Akhurust

Akhurst deals in B2B offerings dealing with machinery for woodworking, plastics, grinding and metalworking.

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Akhurst deals in B2B offerings dealing with machinery for woodworking, plastics, grinding and metalworking. The site needed a perfect visual appeal that could help buyers to identify the products and place hassle free orders. Built in magento, the site was equipped with a secure payment gateway and one click ‘add to cart’ button. Buyers could also put their required qualities while placing their order for a hassle free shopping experience.

Design

The B2B website is backed with visual appeal and simplistic functionalities. It also delivers an extremely systematic listing of products that allows the users to view their products of choice with an ease and place an order conveniently with a one click ‘add to cart’ button. Also, the website manages to provide an understated and simplistic User Interface with multiple product pages.

Brand

Akhurst is an eCommerce website, dealing with machinery for woodworking, plastics, grinding and metalworking, developed by OpenXcell Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. Akhurst Machinery is one of the largest independent equipment distributors in Canada.

Challenges

Multi-Website

We were given a task to operate multiple websites from one back-end admin login. This work was something new to us and was challenging for our developers.

Quotation

We were told to create a website which allows user to send quote and upon approval can buy the item. This concept was something new to us, hence our developers worked hard to come up with a solution.

Adding Products from Single Login

We were given a task to make an admin panel where-in admin will be able to add/remove/edit products from one login for different websites.

Solutions

In order to create a multi website we used Magento's’ default function and created virtual hosts on server, so that we can see whether the flow of activities, thus done on each site by admin, is in sync or not.

In the case of quotation we created a 2 way mechanism where-in user will not be able to buy a product until his quotation is not approved. For this we kept an option “Add to Quote List” where user can enter his quotes and his specifications. This quote needs to be accepted by the admin from back end, upon which user will receive an email having add to cart option, and tapping on the same will let user know the payment process.

For adding products to multiple websites from single point we created a CMS which enables the admin to view product listing, prices, image of his different websites. We enabled an option which let the admin to add a product and price to a specific website by single login.

Result Obtained

We created an effective eCommerce B2B website enabling users to post their quotes related to their product and allowed admin to manage product listing for multiple websites form one single point. Multi Language capability of the website also gave a good response from the end users, and we also created different menu options as per respective websites. News and Twitter feeds also made it easier for the admin to update the content from single place for multiple websites.