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Our web developers have developed an eCommerce website called Sahanbooks. It is available for the residents of Hargeisa, Somaliland, to get online book delivery and pickup services. Have an idea to build an eCommerce website like Amazon?

Details

Website Type: eCommerce

Platform: Web

Country: Somaliland

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Abstract About Sahanbooks

Sahanbooks is an eCommerce website, a kind of Amazon clone, that offers online book delivery and pick-up service to the residents of Hargeisa, Somaliland. Sahanbooks offers varieties of books from different genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, classics, and educational.

To search your favorite books, you can filter the options using authors and book names or ISBN (International Standard Book Number). You can also filter and sort book options based on featured books, bestsellers, and publishers to make searching more convenient for you.

One of the best things about using this website is that it allows ordering books as a guest. Either you can choose the delivery services or directly go to the Sahanbooks store in Hargeisa. The Google Maps is integrated on the website along with the store address for your convenience.

You also get an option to return your order if you have received a damaged parcel or the wrong books. Filing a return request in such cases will make you eligible to get your money back. You can also contact the customer service team for any help.

Our Client and His Project Requirements

Our client is a businessman from London, UK but was born in Somaliland. Being a businessman, Sahanbooks website is also one of his dream projects to help his fellow Somali people to get access to famous and resourceful books. When the client approached us, this website of Sahanbooks was already live and available for customers to use.

However, he was facing major challenges while accessing it because of poor UX/UI design and website development. In fact, he was unable to access all features of the website. In short, it was not working properly. However, our client wanted to give the best customer experience to its users, the people of Somaliland, where his heart stays.

Client and His Project Requirements

How Our Client Found Us

Looking at these challenges, he decided to contact a company that has years of experience and expertise in developing eCommerce websites. He went on Upwork to find the leading web development companies. As we have 99% job success on Upwork, this attracted him to choose us. Also, Space-O is known for delivering the best results within the budget & deadline.

Solution We Offered to Our Client

We got to know that the website had major challenges with the UX/UI part. Therefore, users were unable to access the functionalities of the website. Our client wanted a well-functioning website. During the consultation process, we discovered the various solutions and opportunities to redevelop the website.

To start the web development process, our business team prepared a work breakdown structure to share the structural view of the Sahanbooks website. Once we got his approval, we started to work on the functionalities of the website as well as on its UX/UI part.

In fact, we worked hard on the UI part of the website to offer a seamless experience to the users. We have also added features to make the searching more convenient for the users, such as a search filter using authors and book names or ISBN and sorting options.

Solution We Offered to Our Client

Challenges We Faced

Redeveloping this website was the only challenge for us. Our developers had no technical documentation for this website, and because of this, it was challenging for the team to find the actual issue. Though the team later discovered it, and with the help of Booksolve’s third-party integration, we redeveloped this website.

Apart from this, we didn’t face any technical challenges while integrating major features on the Sahanbooks website. As we have already developed several eCommerce websites for our clients, we have the expertise with the latest technologies to develop a well-functioning website as per our client’s requirements.

Challenges We Faced

Key Features of Sahanbooks

Register/Login

Register/Login

Sahanbooks allows you to register yourself using your name, email, phone number, and password. You can also login into your Sahanbooks account using your email/phone number and password.

Book Categories

Book Categories

We have integrated this feature that lets you find books from different categories. There are a total of 5 categories and multiple subcategories to find a book of your choice with an easy selection process.

Search Favorite Books

Search Favorite Books

This feature allows you to search your favorite books by using the author’s name, book name, or ISBN. By integrating this feature, we aim that the search results perfectly match your requirement criteria.

Filter Book Options

Filter Book Options

To make the searching process convenient for you, we have integrated the sort options with various parameters, such as bestsellers, featured, and publisher. It is now easy to find your favorite books with just a click.

Add to Cart

Add to Cart

You can add books to the cart with this feature and complete the checkout process. In the cart, you can check the added books, the author’s name, quantity, & price details. Also, it is easy to delete the selected books.

Save Shipping Address

Save Shipping Address

You get to add multiple shipping addresses to complete your checkout process by entering your name, email ID, contact number, specific location, and the selected default country as Somaliland.

Make Online Payment

Make Online Payment

We have integrated an online payment option for ordering books through Sahanbooks. As ZAAD is widely used by Somali people, we opted for it as a payment method. Payment can be made directly from a ZAAD account.

Pickup Book Order

Pickup Book Order

If you want to save on time or delivery costs or don’t want to see your favorite books go out of stock before you order, then choose to pick up your order directly from the Sahanbooks store.

Return Books

Return Books

To give the best customer experience, we have added this feature. If you receive a default order, you have a right to return your order and get all your money back to the original payment source.

Customer Support

Customer Support

Customer support services are available for you to resolve your challenges. You can send your queries, including your name, email ID, phone number, order number, and query to get the best resolution on time.

Technology Stacks

Programming Language

PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2

HTML5

HTML5

Framework

Laravel 5.6

Laravel 5.6

Library

jQuery

jQuery

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch

Database/Server

MySQL

MySQL

Apache

Apache

Final Results

Reaching Book Lovers of Somaliland

Reaching Book Lovers of Somaliland

With a wide range of books from different categories, Sahanbooks is offering the best online books delivery and pickup services to the people of Somaliland who love to read books.

Affordable Education for Somali People

Affordable Education for Somali People

Sahanbooks is investing in future generations of Somali people through affordable education and learning. It is offering discounts on each book so that everyone can afford education.

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Appreciation from Clients

Douglas-Laver

Douglas Laver

Australia

The Space-O team were great to work with. Every part of the process went as per the agreed schedule, and the finished prototype met, and in most cases, exceeded my expectations. While Space-O wasn’t the most price competitive of the quotes I received, the quality of their work, professionalism, and product, was well worth the additional cost. Highly recommend, and will continue to use their services for future projects.

philip

Philip

United Kingdom

They performed in all aspects excellently. They have given well-appreciated discounts at various stages of the project and also with suggestions that saved cost. When it comes to delivering, they were always ahead of time. We don’t know how they do that but that’s very impressive. Their agility and customer support is on a different level, well appreciated.

Ashton-Asherian

Ashton Asherian

USA

Space-O Technologies showed genuine interest in the project. The efficient team delivered quality results at a cost-effective price. We wanted to develop a minimum viable product that would be ready for scalability. It was a great experience working with them. We are so happy that we had the chance to meet Space-O. We love their work. Their project management and structure were amazing. The team loved what they were doing. There was passion behind every single piece of work.