Ecommerce Website Design & development for Cruise Ship Excursions

Ecommerce Website Design & development for Cruise Ship Excursions

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Ecommerce Website Design & development for Cruise Ship Excursions

eCommerce Website Design & Development Details

  • Client : Resort for a Day
  • eCommerce Service : Custom eCommerce functionality
  • Technology Stack : ASP / ASP.Net / Java / JavaScript
Online Revenue Growth
Increase in orders
Increase in conversion

Ecommerce Website Design & development for Cruise Ship Excursions

Resort for a Day, who is now an internationally recognized provider of day passes to the top resorts exclusively for cruise ship passengers, requested custom functionality that would give their customers the ability to choose specific options, including being able to search by particular cruise ship and date range when booking their excursion and to have custom excursion passes available for download after their purchase.

eCommerce Software Development Challenge

Resort for a Day, wanted to be the industry leader of companies providing provide day excursions for cruise ship customers.

Prior to the development of the custom application, Resort for a Day; could not offer their customers the ability to choose from the many options that the company wanted to offer them when booking their trip.

Resort for a Day wanted to give their customers the ability to see real time cruise-ship availability and book their excursion, using a date range calculator, as well as having a ‘pass’ generated right on their website; before the customer departs for their cruise. This would enable customers to be admitted when they arrive at their destination, saving them time and the hassle of procuring the necessary documents. Therefore, the goal of pursuing the services of a custom eCommerce web development company for the development of a custom application was necessary.

Potential customers would find it very difficult to determine if a particular vacation package was available based on their specific cruise dates, customers had contact the company by phone; and an employee had to manually check the availability of excursion dates.

Due to the limitations of the current Volusion eCommerce platform, modifications to the existing shopping cart needed to be made; new custom shopping cart functionality with all of the features desired by the company needed to be created, in order for them to be able to achieve their objective.

eCommerce Software Development Strategy and solution

The existing Volusion shopping cart was not set-up to reflect the needed changes, and as a result, custom shopping cart functionality would also need to be developed.

The Volusion eCommerce platform requires the use of their API (Application Programming Interface) to enable this type of custom functionality; Indies eCommerce was tasked with the development of a custom eCommerce application which would be able to effectively use Volusion's API.

eCommerce Transformation

With the development and implementation of a unique, enhanced, and highly-functional application; ‘Resort for a Day’ customers are now be able to easily find and book cruise excursions on their website.

The applications developed for ‘Resort for a Day’, provide custom functionality that provides their customers the ability to choose the cruise excursion they desire; by calculating the dates using a real-time multi-option date range calculator, which lists all cruises by departure date and also by port. The application also shows when a certain cruise ship is ‘at sea’.

As a result of the collaboration, the Resort for a Day has grown their business substantially, becoming one of the top excursion providers for cruise ships.