Complex product configurator for millions of bespoke order codes

Millions of possible configurations and build codes

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The Project

The client, a high-end manufacturer of fine English hardware, have a website which allows users access to pdfs of their product catalogue, but with no possibility of bespoke configurations of products and finishes for example. The business had long been looking for an ecommerce platform that could cope with their extensive range of complex product configurations and build codes; this spans 1200 products with 2000 build codes and millions of different individual permutations once styling, sizes and finishes are taken into account. Their search had reached a dead end; no off-the-shelf packages were sophisticated enough to handle what was required. 

The company's Digital Agency, contacted Cowshed Works with a view to us building a bespoke product code configurator and CMS for the client's products as part of a plan to take their full product catalogue online in an interactive and customisable format, for the first time. 

The Solution

We provided a platform built on PHP (Laravel) and JavaScript (Vue JS) to manage the product data via a bespoke CMS and a front end product configurator for customers. Whilst the configuration is complex behind the scenes, the result is a smooth user journey;  customers will be able to seemlessly spec complicated products and view a computer generated image of their specific product.