Poptents is a leading company in the tent industry, selling first-rate, highly customized tents and gazebos globally. The company sells pop-up and self-supporting tents, marquees and gazebos that require no guy-ropes or guy-wires for support and stability. The tents are so designed that they will stand safely on ground, pavement, grass, and even dirt without the support of poles or ropes, thus making them ideal for any occasion.

The tents and marquees are made from long-lasting fabric and can resist fire, mildew, rot, UV rays and water. Poptents are extremely portable and can be folded with ease and convenience into its own carry bag. In case of extreme weather conditions like snow, rain, raging winds and sleet, you must take care to ensure that extreme pressure is not created on the roof of these shelters or moisture is not accumulating due to rain or snow. When high winds start blowing to the extent of carrying the tent off, it’s recommended that you fold your Poptent.

The website is built to help customers purchase customized tents to fit their needs. This website has an integrated designer tool, enabling users to custom-design their own tents. It’s a multi-lingual, bi-currency website, and also EU VAT compatible, enormously helping VAT registered users.

The Solutions

  • A multi-lingual ecommerce website with two currencies, i.e. GBP and Euro. The currencies change as per the IP address of customers.
  • Integrated and advanced designer tool, enabling customers to change valance, roof, tent walls, and even add custom text and images
  • Customers can even download images after designing in vector graphics format
  • Secure shopping cart and payment system to purchase right away from the website
  • User account and registration for future use
  • The site is responsive so that it is adaptive to multiple mobile devices and screens

The Challenges

  • Building an integrated payment gateway system and developing a shopping cart using Magento. This was essential to make the most out of the ecommerce features.
  • Integration of an advanced designer tool that is solely dedicated for the tent industry. The tool had to have advanced features so that users are able to customize all the 4 sides of Poptents such as the roof, walls and valance.
  • Building a smart and intelligent IP tracker to ascertain a currency, i.e. GBP and Euro, based on a customer’s location