MultiStore e-Commerce Website

MultiStore e-Commerce Website

Managing Multiple Vendors with Multistore Webshop

  • Retail/e-Commerce
  • Magento

They had multiple stores, and multiple vendors, and everything from vendor management to payments was being managed for all of them. Due to unavailability of a managed premise, they were unable to gain operational efficiency.

Client Pain Area

There are many variables that are taken care of while planning and executing a fireworks display show. The client faced issues while managing the multiple variables.

They had multiple stores, and multiple vendors, and everything from vendor management to payments was being managed for all of them. Due to unavailability of a managed premise, they were unable to gain operational efficiency.

Business Objectives

The client required an online webshop for managing its business with multiple vendors. Typical requirement was to develop the webshop using Magento 1.2x Community Edition with Multiple Admin functionality i.e., each store should have its own administrative login.

The project objectives were:

  • Multiple Websites
  • Multiple Stores on Multiple Websites
  • Zip Code based store locator module using Google Map
  • Store Manager Module
  • CMS – Page Management

The Solution

We proposed a multi-store e-Commerce website using Magento 1.2x Community Edition as a base and built custom code over it to allow multiple admin in the multi-store set up. Magento Community Edition does not provide multiple admin in its multiple store set up and Magento OOB (Out Of Box) set up comes with multiple stores with single administrator rights only. Silver Touch built this functionality of multiple administrative login even before Magento came up with the same feature in its enterprise edition. It was a challenging solution that Silver Touch gave and successfully accomplished.

Case StudyTechnology

Development Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework Magento
Languages PHP
Database MySQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache
Operating System Windows XP

Deployment Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework Magento
Languages PHP
Database MySQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache
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
  • Collaborative environment for the different vendors, thus making vendor management easy
Case StudyBenefits
  • Managing multiple stores made convenient with this e-Commerce solution
  • Facility for Zip Code based store locator module
  • Web site back end has separate login for each of the store created in back end