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Retail Listing & Lead Generation B2C App

Categories : All, Case Study, Mobile and Wireless, Retail / E-commerce

Client Requirement

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The main requirement of the client was to make the retail app which was divided into two parts: one app for the sellers and another for customers. The specific requirements were:

Client required the following:

  • Customer should be able to search for the products either from the search bar or from the drop down menu from the preferred category.
  • They should select the particular seller for the product and create the lead by writing the name and clicking on submit button.
  • They can add any channels for the packages.
  • Sellers should get an email within one minute of the creating of lead by customers.
  • Sellers should be able to view the customer details in the bid and enter the price, discount to submit the bid.
  • Customers should get the bid notification email within one minute after the seller submits the bid.

Project Challenges

Team faced the following challenges::

  • It was difficult to make the responsive design compatible for multiple devices with different resolutions.
  • The implementation of push notification for Android was not so easy
  • Implementation of push notification for iOS was really tough too

Technologies Used

Operating System & Server ManagementiOS, Android, Windows OS, Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups, Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance
Development Tools & EnvironmentsPhoneGap Cordova, AJAX, Java Script, PHP5+, HTML5, CSS3 etc, AngularJS,Bootstrap, jQuery Mobile, jQuery and JavaScript, LAMP

Manpower

Project Leader1
Developers2
Designers2
Quality Assurance Tester2

Planning

The planning was done taking into the consideration the customersas well as sellers. So, the team planned to develop two apps; one for customer and one for retailer. The entire process was divided into small steps.

  • The customer can search for the products from search option
  • They can select the products from the drop down menu of the product category
  • They can view the list of sellers that sell that product and select the preferred seller
  • They can enter their name and click on submit button to generate lead
  • They get the lead created successfully message and get navigated to home screen
  • Sellers get the lead notification within 1minute after creating of lead
  • Seller app gets opened automatically on clicking the notification
  • They can see the latest lead at the top of the list
  • On selecting the lead, they can view customer details.
  • All they need to do is set price and discount amount
  • Then, they can submit the bid so that customers can get mail within a minute

Architecture

After considering all the requirements of client and the planning, the team has decided to go with the three tier architecture:

Architecture

Development Highlights

  • The best thing about the application is the push notifications.
  • There is no wastage of time; as the customer as well as seller gets the notification for the bid and lead created respectively.
  • The applications can run smoothly on android as well as iOS devices in order to serve the large audience.
  • The customers get to buy the best products from the best sellers, with the right price.
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