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BMI Surplus Site Launch

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We launched a really cool new eCommerce site for BMI Surplus!  BMI Surplus is located in Hanover MA and is a supplier resource center of equipment for premier colleges and universities, research facilities, individuals and manufacturing businesses worldwide.  Their website uses the newest version of AspDotNetStorefront with several purchased add-ons and custom apps built by Beacon. The purpose of this project is to redesign the web site and replace the existing shopping cart with AspDotNetStorefront. The primary audience for the new website will be universities and other research centers, but also individuals looking for specific parts/equipment by searching via part number and/or SKU in search engines.

Here are the project highlights: • Custom Logo Design • Custom site design • AspDotNetStorefront Version 9.1 • Rotating banner on home page pulling from Featured Products category • Paginated, sortable and filterable category landing pages • Custom fields pulled from backoffice system for product detail page (condition, tested, location, etc.) • Share this button on product detail page • Customized ‘Email a friend’ form that sends questions to customer service • Customized shipping functionality (allow warehouse pickup, self-shipping) • Wire transfer as a payment option • Integration with back-office inventory system (Fishbowl) • Web marketing analysis and recommendations • eNewsletter signup integrated with Constant Contact • Enhanced basic and advanced site search

HUGE thanks goes to John and Tiffany who really made it all work. There were lots of new and fun challenges with a new version of AspDotNetStorefront and the Beacon team met each challenge admirably.  Other big contributors: Wendy provided a lovely custom design, Thomas assisted with setting up the informational pages and Jeff provided essential WMS feedback and analysis.  Finally, BIG thanks to William and Wayne for their launch assistance.