Very strong development team with strong direction from lead developers / management, to ensure that the application is built on a solid framework and I therefore have confidence that future enhancements will work and not break existing functionality.
Flexible architecture, allowing fine-tuning of products, accounts, order workflow. For example product settings can be set up at site, product type, product & individual sku level. This settings inheritance allows ease of fine-tuning for different product lines.
Fine tune your eCommerce entities, with little or no coding required. Need to add extra properties to display or capture more details for products, accounts orders etc. is all built into the admin and in most cases will not require any code changes.
Scalable, works just as well for small shops to large and eCommerce sites with complex product / order workflows. Have client sites using Slatwall that process a few orders a day to over 75,000 orders in first year.
Almost all areas of Slatwall can be modified and enhanced whilst also keeping a clean upgrade path for future releases.
Built in support for many payment and shipping integrations.
Full support for promotions and price groups, product inventory including vendor order processing, built in and flexible reporting tool.
Handles multiple types or products out of the box. On top of the usual merchandise products, Slatwall handles product bundles, electronic delivery, subscriptions, events and more.
Developed in a strong and consistent MVC framework.
Strong developer community and excellent support / advice from Ten24.
Easy to integrate into existing applications. I have successfully integrated Slatwall into a number of FarCry CMS sites as well as Mura and a couple of new standalone sites.
Not much to discuss here. Having seen the updates and progress in Slatwall from early V2 to V5 Slatwall has improved and continues to develop into an all-round winner for eCommerce and what it lacks in features & functionality can be added in through custom development.
Initial learning curve of such a large application can put some people off. But time spent getting to know the Slatwall application structure and you will pay off in the long run.
Developers, accept the learning curve, time spent in the early stages will pay dividends later. There is no short-cut to understanding an application as large and comprehensive as Slatwall.
Join the Slatwall developer community and participate in the newsgroup.
Due to successful integrations of Slatwall and happy clients I expect all existing and future clients eCommerce solutions will be built on with Slatwall.
Feedback from client recently after their first year of using Slatwall
- they are processing about 40% more orders
- automation of many old manual tasks have both reduced manpower require and increased accuracy
- moving forward with next phase of development to bring in new product types to sell tickets for events
Happy Clients = Happy Developer.