eCommerce | Custom Software | Mobile Apps

DotcomWeavers is a top-rated, award-winning web design and development company. We specialize in eCommerce, Custom Software, and Mobile apps.

Since 2007 we've completed more than 400 projects for businesses of all sizes & industries. Between our offices in Paramus, New Jersey & Hyderabad, India, we have over 70 team members who are all superstars at what they do.

We are a proud Magento Solution Partner with certified programmers and a few extensions in the Magento marketplace, it is our framework of choice. We can customize your Magento store to meet your specific website, integration, and conversion goals.

Unlike other agencies, we offer a personal consultative approach that allows us to understand our clients' business goals and technical requirements. Our innovative solutions help businesses stay competitive & support their goals, which is why our first core value is to 'treat our clients like partners for life, understanding and keeping their best interests as our #1priority.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Paramus, NJ
headquarters
  • 15 Farview Terrace
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    United States
other locations
  • Hyderabad
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

| Brandster | Whisps | New Jersey Bride |

 

Small Business Expo

Small Business Expo

Small Business Expo is America’s biggest B2B trade show, conference & networking event for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups.Their growth in recent years required a new web platform to support a growing customer, vendor and sponsor base. Small Business Expo asked us to build a custom WordPress site with a conversion-centric design to showcase their events, allow people and exhibitors to sign up, and generate leads.

A Clear Choice

Through a combination of a professional yet Approachable design, keyphrase-driven SEO content writing and a host of customizations, the new site exuded the SBE brand identity. But the site needed to do more than looking good and deliver great content - it had to attract and convert leads.Through integration with Salesforce, the SBE site could manage and build more meaningful relationships with the national small business community.The AdButler plugin...

Sukhadia Foods

Sukhadia Foods

Sukhadia Foods is a fourth-generation New Jersey-based family-owned business that produces and sells premium Indian sweets and has been a household name in the community since 1880.When you make food this good, you need an equally palatable way to get it to people. Since Sukhadia had multiple Businesses, they asked us to build an umbrella platform that provided an engaging omnichannel shopping experience.

Upgrading to Magneto

Re-platforming of Their old ASP-based eCommerce platform to a scalable, highly-customized and automated Magento website was priority-one. We integrated the order management system, ShipRush, so Sukhadia Foods could offer their customers a variety of shipping options. For example, they offer unique shipping logic to automatically accommodate the needs of perishable vs. non-perishable items. Our development team also helped Sukhadia Foods customize their shipping and pickup (online and in-...

Brandster

Brandster

Brandster is a Florida-based retail brand with multiple websites that sell outdoor furniture, grills, and accessories to B2B and B2C clients. To support their growth, we helped them redesign 8 unique sites using the Magento multi-site / multi-store feature. The main Magento 1.9 site was migrated to Magento 2 utilizing their multi-site capabilities. The goal was a group of responsive sites with streamlined navigation, enhanced checkout options, rich product data, customized shipping and enhanced functionality for their internal sales team.

Implementation

Part of the Magento 2.0 migration involved implementing a few modern and powerful eCommerce features to make the Brandster experience more convenient.The first was adding a return merchandise authorization module. It allows registered and guest uses to create new return and exchange requests - and then processes them automatically. Next, a sales rep module was added...

Cake & Craft By DotcomWeavers

Cake & Craft

Cake & Craft was established in 2009 to make the creation of beautiful and delicious confections convenient and affordable. After working with us, they are a premier online source for cake decorating and bakery supply needs, but it wasn’t always that way!

As Cake & Craft’s business took off, they faced the double-problem of an increasingly demanding customer base, as well as an outdated eCommerce bakery supply website.

Our task was to build them with a single digital solution that would scale with their growth and increase their impact on the market.

 

Magento 2.0 Migration

Based on the number of products in Cake & Craft’s inventory, we determined that a platform migration to Magento 2.0 from their Yahoo store was required to support their current and future sales volumes. The site combines B2B and B2C sales functionality in one platform, which means C&C customers can...

LimoRide By DotcomWeavers

LimoRide

LimoRide is a New Jersey-based ground transport company with a 200+ vehicle fleet. They provide luxury limousine, party bus, and car services to the Tristate area.

