Highly Customizable eCommerce Platform for Both Corporate & Small Business Sites
If Shopify and Magento do not meet your business needs for eCommerce, we have a highly customizable eCommerce solution for you: nopCommerce. nopCommerce is an open-source eCommerce solution that caters to both B2C and B2B customers and we have the expertise to customize the code to suit your business needs.
We have had some great success in delivering nopCommerce solutions to our clients who have very specific requirements, which cannot be met by Shopify or Magento. Below are some examples:
Wholesale Pricing Tiers
Most eCommerce platforms do not allow you to set different price points for different tiers of customers. With nopCommerce, we are able to present different prices to customers of different tiers. This feature is highly sought after, especially in setting up a wholesale (B2B) eCommerce website. Most eCommerce solutions assume that all your customers pay the same price for a particular product since they cater only to retail customers (B2C). Since the price tier structure already existed in our client’s Sage database, we were able to programmatically sync the data from Sage to nopCommerce, without having our client perform any manual data entries in nopCommerce.
Product Quantity Restriction
Most eCommerce platforms assume that customers can place any quantities of item into the cart, as long as there is inventory available. To sell to wholesale customers, our client needed a way to restrict the quantities that are available for sale. For example, they need to be able to sell in cases that contain 12, 24, 36, or 48 items, instead of letting the customers type in any number in the Quantity box. This feature was not available out of the box in Shopify, but we were able to implement it swiftly in nopCommerce.
Sales Agent Orders for Existing Wholesale Customers
Our client needed the ability to create logins for outside sales agents who can place orders on behalf of the wholesale customers in our client’s existing Sage database. Since Shopify does not have this feature, we customized nopCommerce to import customers from Sage and created special logins for sales agent who are authorized to make orders on behalf of the customers according to their territories. With this setup, the sales are attributed to the corresponding sales agents and the orders are shipped to the wholesale customers.
It might take some effort to customize nopCommerce to meet all your business requirements up front, but once it’s set up, you will end up saving a lot of time and headaches down the road.