BrilliantRetail is a complete e-commerce solution for the ExpressionEngine CMS framework. Using the best of both CodeIgniter and ExpressionEngine, This powerful e-commerce system allows our clients to sell their products and services online whilst giving us the flexibility that we have become accustomed to with ExpressionEngine to extend and grow as their business grows.


We've already been working with the Brilliant2 team for the past month, helping to maintain their support service during GMT hours, and now are pleased to announce that we're working as UK Development Partners as part of their core development team, working to extend and improve on the amazing work they've done to-date.  We're working with the existing team extensively to implement multiple new payment gateways (for UK, Europe and US providers) aswell as spending a lot of time working on the reporting modules creating new and inventive reports to make BrilliantRetail the natural choice for your next e-commerce project.

"Working with Carl and the team has been a real pleasure! Their creative solutions and skill level have brought a wonderful new set of tools to the team!" - David Dexter, Co-founder, Brilliant2.

Some of the features of this powerful system include:

  • Fully Customizable
  • Multiple Product Types
  • Multiple Gateway / Shipping Options
  • Integrates with ExpressionEngine Channels with the BR FieldType (included)
  • Realtime Reporting and export capabilities


MadeByHippo, proud ExpressionEngine ProNet members, have been vocal and enthusiast fans and developers of this hugely powerful CMS framework, using it to help power sites for our clients large and small around the UK, Europe and United States.  With this latest addition we have begun to offer a feature packed online commerce for all our clients and already have 3 commissions in development and many more lined up!

"Working with David and his team has reminded us why we got into this business. Its obvious to see the level of dedication that has gone into creating this cutting edge software which is a pleasure to be a part of. Working with him has renewed our sense of passion in development and added a whole new level of service to our clients old and new" - Carl Crawley, Managing Director, Made by Hippo