up and running in six months.

We felt that the flexibility, scalability, and robust global ecosystem of Magento would best support our needs today and also ensure that we could quickly tap innovations well into the future.

Lucas Correia Dos Santos
IT Director for Digital Products, Saraiva

Delivered a seamless omnichannel customer experience.

After rigorous internal testing, Saraiva felt that Magento Commerce would support their needs. Working with local Magento Solution Partner eSmart and the Magento Services, Saraiva launched its new site in time for the 2014 holiday season.

Sell Books Online - Saraiva Omnichannel

In addition to ensuring a seamless checkout process, the new also delivered:

  • Full integration with its physical stores to pick up and return online orders in stores.
  • Full integration with the company’s loyalty program.
  • A unique and consistent omnichannel shopping experience across its physical and online channels.

A springboard for growth and innovation.

Saraiva was impressed with the company’s Holiday 2014 results online:

Omnichannel - Saraiva books online

  • +200,000 orders online from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, 
  • 100,000 orders on Black Friday alone
  • +24% increase in conversion rate.
  • +130% jump in mobile traffic.