I have been floating around the forum for a while now and you might have seen some of the questions I have asked. I am currently the Lead Developer at verado.com, a market place for pre-loved luxury goods such as watches, jewellery and diamonds.
I’d like to share with the community what we have built so far, as I think it is an interesting case study using Moltin in every possible way.
Let me explain about our tech stack a little as I feel it is rather unique to the typical eCommerce platform:
We are using Angular 6 for our framework with full PWA compatibility this allows us to give a near native experience on the web while also harnessing the use of service workers. This allows us to give the user blazingly fast load times when using Angulars advanced caching mechanism. This will be further improved once we switch on SSR (Angular Universal).
For our search functionality we use the widely popular Algolia to search and filter an infinite amount of attributes and sort through over 4000+ products. As an Angular developer I found it very easy to integrate with Algolia as they have a widget kit that you can use as is or extend like we have done. To keep our products in sync @Matt from Moltin wrote a serverless function that keep our products in sync every 24hrs. Thanks again Matt!
Now down to Moltin. From the very moment we signed up @Matt and team have been there all the way and they truly have an interest in seeing your business become successful. Don’t get me wrong there have been hurdles! But Moltin have always supplied us with solutions to issues we were having building something we felt was unique and pushed the boundaries of what Moltin is currently capable of. That being said we have gone to market in a matter of months, 5 to be precise and that also includes the integration with Algolia.
We will also be relesing a CLI tool that allows you to create, update and delete products on your store via a .csv file. Very useful for someone loading large amounts of data like us. This will be covered in another post so stay tuned
If you have and questions please don’t hesitate to ask