Social E-Commerce App

Technology

  • Flutter
  • MySQL
  • PHP - Laravel

Platform

  • Website
  • Android
  • iOS

Overview

E-commerce platforms change how we shop; while they offer convenience and cost-effectiveness, they lose the human touch. Most people still believe that shopping with friends is enjoyable. Finding this market gap, our client wanted to bring back shopping with friends to the e-commerce platform. They wanted to build a mobile e-commerce platform where customers could shop, share their lists with friends, and send gifts to each other. They approached Vrinsoft to build on this innovative idea and provide a mobile app for Android and iOS with a landing page for vendors. This case study will provide detailed information on how we approached and completed this project.

Project Highlights

  • A seamless multivendor platform that allows various sellers to register and sell their products.
  • Integration of social networking features, enabling users to shop together through screen sharing.
  • Provide a gifting option where users can send and receive gifts using the platform from their friend list.
  • A robust vendor registration process that includes document verification and admin approval.
  • Comprehensive product management capabilities, allowing vendors to add, edit, and manage their listings.
  • A real-time order management system allows vendors to track and process customer orders efficiently.
  • Admin control via a sophisticated web panel for overseeing the entire platform's operations.
  • Cross-platform compatibility ensures a smooth and consistent experience on Android, iOS, and the web.
  • Secure payment gateway integration to facilitate safe and reliable transactions.

Goals

  • Develop a scalable and robust e-commerce solution that can handle multiple vendors and large user volumes.
  • Allow users to share their app screen while browsing products, allowing them to shop together virtually.
  • Streamline vendor product management and order fulfillment.
  • Offer robust admin control for efficient platform operation.

Strategy

  • Maintain a consistent user interface and experience across all platforms to enhance usability and appeal.
  • Build a flexible, scalable, and secure backend system capable of handling complex operations effectively.
  • Develop user-friendly social sharing and gifting features to significantly boost user engagement.
  • Integrate reliable and secure payment gateways to guarantee safe and smooth transactions for all users.

Outcomes

  • Launched a feature-rich e-commerce app with a thriving social layer.
  • Increased user engagement and customer satisfaction.
  • Streamlined vendor onboarding and product management.

Our Client

The client had an idea to develop a new, out-of-the-box e-commerce app that can enhance user experience. They wanted to build an app for Dubai residents that can help them shop with friends. To reach a wider audience, they decided to go with cross-platform app development. To help users find more shopping options, they will allow a wide range of vendors to register on the platform.

Client Requirements

  • Create an e-commerce platform where users can share their phone screens while browsing to facilitate collaborative shopping with friends.
  • Implement features that allow users to send and receive gifts directly from their followers within the platform.
  • Ensure a seamless multivendor setup with a secure and efficient vendor registration and approval process.
  • Develop a robust real-time order management system for vendors to efficiently track and fulfill orders.

Proposed Solution

We proposed creating a user-friendly e-commerce platform with social networking features to meet the client’s needs. The platform will work seamlessly on Android, iOS, and the web, allowing users to share screens for collaborative shopping and gift exchanges. It will also ensure secure vendor registration, efficient order management, and reliable payment processing for an engaging shopping experience.

Why We Chose This Solution

To accommodate client requirements, we utilize cross-platform app development for a wide range of solutions. Here is why we choose this solution,

  • With cross-platform app development using Flutter to offer consistent and responsive UI across multiple platforms.
  • For the website and backend, we utilize Laravel PHP, which allows secure and scalable support to handle complex tasks.
  • For reliable and efficient storage, we use MySQL, which ensures smooth data management.
  • Social features, screen sharing, and gifting were integrated to boost user engagement and interaction on the platform.

Benefit to the Client

The selected solution made it quick and easy to create and launch an e-commerce platform with many features. This helped increase user involvement with interactive social features and ensured the platform was secure and could handle growth. The client now has a flexible, effective, and user-friendly platform that meets their business goals and provides a strong base for future growth.

Key Features

Screen Sharing for Shopping

Users can share their screens with friends while browsing the app, allowing collaborative shopping and real-time discussions about products.

Gift Sending and Receiving

Users can send and receive gifts directly from their followers, enhancing the social and interactive aspect of the platform.

Multivendor Support

The platform supports multiple vendors, allowing various sellers to register, manage their products, and reach a broader audience.

Secure Vendor Registration

Vendors go through a detailed registration process with document verification, ensuring only credible sellers join the platform.

Real-Time Order Management

Vendors have access to a real-time order management system to efficiently track, process, and fulfill customer orders.

Admin Control Panel

Admins have a comprehensive web panel to manage the entire platform, including vendor approvals, product listings, and user interactions.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

The application is designed for seamless performance across Android, iOS, and web platforms, ensuring a consistent user experience.

Multi-lingual support

Users can choose between English and Arabic from the start or change the language from the app’s settings.

Secure Payment Gateway

Integrated with reliable payment gateways, the app ensures safe and smooth transactions, providing users with confidence while purchasing.

Interactive Social Features

Users can follow each other, chat, and share their shopping experiences, adding a social networking dimension to traditional e-commerce.

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The Result

The client loved the app design and features, and they launched the app on the App Store and Play Store. The initial response was positive, as users loved the social shopping feature on the platform. The vendor registration received a large amount of applications. They are thinking about adding new features to the platform and continuing their partnership with Vrinsoft.

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