LimoRide wanted to improve lead generation and revenue with a new website and integrated custom software. The site had to attract customers and communicate brand value, automate internal business functions and streamline the booking process.

We worked with LimoRide to understand their industry and support their vision for a fully-automated and scalable online business solution.

Engineered with Laravel

Since LimoRide’s priorities were tight backend control and an outstanding user experience that required a lot of customization, Laravel was the PHP framework of choice.

We integrated technology such as the Google Maps API, a voice recording module, flexible inventory management modules, driver management tools and price and quote...

Wallington Plumbing & Heating Supplies By DotcomWeavers

Wallington Plumbing & Heating Supplies


New Jersey-based Wallington Plumbing & Heating Supplies is one of the plumbing and heating supplies companies in the country. As a major name in the HVAC, plumbing, and heating industry, Wallington needed an enhanced web presence. Their old website did not represent the position and quality of their brand, nor did its shopping cart support its increasing sales requirements. Wallington asked us to build a conversion-focused, bilateral eCommerce website that would integrate with their legacy ERP, Epicor, and serve both B2B (contractors and builders) and B2C customers. Our solution was to build a UX-driven website that made it easier for customers to place their orders and for Wallington to provide excellent customer service. With the launch of their new website, Wallington Plumbing and Heating Supply is ready for another 30 years of growth.

Seamless Ordering & Fulfillment...

New Jersey Bride by DotcomWeavers

New Jersey Bride

New Jersey Bride is a division of New Jersey Monthly - one of the largest publications in the local bridal industry. As digital continues to overtake print, New Jersey Bride asked us to launch a new site with expanded functionality and different sales approach to grow their business. Because NJB’s audience is diverse (different people with many different needs), the website required a total redesign with custom integrations.

The goal? Turn their magazine into an interactive site filled with vendors, services, and opportunities for brides (and grooms) to find their perfect match!  Some of the core features include custom user account management, robust search filters, vendor management and messaging tools for users along with HubSpot integration. Vendors can also easily promote their brands via the 3rd-party ad distribution platform, Broadstreet. It’s a true solution that serves every facet of NJB’s business!

A UX...

Samsung Parts by DotcomWeavers

Samsung Parts


Samsung Parts is a New Jersey-based company and one of the largest authorized distributors of Samsung Parts & Accessories. In need of a stronger website to help them grow they entrusted DotcomWeavers to re-platform their 14-year-old ASP eCommerce shopping cart to the powerful Magento 2.x platform.

The redesign helped them take advantage of the robust marketing features of Magento and integrated over 500K+ SKUs with a complex search and parts finder. We customize the Magento backend to connect with their legacy ERP (Microsoft Commerce Server). We supported their eCommerce platform with a conversion-focused design and made sure their support team, customer service reps, and order fulfillment team had the tools to provide their users with a true omnichannel experience.

Functional Design

Samsung Parts wanted to emphasize functionality while maintaining a clean and simple visual identity. We used...

Cello Whisps by DotcomWeavers

WHISPS


Whisps are a delicious cheese crisp product made by a fourth generation family-run New Jersey-based business. Although their product is available through major retailers like Amazon, WalMart, and Costco, they wanted to capitalize on the B2C market via a website sales platform.

Whisps approached us with a basic informational WordPress site and asked us to transform it into a profitable eCommerce platform. We partnered with their internal design team to create a site that reflected their brand and its popularity - especially on social media.

On the technical side, we are assigned the task of connecting the site with their order fulfillment software (ShipBob) for a seamless user experience.

Customer-focused eCommerce

Integrating Whisp’s re-designed WordPress website with the WooCommerce plugin enabled full eCommerce functionality and gave them gave them a structured backend for optimal product...

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Web Dev & App Dev for Custom Costume E-Commerce Platform

"[T]hey’re a great company; they care and are passionate about what they do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
April 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DotcomWeavers custom-built a PHP e-commerce platform with a photo-cropping tool, a peer-to-peer marketplace, and a gamified donation option. They’re currently performing QA and syncing the site with the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Founder, Chrysalis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Initial feedback on the platform is positive: it accurately realized vision and succeeds at offering value to potential investors. DotcomWeavers’ stellar project manager and dedicated team delivers on-time and on-budget. They offer the best of both domestic and overseas resources under one umbrella.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the president and founder of a unique costumer marketplace. It caters to costume enthusiasts such as Comi-Con cosplayers, theaters, and production companies, as well as people who like to dress up for costume parties. We started a year and a half ago and have fewer than 10 employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DotcomWeavers?

