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A powerful, scaleable, marketable ecommerce platform

An ecommerce platform that’s easy to set up, versatile, scales effortlessly and performs well in search and content marketing
We created a web-based, device-agnostic ecommerce platform that works for B2B and B2C, across product niches, and lets companies build a real business out of their website.
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Key facts

  • Offline mode
  • Built-in CMS
  • Automated business processes
  • Payment system integrations
  • Social media integrations
  • Integrations with marketing tools and analytics
  • Convenient catalog with a large number of filters

Attracting, converting, retaining: putting the customer at the heart of ecommerce

The ecommerce space lacks joined-up solutions that let businesses build real buyer journeys into their software. In particular, ecommerce businesses struggle with:
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Visitor and customer identification
Identifying visitors across multiple sessions is vital to construct funnels that convert, and ecommerce businesses especially need persistent identities to deal with both conversion and abandonment.
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Nurturing customers
Many ecommerce customers aren’t ready to buy straight away. A successful platform must integrate with nurturing tools like email and social media, as well as with analytics that guide nurturing campaigns.
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Conversion optimization
Optimizing onsite conversions is one of the biggest differentiators between successful ecommerce businesses and those that struggle. The tools to do it include easy-to-use, comprehensive CMS, analytics access and integration between database and storefront.
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Tech selection
Many ecommerce stores go through multiple tech stacks as they grow. Not every tool scales well or meets changing needs, so a great platform has to be adaptable and integrate with the largest possible number of ecommerce tools.
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Platform type
Ecommerce platforms are divisible based on who can sell: marketplaces like Amazon and eBay let anyone join as a seller while stores allow only the owner to sell. This rigidity prevents businesses from evolving their business models as they explore their market.

The project

We created a Europe-based ecommerce platform that allows both traders and buyers to register, with a core focus on the Scandinavian and DACH regions — markets that are currently underserved by the previous generation of ecommerce solutions.

Key features of the system

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Payments integrations
Integrated with key payment providers including Paypal and 2Checkout, as well as card payments and Stripe.
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Layered navigation
Makes it easy to find products based on category, price, and other attributes, accelerating product search.
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Catalog management
Toolkit to let sellers manage their catalogs, letting them organize, standardize and publish product data strategically.
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Customizable checkout flows
Checkout flows have a massive impact on conversion and retention, so we made it easy to customize them to maximise revenue and satisfaction.
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CMS
Offers and analysis are built into marketing campaign design, allowing automated launch and monitoring.
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Single-click login and registration
Login and register with a single click, including Google and social login, to accelerate access and encourage return visits.
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Personal data management
Users manage their own data inside their customer accounts, helping ensure compliance with strict EU data laws like GDPR.
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Cross sell and upsell via product feed
Personalized product feeds deliver upsell and cross-sell opportunities to users as they browse, shop and manage their accounts.
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Integrated lead nurturing
The system integrates with lead nurturing tools such as email and social media, as well as analytics platforms to design more effective campaigns.
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Persistent cross-session identity
Users retain a persistent identity across devices and sessions, even after cache purging, leading to cleaner data and more effective funnels.

Lightpoint built the system with:

2 full-stack developers, 1 QA, 1 project manager

Tech stack:

.NET 4.0 (C#)

ASP.NET MVC3

Entity Framework

LINQ

JavaScript / jQuery

Ajax

MSSQL 2005

Visual Studio 2010

Redmine

SVN

Results

We delivered the working solution to our client: once in use its user base grew over 100% year-on-year, helping drive revenue and grow multiple marketplace-based small businesses as well as burgeoning platforms.

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