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Implementing Role and Privilege Management for Effective eCommerce Operations

Let us visualize a scenario wherein you have set up a new ecommerce site for selling your products online. Obviously, you need to manage access to order and sales reports, processing orders, answering to customer queries and complaints, managing stocks, controlling prices and margins, and shipping orders.

With so many tasks to be done on an ecommerce site, it becomes obvious to assign these tasks to responsible employees. This is exactly why we create roles such as admin, inventory manager and report head, and assign privileges.

Most rewarding features to Implement while designing an Online Grocery store

Did you know that India ranks sixth in the list of the world’s largest grocery markets? This is truly adorable considering the fact that over 40% of its population is below the poverty line. However, the food and grocery segment makes up for almost 70% of the retail Indian market. The latest trend in this segment is certainly that the grocery stores are turning digital. As per Technopak whch is a retail consultancy, the online grocery retail market is emerging by 25-30% in the big cities, including the four metros, which is being fueled by the urban India’s mounting shortage of time.

Technology Options for Developing Hybrid Mobile Application for eCommerce

A hybrid mobile app refers to a native mobile application that is developed with the help of technologies other than the indigenous SDKs for platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows. Implementing the best of both the worlds (native + Web), it is a downloadable native app running a part or whole of its interface in a rooted browser section.

The hybrid app model facilitates an efficient and effortless entry into the new and dynamic HTML5 world due to which more and more ecommerce businesses are considering it. For the developers, rather than rewriting the app for each platform, it becomes essential to write some application code in JavaScript and HTML to be reused across all platforms and phones.

Why you need a mobile application for your eCommerce store

The field of ecommerce in India is certainly witnessing paradigm shift, from desktop to mobile access, as more and more people are browsing the net on their smartphones. According to business-standard.com, more than 50% of the existing Internet subscribers in the country are smartphone users. The subscriber’s base is the world’s second largest one after China and is expanding at 60-70% p.a.

Amarjit Batra who is the CEO of OLX.com affirms that the new population on the Internet is increasingly leaving the PC behind and is using the mobile phones to use the Web for the first time. Therefore, he believes that it is sensible to be present where customers are. This means that it is the need of the hour to have a mobile application for you ecommerce store.

Role of Shipping and Fulfillment Integration for success of eCommerce business

According to LocalBanya, 98% order fulfillment along with well-trained customer service makes people to come back to its site for fulfilling their grocery and household needs. This fact itself says about the significance of having an ecommerce order and fulfillment process that is no less than the backbone of any online store when it comes to ecommerce website development India.

Online order and shipping influences almost everything, including loyalty and conversions. Therefore, if they are not efficient, the ecommerce business is likely to lose both sales and customers. Well, it is common sense to comprehend that customers want their packages shipped swiftly at least possible cost.

OpenCart 2: Exciting New Features

The next generation of OpenCart is finally out, which means that the ecommerce developers are bound to enjoy a refined version with satisfying unique features and expected improvements. It is expected that this new version of OpenCart will take the open source ecommerce development to a new pinnacle with its cleaner and improved code base, intuitive dashboard, and easier maintenance than before.

While these are just a few enhancements or benefits simplifying your task, the new features tend to completely leave you stunned with their capabilities to boost both productivity and functional as well as visual outcomes. Here are some of the most exciting features that Opencart 2 encompasses.

Tips for eCommerce Platform Migration

Migrating your existing store to another ecommerce platform is much like moving a brick-and-mortar shop. It requires meticulous consideration and planning that takes care of several critical areas or elements for ensuring at least the same or superior user experience. Here are these basic elements to consider, which are common irrespective of source and destination carts of migration.

From Payzippy to Ngpay: Flipkart’s Strategic Move towards More Promising Gateway

Just a year back in July 2013, the Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart had announced the launch of its proprietary payment gateway called Payzippy. It undoubtedly facilitates card payments on merchant sites, whereas its B2C variation allows keeping the card details for paying on partner merchant sites. Moreover, the gateway also partnered with merchants to provide attractive offers such as discounts, cash backs, and gift vouchers to early customers.

However, suddenly after a year, Flipkart surprised the ecommerce market by shifting from Payzippy to Ngpay, a mobile gateway by JiGrahak Mobility Solutions located in Bangalore. It claims to take this move for strengthening its service of mobile payments to improve the shopping experience on mobile ecommerce platform. So, what made Flipkart to do so? Let’s find