We had some Photoshop design files from a company called Ruckus, as well as a business model. We needed someone to code the marketplace website and app in order for us to start this business.

The first stage was to have a bulletproof marketplace, from which we could start building a user base and get to the next round of investment.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DotcomWeavers is building our web and app platform, where users can exchange, buy, and sell new and used costumes. We were initially split between using Shopify, Magento or a custom solution, and we ended up going with a custom-built PHP marketplace. Given the unique components of our platform, we found that an established solution like Shopify wouldn’t cover our needs.

We began by going over our frontend designs and agreeing on a scope of work for the backend development. We also tackled a few loose ends the design company hadn’t thought through from a high-level, business model perspective. We developed a photo-cropping tool and made a few sitewide revisions.

They built some unique functionalities into the marketplace. One combined a peer-to-peer, Etsy-style marketplace with the ability to sell unwanted items to our company. If a user has several old costumes, they can request a bag, fill it, and mail it to us with prepaid shipping. We process, clean, photograph, and resell them, paying the user what is acceptable to us.

Another feature is our donation model. We give users the ability to donate a percentage of their sales. If they donate more than 10%, we waive our transaction fee, matching that donation. On the purchasing side, 1% of every sale goes to a charity partner and the user can decide to donate 50¢, which we’ll match. We’ve gamified this method so it’s fun to use.

What is the team dynamic?

We’ve worked with 2–3 people from the U.S. team, including a project manager. There are at least 6 other people from DotcomWeavers’ Indian coding team.

How did you come to work with DotcomWeavers?

We looked at around 6 other companies. The selection process was rather difficult, especially as a startup. We hadn’t completely determined what we needed. We had several meetings with the different companies.

DotcomWeavers stood out with their attention to detail, receptivity, and interest in working with startups, as well as with their socially-conscious business approach. That was a factor for us—we wanted a relationship with a partner with similar values. Many of the other companies we went to didn’t give us this feeling.

DotcomWeavers’s unique business model also sparked our interest. They have 30% of their team based in the U.S. as project managers, with several in-house coders based in India. This offers the ability to discourse directly with an American team along with the affordability of Indian coding. They also had good reviews, fit our budget, and were exceptional during the onboarding process. They were extremely receptive to our needs, taking the time to think our project through and provide a comprehensive scope of work.

Some of the other web development companies in the New York City area set an unrealistically high price point. It made us feel that they either didn’t want the work or hoped that we were very rich or didn’t know what we were getting into. It was nice to have a discussion with DotcomWeavers—they took our startup seriously and went about the scope meticulously.

How much have you invested with them?

Between $75,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with DotcomWeavers around 7 months ago, in April or March 2017.

We are mostly done with the development sprints and have the marketplace up and running. We’re in the final quality control period, making sure that the app and website are synced. We’ve made a few additions and revisions and we need to polish it before pushing traffic to the marketplace.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It would be difficult for me to share results, since we have only recently gotten to this stage. One of our goals at this stage is getting investments in order to begin scaling the company. We’ve pitched what we’ve built so far to some people, and they’ve given us good responses.

It’s a mini success story at this stage—what we’ve built so far seems to have value to people versed in the area. DotcomWeavers has adhered to our vision.

How did DotcomWeavers perform from a project management standpoint?

Our exceptionally good project manager was a huge asset on the project. They delivered everything on time and within budget.

We go through a 6-sprint development process, pushing a new piece of functionality live onto our test site every 2 weeks. The project manager reaches out to us around twice a week, and we receive a project update every Friday. It features overall status, details on what’s been completed, any challenges they faced, and any actionable items they need from us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I know the founder and co-founder of the company quite well. They’re nice people. They work well together, managing the client side from the U.S. and the coding office in India. Even though there are separate offices, they’re the same company. Instead of outsourcing the coding part, they do everything under the same umbrella, which has worked well for us.

