Many businesses rely on open source shopping cart solutions to run their online business. We were approached by UK Industrial Tapes to help manage their portfolio of e-commerce sites and add bespoke features to each

Open Source Ecommerce

'Bespoking' Open Source!

Tailored opensource

The project was to support and apply bespoke changes to four e-commerce open-source shopping cart solutions, the solutions were individually tailored but the engine driving them was from the same shopping cart family.

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Why the Project was Needed

Sapere were asked to support and further develop a collection of e-commerce solutions as the previous provider was ceasing trading. The e-commerce solutions were all built using open source PHP shopping carts, each with their own individual changes.

While the systems didn't underpin the foundations of the business they needed to be efficient as possible and attract as much traffic and sales as possible to ensure they were self sufficient.

The Solution

Sapere standardised the code where possible, ensured the resource pool was allocated equally and improved the efficiency and load times of the site.

The solutions were fully cleansed in terms of the coding standards and optimised to allow for the generation of extra sales. As with any system it should never stand still if it is to remain ahead of the competition, so enhancements and changes are continuing to this day. This all helped to improve the usability and SEO of the e-commerce websites.

Platforms developed

These are the platforms Sapere used to deliver the solution.

Business Benefits

The following business benefits will be realised by software user.

  • Increased visitors and sales orders
  • Increased product awareness
  • Reactive support
  • More robust systems