30A.it eCommerce Success With Authorize.Net

30A.it eCommerce solution provided to Wendy Mignot eBoutique (www.wendymignot.com) was picked by Authorize.net as the winner to be published on their main website as a case study. After the successful implementation of Authorize.net into the eCommerce solution Authorize.net contacted David Cochrane to participate with many other businesses to see if 30A.it could win a spot on their site. After winning Windy Mignot eBoutique, and Fluent (parent company of 30A.it) are featured on Authorize.net’s main website with a potential to be viewed by over 400,000 businesses.

Wendy Mignot has been an artist all her life. She met her husband and they began a gypsy lifestyle of sailing adventures in the Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Aruba, St, Bart’s, Bahamas, Panama and Central America. Wendy’s one-of-a-kind jewelry became a trademark and reflection of her adventures at sea, with each design reflecting family, culture and heritage. Her trademark Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry® are a collection that includes the finest Tahitian, South Sea and Freshwater cultured pearls.


Ten years ago, she and her husband settled along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Seaside, Florida, and opened her storefront shop, La Vie Est Belle. Her designs put a twist on the once traditional strand of pearls, with each one-of-a-kind piece handcrafted and strung on soft, hand-rolled leather and tied with precision and care. Everything Wendy uses to create her jewelry comes from the ocean and surrounding terrain and is uniquely beautiful, elegant and practical in nature. Since then, the business has grown into an International boutique with vintage pieces worn by Steven Tyler, Pierce Brosnan, Orlando Bloom, Luke Bryan, Alice Cooper, Kix Brooks, Colt Ford, Florida Georgia Line, The Bangles and many more.


To help the business grow, they wanted their patrons to be able to shop anytime and from anywhere in a new eBoutique website: WendyMignot.com. They contacted 30A.it, an IT Management firm based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, to modernize the entire business with a focus on using technology to increase revenue growth, productivity and to scale the business globally. “Wendy Mignot wanted to expand online and needed a highly scalable, secure solution that exceeded industry standards at a competitive cost,” said David Cochrane, President of 30A.it.

For over ten years, 30A.it has helped hundreds of clients select best in class software and solutions to improve their business. “We started using Authorize.Net ourselves eight years ago when our clients wanted to pay with credit cards.  Authorize.Net made that easy.” For other clients, 30A.it has used the Authorize.Net API to build custom integrations or chosen from hundreds of pre-integrated solutions that support Authorize.Net. “We recommend Authorize.Net because of their seamless integration, reliability, scalability and performance.”

By using smart technology and the best payment solution to meet their needs, 30A.it delivered a comprehensive solution for Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry. “We’re thrilled with the success of our new eBoutique,” said Wendy. “Since its launch in fall 2014, we’ve fulfilled thousands of online orders and look forward to expanding globally later this summer.”

About 30A.it: 30A.it is a boutique IT shop catering to the needs of businesses around 30A, South Walton, and Bay Counties between Destin and Panama City. Our “boutique” roots are deeply ingrained in not only who we are, but how we get things done. 30A.it supports several local fashion boutiques along 30A with Information Technology (IT) consulting regarding security, email, networking, ecommerce, hardware, software, cloud, phones, internet, WiFi, backups and much more. 30A.it allows our clients to focus on what they do best while we focus on assuring their technology solutions are reliable, secure and efficient

About WendyMignot.com: For over 20 years, pearls have been our passion, our calling, and our family heritage. Originating in 1994 on aboard the “Maryvonne” we started our journey sailing the waters of the Caribbean. After 10 years at sea we were fortunate to land along side the beautiful 30A scenic highway, and the most sought after shoreline of the Emerald Coast, in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. This picturesque location is recognized as a celebrated destination featured in numerous publications including: Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, and Forbes Travel Guide. It is a truly inspiring place filled with beauty and charm. For us, it’s called home. And from here, our adventure continues as we design the most sought after and recognizable brand of Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry ® available.

About Authorize.Net: Connecting a website to the payment processing networks is exceptionally difficult and typically beyond the expertise and technical resources of most online merchants. Instead, merchants can easily connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line.