Their employees—at least on the U.S. side—took an interest in our project, even beyond what we expected. A few members of their staff would email us things they found that were especially interesting or relevant to our company at different hours of the night. It was pleasantly surprising to see their dedication.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There could be a bit more quality control in their Indian office. It’s a slight issue that can be improved.

Do you have any advice for future customers?

I would encourage clients to meet with DotcomWeavers. That will clearly demonstrate that they’re a great company; they care and are passionate about what they do.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They handled the process effectively and were able to achieve timelines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Other people we approached asked exponentially more for what we’ve achieved.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything they promised, with clear project management and feedback.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them to anyone for either small web projects or comprehensive marketplaces.

Website Revamp & Magento Integration for E-tailer

"[They] have ample experience on their team and can foresee possible pitfalls where we couldn't."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DotcomWeavers migrated a dated site with still-relevant product information to Magento. The design aspects of the site were directed by the client.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zach Ullman
Product Manager, National Vision Administrators
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client would have appreciated faster delivery aided by better communication but feels that DotcomWeavers does an excellent job of anticipating business needs and technical pitfalls. Their service felt personalized.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

[These thoughts represent me and not National Vision Administrators or its affiliates.] Contact Fill sells contact lenses to the general public and to our vision plan members. We offer all major brands of contact lenses including disposable, toric, and cosmetic color-enhancing contacts at significant savings. Customers can place orders online or through our call center.

I am a product manager at National Vision Administrators [NVA]. I solicited around 15 developers to redesign the Contact Fill website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DotcomWeavers?

Our business challenge was to increase accessibility to our customers. We wanted a website that was inviting to the general public and to our NVA members. DotcomWeavers looked at each customer base and helped us design a website that would accommodate each customer in their buying journey.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DotcomWeavers provided web design and development. The project involved re-platforming our site into an e-commerce enabled website that allows customers to buy its stock products, as well as know more about their products, offerings, read news, press information, watch videos, and more. DotcomWeavers provided integration recommendations, design samples, and web development. Specifically, they helped us transition from a dated e-commerce platform to a Magento platform with Shipstation, Mandrill, Mailchimp, and Authorize.Net integrations. They linked with our IT team to meet our needs.

How did you come to work with DotcomWeavers?

DotcomWeavers stood out because of its personal communication, their ability to understand our needs, and a vibrant set of past projects. We choose them for three reasons: 1) Past industry experience – they had worked with companies in our health industry. We have specific needs from a compliance level that DotcomWeavers accommodates. 2) Personalization – They met with us in person and treated us like members of their family. Even if we had issues, which we did, we knew they were worried about our best interest and would work to resolve them, which they did. 3) Strategic planning – DotcomWeavers customized their strategy for us. Other developer firms mold the customer in a predetermined project plan depending on the type of business.

How much have you invested with DotcomWeavers?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project in August 2015, and we launched our website in June 2016. The project is ongoing. We remain in contract with DotcomWeavers. They offer a robust set of business strategy tools from their terrific Chief Executive Officer, Amit [Bhaiya], on down. We look forward to their help.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Many customers have reported ease of use on the new website compared to our old website. Internally, we have seen order flow improve with our new integrations. That makes us excited to scale! We look forward to the success stories on a business level.

Are there any areas DotcomWeavers could improve?

DotcomWeavers can improve on their data migration. In our case, our platform was dated, created in 2003. However, we hoped more of our data would transfer over. Similarly, some functionality for old customers did not transfer over to the new website. The main issue we had with data migration was communication. If an issue occurs, we want to hear it explained by the developer and not from a project manager explaining an issue in their own words.

Issues occurred because I communicated my desires to a project manager in America, who communicated our wishes to a developer team in India. That led to significant issues when we had urgent concerns and business specific specifications. The time zone change made deadlines tough to match 100%.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with DotcomWeavers?

What they lack in timeliness they made up for in thinking about the needs of our business. We recommend they make more recommendations to their customers. They have ample experience on their team and can foresee pitfalls where we could not. DotcomWeavers listens well and that should be the standard for every business.

