MyFamilSilver is a market place for silver dealers to sell their wares.

The complex-to-build, easy-to-use site brings together auction houses and dealers interested in selling silver items, enabling the user to browse the listings by their family crest or by item type.  In essence it is a mini-ebay for silver dealers.

This business concept is fantastic but the client wasn’t sure how to make it work online.  We immediately saw ways by which we could add sparkle to the business and it’s now riding high on the crest of the silver marketplace wave.

The site is also first page on google for “signet rings”

This was a large and fun project.  We digitised dusty old 19th century books full or armourial information and family histories. We created an exhibitor subscription system which handled all the monthly invoicing  for items that had been listed.  Items that were posted by exhibitors go to create the market place.

Each item is purchasable and where appropriate linked to a family crest. We also created more bespoke e-commerce for products where you can add your own family crest.

Crestfinder – the unique part of this website is the crest finder.  This enables dealers to identify a crest on their silverware and to establish to which family it belongs.  These families then get alerted that there is a piece of silver with their crest on it.

 

 

From our original rather hazy instructions to the finished article has been a remarkable achievement by you and your team.  Not only is it built to a standard beyond our initial dreams but you have also immersed yourself in the subject area with an enthusiasm that has completely taken us aback!  Thank you for a great site.

Martyn Downer - MD

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My Family Silver – How we built it
Bespoke E-commerce

Hazy Instructions, Big Picture solutions.

This is the sort of site that would have been very difficult to build with off the shelf shopping software.  The requirements went way beyond the capabiltiy of the likes of Magento or Shopifty.

This was a large project.  Elements included:

  • an exhibitor subscription system which handled all the monthly invoicing  for items that had been listed.  Items that were posted by exhibitors go to create the market place.
  • a bestpoke e-commerce section for Market place pieces.
  • a bespoke e-commerce for products where you can add your own family crest.
  • a bespoke e-commerce section for crested signet rings.
  • a CMS for managing all facets of the site
  • an exhibitor account area
  • a crest identifier – allowing exhibitors to identify a which family owned a family crest.

Our brief was really quite vague: to create a marketplace for silver dealers.  We ended up doing all the above as well as digitising in India tomes of historical family data and then building a system to filter and organise this in a logical and easy to use online format.

The site was built in Datadial’s own e-commerce software and has run smoothly now since the site was built in 2007

From our original rather hazy instructions to the finished article has been a remarkable achievement by you and your team.  Not only is it built to a standard beyond our initial dreams but you have also immersed yourself in the subject area with an enthusiasm that has completely taken us aback!  Thank you for a great site.

Martyn Downer - MD
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Marketplace

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Bespoke E-commerce for Signet Rings

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Crest finder for Exhibitors to identify which family names belong to which crest

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