B2B Trading Platform

B2B Trading Platform

Virtual Marketplace for Wholesale Refurbished Products

  • Wholesale/Supply Chain
  • Symfony, PHP

A software development company required a B2B portal that would facilitate trading of refurbished electronic and domestic appliances.

Client Pain Area

A refurbishment facility handled by the client held wholesale domestic appliances and electronic goods. The client partnered with manufacturers and retailers to offer quality products.

The client was unable to expedite delivery when there was a large volume requirement for the goods. There was no collaboration between the wholesalers and the retailers, which led to confusion, and delay in selling.

This affected the quality of service, and experience of consumers, which led to dissatisfaction.

Business Objectives

The client wanted a system which would offer collaboration between the retailers and manufacturers, thus ringing in healthy selling ecosystem.

The distribution channels should be integrated to the system, which would help track the inventory.

An integration of the different channels was needed for optimal planning and utilization of resources. The main aim was to offer high quality and a smooth experience online

The Solution

We proposed an advanced online wholesale platform that would act as a virtual marketplace for the professional business buyers using Symfony 1.4 framework. This is a B2B portal where site users can view multiple product categories.

Along with the frontend, we also proposed a backend management system which would integrate the different functionality like supply chain, payment, inventory management to make informed decisions and offer better user experience.

We integrated Authorize.Net payment gateway to offer convenience in payments.

The solution offers functionality like customer management, order management, product/pallet/Lot management. We also included role based access for security within the system.

Case StudyTechnology

Development Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework Symfony 1.4 framework
Languages PHP
Database MSSQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache
Operating System Windows

Deployment Environment

Technology Specifications
Technology & Framework Symfony 1.4 framework
Languages PHP
Database MSSQL
Web Server/Hosting Platform Apache
Operating System Linux
Case StudyBenefits
  • Inventory management is easy, and stock outs or over-stocks can be easily known
  • Bulk purchases are made easy and convenient
  • User can search for LOT using different functionalities available subscribe to that search criteria and get updates via RSS/Email
  • Role based access ensures high level of security within the system