We have been asked to develop a series of templated sites for the approved distributors of our clients products.
We are a fulfilment house and we hold our clients products for order fulfilment.
Our client wants his distributors to be able to have a ‘web’ presence but in a controlled way.
It has been proposed to develop a series of templates that can be used by the distributor to build their own site on a domain of their choosing. These templates are customisable via a portal for each distributor, so they can change colour, text and images themselves.
Now here is where the main question is:
We only want to maintain one site with the products for sale, no point in having all these distributor sites that then will create a maintenance nightmare for new products and pricing etc.
So we wish to allow each of the distributor sites, on their own private domains, to have access to one central shopping cart maintained by us.
So they will have to pass over who they are, who their customer is, they payment details for both the distributor and the customer (to ensure monies end up in the right account!) and any discount they may be offering for products (the distributors are allowed to discount the products)
Rather like the spokes on a wheel, many distributors on private domains, accessing one central hub to process their orders.
This all needs to take place ‘as if’ the customer has never left the distributors site, so off distributor site, onto sales site, complete sales, back to distributor site.
All good fun - can this be achieved with magento??
John Busby - CNJ Logistics Ltd