A cloud-based management platform allowing you to create and manage multiple stores in one place and is suitable for individual merchants, system integrators and hosting companies who are looking for a more effective, efficient way of managing their eCommerce.
The blugento shop factory enables you to centrally create and manage numerous shops. Put new professional Magento stores online for your brands, distribution partners or franchisees in minutes and stay in control.
The blugento data hub connects your IT systems and enables an automatic data flow. Connect your systems with just one interface to the blugento data hub. This transmits the data to the appropriate systems depending on the configuration.
What is the blugento data hub for?
There are plenty of reasons and we will address them in a future post. For now, we want to focus on a crucial component of blugento’s solution: the blugento data hub. The data hub is a specialized middleware that connects each individual store instance with back-end systems, legacy IT and 3rd party services. The main use case is the connection with a Product Information Management System (PIM) that allows a rapid update of product data. Another advantage of such a setup is the ability to prepare product data before the actual store launch (instead of managing product data with the online-store software)
What does it look like
As you can see in the animation above, the data hub connects with the store and the PIM and that’s it. It does not only sync pure product data but makes sure all relevant and necessary data is in sync:
attributes, attribute families
Synchronization can be triggered manually or automatically scheduled
The blugento webshop is based on the powerful Magento shop system, which has been extensively adapted and standardized by us. So you can start quickly with Magento and gradually adapt the shop system to your growth-related requirements.
The design customizer is a Magento plugin/extensions, that lets you design your Magento store easily and without the usual templating efforts. This makes Magento provide you with a Shopify-like user experience without losing the rich feature set of Magento.
In the blugento Design Customiser, you can customize the styling and layout separately. The styling includes primarily the fonts and colors. The layout options, on the other hand, determine the position and arrangement of various elements. The styling and layout settings are clearly arranged according to the shop areas. So if you want to customize something in the header of the shop, you will find the styling and layout settings in the corresponding Header tab. Images or icons, such as your logo, the social media logos or the shopping cart icon, are clearly uploaded in another area.
Styling - your colors and fonts
In styling, the first settings you should make are choosing your desired font. You can choose from all Google fonts and are therefore very flexible. Next, you can set five main colors. Blugento creates from these and different variants of it then a coherent overall picture. If you still want to change individual colors, you can do this in almost all areas of your shop. The advanced mode of the Design Customizer gives you a whole host of other customization options to customize the font, size, color and background colors to your liking.
Layout Options - Arrangement and display of various elements
In the Layout Options, you determine the arrangement and display of various elements. This involves both the design of your shop, such as the layout of your header, the orientation of your navigation or the zoom version of the product images. The layout options also control the display or hiding of various tools and information, such as the wishlist, ratings, and surveys.
Images - Logos, Icons and more
In this area, almost all images of the blugento shop can be changed, which influences the layout. This includes, for example, the logo and favicon of the shop, but also the symbol of the wish list, the magnifying glass of the search function or the page's background.
If you are a little familiar with HTML and CSS, you can also create your own hand via an input field and customize the template according to your own ideas.