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CASE STUDY: Development of a Product Search Engine Website based on PHP

Client: ‘See It In Store’
Website: http://www.seeitinstore.com/

  • Custom PHP Development
  • PHP Web Application Development

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.

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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