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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:26 AM #1

Hello

 

We sell mobile phone accessories and are now branching out into handsets.

 

We want the handsets part of the site to stand out its own, but would also prefer to use one back end for orders and customer management.

 

1. What is the best way of doing this with CS-Cart.

2. Can we do it on a subdomain I.E phones.digitalsave.co.uk - how?

2. Can we do it on its own unique URL - I.E phonesave.co.uk - how?

 

 

Does anyone know of any other cs-cart based mobile phone stores?  Thanks



 

Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:37 PM #2

Hello

 

We sell mobile phone accessories and are now branching out into handsets.

 

We want the handsets part of the site to stand out its own, but would also prefer to use one back end for orders and customer management.

 

1. What is the best way of doing this with CS-Cart.

2. Can we do it on a subdomain I.E phones.digitalsave.co.uk - how?

2. Can we do it on its own unique URL - I.E phonesave.co.uk - how?

 

 

Does anyone know of any other cs-cart based mobile phone stores?  Thanks

 

You can use the multistorefront functionality:

 

http://docs.cs-cart....onts/index.html

http://docs.cs-cart....ores/index.html


Sincerely yours, CS-Cart Support Team

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:52 PM #3

We want the handsets part of the site to stand out its own,

If by this you mean has it's own theme, categories, etc. then yes, you'd use a separate storefront for the handsets and share customers but not products.  And yes, you could have example.com for your phone accessories (existing SEO) and then also have accessories.example.com and handsets.example.com and have the accessories subdomain be the new storefront and the accessories subdomain could be aliased to example.com.  Over time you could reverse it as you build up your SEO.

 

I'd have block in the header of each that would redirect the customer to the other site if they want those products instead.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:54 PM #4

Thanks for the advice tbirnseth! 



 
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:34 PM #5

Thanks for the advice tbirnseth! 

 

SeanDigitalSave,

 

I'd advise not to use storefronts. This mainly due to the fact that if anything may happen to one of your storefronts the other will suffer from it as well. I understand that it might be convenient to have the same backend for multiple stores but if you look ahead a different cs-cart backend is simply the best option.

 

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