We sell mainly palm plant seeds from my site in numerous sized packets, each types has a varying limited shelf-life and of-course the seeds come in various sizes, weights and prices. weed seeds
I guess the first criticism would be How come drag and drop? Very well, it’s my thoughts and opinions that customers to a shopping site must be able to put it to use just like they would in a real shop, where installed the items in the cart themselves and can regularly be able to glance at what they have in there.
Let myself talk you through a few things which may not be clear initially; Normally you would paginate the results onto 10 possibly even products per page in order to save download time. Well, We too have done it because of this but the primary reason it is vital with this is because you really avoid want to be hauling products from the page and you also want to have the cart in view all the time.
Here’s the shopping trolley page to look at: http://www.trebrown.com/shop/arecaceae.php
Somewhat than have several sizes of the same product as several items We’ve achieved it so that the shopper can configure the packet size themselves before dropping in the wagon. This means that every product item box must carry all the different configurations with it.
The next page in the checkout process calculates the total shipping cost to the chosen destination so that customers pays for their shopping and delivery in real time. As a result, the weight per a thousand seeds is sent with the product information, this is then broken down into all the various weight load of the packets. Every packet size has two prices (also automatically damaged down from a sole large packet price) The additional profit is included with the breakdown percentage of every packet price. Seeds that happen to be fresh-in are labeled as “New” for a few days (variable per species), then they become only a line item for a few more days at that same price, but when they come within a day or two of their known shelf-life they automatically go on “Sale” at a cheaper price. When they have reached the final of their shelf-life they automatically drop from stock. Every I have to do is weigh 1000 plant seeds, decide an amount for that, then tell the machine the shelf-life and the entire amount of seeds I have. Anything else is done for me personally.
When a customer pulls a product into their cart the cart tallies the entire cost and the total weight. The basket also deducts that chosen amount of seeds from stock so that no person else can get them (useful for when there’s only a few seeds left). Any dumped cart gets all its items added back to stock for someone else to buy.
The way the shopping cart works is via AJAX within an iframe. The cart queries the data source and updates itself in real time without having to refresh the site the customer is looking at as the item is dropped in. Thus making the shopping experience smooth for the customer. And because the cart is inserted in to the current webpage it will follow you when you jump to other pages like the cycad seeds or clown seeds pages.
All in all all I get is a paid for order with a packing list. The order also informs myself of the packing weight and any other automatically configured information. My packers shouldn’t think at all, they can get the orders made up and dispatched the same day. As you know it is the labour cost that is the real problem with managing a business like this, but this saves so much work i can afford to sell my seeds less expensive than any other put on the web. My own customers can easily see for themselves the quality and quality of my seeds, and of-course they all love the speedy worldwide delivery.
I used to have a system where the currency could be turned between GBP, EUR and USD, but I determined that is merely too much complexity for the intrigue and so now those currencies can be collection from the link at the top of the page and the webpage then reloads in that chosen currency.