Challenges During the Project
During the web development process, a valuable learning point emerged from the fact that the website needed to cater to a diverse range of pricing structures. This involved implementing separate pricing models for retail and wholesale customers, accommodating multiple pricing groups, and integrating campaign solutions. Moreover, it was essential to carefully tailor the checkout process to cater to various types of customers. Operating in multiple countries introduced further complications, including distinct tax groups, various payment and shipping methods, and multilingual support. Lastly, the extensive product catalog, along with numerous variations and options, also required careful management. All this demanded meticulous attention to detail and lots of testing to ensure a smooth user experience and a user-friendly interface.
Another complexity arose with the development of the supplement guide – a tool that recommends products based on individual preferences and needs. The development of this tool was an intriguing challenge that involved constructing modular building blocks to facilitate the implementation of the complex logic for the developers. The product recommendation engine had to offer genuine value to users while being sophisticated enough to cater to diverse needs effectively. Through interactive quizzes and tailored recommendations, the client is now guided to the right product that fits their needs.
To optimize performance, implementing a versatile cache system, including personalized caching for logged-in users, was essential. Additional complexities included customized invoice emails and PDFs, as well as data migration from the previous store for existing users across multiple instances based on countries.