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Development of a Product Search Engine Website based on PHP

Client: 'See It In Store'

Client Background

'See It In Store' is a local product based search engine website which provides specific information to the users about the products they are looking for. The users are presented with the product catalog of registered retailers within a distance of 25 miles from their location. Users can see the product catalogs of retailers, choose a product and then visit the retailer physically. 'See It In Store' gives local businesses an opportunity to connect with the customers and come to their notice. Users can also shop for clothing, home décor, health and beauty products, jewelry, electronic products, vehicles, collectibles and art, appliances, pets, and look for the nearest bars, pubs, restaurants and grocery stores.

Client's Objective

The client wanted an easy-to-navigate product search engine website to help users find a product in the local market. With their product search engine website, the client wanted to enable the users to first see the products, choose an apt one and then visit the nearby retailer's store to purchase it. After registration, the product search engine would allow the retailers to share information about their products and connect with the prospects.

The Challenges

Our client wanted a product search engine website that could scale in functionality over the time and has engaging and contemporary designs. The overall budget and time which was given to us was quite constricted. In addition to this, we also had to make sure that the search engine could be viewed successfully on a variety of handheld devices.

Solutions Offered by SunTec

'See It In Store' was looking for a partner who could not only design their search engine, but also offer them continuous support in managing the website efficiently. Our client relied on us and as a full-cycle web development company, we provided them flexible solutions which met their current needs and gave them a wide scope for expansion down the road.

  • We involved the client in our collaborative and interactive web design and development process to create a design as per their specifications.
  • Besides being crisp and clear, the design of the website is also responsive.
  • Users can create their own profile and rate a product or a retailer.
  • The client can also earn money by allowing retailers to promote their products with featured offers/product banners on the home page.
  • With the subscription management feature, the client can design new subscription plans for the users and manage payments and invoices.
  • The client can also see the retailers' activities and manage the stores on their behalf.
  • We have also empowered the client to manage the product categories and its display.
  • Other solutions for the client include Ad banner management, FAQ management, managing the rating and rankings of the retailers, etc.
  • Retailers can leverage features like analytics management, product listings management, featured products management, etc.

Technologies Used

To design and develop this product search engine, we mainly used PHP and Responsive design techniques.


The result was a robust product search engine website at mitigated costs and time. The fast response time and intuitive design of the website have led to a number of retailers registering on the website and a number of users relying on the website to gather information.

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