This was a massive project in the end, with prices and avalaiblity updated automatically and integration with their back-end accounting systems giving them an end-to-end system.
Go to the Cherrytree website - note: these screenshots are from the members section which requires a login.
This was a massive project in the end.
Devcore was responsible for building the database, the logic to run the site and the front end HTML. The site is a large shopping mall with many thousands of products covering a wide range of product, brands and suppliers.
The site is geared towards supporting members wanting to check how much cheaper it is to buy from Cherrytree than retail outlets, and let them buy their products and get them delivered at the cheapest possible rate.
A big part of the complexity of the site build is that the pricing, stock order control is all automated. The prices and stock items come direct from the suppliers, and any purchases made automatically flow into their accounting package. This means the ongoing work required to maintain the site is minimised. This is very important with a site of this size.
The flexible and extensible nature of the DevCore system, meant that we could rapidly develop the site and new features as they were requested; something the client really appreciated.
Since the site hold personal details of its members, all member data is securely encrypted and all web requests happen over HTTPS. This means the members can have confidence that their details will be properly managed.
With such a large build there was a lot learned. Many new features will be added to DevCore and existing ones enhanced as a result.
So if you are looking for a system that supports building large complex sites as well as small tightly focused site, check out the new version of DevCore.
If you are looking for a bargain, check out Cherrytree and become a smart shopper.