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Balance Internet is proud to announce the launch of the vacuum bags, parts and commercial vacuums website Vacspare.

With the help of Magento Enterprise and Balance Internet Magento Developers, Vacspare a primarily B2B business, has made the jump from an offline business, to an online business with eCommerce enabled for both trade customers and regular retail customers.

To ensure their long-time trade customers utilised the new online store, a series of extensions were developed focusing on providing an online purchasing experience resembling their traditional offline experience as closely as possible.

This meant the development of features including:

  • Trade only pricing based on Magento customer group pricing models
  • Online Purchase Orders enabling checkout and order creation without payment details
  • Content tailored for specific customer groups (trade or general retail customers)
  • An advanced parts finder

Utilising Magento Enterprise group pricing, Vacspare is able to offer retail prices to general customers and provide trade discounts to registered trade customers. In addition to trade only pricing models, a Purchase Order extension was developed for Vacspare allowing their trade customers to place Purchase Orders through the Vacspare website helping transition these existing customers to the new online store.

To help customers easily find the right bags, filters, parts and accessories for their vacuum cleaners, Balance Internet developed a Parts Finder for Vacspare that allows customers to search by custom search terms, product numbers, vacuum brand and vacuum model. The Vacspare Parts Finder makes it easy for customers to find the right product for their specific Vacuum.