AccordRx is an online marketplace that offers a user-focused solution for pharmacies to buy and sell overstocked prescription drugs. The company approached our team to create a system that would simplify the process of listing items for sale on their platform. Our solution was to create a custom form that uses Gravity Forms, PHP, and APIs to fetch and display data from various sources, including the National Drug Code (NDC) directory. With this system, pharmacy owners can quickly and easily list their items for sale without manually entering all the necessary details.
One of the biggest challenges we faced during this project was integrating multiple data sources. We needed to pull data from various APIs and databases to provide accurate and up-to-date information about each pharmaceutical item. This required us to carefully manage our data connections to ensure that the system was always able to fetch the latest information.
Another challenge was designing the form in a user-friendly and efficient way. We wanted to create a form that would allow pharmacy owners to easily enter the NDC number and then quickly edit any necessary details before submitting the item for sale. This required careful consideration of the form layout, field types, and validation rules.
To address the challenge of integrating with multiple data sources, we took a strategic approach that involved creating a custom API using PHP. This API was designed to fetch data from various sources, such as the NDC directory and other third-party databases. We used various APIs that we found to provide accurate and up-to-date information about each pharmaceutical item.
The custom API that we developed was responsible for combining data from multiple sources into a single, unified response. We carefully managed our data connections to ensure that the system was always able to fetch the latest information. Additionally, we implemented caching to reduce the number of API calls and improve performance.
To create a user-friendly form, we utilized Gravity Forms, which is a powerful form builder plugin for WordPress. We created a custom form template that included all of the necessary fields for listing a pharmaceutical item. We added dynamic fields that would automatically populate with data from the API, such as the item name and description. We also added validation rules to ensure that the user entered a valid NDC number and that all required fields were filled out before submitting the form.
One of the advantages of using Gravity Forms was that we were able to customize the form to meet the specific needs of AccordRx. We could easily add or remove fields, change the layout, and adjust validation rules as necessary. This allowed us to create a form that was perfectly tailored to the requirements of the client.
Since launching the new system, AccordRx has seen a significant increase in the number of items listed for sale on its platform. Pharmacy owners can quickly and easily list their overstocked prescription drugs, which has helped them to reduce waste and improve their bottom line. Additionally, the user-focused approach of AccordRx has helped to establish it as a leading online marketplace for pharmacies.
In conclusion, the customs system we created for AccordRx has greatly improved the process of listing items for sale on their platform. By using Gravity Forms, PHP, and APIs, we were able to create a user-friendly form that simplifies the listing process and improves accuracy and performance. The results of the project have been highly successful, with AccordRx seeing a significant increase in the number of items listed for sale on their platform.