Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shaping Ideas - you dream it, we will build it for you.

While discussing with my client how we could have an e-commerce solution that is unique, adds value and brings business to the website we came out with this brilliant idea where we can allow the visitor on the website to design his own jewelry. Expanding on this idea we discussed how we can use technology to give price quotes considering latest metal prices, limit designing with available stone inventory, link to a payment gateway and shipping and you have a unique business model that stands apart from those out of box ecommerce solutions.

Shaping the idea into a feasible design and ecommerce tool was now the challenge that we passed to our development team. This was new to us, the design tool and work flow methods that we and our jeweler customer designed was not like any we had done earlier nor did we find another similar solution being used. The excitement and the challenge it generated in the team was quite evident in the chats in the pantry. They discussed options, possibilities, technology, user convenience, practicality. E-commerce was the easy part but the design tool was challenging. We saw the plan, discussed feasibilities, suggested changes, felt that slip between the cup and the lip until we were ready to demonstrate the first cut to the client.

The client could not believe his eyes that he was seeing his dream project come true. It was so close to his thoughts that we were signaled to complete the application with very minor changes and deliver it at the earliest.

The complete application is a complete virtual office……. right from the design lab, order processing, billing, and shipping, thru to online payment processing. The system maintains a real-time inventory of diamonds and other gemstones and provides a price calculator which considers latest pricelists for stones and dynamic metal prices from the metal exchange.

Read complete case study here

We admire these stones and metals and work with jewelry manufacturers to reach out to their admirers who cannot reach them through the internet.
My team loves to work on such challenges which pushes their adrenalin levels up.

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