Micro-service programming frameworks and WeChat Mini-app (or Mini-program/小程序) give rise to a new way to deliver your brand's experience to China market.
And, your Shopify workflow stays the same!
When Mark Hutchison, owner of a newly minted jewelry brand Lowndes, asked Chatek team,
"I want my sales team to continue working on our Shopify-based e-commerce site while having a mobile experience for Chinese consumers."
We had a confident answer to a seemingly complex problem, let's synchronize data between Lowndes's Shopify shop and its WeChat Mini-program shop.
When back to office for tech solution, Chatek engineering team quickly drew up a diagram for entire functional features and workflow, by using our years of WeChat API experiences.
Chance repeated asked me, "Can it be done, at all?"
I answered, "Yes. Since we can mobilize professional Laravel PHP developers, I think we'll be able to make it. Laravel makes it easy to deploy micro-service using PHP already, we shall leverage this new technology capability. We can build that proxy and bridge between Shopify and WeChat Mini-app."
Within two months we had a working version, and we used the remaining time to keep polishing entire user experience util it's current version.