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This month, our Partner Spotlight is on Interactive Design Solutions, a certified Miva Merchant Business Partner and Web Developer specializing in custom Miva Merchant module development, retail module development, and web page integration.
Interactive Design Solutions
Working mainly with wholesale ecommerce businesses, IDS has been helping Miva Merchant storeowners customize the functionalities of their ecommerce sites since 1997. Their most recent client is DiscountFlies.com, which sells fishing flies, reels, and related products in bulk.
Originally an online storeowner and programmer, IDS owner Scott Shepard began customizing the Miva Merchant platform to suit the needs of his business, and soon moved on to developing custom and retail modules.
“In 1997, Miva Merchant was the most affordable, flexible and programmable shopping cart I could find. We had unique user interface requirements for our web site and how we wanted to present the business. We sold roses. We needed a way to allow people to order with date flexibility and have us ship the product when they needed, on time, and include a message or greeting,” says Scott.
Modules developed by IDS include Point Track MemberShip, which allows storeowners to better retain repeat and loyal customers by offering them discounts, awards, and access to special offers, and MM5 Wholesale Pricing, designed to allow for client-specific pricing on wholesale orders.
“There was little flexibility in other carts at the time to accomplish those tasks,“adds Scott. ” With Miva Merchant, I was able to customize the order process from the time the product was ordered to when the roses were shipped to eliminate mistakes and be very efficient. I could not have done it without the flexibility of Miva Merchant. That was version 1. I think we could have been even more successful if 5.5 had been available in 1997.“
IDS MM5 Wholesale Pricing Module