Migrating from a previous version of the ecommerce platform and adding functionality for streamlining business processes. Acro Media picks up where others left off.
AudioDeluxe had already decided on Drupal to power their web experience. Their original was site was built on it, and they wanted to stick with it. They needed to upgrade to a new version and wanted to add functionality that would streamline operations. But, that proved difficult for other agencies.
Ultimately, full buy-in from the AudioDeluxe team would require a strong working relationship that promised effective results, no matter who designed the solution.
Our teams worked together to build a project that promised transparency, continually showcasing our work and developing a roadmap to a live fully functioning site. Acro Media’s agile development model with an open-source architecture provided just that.
This unique business model of physical and digital goods for online sale required some custom-built features.
- Bulk Updater. This tool is the solution to the license distribution automation that had perplexed previous agencies and allowed Drupal to automatically pull product numbers from a manufacturer's catalogue; this meant that information such as images, URLs, and product descriptions would then be transferred to Drupal. It also meant that downloadable software was available as soon as a transaction was completed.
- Offer feature. During the site build, we also included a feature that allowed users to place price offers on products. Administrators can flag to enable or disable this functionality per product. As offers come in the administrator could then review each offer and accept it, decline it, or make a counter-offer to the customer
- XChange API. We created an API called XChange that connects to a module called Audiodeluxe_license. This module is used to manage and create all of AudioDeluxe’s digital license keys (the codes that are used to uniquely identify a customer’s copy of the software).
- SKUPort and Waves. Additional APIs that Acro Media built that allow different vendors to connect to the licence pool system.
Lastly, we upgraded the site to PHP 7, which made it twice as fast. And we increased fraud protection with the addition of a custom module that we built to allow administrators the ability to detect fraudulent orders through a system of rules.