Warehouse Cables is a Rhode Island based retail business specializing in network cabling products. They sell computer hardware, network cable products and accessories, copper and fiber optics cables and other custom cable products. In addition to this, they provide customer service and expert advice on computer network setup.
The client’s e-commerce site was built many years ago using PDG Commerce, and e-commerce framework, which became less and less supported, and over a period of time, totally obsolete. This was hurting the business, and the company was looking to migrate to a modern e-commerce framework that will facilitate future growth and expansion of the business, while providing critical functionality that was currently lacking.
The client’s immediate requirement was to replicate all the functionality of the current site, with a few additional feature enhancements.
We identified Broadleaf commerce as the platform to develop this e-commerce solution on, since it is ranked among the best open-source enterprise eCommerce platforms for B2B and B2C marketplaces, written entirely in Java and leveraging the Spring framework with a robust data model and set of services to take care of most of the ‘heavy lifting’ work.
We allotted specific time at the end of our projects, to allow the client to review the site, and request modifications, tweaks, or bug fixes. Finally, we scheduled three 2-hour sessions, where we trained on how to use Broadleaf commerce and manage the site. This included configuration of products and customers, as well as promotions and coupons.
The e-commerce solution developed by our team for the client helped them overcome several issues with the obsolete solution that was inhibiting growth and expansion of the business, while providing critical functionality that was lacking.
The new solution developed by our team in Broadleaf Commerce enabled the client to