Manor – digital innovations in online retail for long-term revenue growth

MANOR SAP Commerce Reference codeitlabs


  • Only limited support for SAP Commerce solution (old version 6.6) transferring all functions to the new version 1905 also as a prerequisite for mobile-first
  • Only few loyal or new customers
  • New, more popular mobile payment methods in Switzerland (TWINT)
  • Technical challenges in implementing mobile-first strategy and other functions and system connections
  • C&C-pickup not efficient enough for instant pickups


  • SAP Commerce 1905

About Manor 

The Manor Group is considered a retailer and a proven multispecialist in the retail sector. The Manor Group, the largest department store group in Switzerland, includes 59 Manor department stores, 28 Manor Food supermarkets and 27 Manor restaurants. In total, Manor stocks over one million articles from around 2,800 suppliers from all over the world, including 700 local producers. Manor’s headquarters are in Basel. The wide range of products includes third-party and own brands in areas ranging from fashion, perfumery, toys and household goods to supermarket brands. The online store includes 300,000 articles from the areas of fashion, beauty, sports, travel, watches, jewelry, toys, multimedia, home & household, wine, gifts and services. More info on Manor here:

The online share of sales is to be increased fivefold by 2024, with Manor targeting an ambitious CHF 250 to 300 million in sales, which corresponds to around 20% of total sales. The consistent focus on digital is being expanded further and further to achieve this.

With codeitlabs we have found a strong partner who supports us not only with new projects but also in daily operation and support, and can react promptly and competently to changing requirements in a dynamic business environment.
At a time when it is difficult to find great resources, codeitlabs was able to provide them very quickly and, after a very short period of getting familiar with our processes, the team supported us actively and with top quality work. Thanks to codeitlabs, we were able to bring long-term projects back on track, but also to implement smaller, spontaneous independent projects in parallel (meanwhile also a SAP Commerce upgrade from v. 6.6 to v. 1905, which was implemented fairly smoothly).
Codeitlabs has outstanding expertise in the SAP environment, especially in the SAP Commerce Framework.
In addition, I was convinced by their high practical relevance and their structured approach to implementing projects quickly and smoothly.

Matteo Meulman Head of eCommerce Systems at Manor

Implementation / Solution

To meet the current needs of customers, Manor’s webshop offers an even broader online assortment through its Marketplace. Additional functions that support customer loyalty are essential for the Manor Group, so following solutions were implemented:

  • Preparation for a complete headless web design – from the standard accelerator to a headless design
  • Separation of front-end and back-end for optimized CX
  • Cross-device optimization of the web design
  • Connecting Manor Mastercard with Manor systems e.g. CRM
  • Further customer process optimizations
  • TWINT payment option added to current payment systems
  • C&C-Express – implementation of a more efficient pickup system
  • Establishing e-mail processes to ensure optimized order processing by external partners
  • Daily support and adjustments e.g.  tools, processes, performance, promotions (e.g. 10,000 discounts – also for product categories)


In tight collaboration, Manor’s and codeitlabs’ team create and establish scalable business solutions. Additionally, codeitlabs offers strategical support to accomplish Manor’s goal of achieving an online share of sales revenue of 20% by 2024.

  • Up-to-date SAP Commerce version as a basis for the development of further processes and functionalities, e.g. for improvements to the marketplace processes.
  • Improvement of website performance through Responsive Webdesign & Mobile First
  • Optimization of end customers’ overview – increased attractiveness for new, loyal customers
  • Enhancement of modern, secure mobile payment methods for customers – payment option (TWINT)
  • Increasing customer loyalty through loyalty programs and with the secure, integrated Manor Mastercard
  • Gaining more customer data – link between Manor’s systems and the Manor Mastercard
  • Increasing reliability and convenience for customers by introducing Click & Collect Express

Advantages for Manor’s end customers:

Customers can register for a Manor payment card (Manor World Mastercard) as well as a Manor loyalty card. Benefit for Manor’s customers: worldwide collection of loyalty points for in-store or online purchases.
More here:
More on the Manor World Mastercard the benefits & services here:

Thanks to the C&C Express process, a product ordered on can be collected from the department store within store opening hours after just one hour, subject to availability. Here, the availability of products can be displayed via “Order Click & Collect Express” and the desired store can be selected. The available product is then brought to the the pick-up point and the customer is informed by e-mail.
Read more here:

For further development and improvement of the Marketplace processes, work was done on e.g. e-mail processes to ensure optimized order processing by external partners so that end customers have a seamless shopping experience.
More about Manor Marketplace here:

Integration of the payment method TWINT – secure payment via QR-Code:

Intuitive Usability and Responsive Webdesign across all devices.