SalamZone has been one of our large-scale projects in which we have worked on various features involving Magento. The size of the work been huge and has been very challenging. It allowed us to explore many different areas including optimizing user interaction, translating the product information in more than 50 languages, integrating secure payment methods and importing products from various sources. Here is a brief list of challenges given to us:
We used Magmi for fast data imports, installed all the language packs, implemented a custom solution to translate products into different languages using the Google API. We also optimized the website for performance since there were a huge number of products and performance was a key element for good customer experience.
Excellent speed was achieved despite a huge amount of products. Customer experience was enhanced by customizing the interface based upon demographic detection using IP. Prices of products can be changed on different websites and can also use product details of any of its websites on any other website, due to the synchronization among all stores.