3. Click Lounge Chairfrom the subcategory page (Figure 4-4).Figure 4-4 Store subcategories page
Chapter 4. Business scenario: Catalog Browse 654.You now see the product list page (Figure 4-5) showing all the products under the Lounge Chair subcategory. Click White Fabric Roll Arm Chairon the product list page. Figure 4-5 List of products available in the categoryNow you are at the product display page for “White Fabric Roll Arm Chair” (Figure 4-7 on page 67).
66Selling and Fulfillment Solutions Using WebSphere Commerce and IBM Sterling Order ManagementAs an alternative to the previous way to get product information, perform step on page 63 again. This time you get the list of products using the search option available on the right side at the top of the store page. Next:1. Enter White Fabric Roll Arm Chairin the search box and click the search icon (the magnifying glass). This takes you to the product search result page (Figure 4-6).Figure 4-6 Product search result page2. Click White Fabric Roll Arm Chairfrom the product list page, which takes you to the product display page for “White Fabric Roll Arm Chair” (Figure 4-7 on page 67).
Chapter 4. Business scenario: Catalog Browse 67On the product details page you will find all the product information and inventory of the product. Basically, this shows the availability status. WebSphere Commerce fetches this information from the SSFS inventory management system. As discussed in 4.1, “Scenario introduction” on page 58, it gets information from WebSphere Commerce cache, which updates itself as per the threshold values settings. If the product is available online, you will see that it is in stock under Online Availability (Figure 4-7).Figure 4-7 Item stock availability4.3.5 Alternative buy-online-and-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) flowThis scenario illustrates the concept of using SSFS DOM to model a store as just another warehouse for store specific inventory.
68Selling and Fulfillment Solutions Using WebSphere Commerce and IBM Sterling Order ManagementHere the customer can purchase products online and pick them up at a store. However, in this scenario, the requested items are currently out of stock at the online store location. The customer can choose the nearest store by giving the location where he wants to find a store. Customers can select multiple store locations when checking the availability of a product. However, the store locator must be used before the availability of a product can be checked.1.Follow step on page 63-4 on page 65 in 4.3.4, “Execution flow” on page 62, to reach the product display page for “White Fabric Roll Arm Chair” (Figure 4-7 on page 67).Figure 4-7 on page 67 shows the page that you will see if the item is not in stock for the online store. In the BOPIS scenario, you can select a store from which you want to pick up the item once the order is submitted online.