4.0
Overall Score We thank them for their help. If our actions are indicative of how we feel about DotcomWeavers, we remain support customers. As we scale, we hope DotcomWeavers remains a partner. Their flexibility and experience help us grow!
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I would describe the timeliness as neutral. DotcomWeavers operates with a developer team in India and a design team in New Jersey. We prepared ourselves for delays and miscommunication.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The developer fees were in line with what we expected, and we appreciate their honesty in this case.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a frame for how they want their websites to appear. We were expected to provide DotcomWeavers with the desired specifications for the design of the site, which was expected. However, we are pleased.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    DotcomWeavers offers a level of service that is unprecedented in their industry.

Custom CRM/ERP Development Online Culinary Resource

“We’ve really appreciated that they take the time to understand their clients’ business."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Dotcomweavers performed a complete web and backend system overhaul. This included designing a new site and implementing a custom e-commerce platform, as well as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Daniel Pfeffer
CMO at Global Sugar Art
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since completion, the company has experienced a 20% year-to-year growth. This is attributed in part to Dotcomweavers technical expertise and business acumen. The project was one stage of many and the relationship is expected to continue. 

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

We’re an online cake decorating supplier.

What is your position?

I’m the chief marketing officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you began the relationship with DotcomWeavers?

We were attempting to upgrade all aspects of our online presence. With DotcomWeavers, we implemented a new design. We implemented a new e-commerce cart. We implemented a new ERP [enterprise resource planning] system. We implemented a new CRM [customer relationship management] system. We performed customizations between different workflows within the company, plus moved into a new facility. They handled all of the technical aspects of the project, and provided some valuable strategic insights, too. 

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of the project in greater detail?

They were responsible for implementing a solution that we’d already selected and licensed. In this case, we moved from an X-Cart e-commerce package to CRE Loaded, which is one that they worked quite closely with as an e-commerce package. We didn’t have an ERP or CRM system installed, so we decided to use a combined solution called Stone Edge, which is an order management system that also acts as a customer service solution. They also implemented an access database that has a SQL backbone. They went ahead and tied it together with an enhanced version of QuickBooks.

Do they provide ongoing support, too?

They do. They’re available, in all honesty, seven days a week and many times, 24 hours a day.

How did you select DotcomWeavers as your solution partner?

I’ve worked extensively out of New York City. I saw that they did some work on other sites that I was familiar with, and I was relatively impressed. They had a location in New Jersey, which is fairly close to me. I went out to meet their team face to face. I liked what they had to say. I liked the work that they’d done before. I approved of the way they handled their workflows. Overall, I just felt most comfortable with their presentation.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?

It was within the low six figures.

When was the project first completed?

It’s still ongoing. There were various stages to the project. This particular project’s been, probably, ongoing with them for the last two and a half, almost three years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

Sure. Our business has grown 20 percent year over year since we started working with DotcomWeavers. Conversions have improved considerably, which is great. We also started expanding into different marketplaces. They’ve even created a proprietary solution for us that will allow us to scale up as the business grows. For instance, with Amazon, we have robust program because of work that DotcomWeavers did. We’ve since moved from zero to more than a thousand percent in growth with Amazon.

When working with DotcomWeavers, is there anything you’d consider special about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

They can do more than follow directions. Some developers will write the code that their client asks for without stopping to consider its value or relevance. They don’t necessarily stop to think about whether or not it’s the best possible solution or course of action given the context of the project. DotcomWeavers doesn’t approach their work that way. We’ve really appreciated that they take the time to understand their clients’ business. They come in, sit down with you, and really think about what the core problems are. Only then will they begin to propose solutions and approaches. In the end, I think that process produces the best results for the client because it’s tailored to the unique situation.

In retrospect, are there areas that you think they could improve on as a service provider?

I think if they narrowed their scope, it would be more helpful. They’re not a marketing firm, per se. They’re much more of an e-commerce and Web development shop. That’s their specialty and area of deep expertise. While it’s helpful to have access to their marketing services, I felt that their technical skills and knowledge to be more polished and valuable to us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve done it many times.

Custom Web Development for Financial Literacy Company

“They excel with web development but they could probably expand their peripheral services some more.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Dotcomweavers provided development services for a custom website with data processing and visualization functionality. This included backend development, custom visual design, and data migration. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chester, New Jersey
Keith Whelan
Founder at Cashflow Navigator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site was built and deployed successfully within a single iteration. Dotcomweavers displayed excellent development and design expertise and the site has had zero user-facing defects or malfunctions. 

