I have been running this site for a while now. Market is in Vietnam, niche is beauty & cosmetics. We carry mostly branded products. However we are thinking to move into OEM in beauty or in home decor. The site is at https://maceyshop.com. Please take a look (use google translate as it's in Vietnamese) and I'd love to hear some feedback.
Now the interesting part (I think) is the core stack. As a developer myself, I have been building this e-commerce stack from scratch in python, and optimize it for in-place editing, SEO, automating tasks because other platforms (shopify, woocommerce etc) are drag-drop and require too much hand-tweaking on a daily basis.
– Regular ecommerce stuffs: brand, product category, product, support for multiple stores, collections, user accounts, blog posts, reviews
– Flash sale: auto reset basket of products and their prices at midnight (of course keeping minimum 10% profit margin)
– In-place product editor: admins can edit any product's content, stock, price, images, reviews anywhere on the site without going into admin panel > search.
– Multiple affiliate links support for product, click-to-see links.
– Auto sync stocks & prices across marketplaces (currently shopee as I sell there)
– Batch insert customer reviews
– Price modification tool: view as table (with filter, sort) original price, sales price, cost, % margin, discounts and modify them in bulk
With that being said, I think the stack solves some pretty common problems when operating a dropship or affiliate e-commerce store. Do you guys think I should sell it as a sass (like shopify)?
Some screenshots (I dont know how to post images here :-/)