Solution Synopsis :: eCommerce

The following are selections from application integration projects executed by Symmetry. This synopsis summarizes solution highlights and salient information. Detailed case studies with solution details are available on request.

eCommerce Integration with Ofbiz

The Ofbiz integration project comprised integration of the template for an eCommerce store with OfBiz, a web-based, open source enterprise application. Integration components included:

  • Product pages with product content, pricing and multimedia
  • Category pages with category content and product lists
  • Account registration pages
  • Account management pages
  • Checkout pages
  • Integration with Google Checkout, Paypal and Payflow Pro for payment processing
  • Newsletter sign ups
  • Quote requests
  • Content management
  • Integration with tracking on Google Analytics

In addition Symmetry also ensured that the eCommerce site was W3C compliant and was certified for security by HackerSafe.

Product Feed Generation

Symmetry’s Product Feed Generator was designed and developed to enable clients to configure and automatically generate product feeds in multiple formats from any RDBMS database. The tool enables etailers and eCommerce stores to automatically supply up-to-date product and pricing information to search engines, shopping channels and comparison sites such as Yahoo, Amazon, MSN, Froogle, Shopping.Com,, Become, Builders Square et cetera. Symmetry’s product feed tool allows shop owners to quickly configure product data and map information to formats, schedule feeds, and upload feeds to FTP sites. Feeds can be generated as CSV and XML.

Integration with online web stores

The client, an online retailer, had web stores in multiple channels such as Yahoo, and Amazon. Orders received on these channels had to be keyed in manually from the order-related files downloaded from these channels. Symmetry created a single interface that automatically imported orders from various channels into the client’s order processing system. The application also ran a de-dupe of customers to ensure that duplicate customer records were not created.

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