A Glimpse to how we helped a client sell multiple products online
The US based client offers a wide range of gift items for almost every occasion. The ample range of products include clothes, watches, bags, belts, wallets, toys and other accessories. These are sourced from a network of over 100 retailers and are shipped to any and every parts of India and the USA.
There were several challenges faced by the client with an offline store that sources goods from more than 100 retailers and caters a large audience. Some of the challenges faced are as follows-
Changing Consumer Preferences:
Understanding and keeping up with evolving consumer preferences can be a challenge. The store needs to adapt its product offerings, styles, and trends to meet customer demands and stay relevant in the market.
Offline gift stores often face stiff competition from both brick-and-mortar retailers and online platforms. Competing with larger retailers, online marketplaces, and personalized gifting services requires innovative strategies to attract and retain customers.
Gift-giving occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries are often seasonal, resulting in fluctuating demand. Managing inventory levels, staffing, and marketing efforts to meet the demand during peak seasons while avoiding excessive inventory during slower periods is crucial.
Pricing and Profitability:
Balancing competitive pricing with maintaining profitability is a challenge. Setting competitive prices that attract customers while covering costs, including overhead expenses and supplier margins, requires careful pricing strategies and cost management.
Creating an appealing and well-organized store layout can be challenging. Maximizing limited space, effectively displaying a wide variety of gift items, and creating an inviting ambiance that encourages customers to explore and make purchases require thoughtful visual merchandising techniques.
Providing a positive and personalized customer experience is essential for an offline gift store. Challenges can arise in delivering exceptional customer service, managing long queues during busy periods, and ensuring a smooth and hassle-free shopping experience.
Managing inventory efficiently is crucial to avoid stockouts or overstocking. Maintaining a balanced inventory of popular items while minimizing slow-moving or outdated stock can be a constant challenge.
Online Presence and Omnichannel Integration:
Establishing and maintaining an online presence, including e-commerce platforms and social media channels, can be a challenge for an offline store. Integrating online and offline channels seamlessly to provide a unified shopping experience requires careful planning and execution.
The client holds a large network of suppliers and consumers. He also had numerous products which needed to be managed properly. Also, the client requires a website with multiple payment gateway integration to leverage the users to pay depending on their choice. He needed a dynamic system so as to add or remove the products with ease. He also wants to classify the content based on several categories to provide seamless navigation. To manage the purchase, a cart management system and delivery management was also looked-for.
The client’s requirement was an e-commerce website specially meant to sell gift items. He wanted to sell several types of gift items to attract every age group. We used Magento Community Edition to develop an ecommerce portal. Here we have developed a dynamic portal for the client to easily add and remove the products when out of stock. We have also categorized the products based on occasions and age group to give the visitors a user-friendly experience.
For cart management, we have used JQuery to store the products in cart using cookies and session before checkout. After checkout, we have used MySQL database to store the user history. We have given multiple payment gateways like CCAvenue, PayPal and Cash on Delivery facility to facilitate the customers. We have also integrated a ChatBot for live chat to facilitate the customers with 24×7 support.
We developed an outstanding online gift store offering a range of features to enhance the shopping experience for our client’s precious customers. Here are some features we included in that ecommerce gift store:
A comprehensive and easily navigable product catalog showcasing a wide selection of gift items, categorized by occasion, recipient, or theme. Each product listing includes detailed descriptions, high-quality images, and pricing information.
A search bar or advanced search options allowing customers to quickly find specific gifts based on keywords, categories, price range, or other filters.
The ability to personalize gifts with custom messages, names, or images. This feature adds a personal touch to the chosen gifts and makes them more meaningful for the recipient.
Wishlist and Favorites:
A feature that enables customers to create Wishlist's or mark items as favorites, allowing them to save and revisit their preferred gift options for future reference or easy purchase.
Ratings and Reviews:
Customer ratings and reviews for products, helping shoppers make informed decisions based on the experiences of others who have purchased or received the same gifts.
Making use of our expertise in Artificial Intelligence, we have created a chatbot which will assist the visitors with 24×7 support.
Secure Payment Processing:
Integration with trusted and secure payment gateways to facilitate safe and seamless transactions. This includes support for various payment methods, such as credit/debit cards, digital wallets, or online banking.
Gift Wrapping and Delivery Options:
The option to add gift wrapping services, special notes, or select delivery dates to ensure the gifts are presented beautifully and arrive on time for special occasions.
Integration with social media platforms, allowing customers to share gift ideas, purchase details, or wishlists with their friends and followers.
The ability for customers to create accounts, save their shipping addresses, track order history, and manage their personal information, providing a convenient and personalized shopping experience.
Accessible customer support channels, such as live chat, email, or phone, to address customer inquiries, provide assistance, and handle any post-purchase concerns or returns.
Gift Cards and Vouchers:
The option to purchase or redeem gift cards or vouchers, providing flexibility for the recipient to choose their preferred gifts from the store.
Special Offers and Discounts:
Promotional campaigns, seasonal sales, or discount codes to incentivize purchases and provide cost-saving opportunities for customers.
We have delivered a solution which lets the client sell products efficiently and let him update the products with ease. The client is happily selling the products to the customers from India and the US. As a result of social media integration, the website markets the products by itself and generates great ROI.