What was the scope of their involvement?
They provide a positive and inclusive environment in which resources can work with each other and share questions. Codibly was tasked with identifying and sourcing our developers, setting up online interviews so that we could talk to specific persons before hiring them. The person we hired was integrated into Codibly’s team, but he worked exclusively for my projects.
Our website is a bespoke e-commerce platform which doesn’t rely on solutions like Magento. It has a multifold purpose, including acting like a standard online catalog for our beauty products. It has features like promotional vouchers, a shopping cart, a checkout section, payments, and order-management. We also have specific business use cases, beyond the e-commerce backbone. We manage a network of at-home sellers which go to clients’ homes in order to demonstrate our products and sell them in an offline environment. A part of the platform consists of sales management modules for events. We have a CRM integration in order to provide communication tools between sellers and their own customers.
The platform is being maintained by two developers: one of them sourced by Codibly, and an internal employee of our business. They need to know the platform inside-out, from a functionality, technical and database standpoint.
How did you come to work with Codibly?
I found Codibly through LinkedIn, they sent a message. I usually ignore such messages, but I picked this one up for some reason. The company seemed attractive to me, and I went to check out their website. I talked to Codibly’s CEO and co-founder and liked the fact that they were a small company at the time. I would only be a small account myself, using one developer, but I would receive the kind of attention I needed from such a partner. This did indeed happen, and I saw a willingness to build a relationship from Codibly’s side. They’ve become a partner in our business, not just an outsourced resource provider.
How much have you invested with Codibly?
The cost of their work has been between $60,000 and $70,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Codibly around two years ago, in January 2016. We have an ongoing collaboration.