A few weeks ago the bicycle vendor Bianchi launched a TypoGento shop for bike accessories. Bianchi is a world-famous bicycle manufacturer founded in 1885 that is considered one of the most prestigious brand names in racing bicycles. The existing TYPO3 web site for the US American market was enhanced to offer shop functionality. Have your own look at the website and the shop at http://www.bianchiusa.com.
Marc Infield (Infield Design) and Michelle Trevino (TEK Development) successfully realised the TypoGento integration even on an earlier beta version. The TypoGento core team had a minor bug fixing session on the live instance to get rid of a bug in the user’s account management.
Afterwards Mr. Infield sent us a brief review of their experiences in the implementation of TypoGento:
Overall this is a killer piece of software. It offers an e-commerce solution worthy of Typo3. This is a combination that we have been waiting for.
From the administrators perspective Typogento is great. It makes connecting Typo3 and Magento easy. It follows both the Typo3 and Magento interface conventions making it intuitive to configure and administer for anyone familiar with the systems. It’s also nice that you have the option to use the product list or the single view option. We haven’t configured the single view yet but hope to use it in the future as a product widget on Typo3 content pages. Again its clean Typo3 implementation makes it straight forward to manage.
Things that would be nice:
- SEO - Have an option to pass meta tag information from Magento to Typo3.
- Group Management - Changing a user’s group could give access to both secure pages in Typo3 and tiered pricing in Magento
First of all we’d like to thank you for using TypoGento. This successful implementation hopefully takes away the fear of some companies out there that would like to integrate those wonderful products TYPO3 and Magento. You guys showed how easy it is to implement the whole shop integration without any help from us. Additionally, we really appreciate your feedback and the open points that also were on our internal to-do-list. We promise to care about the points given to make TypoGento an even better integration solution in future releases.