Dealers are one of the most essential parts of B2B. Managing dealers network can be a hard nut to crack. Especially, when you have hundreds of dealers scattered around the world. Moreover, each dealer has its own offers, pricing and stock. It complicates the dealer management process. Our company was asked to develop a solution that could optimize this process. We developed a module that made dealer management less time-consuming and laborious.
One of our clients has an extremely wide network of dealers. Every dealer has its own terms: pricing, stock, and offers. The client needed a feature that would allow dividing dealers’ orders by their terms of cooperation automatically. Also, the client has exclusive products for some dealers groups. Moreover, the customer asked to provide exclusive access for certain dealers to products and brands, basing on their prices and stock.
We developed a module that helped the client to cut costs on managing dealers network managing. All data are stored in one place, a manager can easily get the necessary information what makes the process faster.
- access can be granted on a country level (one or more countries);
- access can be granted to specific users (it is exclusive rights);
- exclusive categories can be hidden from certain users;
- hide catalog for non-registered users;
- advanced user’s grid to access dealers with exclusive rights quickly.
Product batches are essential for wholesalers who sell such home-decor products like wallpapers, fabrics, floor coverings, plastic panels and etc. Products of different batches can slightly differ from each other. That’s why it’s important to buy products from one batch. Our client asked us to find a solution that will track the number of goods from a certain batch.
It would significantly optimize order processing and reduce human labor costs.
Batches “Sensitive” products are wallpapers, fabrics, floor coverings, plastic panels and etc. It’s better to buy products from one batch as these products may differ from one batch to another. For example, they may have some difference in color, size, texture and etc.
These differences are unimportant at the manufacturing step, but they can be noticeable in real life. For example, when you hang wallpapers from different batches in one room. Most likely it may dissapoint and frustrate your customers after a purchase.
Moreover, retailers were always calling client’s managers and asking if the products were from on batch or not. If not managers were updating product pages manually.
We’ve customized the product pages and added the option of choosing the product batch. If there aren’t enough items, customers will see a notification message and the list of available quantity for each batch.
We’ve built the module with the following features:
- new Batches section on a product page;
- number of products from the same batch;
- notification message for customers;
- stock and Batches section update after purchasing;
- attributes set selection for adding Batches section.
Product samples are the undisputed offline store advantage over online stores. This is what helps the customers to make a purchasing decision.
When an online store can offer customers product samples it undoubtedly will help to stand out the competitors and win more clients. That’s why we’ve developed a module that allows merchants to send product samples.
Our client launched Magento 1 store. The problem was that there were no any Product Sample out-of-box functionality.
However, product samples are critical for shops that sell cosmetics, fabrics, wallpapers, parfumes and etc. Customers can touch fabrics and wallpapers, smell parfumes, try lipstick or creme at brick and mortar shops.
Numerous stores present samples of other products to customers, when they purchase smth to make them buy more in the future. So, online shop can offer the same service for their clients with our Sample Product module for Magento.
We’ve developed a module which allows customers to order product sample just like a simple item. It can be done for a certain price or free.
This module adds “Order Samples” button on a product page. When customer presses it, Product Sample goes to the shopping cart. An admin can check it in the “orders” grid. He will see an SKU and its attributes. You may offer samples for free, or set a price for them – whatever you decide.
Sample Product Module Features:
- any price for your samples;
- one sample product for all attribute sets;
- sample products for a certain attribute set;
- paid or free samples shipping.
Inventory management is one of the biggest eCommerce headaches. If you do not pay enough attention to it, it will cost you a pretty penny.
If inventory management is badly centralized the risks of purchase returns increase. We’ve managed to develop a special tracker that warns admins if a wrong item is going to be sent.
Our client had a lot of same goods but with different SKU and UPC. It was really time-consuming to check every item before its packaging. Every package should match the order not to send the wrong one item.
How inventory management faults can affect business:
- bad reputation among clients;
- extra expenses;
- the discrepancy between the real quantity of products at stock and at Magento store;
- wrong accounting data.
Our solution sigificantly cuts time on inventory management. We’ve developed a tracker that track all the orders and warns admin if a wrong item is going to be sent.
That’s how it works. When you package items, open admin area and enter order’s number in the special field (Verify order). Then you’ll get a list of items that should be packed. After that, you enter SKU or UPC of the item that you are planning to send and the tool shows you if this item matches order or not.
You may enter information manually or use barcode scanner. If entered data matches the order, you’ll see a message that the order is verified and a special label will appear in front of attribute Verified on the order’s page.