Our WordPress and WooCommerce N.E.R.D.S are at Your Service
Saucal builds beautiful websites on WordPress and integrates the WooCommerce plugin with panache.SEE HOW WE DO IT
And we know that in today’s saturated market, you’ve got many choices. But how do you find the right choice? Your team should include the most qualified people found the world over who work together to develop solutions that ensure your business grows and prospers in the virtual world.
At Saucal, we are devoted to improving your business. We set out to make your lives easier by developing custom coded WordPress themes and plugins that provide you with key solutions for growth.
While others set out to create amazing looking websites, Saucal is all about building your business online: making revenue-maximizing WordPress websites, driving big growth in your web-based sales through WooCommerce development, and launching plugins based on bold new ideas. The secret sauce? A focus on designing experiences that are simple, functional, and beautiful.
You want the best results and we can ensure that.
So whether you’re a Startup or Fortune 500 – we will provide results-driven solutions.
We also ensure that you’ll be provided with the absolute best customer care service.
It’s our guarantee.
Our Partners in WooCommerce Wonderfulness
The Saucal team is simply brilliant. Their team built our web presence from the ground up & built incredible custom functionality that sped up our sales process, saving us time and money.
I’ve been more than happy with the level of service, ease of use, and openness. I was expecting to be hassled and annoyed, I am completely satisfied with all of your services.
I know the guys from Saucal personally and highly recommend them. What I love about them is that they really focus on your business results, and they make sure that your new website is a real investment that generates great returns rather than just being one other business expense.
Saucal has a great eye for design and is a pleasure to work with. Having worked with many designers on projects I’ll say that Dom and his team are some of the best. Whether it was a quick design job or a larger project I knew I could count on Dom and Saucal to deliver.
Simply put, we’re a collective team of fully distributed consultants across multiple countries and continents. Composed of digital strategists, designers, developers, and virtual world technologists, we share an insatiable desire to create custom WooCommerce solutions for our clients regardless of industry, market, audience, or cultural requirements.
There is no challenge too big and no solution too small. We are passionate about ensuring your business’ growth in the virtual world, and we harness the power of WordPress to make that a reality.
Oh, and when we’re not busy developing digital solutions for our clients, we’re playing around developing plugins & bots, just for fun.
We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your team and of your business.
HTML, SEO Juice
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
I remember my teachers hyping up the net in like ’94, selling the dream that you can talk to anyone, anywhere in the world. It seemed crazy at the time, and all I imagined were satellites and pen pals. In ’96 I got dial-up at home, and it was on!
Growing up in the NWT, we had something called North of 60, which was like a territory wide Facebook. I was hooked. I also got into lot’s of trouble. 🙂
Sitting at my desk at home, or perched on my laptop in an Airbnb. Or, cruising the streets and using my phone. I love being in modern, warm spaces with lots of windows.
62°21’50.82″N 114°25’57.19″W (look it up, good times!)
For the freedom to work where I want, and to put my focus on internet technology.
If I wrote this a year or two ago, I’d probably say thinking outside the box – probably Mojito, or Second Screen for U/E. Now, I’d say it’s the nuances of running a successful business.
That’s easy – travel & bitcoin.
Meat and veggies.
“When I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this
50 inch screen, money green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G’s flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that”
At age of 12, I was suspended from school for accessing sensitive data about teaching staff. The RCMP nearly got involved until my parents assured them there was so much more to me than just hacking. This proved true two years later, when one of my websites was featured during a live broadcast of MuchMusic, Canada’s original version of MTV.
VP of Miscellaneous Digital Stuff & PMP
English, French, Swiss-German, Serbian, Robot & some Spanish
Ottawa, ON, Canada
My first experience on the internet was with an early portal of AOL (previously known as America Online). It was what the internet shouldn’t have become, and sometimes fear what it may be again… centralized portals for any of your web activities.
Almost anywhere. 5 months ago I was in Calgary, Canada, then moved to Berlin for a few months, ate lots of tapas in Barcelona then going to find some business zen in Portugal. You can say I am addicted to seeing new things and experiencing new people and cultures. I speak several languages which also helps me connect with many people.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I was in Ottawa where I started and ran a hostel, it was lovely but after living in hospitality almost my entire life, I decided I needed a new challenge. One day, I think around Canada day, Mitch and I chatted about how we would love to start a company together. A few months later I moved to Calgary and not long after Mitch came to visit me. About 6 months went by and Mitch was living in the home office. Saucal was born.
