Jonathan Bird Web Development

Case Study - Impact Education eCommerce Website (B2B & B2C)

Educators can easily build booklists, and parents can order safely, while knowing they're dealing from an authorised booklist supplier.
Impact School Supplies Home Page Design Impact School Supplies Parent Booklist Design Impact School Supplies Add Products Design Impact School Supplies Checkout Design Impact School Supplies Portal eBook Manager Design Impact School Supplies Portal Booklists Design
  • Impact School Supplies Home Page Design
  • Impact School Supplies Parent Booklist Design
  • Impact School Supplies Add Products Design
  • Impact School Supplies Checkout Design
  • Impact School Supplies Portal eBook Manager Design
  • Impact School Supplies Portal Booklists Design

Overview

Impact School Supplies, a prominent booklist supplier for some of Queensland's leading public and private schools, engaged us as their exclusive web development partner. Our mission was to redesign and redevelop their custom education ordering portal, catering to Impact staff, school teachers, and parents.

Challenges

  1. Outdated Portal: The existing education ordering portal needed a complete overhaul to meet modern design standards, improve user experience, and improve on eCommerce conversion rates and bottom-line booklist revenue.

  2. Collaborative Booklist Management: Impact Education had a requirement that both Impact staff and School staff should be able to hand over booklist management to each other to create a collaborative process, before the final version goes live for parents to order.

  3. Integration Complexity: Reliable integration with the internal ERP system posed a challenge, particularly in handling a large volume of data (10 million rows daily).

Solution

  1. Technology Stack: Leveraging the Laravel, Vue, Algolia, Tailwind, and AWS technology stack, we ensured the new portal aligned with Impact's existing technologies.

  2. Easy to use Interface: Both the administration panel and frontend was designed to be user-friendly, providing a smooth experience for Impact staff, teachers, and parents managing booklist purchases.

  3. ERP Integration: Our unique data sync strategy resulted in a 100% reliable daily synchronisation of 10 million rows from the ERP, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on the portal.

  4. Real-time Data Sync: Implementing real-time sync for new and updated customer, product and pricing data enhanced the reliability of the system, allowing the Impact team to scale without concerns.

  5. Key Features Implemented:

    • Booklist management for each grade
    • Custom pricing rules per school + product from ERP
    • Westpac Payment gateway integration
    • Algolia Real-time product search integration
    • School & Impact collaboration
    • Bulk Order management
    • Delivery timetables
    • eBook management
    • Order management
    • User & role management
    • Daily & Real-time ERP data sync automation
    • Abandoned cart recovery automation
    • School & Product reports
    • Global settings

Results

  1. Reliable Scalability: The robust data synchronisation strategy ensured that the system scales seamlessly with a 100% success rate, providing confidence to the Impact team.

  2. Accurate Pricing: Real-time ERP data sync guarantees that all pricing on the website is accurate and aligned with the internal ERP, enhancing the overall user experience.

  3. Ongoing Support: Continuous maintenance and development efforts are in place, ensuring the application stays ahead of the competition and remains technically up-to-date and secure.

Services provided

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