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    Overview

    SOS.eco is a UK based startup company. They are building one of the biggest B2C marketplace for high quality & eco-friendly products like Home essentials, Handmade items, etc.

    Objective

    The client was striving to build an online marketplace that provides a complete end-to-end solution to the consumers with a rich user experience.

    The intent was to provide a seamless online shopping experience to the end customers & stay ahead of the competition.

    Challenges

    With the advent of modern technologies, the first main challenge the client was facing to choose the right tech stack for the marketplace.

    The client preferred to choose the pre-eminent eCommerce platform, which could be scaled on the global level and make a substantial difference in the business growth.

    The next big challenge was managing the payments for multiple vendors on their store as they didn’t want to spent hours on managing these payments and were looking for some solution.

    They also wanted to have ability to automatically post the website products on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram to gain more customers attention and stand out from their competitors.

    Another major challenge was to instinctively manage the account data like Invoices, inventory, Multi-currency accounting, Bank reconciliation, Sales Tax, etc. So, they were looking for any accounting tool which can be integrated with nopCommerce.

    The SOS team aimed to meet all these requirements in the first phase of the project. Hence, they approached TMotions to bring their vision into reality with the most reliable technology.

    Solution

    TMotions recommended NopCommerce as a choice of platform due to its open-source eCommerce frameworks and rich in-built features & functionalities which can accommodate all the essential features client was looking for.

    • We started by providing a list of responsive nopCommerce themes to choose from followed by enhancing the UX/UI of the website using the best practices to make sure it reflects the client’s brand value and looks more attractive & engaging to the end-user.
    • The client was looking for a hassle-free solution to split the payments received from customers amongst multiple vendors in a single transaction. So, to eradicate the pain, we implemented a convenient and custom Stripe Connect solution, which automatically split the payments amongst multiple vendors based on the commission defined by the SOS team.
    • We built a feature that allows the Admin to advertise products listed on the website to the social media platform (Facebook & Instagram) with a single click. The Admin can enable/disable the option any time from the admin panel.
    • Another requirement was to create a system that allows the admin to manage the inventory, orders, automate invoices & payments. To fulfill this requirement, we integrated nopCommerce with Xero Accounting tool for business accounting functions from bank reconciliation and financial reporting to inventory tracking & it also helps admin to easily synchronize their data with Xero.

    Value Delivered

    The SOS Commerce was successfully launched in March 2021 with all the desired features like Stripe connect to payout sellers, XERO integration for managing accounts, & auto display the products on social media platforms when listed on the main website 

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