The main requirement, which led to the development of DukaPress, an open source WordPress shopping cart plugin was the ease of usage for people who want to set up e-commerce site on WordPress. Also it was desired to avoid creating unwanted extra database tables. Many features such as Shop modes (Regular/Catalogue mode), Invoicing, photo effects, Digital product with link expiry, different shipping modes, inventory tracking, payment gateways, discount management, single page checkout etc were required.
To make it easy to setup products, we implemented various features like using default Posts and Custom Post type for creating products, meta box for details, attachments as product images, controllable image sizes, multiple payment gateways and much more. For product display, a shortcode is provided. User can just simply put the shortcode in post content and the product will display in the post. To display products in grid view another shortcode is created. Multiple widgets are provided to display cart, products. jQuery and AJAX is used a lot to provide better user experience. We have enabled Internationalization to support different languages. In addition, we created addon plugins to take DukaPress to the next level .
Our Client Says ...
When DukaPress was starting, we realized that we needed a long term work partner to help with WordPress development. I was skeptical that I could find one on the Internet. But then we met Parshwa, Founder of NetMadeEz, he inspired confidence in us from the very beginning. We have now been working closely with NetMadeEz on DukaPress and we are very glad that we chose to work with them. What strikes me the most is that Parshwa is a smart guy - he thinks before he codes and this makes his development faster and more efficient. Parshwa also has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of WordPress which undoubtedly helped when he was helping us create DukaPress, from scratch and throughout its continued development. I can categorically say that without NetMadeEz, DukaPress would not be successful. I recommend them highly!