What was the scope of their involvement?
They built the website from the ground up. I basically gave them basic specs that I had determined for the platform, and they scoped everything out and then set to work. They developed the functionality for entering price criteria by geographic location and find all of the laundromats for sale within their search criteria. It also allows them to view photographs and descriptions of the business, including cash flows and contact information. The whole thing is done in Symphony.
They also did some SEO work on the website from there so that it would be optimized for pretty much any laundromat-related keywords and do pretty well on searches for those.
What is the team composition?
I personally met with about five different people inside of their office. We would meet to review the sprints every two weeks and I usually dealt directly with the project manager Shane, as well as with the CEO Gabriel, and Noemi who handled tying the system to a stripe account.
A couple of other people were involved, including some designers, and I believe they used remote workers as well, but I was never in contact with them. In total, I would imagine it was as many as 10 people working on the site.
How did you come to work with Endertech?
I’ve spent months looking online trying to get a sense of what it was going to take to develop a site like this, which was quite daunting for me. In the beginning, I really had no idea what was needed, but as time passed, I started to piece together that I knew I wanted to work with a company that I could meet with in person and was able to communicate very well.
Eventually, I came across Endertech and saw that they were local, which appealed to me immediately. I phoned them up, and they were able to present their capabilities right away. They sent me a lot of information and I sent them my specs.
Once we decided that we both thought it would be a good fit for our companies, we met in their office where I made the final decision to hire them for the project. What really hooked me was that they asked me really great questions, things that I had not been asked before in the process.
They really understood what I was trying to accomplish and raised some points that I had not thought of before that point. Their price was acceptable, so I hired them, and we started immediately.
How much have you invested with them?
As of right now, my total investment has been just over $50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together from April–September 2019.