Building Jamaica’s Largest Online Shopping Marketplace

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Coolmarket gives Jamaican customers a convenient, hassle-free online shopping experience with a fast and secure way to browse and buy products at any time, from anywhere in Jamaica. You can find an unrivaled choice of products from well-known and trusted brands, all in one place.

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Coolmarket website features products from different Jamaican businesses. Shoppers can choose from a range of TVs, unlocked cell phones, laptops, tablets, groceries, electronics, small and large appliances, baby products, household items and much more.

Everyone knows how difficult it is to find quality products in Jamaica without wasting valuable time moving from store to store. Sometimes, even town to town.

Migration to Webkul Marketplace

To begin with, Gavin Robinson from contacts Webkul support regarding the migration of his website to a new server and domain name.

“We are looking to buy your Magento 2 Marketplace plugin and some add-ons. We would be migrating data from our current installed Magento 1 marketplace plugin from a different vendor to yours.”

After gathering all the necessary details about the migration task, our developers started the work in two phases. In the first phase, we did the migration of all the default data of Magento such as (customers, orders, products, and attributes).

In the second phase, the migration of marketplace data like sellers and relating sellers to orders and products was done.

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Server Configuration

Gavin also wanted to configure the hosting environment for its new Magento website that we were developing.

“We have the servers and we would give you root access to configure them. You can provide recommendations for the configuration as well based on best practice. I like your Speed & Security Optimization for Magento 2“.

After gathering the complete requirements from the server configuration. Implementation did complete as per Cloukul Speed and Security Plan for Magento 2. The SMTP module and Railgun features were also complete. The following features are present and configured on the server setup:

  • LAMP
  • SSH
  • SFTP
  • SSL Integration
  • DNS Mapping
  • CDN Integration
  • Memcached Integration (in place of Redis to configure Railgun).
  • NGINX Integration
  • phpMyAdmin with Secure Port
  • Mail Integration
  • Varnish Integration
  • Image Compression (As no new images uploaded by us so not applicable).
  • HTML, CSS & JS merging
  • Website Modification Report
  • Resource Monitoring Notification
  • Server Activity Monitoring

Gift Card Module

Previously on Clickmarketonline, the Magento Gift Card module was being used. Because he was migrating his website from Magento 1 to Magento 2, he also wanted to Gift Card module to be made compatible with Magento 2 store as well.

At the time of migration, the Magento 2 Gift Card module was not available on Webkul Store. But, anyway, we still agreed to accept the customization request and assigned a dedicated developer to finish this work also. After that, the Gift Card module was developed which supports Magento 2.1 version.

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Payment Gateways

Two payment gateways – (CoolBiz and NCB) are currently working on this Jamaica Online Shopping site. Here’s the query from Gavin;

“I would like to buy and have one of your payment plugin customized or upgrade our existing 1.8 payment plugin to Magento 2.1, let me know the best option. The NCB and Coolbiz payment method currently extend Magento’s default payment plugin. We require both to be standalone Magento 2.1 plugins.”

Cool Financing

A customized payment method plugin was needed to connect with Mambu for creating loan applications and return approved or denied status when an application is processed.

 “I require a plugin that can integrate with Magento and allow customers to apply for product financing as a payment method after adding products to their cart.”

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The workflow of the Cool Financing was briefly discussed and then module was developed where several other fields (related to loan application) with attachment feature were added.

Frontend Development

Gavin purchased the Fastest theme for Magento 2 developed by Codazon. He wanted to maintain all the functionality of the theme. Plus requested to add all functionality on the new design frontpage with the widgets control. Also, he wanted to make sure that all the pages are responsive to desktop and mobile device resolutions.



All the necessary changes in the theme template were completed as per the suggestions by Gavin. Further, all the modules were fully compatible with the new design layout.

We even suggested implementing AMP for Magento 2.  Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP integration is the best technology right now for making any desktop website mobile device friendly.

Seller Order Modification

For better management of out-of-stock product orders, Gavin wanted to have the functionality of changing the seller in order. So that same product can be sourced from another seller.

  • Allow admin the ability to change the seller of an item on order.
  • Add a field for a seller product sourced price. This is the Payout price to the seller. If we change the seller of the item, then the remaining amount reflected on the seller dashboard would be incorrect.
  • Modify seller data if a different seller is supplying the product.
  • Notify the seller that a different seller is providing the product.
  • Modify payout to use the seller-sourced price entered by admin to calculate payout and not commission percentage.
  • Allow only products with images to be visible on website’s front end. Enable the image field as a mandatory field during upload.

For achieving this customization work, a child order was made with the same item ordered in the main order. All the details come from the main order such as customer information, address, payment, and shipment.

CoolBiz Airtime Integration

One more plugin was required for selling phone credit online at CoolMarket website. It will use the CoolBiz platform to sell airtime to customers. The developer will need to connect to the CoolBiz API to allow customers to get the credit.

From Magento, the customer views a custom or virtual product with the different credit amount to buy for example $500, $800, $1000, $2000, $4000, $5000.

The customer purchasing phone card will not require to register or require to provide billing or shipping address only payment method is essential. Once the customer accepts terms and agreements then place the order.

Jamaica Online Shopping – CoolMarket – How it Works?

Please watch the video below and see how customers can easily shop on CoolMarket.

Today, CoolMarket has become Jamaica’s #1 e-commerce site, selling a wide selection of products and services from different sellers across the country.

We thank our client for giving us an opportunity to work together in making the most trustable and robust online marketplace for the Jamaican community.

Disclaimer – Please note all the images and content used in this article belongs to their respective copyright owners. If you have any issues or complaints related to this article, please send us an email to [email protected]

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