What eCommerce platform was this project initiated on?
Do you recall why you selected Shopify as your preferred solution rather than some of its competitors?
The original RFP did not specify the platform that we wanted to use. This was a recommendation that came back to us. Based on the details in the brief, they thought that Shopify would be the best solution. The other aspect was the cost of running an eCommerce site on Shopify, which would be modest compared to alternative solutions. It’s a decent solution. We’re very happy with it so far.
How did you select Ben Crudo Consulting as your solution partner?
He was brought on through another partner. The original respondent of this RFP was a company named T4G Limited and Ben Crudo works closely with T4G. T4G sometimes uses third-party vendors, because once they identified Shopify was the appropriate platform for us, they wanted to bring in an expert. That’s how our relationship began, and it was completely transparent to us from the beginning. T4G made sure we understood that they were bringing in a partner; it was even included in their formal response to our RFP.
Which parts of the project did you contribute to with your in-house expertise?
We contributed content, project management, oversight, and user-experience expertise. We guided that process very closely because we do have significant expertise in-house. We couldn’t contribute to the custom design and development because we don’t have those capabilities in-house.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?
I’d say it was approximately $65,000.
When was this project completed?
It was completed by the end of September.
How long did the process take from conception to launch?
The entire process spanned 14 weeks.
Was that the estimated timeframe?
We might have been a few days over, but it wasn’t a big deal because we wanted everything in proper order before the launch.