PacMe – Custom Cake PHP Ecommerce Web Development Project

pacmePacMe is our latest custom cake php web development project. PacMe is a startup company who’s business model is to reduce the cost and trouble international clients have when they make online purchases from US retailers. Many online retailers don’t ship overseas or if they do the international shipping is very expensive. PacMe’s mission is to make it easy and affordable for people worldwide to buy online. They provide international buyers with their own US mail box located in Sherwood, Oregon, then the customers have their purchases sent directly to their box tax free. Then PacMe photographs the incoming package, takes inventory, and stores the package until the customer has finished shopping. Next PacMe consolidates all the packages by carefully repacking everything in one secure box and shipping it to their customer’s doorstop.

Stellaractive worked with PacMe on a complicated set of business rules that required more than 200 pages of wireframes. The website includes: a customer portal where customers can view details on all the incoming packages, chat with PacMe customer service, create a special request for a package, create multiple consolidations where they can choose from various shipping or packing options as well as create their customs lists, and manage their address book and payment methods.

Stellaractive also built an admin area that includes a CMS with full control over carrier mark ups, pricing, system rules and more. We built 4 shipping apis for Fed Ex, UPS, DHL and USPS as well as 2 payment gateways, Paypal and

Finally, Stellaractive built a web-based software to run the warehouse where packages are received, stored and consolidated. It includes detailed reports to show movement of packages and any possible hold ups in their processes.

Creative Director, Rupert Edson, created the PacMe logo and the design for their website.