Wine, Spirits & Beers
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Retail
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Wine, Spirits & Beers
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Retail
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1700+
Images Of Beverages Bottles & Cans Processed
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255h
Editing Time Saved
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$250M+
Annual Revenue
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1M
Customers Worldwide
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1000+
Retail Outlets
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44K+
Instgram Followers
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130+
Brands Offered
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$20M+
Annual Revenues
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$80K+
Savings On Image Editing
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400+ Hours
Time Saved Per Month
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100K+
Images Processed Per Year
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400+
Teams Across Championships
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4B€+
Annual Revenues
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10K+
Soccer Squad Headshots Produced/Year
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$10K+
Savings on Photo Editing
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255h
Editing Time Saved
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1700+
Images Of Beverages Bottles & Cans Processed
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$4000+
Savings On Photo Editing
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160h
Editing Time Saved
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5000+
Images Processed For Clients
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3500+
Images Processed Per Month
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100+
Brands Wholesaling
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10X Faster
Time Saved - Days To Minutes
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A&A Wines Case Study

A&A Wines Streamlines Product Imagery with Crop.photo's Content-Aware Resizing

Revamping 30 Years of Tradition: A&A Wines' Digital Upgrade with Crop.photo
1700+
Images Of Beverages Bottles & Cans Processed
255h
Editing Time Saved
$10K+
Savings on Photo Editing
Industry
Wine, Spirits & Beers
Headquarters
Surrey, UK
Business Model
Wholesale

Introduction

In this case study, we dive into A&A Wines’ journey with Crop.photo’s revolutionary bulk product image cropping technology, navigating through the digital transformation of managing and optimizing over 1700 eCommerce product images.

"With Crop.photo's content-aware resizing feature, we were able to migrate products with new images, 1700 and more, in a fraction of the time it would have taken us with other tools we looked at such as Canva. It's been a game-changer for us."

Mike Horwood
Owner, A&A Wines

Client's challenge

For A&A Wines, transitioning to a new website wasn't just about a fresh digital look. It was about preserving the essence of what they've offered for 30 years and presenting it in the best possible way. Their challenges included:

Content-aware resizing at scale
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Content-aware resizing at scale

With a transition from an old to a new website, A&A Wines faced a mosaic of product images, each varying in sizes, aspect ratios, and backgrounds. Streamlining over 1700+ product images for wines and spirits to meet a standard specification felt like a herculean task demanding efficient eCommerce image enhancement solutions.

Sequential Processing Proved Inefficient
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Sequential Processing Proved Inefficient

An attempt to manually fix images using online apps, including Canva, became overwhelmingly time-consuming. Given A&A Wines' status as an SMB, they lacked the manpower and time to undertake this extensive task.

High Outsourcing Costs
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High Outsourcing Costs

External agencies promised a solution but at a prohibitive cost. Beyond the direct financial implications, the indirect overheads—transferring images via FTP, ensuring consistency, managing communication regarding errors—added up, making the cost proposition unsustainable.

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About Company

A&A WINES LIMITED is a wholesale company based out of Cranleigh, Surrey in UK. They wholesale premium products including wines, beers & spirits from around the world for distribution all around the UK including London and surrounding counties. They stock thousands of products, with over 30 years of experience in the business. 

1700+
Images Of Beverages Bottles & Cans Processed
255h
Editing Time Saved
$10K+
Savings on Photo Editing

Solution

A&A Wines turned to Crop.photo, harnessing its AI-powered content-aware resizing feature and reducing bulk image editing time by 95%. This AI-driven solution efficiently standardized all product images, eliminating the need for manual adjustments or costly outsourcing. Crop.photo's intuitive platform seamlessly processed the vast array of wines, spirits, and beer images, ensuring that each product was showcased in its best light on the revamped website.

Tailored Content-Aware Resizing
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Tailored Content-Aware Resizing

Crop.photo's technology goes beyond basic image cropping, via its  advanced AI image enhancement. Using content-aware resizing, A&A Wines was able to maintain the essential features of their product images while adjusting them to fit a specific size and format. This was especially crucial for their diverse range of wines and spirits, each having unique bottle shapes, labels, and colors.

Consistent and Clean Presentation
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Consistent and Clean Presentation

One major challenge A&A Wines faced was the varying backgrounds of their product images. Crop.photo ensured that every product, be it a vintage wine or a new spirit, was presented against a clean, white background. This consistency in presentation not only provides a cohesive look across the website but also emphasizes the product details that are a must have for a modern website.

Rapid Batch Processing
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Rapid Batch Processing

Manually processing each image was a labor-intensive task that A&A Wines wanted to move away from, driving a shift towards effective batch processing solutions. With Crop.photo, they found the efficiency they sought. Now, A&A Wines can upload and process batches of 100 images in less than 4 minutes. This speed, combined with the assurance of quality, has drastically reduced the time taken for product image updates.

Streamlined Image Management Process

Streamlined Image Management Process

A&A Wines' adoption of Crop.photo has revolutionized their approach to automated image management and bulk photo editing. The new workflow is as follows:

  • Configure Automation: Using Crop.photo's intuitive interface, an "Auto Align & Center" automation is set up, coupled with background removal settings. This ensures that all images uploaded will be automatically adjusted to their specifications.
  • Upload Image: A&A Wines can upload batches of images seamlessly. The platform handles each image, applying the predefined automation rules.
  • Finish & Download: Once the system processes the images, they are ready for download. The images are optimized, consistent, and ready for the website or any other platform.
  • Efficient Repetition: For new image batches or variations, A&A Wines can simply duplicate an existing automation and its configuration. This ensures consistency while reducing the time spent on setting up similar tasks.

Benefits

  • Streamlined Imagery: All beverage product images now adhere to a consistent size, aspect ratio, and a pristine white background. This unified look and feel ensures that each product, regardless of its origin or type, is showcased with clarity and vibrancy on the website.
  • Time and Cost Efficiency: Previously daunting tasks are now completed in record time. The ability to process batches of 100 images in under 4 minutes has not only saved valuable hours but also significantly reduced operational costs. The time saved allows A&A Wines to focus more on product curation, supply chain optimizations, customer service, and other core business functions.
  • Independence: With Crop.photo, A&A Wines regained control over their image management process. Eliminating the need for external agencies or cumbersome manual adjustments, they now have a direct hand in how their products are presented, ensuring that their brand ethos and quality are consistently reflected.

Results

A&A Wines' journey with Crop.photo illuminates the potential that modern AI  technology AI image enhancement brings to small and medium-sized businesses in their bulk image editing efforts. Their digital storefront, once a patchwork of inconsistent product imagery, is now a streamlined, optimized showcase. This transformation was achieved without the steep costs typically associated with such large-scale image management tasks, proving that SMBs can cost-effectively optimize their digital presence.

Furthermore, while A&A Wines stands as a beacon for the beverage industry, the lessons and results here are universally applicable. Retailers across various sectors, from beverages to apparel to electronics, can leverage these solutions. In a competitive online marketplace, presenting products in their best light isn't just an aesthetic choice—it's a business imperative. And as A&A Wines has demonstrated, it can be achieved efficiently, effectively, and economically.

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