Linking individual products, contracts and services into an orderable product bundle is one of the central challenges of commerce platforms. Especially when different payment modalities of several legal entities have to be taken into account.
The kit consists of three components:
In the combined bundle and price configurator, all product combinations including the corresponding prices can be created through a user interface that can be operated by any shop manager, thus avoiding any IT effort.
As described, the linking of individual products, contracts and services with different payment modalities from several legal entities to an orderable product bundle is one of the central challenges of commerce platforms.
The first extension offers the possibility to create buyable bundles from individual products very flexibly via a user-friendly backend interface. Individual articles, certain variants or even complete categories, such as smartphones, can be combined with each other.
A second Merchant Center extension enables the configuration of the prices of the bundle components or the total price. By decoupling the creation of bundles from price maintenance, enormous flexibility is created to map all price dependencies. The mobile phone price can be reduced depending on the volume of the term contract and increased again by adding further services.
In the combination of bundle and price configurator, all product combinations including the corresponding prices can be created via a user interface that can be operated by any shop manager, without any IT effort.
With the Bundle Configurator, products can be combined with other products to create bundle offers. Product references are stored in JSON format as a custom product attribute.
The price configurator allows flexible pricing of bundles and product variants and even supports periodic and tiered pricing. The respective bundle price depends on the configured product reference.
The Telco Accelerator Kit consists of three components: the bundle configurator, which allows bundles to be created from individual products, and a price configurator, which decouples prices from the products and also supports one-time or recurring fees. Both components are implemented as extensions of the Merchant Center. The third component bundles the backend services.
Backend I Commercetools
Configurators I Merchant Center Extensions
Middleware I Java / Spring Boot
Frontend I HTML, CSS, React, Node
And how does it look? It looks the way you want it to.
If you, as the operator or person responsible for an online shop, are faced with the challenges of optimising your operating processes, saving costs when integrating new products or shortening your time-to-market when implementing campaigns, then we can most likely help you. We work with the most popular enterprise shop systems and bring 25 years of e-commerce experience to our projects.
And even though these Commercetools extensions are now focused on the telecommunications industry in terms of wording and sample products, the mechanics can also be adapted for many other use cases in other industries.