Work began with the Customer offering their vision for the website. Our team then gathered all the analyses, after which we developed a their online store.
The main problem the team faced was the limited CMS CS Cart opportunities. It was not possible to fully realize the wishes of the customer, as the project was implemented during severe exchange rate fluctuations. In this regard, constant updating of commodity prices was required. The introduction of the automated goods ordering system allowed for the following:
- automatically changing the price of goods, taking into account the current exchange rate;
- updating the online store became simple and took very little time (1 or a couple of clicks);
- products, that the user update in the online store themselves, are automatically imported not "changed" (not deleted, not deactivated);
- editing product descriptions, which are updated from the supplier's warehouse, that they make with a copywriter's help, did not disappear (this is important for for the SEO);
- receive reports on what new items have appeared, and which are no longer for sale;
- if the product is present in the supplier's system in more than one category, you need to bind the goods to the appropriate category on the online store's side.
During the development of our project were also carried out tasks for downloading information on more than 300,000 products from publicly accessible sites, processing the data and loading the goods into the online store. However, the project team ran into protective mechanisms when taking information about the goods from third-party sites. This prevented the data from being rapid loaded into the internet shop. With the projects team knowledge of computer security, the team was able to circumvent these mechanisms, resulting in an automatic procedure for data collection which went uninterrupted for one and a half weeks.