Book e-Cafe

The Client

Industry: Ecommerce

The client is one of the largest seller of used books in USA with the commitment to provide quality used books at lower cost. They have grown their marketplace which includes partnership with third party vendors, offers certain affiliates programs and also connected with several libraries. With the help of technology and innovation in processing and selling of the books, they are increasing their international presence as well.

The Challenges

The client started their business of selling used books with the commitment to provide used books at lower cost without scarifying its quality. They had initiated their business with small storage unit which has turned to a large storage capable of storing millions of books. Though their business grown, they were following traditional practice. They want to increase their presence worldwide and hence they need a solution that would simplify their work and adopt new business strategies.

In order to achieve their aim, the primary considerations for developing a solution were:

  • Capacity of managing a large inventory of used books with ability to of multiple categorisation
  • Selling books online
  • Should offer different programs that help to increase their business
  • The quality of the service and selling rate should not be compromised
TatvaSoft's Offerings

TatvaSoft developed web based "Book e-Cafe" that efficiently addresses the client's challenges and converts them into outstanding business benefits. The key features of the system are:

  • Affiliate Management : Admin user can manage all the affiliates and their details like personal details, commission percentage, charge limit, etc. System also provides payment details of each affiliate with invoice number and check date.
  • Content Management : Admin user has the access to set and update content of the ecommerce site. Content management module provides user to edit content using WYSIWYG editor.
  • Survey Management : System offers facility to conduct survey and show the statistics to the administrator.
  • Testimonials can be added and ranked by admin received from the customer
  • Admin can review and edit feedbacks provided by the clients.
  • Admin can manage all the supplier details with ease.
  • Affiliate Earning Report : System has provision to generate earning report for selected date range for all or individual affiliate. This report can be exported in CSV format also.
  • Affiliate Traffic Report : System has provision to generate traffic report for selected date range for all or individual affiliate which includes Hits, Clicks, Items Ordered, etc.
  • This report can be exported in CSV format also.
  • Bundle Creation : Admin can create bundle deals or featured bundles of different books. This bundle can be shown on the front end for specific period of time.
  • System has functionality to generate error log. This can be useful to develop robust system.
  • Category wise display of the books.
  • Online Payment options for books.
  • Search books based on Book Binding formats, Warehouse, Condition, etc.
Tools and Technologies
  • Technology: ASP.Net, VB.Net
  • Database: MS SQL Server
Business Benefits

TatvaSoft successfully developed a web based solution providing excellent management and merchandising solutions for selling used books that increased client's book store revenue by more than 100% in the first quarter. In addition, it offers cheapest rate of the used books over internet and making the client as one of the largest online store of used books without suffering their commitment of providing quality used books at lower cost.