Corney & Barrow is one of the longest established independent wine merchants in the UK with over 240 years of history. Recently, they entered the Asian market and opened branches in Hong Kong and Singapore. This fact determined their need to develop a B2B and B2C eCommerce solution for wholesalers and retailers in Asia.
The client’s core requirement was solution implementation on ASP.NET to seamlessly integrate with two CRM systems. Excel spreadsheets with the latest information on new products and prices were exported from CRMs and then stored on Dropbox. For each branch, the client required a separate web solution tailored to differences in product catalogs, currency, prices, staff etc. Each web solution was to have access to its folder on Dropbox to import and update product catalogs and prices.
The AIS team suggested NopCommerce, a popular open-source shopping cart on Microsoft technologies, as a base out-of-the-box solution. NopCommerce fit the tech stack requirements and allowed customization and necessary functionality add-ons as per the client’s requirements. It also helped speed up the time to market — we delivered a portal multisite solution to the client after 2 months.
A few of the key solution highlights are:
- Integration with Dropbox to enable data sourcing.
- Setup of shared folders with discretionary access to import new data.
- Several custom plugins and widgets to extend NopCommerce functionality.