Web application for eCommerce
Our client had an idea to connect buyers from the US with sellers all around the world and create an international marketplace with fast delivery, as if goods were shipped from a local store.
The client had a unique warehouse solution to minimize shipment times to several days but lacked software to manage complex shipment and warehousing operations.
The client needed a custom software solution and required a professional team to implement complex business logic.
Before starting the project, we dived deep into discussions with the client to completely understand their business needs, outline the product requirements, and prepare a feature breakdown list. The client agreed with our approach and suggestions and chose SysGears as their partner for marketplace development.
We covered development from high-level business requirements to the ready product entering the market, following the Agile methodology and Scrum processes. Our team worked in two-week iterations, taking each feature and each business task from business analysis through design, development, testing, and deployment to roll out part of the functionality after each sprint. Such an approach allowed us to test user-facing solutions and adjust them on the way, constantly enhancing the user experience and identifying high-priority features for further development.
We gathered a team with expertise in the eCommerce domain to ensure efficient and result-oriented development. The team consisted of a business analyst to think through the complex shipment and payment management flow; two UI/UX designers to ensure simple and easy-to-use interfaces for all categories of users; four full-stack developers to implement the system, payment integrations, order management, and shipment tracking; a QA engineer to ensure proper work of billing functionality, financial safety, and data safety; and a project manager to coordinate the work of the vast team and stakeholders.
As the idea was new to the market and there weren’t ready solutions to the complex business logic components, it required not only business and analytical expertise but also technical expertise to craft the application, so the entire team regularly took part in generating ideas to find solutions. All team members got involved in analyzing the client’s business tasks, researching, brainstorming, and finding relevant solutions that would be the most efficient in terms of development efforts, reaching goals, and further maintenance.
We scaled the team depending on the project phase and needs. When there was a need to speed up development before marketing events to roll out updates or new features, we added more developers to cover more tasks at once. We also slowed down the pace and adjusted the scope during the support phases, when the business was gathering users’ feedback and no major development was required.