We are reaching the finishing stages of a trade site for Concept International. They specialise in making amazing picnic products like this. The construction of this site has been my first full development of Magento. Previously, I have worked on adding products and modules but this project has demanded the full process. The site is a trade store and has needed various modifications, such as, only being able to see prices when logged in and that you are only ble to login once your account has been varified by the administrator.
Concept have asked us to build on this site by adding a retail store. This is where Magento really come into it’s own. You are able to have multiple store fronts/domains rooted tro one installation of Magento.
So for example, lets say you had a store selloing teddies and one selling sweets. Y0u purchase ilovesweet.com and teddytime.co.uk for this purpose. You then turn off sharing to stop unique data being accesible between both sites. You can then select specific languages, payment methods and categories for either of both sites.
The above image is an example of how the sites may be organised. Continuing my example, this could mean that you split ilovesweet.com into two areas, one for sugar free and one for sweets containing sugar. The possibilities are endless. With a number of Magento sites on the horizon, it seems my skills with this site are going to get tested. I will report back with how things are going.