e-Commerce Shopping Portal

e-Commerce Shopping Portal

MultiStore Shopping Cart Application

  • Retail/e-Commerce
  • Magento

The Client is a U.K. based store which had multiple stores including pharmacies, floral, furniture, etc. They already had other websites except for the children products and also it is a new B2C e-commerce venture that offers many different niche e-commerce sites. Each site is highly specialized with a deep range of products (e.g. desk lamps, hammocks, jewelry boxes etc.). The client website was initially operated in Germany and then expanded into other European countries.

Client Pain Area

The client did not have an e-commerce website for the children products. The products were sold only in the stores. The client needed a multi store website to sell these products.

Business Objectives

The client wanted to build a multi store e-commerce website for the children products. They wanted to build the e-commerce website with a shopping cart for the products that were sold in the stores. They aimed at building multiple websites which can be handled by a single admin. The website should support multiple languages (English and Dutch). It should include custom modules like Featured Product, Bestseller, Brand and Supplier.

The Solution

SilverTouch proposed Magento Open Source eCommerce multi store website to fulfill client’s requirement. This eCommerce website has a single admin user to manage the multiple websites. This site allows site admin to manage multiple stores, multiple products categories and sub categories, customer management, order management, content management, gift certificate management, Promotion and Coupons etc. On the other hand, frontend users have the features to get registration over the site to purchase any products by browsing different stores. Users are able to purchase multiple items and pay online using ecommerce facilities through this site.

Case StudyTechnology

Development Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework PHP – Magento Shopping cart
Languages PHP
Database MySQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache, IIS
Operating System Windows XP

Deployment Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework PHP – Magento Shopping cart
Languages PHP
Database MySQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache, IIS
Operating System Linux
Case StudyKey Challenges

At the time of development, there was no provision in Magento for multi-store development. The main challenge was to include the multi-store functionality, which was resolved through research and customization to include this functionality

Case StudyResults

Silver Touch fulfilled client’s requirement and successfully implemented and deployed application on client server. Today the client has multiple stores running online in various European countries for selling children products.

Case StudyBenefits
  • Website is having Single Admin for Multiple Websites and Multi Stores.
  • Website is developed in Multiple Language (English and Dutch) to serve wide range of clients.