Most definitely 3 projects stand out to me since our start. Our first mini project that we decided to do was silly, but taught us a lot about market research as well as viral marketing. It was a random video chat site which connected people from all over the world. Very quickly in a few weeks we gained ten’s of thousands of visitors. We did decide to shut it down shortly after as people we’re becoming silly on our service. Soon after, we created a DIY website builder called Mojito. It allows small businesses to create amazing websites with little startup money. What I am proud of, was that our great team was able to create a much more seamless and simple WordPress experience. It taught us the fundamentals of WordPress itself, making us very specialized in that technology. The most interesting challenge I engaged in was creating our Bitcoin merchant tools. We created an awesomely simple Point of Sale system for businesses to accept Bitcoin as well as easy to use plugins for popular shopping carts. Shortly after we licensed our product to one of Canada’s major exchanges.
I love to go for a great dinner with my wife & have a few pints with my best friends Mitch and Matt.
“Whoop Whoop! That’s the sound of the police.”
I worked for Sony BMG & helped several producers with creating everything from beats to melodies. I also got arrested twice in one day completely randomly by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have the best and worst luck at the same time. I almost bought a flight on the most recent German Wings crash in the French Alps. It gives me a new outlook on things.
Bell Ville, Argentina
I guess it was around the year 2000. I was 10 years old, and most of what I did was download small games, or mods to games I was playing at the time. It wasn’t until around 2003/4 that I had my first contact with a web programming language, when I was trying to set up a signup page for a MMORPG game server I had for the cybercafe i worked on at the time (after school of course, lol). I didn’t have any idea of PHP at the time, or ASP. But I did everything I could to get it up, and find a way to change the stock web files I managed to get from online forums.
I love to work from home, in stuff I like. Having breaks whenever I need them, and continuing when I have the necessary focus to do so.
It takes off part of the stress.
Well, you know the story (no, you probably don’t, but lets say Matias has known Mitch and Dom for a while, now). The good old nacho contacted us. And since that time, one project came after the other.
Hmm, I guess the most interesting challenge I had to overcome was Mojito.
I wouldn’t know how much I know about WordPress now if it wasn’t for it, that’s for sure.
I watch a lot of TV Shows, and also enjoy watching movies.
I’m also a gamer, so whenever I get the chance I catch the gamepad and start up a good game. They’re in a way like interactive movies for me (in some cases at least), some others are just terribly fun.
I also like spending time with friends, enjoy a good “asado” (our own version of barbecue here in Argentina), and have fun with the people I care about.
My favourite food would be any sort of pasta. But as an Argentinian, I also enjoy a good Asado, joined with some Fernet (a drink, more info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernet).
English, Bahasa Indonesia, Basa Sunda
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
My first experience was in 1999. It was when I still in my middle school. At that time, internet access was a luxury thing in our country, it was too expensive to own it in our own home. So we got a thing called warnet (stands for warung internet, literally internet cafe).
Just like any other boys at that age, my motivation to use Internet was to access pornography sites and chatting via IRC. The average speed of the internet at that year in our country was no faster than 8kBps. Can you imagine the struggle to access porn at that speed?
I am a human. I want to help people with any possible resources I have with me.
In a remote village surrounded by beautiful nature but with a very good internet connection.
Between Cimahi city and Bandung city
Since the day I know about WordPress/Automattic I really want to work in a distributed company.
Time differences, since I live in the other side of the globe, most of Saucal-ers live in the western hemisphere while I’m alone in the eastern.
Playing with my kid
Fried rice & tea
“The only thing that matters is just following your heart and eventually you’ll finally get it right”. It’s from “in this diary” by The Ataris. My favorite song from my high school days, but it still stick to my ears till today.
I can’t ride bicycle. Haha
I think it was in the 90s, I’m not sure exactly the year, it was in my first visit to the public National University, I was visiting it in a king or guided visit to help us to decide what to study. They showed us ‘the internet’ and I fell in love.
At home, I love to work in pyjamas, I can’t do it often but I really enjoy when I do it.
If I could, I’d love to move my house to the beach and I would work from there, well, I’m at Riverside now, it’s nice too.
I wanted to work in a good working team, to stop working alone and to me grow and learn more. I wanted to move myself into new challenges and I found Saucal.
Work in Mojito platform, trying to get involved in an already made code by a more expert coder than me.
Gardening, yoga and tai chi.
Chai Tea, beer and chipas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A3o_de_queijo)
My favority song is in Spanish, it’s called: ‘Todas las hojas son del viento’ (all the leaves are of the wind) de Pescado Rabioso and it talks about being parent.
Going camping to Iguazu falls with my best friend in the jungle, the two of us (girls) alone for 5 days, on the third day we have went to a hostel because an animal scratched the tent during night. But we were so asleep that only realized about the scratches in the morning.
“Make it better” Expert
Humm, I think it was around early 2000’s and all that I wanted to do was to download music (at an amazing 3kb/s download rate) with eMule and KaZaA without any idea of how any it all worked.
Tricky question, I think we all are constantly looking for that answer. A consider myself a humble and empathetic guy who always tries to get the best of any situation.
To be honest, if I have coffee and music it is all good.
The company focus on WordPress, I am huge fan of it.
Until now, getting used to the remote office experience is the most interesting thing around here, to work with great people and for customers from all over the world is a big plus.
Getting to know interesting people.
“Sentir com inteligência, pensar com emoção!” from a Brazilian group, kinda hard to translate since it is a word game with Portuguese, but it is something like “be smart about your feelings and passionate about your ideas”.
Oh man, me and my cousin were chased by a cow all over a hiking trail for long time years ago, how we get to it is a mystery to me still today.
Super Awesome Developer
Arroio dos Ratos, Brazil
It was in 2000 with one of those AOL disks for free connection.
I like to work at home.
Porto Alegre, Brazil
The opportunity to work anywhere and learn with other people.
Til’ now, the Output cart AJAX update made me proud, but Motorotica and Doorstep Desserts integrations were great too.
Play sport games on PS4.
I love to eat hamburgers, but Japanese and Italian foods are great for me too. Champagne, Weiss beer and soda are my favourites beverages.
I have no favourite song.
I was a Mechatronic Engineering student and I worked with CNC operator until I met WordPress.
Coordinator of amazing projects
English, Russian, Portuguese and basic German.
Some PHP, CSS, learning JS
I think it was 2002 when I got a first computer and internet connection. I was 13 and a friend of mine, a few years older suggested that we have to go on a dating site! So I guess internet for me was a tool for communication from the start. 🙂
I like to learn constantly, new things, new people, new cultures. I think this is what makes me, me, even this me is changing trough time.
In a place with fast solid internet. 🙂
My desire to do good quality things with a great team.
Learning how everything works. (I still do)
Traveling, surfing, cooking and eating
Everything that tastes good. 🙂
“But if I try to think
Of something better than this
Heaven comes down
And reminds the luck we live.”
Russian Red, “Fuerteventura”
Once a guy stole phone from my pocket in the tram and I made him to give it back to me.
Understand the needs of the customer and put it all on the paper can be very challenging the first time you do it.
Aside from that, if I’m not behind my desk I’m on my bike, snowboarding, or doing something outside. Finding new adventures is a large goal of my own.
Peruse how the Saucal NERDS have evolved through time..
Mojito got featured as the Startup of the Week – Calgary Herald.
“Everyone wants a beautiful, custom website, but your options are to either code it yourself, write a big check to a design firm, or use one of the many do-it-yourself (DIY) website builders which offer decent designs, but are quite limited in add-ons, features and customizability.”
Created a Login with Paypal plugin to streamline e-commerce.
Saucal was featured in the Financial Post for working with Blueseed.
“It’s a long way from Calgary to the coast — but two web developers based in the Prairie city will be making the move sometime soon. In fact, they’ll be going further: nearly 20 kilometres off the coast of San Francisco, to be exact.”
Revolutionized the way long scrollers work so that they are search engine friendly.
Bitcoin Brains, Saucal & Waves Coffee teamed up to launch Bitcoin awareness in Calgary. What a success!
Attended the TECTERRA Geomatics Showcase 2013
Launched Maptune our first app that connected musicians.
Saucal was featured on a Regus Case Study video.
“Calgary-based Saucal Studios, a startup design firm specializing in web design, print and online marketing talk about how Regus has helped their company become more flexible.”
Saucal was featured in a Norwegian publication for our trip to Google.
Attended Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco
Blueseed, the highly acclaimed floating office, launched their new website with the help of Saucal.
We met big poppa Brett Wilson, where we discussed bidness to the maximum.
Featured in the Financial Post for our new office!
“After a year in business, Dominik Sauter and Mitchell Callahan, partners in Calgary web design firm Saucal Studios, got tired of working from the apartment they shared. It was constraining, and since they were working from home, their work-life balance was turning into mostly work.”
Launched the Town of Vulcan Website
Launched Discovery Air International. We got a free ride on a private jet. 😀
Saucal’s first office on Macleod Trail in Calgary.
Launched Christmas Campaign for Baskin Robbins.
Launched the second website for Saucal, v2
Saucal attended the CIRA event in Calgary. Mitch won an award!
Mitch and Dom attended their first conference. The Graphics Canada Expo. They spoke to a group of business people about the importance of having a web presence.
Launched our first website for Saucal, v1. That looks incredibly dated now. We learn fast.
Mitch and Dom Start Saucal. Champagne time! Oh we’re so young.