TIC Webshops v1

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TIC Webshops

Ecommerce Platform / PHP / MySQL / CSS / XHTML
Developed in 2007 as our in-house ecommerce platform to fulfil the requirements of our clients. This platform was developed to allow our clients to have a ecommerce website without a large financial outlay.

We developed our own in-house ecommerce platform as the trials of using third party ecommerce solutions shown that whilst they were powerful and robust our trial clients found them to confusing to use, based on feedback from our target group we decided to build our own e-commerce platform which was both user friendly and powerful enough to offer the required features.

This platform was created using PHP with a MySql database, there were modules which could be activated/deactivated depending on the clients needs, as our client ranged from the experienced to the novice, this approached allowed for the functionality they required without overloading them with unnecessary features they wouldn’t use and could potentially confuse them.

Platform Features

Ecommerce Platform / PHP / MySQL / CSS / XHTML

Categories

Add/Edit/Manage product categories to a unlimited level, including description, meta description and page title.

Brands

Add/Edit/Manage brands, including logo, description, meta description and page title.

Products

Add/Edit/Manage products, including multiple product photos, WYSIWYG description editor, customise the meta description and page title.

Product Stock System

Ability to enable the product system which will remove stock once sold, whilst temporarily reserving stock when placed in basket.

Customer Accounts

Customers could sign up for an user account, to view orders, opt-in to newsletters and view discount codes.

Newsletter Feature

Customers could opt-in/out-out to receive newsletters from the shop owner. Basic newsletters can be send from admin area or data exported via CSV for use in third party software.

PayPal Standard integration

Secure checkout via PayPal

Help Section

Detailed help section was available via the webshop admin area

Basic/Advance Mode

For usability there were a basic and advanced mode, in which advanced had more control, such as SEO optimisations options.

Admin Gallery

A selection of various parts of the TIC Webshop admin control panel

Website Designs

A small selection of some of the websites that were built on the TIC Webshop platform.

Platform Stats

These stats were taken from between 2007 – 2015

Customer Accounts

16000+

Newsletters sent

1300000+

Orders

20000+

Number of products sold

45000+

Websites

100+

My Role

I created this platform whilst working for Tourist Information Centres Ltd, this platform launched in 2007 and was succeeded by a new platform TIC Webshops 2 in 2009. During this time over 100 clients had their website built on this platform.

Part of my job working for Tourist Information Centres Ltd was to create, support and maintain this platform, in which this was in use from the 2007 till 2015.