Talented Teams Doing Digital Things

At Fifty Seven Pounds (57lbs.com), we specialize in providing Staff Augmentation Services, Martech Delivery and App Modernization for our clients. We are a completely agile consultancy, which means our services are both flexible and scalable–designed to fit the unique needs of each of our customers.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee with locations in Hermosillo, MX, Nashville, TN, and Raleigh, NC, we work with companies both big and small across numerous industries. While our bread and butter is helping marketing departments manage their software (anything from day-to-day maintenance to new implementations to complete upgrades), we can work with any department looking to outsource their technology.

In a nutshell, our team of experts build optimized systems and deliver them on time.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2001
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Memphis, TN
headquarters
  • 5350 Poplar Avenue Suite 200
    Memphis, TN 38119
    United States
other locations
  • 1033 Demonbreun St, Suite 300
    Nashville, TN 37203
    United States
  • Paseo Río Sonora Norte 110
    Hermosillo, SON 98200
    Mexico

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CMS and E-Commerce Dev for Pest Control Company

"They walked us through every adjustment so that we were never surprised by the effects."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. - June 2013
Project summary: 

Fifty Seven Pounds designed and developed a CMS and a client-facing e-commerce website using an agile development approach. In addition to building the site, they offered a detailed SEO content strategy.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Memphis, Tennessee
Edmund Mackey
Former Head of Digital Strategy, Terminix
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a variety of external variables, the Fifty Seven Pounds team was able to seamlessly adjust to shifting project demands. Their responsiveness and efficiency made for a fluid development process and each team member was committed to the success of the product.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the head of digital strategy for Terminix Pest Control. I oversaw their marketing campaigns and e-commerce tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fifty Seven Pounds?

Fifty Seven Pounds worked as our technology partner to manage our customer-facing website. We hired them to create a site that would educate our customers and rank highly on search engines.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted Fifty Seven Pounds to implement a self-service e-commerce experience based on branch-level product data. We were also hoping to use an agile software development approach to quickly bring our website to market.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Fifty Seven Pounds had worked with other business units within our parent company, and their team had a solid grasp of our company culture. We chose them because they were a local Memphis company with a strong reputation for assigning effective project teams.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Fifty Seven Pounds delivered an updated CMS and client-facing e-commerce website. They provided an SEO content strategy in addition to designing and building the site.

What was the team composition?

The team included an architect, a lead developer, several senior developers, a project manager, a business analyst, and a QA engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We’ve been pleased with the results of their work.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Fifty Seven Pounds team did an excellent job of adapting their style to our company culture. They occasionally worked with our team on-site and went above and beyond to learn the nuances of our industry. Additionally, they always listened when we gave feedback about increasing resources, and their team effectively handled critical components of the project, which kept us on track.

Despite having a fixed schedule and budget, the scope continued to morph throughout the lifecycle of the project. Fifty Seven Pounds was able to react and pivot to the changes while still meeting our project goals. They walked us through every adjustment so that we were never surprised by the effects.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their size allowed them to be agile with their team structure, and the entire company was committed to the success of the project. Every person that they put on the account had the proper experience for their role and delivered valuable work.

Their team also worked with our vendors and business partners on our behalf. This not only improved the output of the project but also saved my team a significant amount of time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We needed to remove a few items from our project scope to meet our fixed budget and timeline. This wasn’t ideal, but Fifty Seven Pounds empowered us to make this decision by recommending what we should remove from scope based on relative effort and business value.

5.0
Overall Score If you need a technology partner that delivers value and is focused on solutions, you should give Fifty Seven Pounds a call.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    My project manager was always available whenever I had issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The original quote from Fifty Seven Pounds was significantly lower than a big development shop, and their team stayed within our aggressive budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They held weekly status meetings to discuss progress and anticipate problems.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer