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Case Study Bunsen Education

Bunsen Education – Successful Vendor Onboarding for UK’s First School Science Supplies Marketplace

Platform CS-Cart
Industry Education
Country United Kingdom
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Bunsen Education is UK’s first B2B marketplace for suppliers who sell school science equipment. On Bunsen Education, schools can browse thousands of products from trusted suppliers on a single marketplace site.

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Bunsen Education is a place where people of the UK find all the products related to schools, by which they can order products for related subjects.

Different subjects require different types of equipment and supplies. Busen Eduction comes up with a marketplace platform where schools can browse and compare 7000+ products range and mix and match products from different suppliers.

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Procuring School Science Supplies Equipments

Every school has a dedicated laboratory, In recent years e-commerce is growing rapidly in the world. Nowadays schools are relying on the online eCommerce market to buy products as it saves time and costs.

With the increase in demands and technology, there are many more businesses with whom Bunsen Education has to compete. Better Equipped and Science 2 Education are one of the top STEM suppliers in the UK.

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Now here Bunsen Education has an advantage over its competitors. It is a marketplace where different stores are connected, so the variety of products and sellers increases which lead to customer satisfaction.

It has been achieved by using the CS-Cart online marketplace. CS-Cart is a feature-rich, customizable marketplace platform with open code and multiple addons, it allows us to create our own multivendor marketplace out-of-the-box.

Online Marketplace for School STEM Supplies

Schools should have enough laboratories and equipment to make it possible for every teacher to do frequent practical science safely. An online marketplace is a great place for school purchase staff, as they can find any product they need without going anywhere.

The online marketplace for school supplies is a game-changer for any school. As schools can find any product related to their subjects or topics and they also have an option where they choose between different sellers.

Selling Products on Multiple Channels

Multichannel selling helps vendors to break the boundaries of their website to sell their products. It is a good practice of selling products in more than one place.

Bunsen Education onboarded different vendors to their platform to increase varieties of products. Now different vendors can sell their products in their existing online stores and also on the Bunsen Education marketplace.

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Importance of Multichannel sale

The biggest advantage of multichannel sales is the number of customers increases. It puts your business in front of as many customers as possible. It connects vendors with different customers from different places.

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Popular Shopping Cart Platforms – Shopify and WooCommerce

WooCommerce and Shopify platforms are popular around the globe as they are user-friendly and easy to use. Using these platforms anyone can build their shopping websites from scratch.

WooCommerce is a cost-effective solution, if you want to take all control of your website then it is the best platform. WooCommerce provides a strong CMS (content management system) for your online store.

On the other hand, Shopify is a SaaS-based commerce platform, that provides a hassle-free environment, it helps you to create an online store without technical knowledge.

Many suppliers who wanted to sell on Bunsen Education, were already running their online store on either Shopify or WooCommerce.

Contribution of Webkul to Bunsen Education

Bunsen Education wanted to connect its marketplace with different e-commerce stores. Webkul offered them an integration solution by which the client can connect the supplier’s online store to their marketplace.

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CS-Cart Services (WooCommerce and Shopify)

CS-Cart integrators allow the admin to merge their products and orders with the CS-Cart store. In this admin can map the payment and shipping methods. Now Bunsen Education can onboard the multiple sellers.

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In the above image, you can see the product named “Diamino Hexane” by “Select School Supplies”. It is listed on the Bunsen Education’s marketplace.

Here is another image below where you can see the same product in the “Select School Supplies” own store.

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CS-Cart Custom Vendor Registration

Bunsen Education needs to check the Genuity of the vendors as they don’t want to compromise their reputation in the market. In order to achieve that they ask vendors for their ‘company number’ and ‘VAT registration number’ at the time of registration.

This information is sufficient for any admin to confirm the identity of the vendor, as it is the unique ID that provides to businesses by the government-recognized organizations.

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With Webkul, the client is now able to add these columns. CS-Cart custom vendor registration add-on allows the admin of the site to customize the vendor registration form. With this admin can get any information about the vendors as per their requirements.

Returning to Classrooms

Everybody is recovering from the pandemic and returning back to their schools. Face-to-Face interaction is also increasing, which leads to the high demand for school science supplies in laboratories.

Now, all the vendors using WooCommerce and Shopify stores and want to connect with Bunsen Education can connect instantly with all their products and orders. The biggest advantage for vendors here is the number of customers will increase for their products.

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