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

We’re a Web-based personal financial education and financial literacy firm. We offer a financial management system to individuals to help them better understand and manage their finances.

What is your position?

I’m the owner and founder.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Dotcomweavers?

At the time, we wanted to establish a new website with some fairly sophisticated functionality. We don’t have the expertise in-house, so we needed to find a technology partner that could help us build the site and also direct us on best practices.

Could you elaborate on the custom functionalities your site required?

There were two things. One was a model of the U.S. household population that I had been working on with a separate research company. We categorized all U.S. households into 288 different segments based on their net worth and their cash flow, sourcing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve Board. That was a data model that had to be rolled into the website. The idea was that people could use our site by identifying their age, their income, and their homeownership status. They would be able to find benchmark data for themselves on their wealth and cash flow.

The other piece is where Dotcomweavers got more directly involved, and that was where we had to create a custom worksheet that we call the 80/20 worksheet. That is a measurement tool of a household’s net worth or assets to liabilities, and net worth as well as the positive and negative cash flow associated with each of the items in their balance and statements. The worksheet was to be prepopulated with key benchmark data. That’s how you would start to use that tool as a user on our website. Then, you’d go in and overwrite with your own wealth and cash flow data to personalize it. That was the nutshell of the functionality that had to be developed and incorporated into the website. Dotcomweavers created that for us.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of this project in greater detail?

We handled the content development, migration, prep and the creative end of things. Dotcomweavers was primarily responsible for the technical build. They did all of the custom programming, testing, QA/QC [quality assurance/quality control] and incremental enhancement.

When was this project completed?

I believe we finished it in the beginning of 2011.   

Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms?

It was just shy of $30,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback you’ve received that would demonstrate the effectiveness of what they’ve delivered?

We were awarded the Financial Literacy Program of the Year Award, which was the category we were in, within three months after launching the site. That was from a user standpoint or at least the target audience, that was positive feedback. Other than that, we’ve definitely received a number of compliments from long-time customers and stakeholders.

When working with Dotcomweavers, is there anything you’d consider unique or special about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

I had Dotcomweavers against two other potential providers/developers, and they impressed me most with, first, their interest. They seem to have more of a passion for the material, the business that I was involved in and what we were trying to accomplish. Second, they were extremely cost competitive. Their project management team is located very close to our own office, which is great. Their developers and the technical folks are located out in India, so that helped keep the cost of the actual development pretty low. It seemed to be the best of both worlds.

In retrospect, are there any areas you think they could improve on as a service provider?

It depends on the breadth or the scope of what you would want accomplished. I used them for Web development and design, and for launching site deployment. They were also involved, to a degree, and continue to be involved to a degree, with SEO [search engine optimization] and SEM [search engine marketing]. As you get beyond having a functional site, you need a more holistic and comprehensive approach. They really excel at the Web design and development, but they could probably expand their peripheral services some more.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Application Development Online Reputation Management Solution Provider

"We're very pleased... It's been an entirely painless first experience for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Dotcomweavers carried out a complete functional build of a custom application with total responsibility for deployment. This included custom backend development, database configuration, data migration and support. 

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
Greater New York City Area
William Stevens
Founder at Reviewbalance.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dotcomweavers displayed technical prowess and flexibility throughout the project, and siince launch the application has gained significant traction in user adoption rates. Feedback from end users has been positive and the project is considered a success. 

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

Yes, I run the site Reviewbalance.com. What we do is help businesses look better online, on resources like Yelp, Google, Citysearch, and TripAdvisor. We help businesses establish systems to receive authentic and positive reviews from customers.

What is your position?

I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you began the relationship with Dotcomweavers?

I needed an online tool that someone could use to, again, set up systems to help gather and generate review requests from the customers. I knew it wasn’t going to be a cookie cutter-type display. Some of the logic that needed to be developed was beyond our capabilities. The tool needed to search for content bases on relevance, value, ranking, and tags. It also had to offer customers a way to communicate their unique feedback to a company with relative ease. It had to be intuitive like the sites that they used to write other online reviews.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of this project in greater detail?

