A large Magento-based ecommerce website for selling books
BasementBooks is an ecommerce website based on the Magento platform. The website was built to accommodate high traffic—both visitors and buyers. The website has a responsive design that works with cutting-edge web browsers and technologies. The Magento platform was integrated with eBay/Amazon and the Bookmine point-of-sale (POS) system.
Basement Books has been successfully trading in Sydney for over ten years as a retailer of remaindered books. In May 2012, Basement Books was acquired by its current owners. Since acquisition, this major sales outlet has been a large Sydney retail shop. However, the management has identified a significant opportunity to leverage its price advantage to create an independently successful online sales channel.
The primary objective of the new website is to increase Basement Books online sales through the provision of a more search- and mobile-friendly design plus the addition of the eBay and Amazon sales channels. A secondary objective is to integrate the existing business systems into the current website. The website has been developed to be more responsive by using cookies, as is the standard practice, in order to gather customer preferences and offer possible selections based on these preferences.
The Magento platform runs using Bookmine POS software, so the website needs to take its feeds from that software. Bookmine POS uses a custom version of the generic UIEE format to share data with other programs.
The Magento platform must be integrated with eBay/Amazon and the Bookmine POS system.
The Magento platform must have custom solutions for wholesale customers pricing, shipping costs, calculation of TAX.
The Magento platform should support different payment methods (PayPal/Eway). There should also be an opportunity of easy integration of a new payment system.
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