Door Maker is one of Toronto’s leaders in wooden door building and supply. It is a company that has a long history of working with doors of all shapes and sizes for a variety of customers. The priority here is customization of doors so that each door is unique to the client who orders it. The Door Maker is also focused on supplying custom components for each door.
- Custom product builder with advanced options
- Real-time visual updates to design
- Intelligent quote generator sends quotations to customers based on configuration
- Smart product filter displays only compatible components during building
The Door Maker needed a system that allowed clients to do all their ordering and customization online. Customers had to be able to build their own doors with available parts for that design, and be able to see their customizations as they made them. They also only needed to be presented with the components that would work with their chosen design. An advanced pricing generator was also needed instead of manual quotations.
Type of Systems Used in Project
Inventory Management System
Every company operates differently in terms of inventory management. While inventory management software applications are available commercially, many of the features offered by such systems aren’t required by certain companies, or they need a specific set of features. Custom inventory management systems are designed and tailored to meet the exact client specifications. These systems include specialized features for companies, such as compatibility with barcode and QR code scanners, relationships between assemblies with complex part combinations, connectivity to multiple warehouses and databases, real-time updates to stock levels, track using dashboards, dedicated client logins, automatic stock level updates, and more. For businesses that have suppliers in multiple countries, this system helps with automated conversions of metrics and currencies, which is useful for uniformity while offering convenience.Learn More
Currently, there are various commercially available software applications to facilitate e-commerce functionality such as Shopify. These have a fixed set of features that are meant to work with straightforward e-commerce operations. However, in more complicated scenarios, these lack features to meet the unique needs of individual businesses.
Complex e-commerce solutions were designed and tailored to meet specialized requirements such as customizable price margins, connectivity to product builder tools, quantity-based discount calculations and connection to CRM and ERP systems. Order placement features included support for QR codes or scanner guns. Additionally, special rate calculators and communication with multiple shipping carrier databases were designed. These features were implemented based on client needs in order to improve the specific capabilities of e-commerce systems unique to each client.Learn More
Product configuration systems allow businesses to process orders efficiently while allowing customers to build their own products. These builders are highly beneficial in improving organization and accessibility for customers, especially in situations that involve a large number of components and customizations with near-infinite permutations and combinations. This type of interactive system lets customers personalize their order at multiple points for a product and then automatically generates SKU for the final product, thus reducing errors. It also tailors quotes based on the consumer’s selection of products. Furthermore, the custom compatibility filters are applied automatically, which displays only the relevant results for the selections. This integration eliminates human interaction from the product selection process which in turn eliminates human error. Real-type visual updates to selection previews enable buyers to see the exact product that they plan on buying, leading to a significantly higher customer satisfaction rate.Learn More
Price calculators with advanced capabilities met unique situations where complicated calculations involving multiple variables were required. The functionality of the calculators varied based on client needs, with features like quantity-based discounts, price margin management, additional options, and real-time updates to the displayed price. These calculator tools were implemented into various client systems including product builders, online ordering systems, and assembly selection. Depending on requirements, additional functionality to set custom price margins was programmed. Additionally, personalized pricing information was displayed to individual users based on order history and other predetermined factors.
Each pricing calculator was designed to meet specific criteria for each client. These custom systems were designed to adapt to the unique needs of each business and its specialized operations, with the ability to adapt to multiple complex variables in real-time. This greatly improved user satisfaction due to immediate results when making item selections or building products online. Designed to be integrated into multiple client systems, these calculators met exact requirements in terms of customizability and functionality. Custom price margins enabled users with administrative access to define parameters such as quantity-based discounts, promotional offers, individual product price margins, and more. This resulted in a more personalized pricing information display for users.Learn More