They created our tool from scratch. We presented to them what we envisioned and they described what they could do, how complicated it’d be, how long it’d probably take to complete, and how much it’d cost us. They came in and handled the technical aspects of the project. We provided strategic guidance along the way, offering some basic oversight and ensuring the components were functioning the way we needed them to.  

How did you select Dotcomweavers as your solution partner for this endeavor?

I went digging through online reviews. I searched Google and had a couple of companies that I was considering. Dotcomweavers had a lot of noteworthy testimonials from other business owners. They were also very close to us. We had an initial consultation in which we discussed the specifics of our project. They had a very convincing proposal and I was impressed with their previous work. I felt confident that they’d be able to build what we wanted.

Could you provide a general cost range for this project?

I believe the initial estimate was approximately $25,000 but, when it was said and done, it was probably closer to $35,000.

When was this project completed?

It was completed in August of last year [2013].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback you’ve received that would demonstrate the effectiveness of what they’ve done?

Like I said, we’re really able to help people. It’s evolving still. We’re still performing updates and tweaking things to try to get better conversions. As far as the useful side of it, I’ve had people join with a relatively nonexistent online reputation. They’re now able to easily manage the different review sites that their business is displayed on, and then be able to get their customers to go online and leave reviews to streamline that process to make it easy. We’ve had some considerable growth in our user base, which has been great. The solution functions exactly as we envisioned it, and now we’re in the process of refining it as users submit their feedback.

When working with Dotcomweavers, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

This was my very first project of this nature, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. We’ve been extremely pleased with what they’ve delivered. It's been an entirely painless first experience for us. but I can’t say much about how that compares to other companies offering something similar or identical.

In retrospect, are there areas you think Dotcomweavers could improve on as a service provider?

No. We worked together very well. As I’d mentioned, since I have almost no experience in this area, it’s rather difficult for me to make any kind of comparison or recommendation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom CRM Development Privately Held Consumer Transportation Company

“I really appreciated their transparency. They made it very clear what they could and could not do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Dotcomweavers designed, developed, and deployed a custom customer relationship management (CRM) system from scratch. This included custom visual design, backend development, training, and support. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Jersey, United States
Gary Leranian
CEO at Limoride
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new system has driven a massive increase in sales and process efficiency. Due to the success of the project the partnership is expected to continue with regular improvements. 

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

Yes, I manage a limousine operation. We offer limousines and party buses to customers.  

What is your position?

I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Dotcomweavers?

We didn’t have a method of tracking our leads, so we decided to create our own custom CRM [customer relationship management] system. That better allowed us to create filtrations for customers on the fly, and then basically have all of that data at our disposal. We wanted to be able to market back to customers that have used our service before, or filled out our contact forms. We wanted access to comprehensive customer transaction histories.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of this project in greater detail?

They built our system from scratch using PHP on CodeIgniter and MySQL. We approached them with our basic requirements and objectives. They scoped the project and developed the system based on our conceptual design. They prepped and migrated all of our data and configured our backend systems, too. They also provided training and support.

How did you select Dotcomweavers as your solution partner for this endeavor?

I had conducted some local research on vendors and Dotcomweavers came up. The fact that they were local was a big bonus for us. I submitted our statement of work to them and they responded with a pretty convincing proposal. I met their team in person to have them go through their capabilities and approach. I really appreciated their transparency. They made it very clear what they could and could not do. I was impressed with a number of the custom sites they’d built for clients in the past, so I decided to go with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms? 

This latest cost was about $30,000. We’ve worked on a number of projects together through the years. I’d say we’ve invested probably double that estimate in total. We still engage them on a case-by-case basis for support and system enhancements.

Does this relationship remain ongoing?

Yes. We have them on retainer. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback you’ve received that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

With the CRM that we’re using now, it’s internal and our employees use it all the time without issue. The system even handles our mechanical vehicle malfunctions and net protocols. Our newer development project isn’t live yet, but it should be finished and launched by June [of 2014]. In terms of what stage we are now in the development, I’m pretty confident and comfortable with what I’m seeing. The data loads a lot faster; the queries are a lot stronger. We’re upgrading our reporting modules next month, and that’ll allow us to get a little craftier with some of the data that we’re collecting.

