Shopify e-commerce development case with custom search functionality and private app development
List of Goods is a start-up company from the UK founded by Harry Maynard. The service makes people's lives easier by simplifying the selection of a perfect gift for any occasion.
The main purpose for List of Goods is to make it easier than ever to find a perfect present for anyone. Such a goal required building an e-commerce solution with a more sophisticated search & filtering logic that will allow getting present recommendations that will match the personality of the present receiver, his/her preferences and certain budget limitations.
In addition, List of Goods team wanted to provide their clients ability to select a specific wrapping and even add a greeting card to their order, just like in a physical gift shop.
|CSS, HTML, JS, Shopify
Custom turn-key solution for List of Goods was built on the basis of Shopify platform. The team has developed a step-by-step present finder logic on top of standard Shopify filtering functionality, all product parameters, and unique characteristics were stored in the product metafields, therefore it can be easily managed right from the original Shopify admin panel.
A private Shopify app was developed to implement features with wrapping selection and greeting carts. This custom private app adds widgets and pop-ups to the shop within which customers can select any wrapping and add text of greeting notes that will be added to their gifts. Customers can preview their gifts in the cart, check and edit wrapping, and a greeting message. All these details about wrapping and greeting cards are stored in the order details as soon as the order is placed in the shop, and shop admins can review it and fulfill the order following the specific client’s request.
In the app's admin panel a store manager can create various wrapping options and assign wrapping options that are available for each exact product from the store. This allows showing customers only those wrappings and packaging that suit their gifts.
PurpleFire team created the app logic in a way that makes Shopify treat wrapping options similar to the regular products. It makes it possible to add prices for paid wrappings and even track the stock of each wrapping product.