When working with Dotcomweavers, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

I think they’ve got some layered talent there. They have effective project management there. They’re very seasoned and articulate. They’re well versed in best practices and definitely keep up to date on new trends and methods. I’ve been impressed with the insights they’ve been able to provide to us. It’s all been extremely valuable.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Half of the time, we’re the ones holding up the project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve done the whole calculation down on what PHP developers would have cost me in the long run. They came in very cost effective for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them whenever I can.

Custom e-Commerce Development Fine Paper Products Distributor

“They really go out of their way to be flexible with us. I can’t begin to tell you how appreciative we’ve been.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Dotcomweavers constructed an ecommerce sight from the ground up. This included custom visual design and architecting and systems integration. They continue to provide developmental support and the partnership is ongoing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Jersey, United States
Genie Weisz
President & Founder at The Paper Store And More
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from end-users regarding aesthetic and ease of use. Since launch, there has been a considerable increase in unique monthly traffic and overall sales. 

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

There are two separate companies under the same umbrella. The Paper Store is the one that worked directly with Dotcomweavers. It’s basically a paper distributor. We represent paper mills throughout the world that manufacturer fine-printing papers.

What is your position?

I am the president and founder of The Paper Store.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Dotcomweavers?

Where Dotcomweavers helped us is they created a custom ecommerce site for us, which enabled us to offer thousands of paper products in a variety of sizes, weights, colors, and textures, and sell it all through the Internet to the general public.

We really knew we wanted to enter the e-commerce world, but we didn’t know how to do it. We were doing it because we wanted to drive sales, but we also needed to maintain our competitiveness. We knew our customers wanted to buy our products with relative ease, and we wanted to be able to offer a simple, intuitive way for them to get what they sought.

SOLUTION

How did you select Dotcomweavers as your solution partner for this endeavor?

You don’t know this, but prior to working with Dotcomweavers, we had actually hired a different developer to do our website. To our dismay, we were getting absolutely nowhere to the point where we actually had cut our losses and terminate the contract. We said, “We’re done with them. They cannot give us what we want. It’s no longer an issue of time, but an issue of capability.” They were people who were very familiar with the paper industry, too. It surprised us that even with an understanding of what we needed, they couldn’t actually find the developers to create the website we wanted.  

By contrast, Dotcomweavers had almost no experience working in our industry. That didn’t stop them. They learned our industry, understood the vast amount of products and the way that products are sold and the different language of our industry and everything. They were very thorough in that respect. We were in a bit of a crunch when we went to them. We explained our situation and presented to them what we’d built with our previous developer. They inspected it and told us they could give what we wanted and actually make it run smoother. I felt confident in their development capabilities, and they didn’t let me down.

Could you describe the scope of the project in greater detail?

They handled our complete e-commerce build. They also provided training to our administrative staff. They continue to provide ongoing support and case-by-case enhancements to our site.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?

It cost between $15,000 and $20,000 at the time.

When was this site launched?

We launched our site sometime in 2010.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback you’ve received that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

I know that people go on our website, and they say how easy it is to use. Compared to our main competition, we now have a far easier process for direct sales, and we can track our processes with much greater ease. As far as success, we’ve seen an increase in sales all around the country. We’ve actually begun to chart our sales. In almost every state, we’ve seen some impact from them. We’ve been very pleased with what we’ve seen thus far.

When working with Dotcomweavers, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

It’s difficult to say because I’ve only worked with two. I had a horribly negative experience with the first one, and a great experience with Dotcomweavers. The difference has been night and day. Dotcomweavers invested much more time conducting research into our industry and business practices, which resulted in a much better website than even we anticipated. They’re also very client-centric. They really go out of their way to be flexible with us. I can’t begin to tell you how appreciative we’ve been.

In retrospect, are there areas you think they could improve upon as a service provider?

The only thing I would say is that if they could provide some additional written documentation or training materials after implementation, that'd have been great. Perhaps we’re a little bit old fashioned, but we went through the training and still found it difficult to perform all of the tasks we had to. Honestly, we would have preferred a place to go for the written instructions. Having something standard to refer to would have been very beneficial to us.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer