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We’re Macopedia, a craft-driven Web Agency that builds exceptional web, mobile and eCommerce products. From product design to post-launch maintenance, we deliver omnichannel commerce B2B/B2C solutions for enterprises from various sectors and industries. We’re into long-term partnerships and creating products that wow digital audiences.

We’re glad to guide our clients through digital product design all the way and bring solid technical expertise to the table based on Magento e-commerce, TYPO3 CMS, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Akeneo (PIM), and Odoo (CRM/ERP).

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Neuca, Benefit Systems, Raben Group, Saint Gobain, Fedex, Pearson, Apcoa, Interia Group and many more.

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DESIGN REISEN - TYPO3 AS GREAT TOOL TO GROW BUSINESS

Design Reisen is a luxurious german travel agency.

As a result of our cooperation, the client has received an optimized and fully responsive website, with modern design and numerous new functionalities like an efficient search engine Solr. The TYPO3 8.7.3 system enabled integration with previous options and provided the tools necessary to reach more users. In client's opinion the integration of feature-rich extensions

and optimization possibilities definitely speak in favor of TYPO3. Refreshed design and interface definitely do their work: www.designreisen.de
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RABEN GROUP - TYPO3 BRINGING FUNCTIONALITY IN ITS PUREST FORM

Raben Group is European leader in logistics. Client entrusted us with the creation of their new website based on TYPO3 CMS: www.raben-group.com

Among the completed goals within the project there are 11 language web versions, over 2,600 subpages, 100% responsiveness, user-friendly interface and 30 independent web sites gathered in one platform. Implementation of an

efficient search engine Solr, enabled rapid filtration of the content. Since TYPO3 CMS is editor-friendly page content can be modified at any time without help from the outside.
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NEUCA GROUP - MAGENTO ENTERPRISE SUPPORTS PATIENTS

Neuca Group is a market leader in the Polish healthcare industry. NEUCA decided to create e-commerce model in order to support its partner pharmacies: www.apteline.pl

Macopedia team offered Magento Enterprise which provides additional advanced functionalities and the highest rated system performance. Thanks to SCRUM framework and systematic product development project

was succesfully completed and it's developed since. Moreover after fruitful cooperation with Macopedia NEUCA’s team adopted the Scrum approach.
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PEARSON - NEW MULTI-SITE PLATFORM BASED ON TYPO3 CMS

Pearson is language education leader on a global scale.

The scope of cooperation included the creation of a new website: www.pearson.pl based on the TYPO3 CMS system. The new content management platform consists of a number of portals dedicated to individual markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

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APCOA - INTERNATIONAL RE- LAUNCH ON TYPO3

Apcoa Group is a world leader in parking management.

Client looked for experienced TYPO3 parter, who will take care of data migration into their new polish portal. We participated in an international re-launch and successfully completed data migration into TYPO3 platform. New website with fresh design and many funcionalities is now fully available in twelve language versions: 

rel="nofollow">www.apcoa.pl
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BUDAPESTER - GROW BUSINESS VALUE WITH MAGENTO

Budapester is an exclusive shoes retailer, offering accessories from the best world brands and designers. Client was looking for a partner experienced in Magento system, who will improve their e-commerce.

Within project we optimized on-line shop: www.budapester.eu and make a few important amendments, such as extending SEO module and implementing a new graphic

design with UX interface. Client trusted us with his business and let us handle the technical support. The store is constantly developed and enriched with new functionalities.
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BENEFIT SYSTEMS - TYPO3 MAKES MULTI-SITE MANAGEMENT EASY

Benefit Systems offers a system of profits addressed to companies, partners and users, encouraging active lifestyle. Currently the MultiSport Program is used by over 800,000 users in Poland.

The company decided to refresh the look of its websites and to transfer them into one central system, where content could be divided into individual portals and integrated with other Benefit Systems platforms. Thanks to detailed

backlog analysis and efective Scrum framework we successfully completed project in a very short deadline. New websites: www.benefitsystems.pl and www.kartamultisport.pl have many new functionalities, two language versions and are gathered in one TYPO3 CMS. Multi-site management has never been so easy.
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NATIONAL OPERA - CLASSY DESIGN AND FUNCIONALITY ON TYPO3

National Opera has been a representative polish opera scene for 170 years.

After transferring old website into CMS TYPO3 we added new features adjusted to our client's needs. As part of our ongoing cooperation we administer the data and support our client technically: www.opera.poznan.pl

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Magento Dev & UX for Luxury Products Company

“We have a good relationship with Macopedia, and I really care about it.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Macopedia developed and upgraded a Magento, e-commerce store. Based on existing documentation and wireframes, they worked on the front- and backend, focusing on improving the UX.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Project Manager, E-Commerce Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Reviews of Macopedia’s work have been positive so far, though there have been some functionality issues. They are available via multiple channels of communication and have an energetic work ethic. Although they should improve their time estimation skills, they are an ideal partner for startups.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a project manager at an e-commerce company. We’re a luxury outfit that sells designer shoes and bags worldwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Macopedia?

We were trying to deliver the best possible service to our online customers and create the best UX. We were also looking to optimize some internal business practices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Macopedia has provided front- and backend work, as well as UX development for our Magento store. We usually send them documentation and wireframes, and we delegate tasks using tickets. We handled the design work in-house.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a dedicated project manager and four to five developers.

How did you come to work with Macopedia?

My managers selected them because of their extensive Magento experience. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent under $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Macopedia has delivered high-quality work, and I haven’t had any bad experiences with them, but I haven’t kept any statistical-related information about their work.

How did Macopedia perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re using Jira as a project management tool, and we have a business tool for tracking our business development. We also use email, phone, Google Hangouts, and in-person meetings for communication. We sometimes haven’t been able to properly estimate the time needed for a certain task, but I would give them 3.5/5 for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're eager and motivated to achieve their goals. When they know that we’ll be facing huge traffic on the website, they’re always there. We have a good relationship with Macopedia, and I really care about it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The work has been quite challenging from the beginning, and their Magento developers have been improving their skills during the project. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Macopedia is an ideal partner for startup companies. They’re quite experienced and the solutions they provide are good. I wouldn’t recommend them for larger, established businesses though, since they're too small and they don’t have enough experience. It’s important to get into details with them, and to acknowledge more about the project and results that you want to achieve. Macopedia is communicative, but it’s very important to maintain a good relationship and lead the project from your side.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve had some time-management and estimation issues, but there was nothing significant.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Magento Upgrade for Interior Design Company

“They remained open-minded and produced easy and efficient ways to approach project tasks.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2015 - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

Macopedia executed site updates for a Magento-based shopping platform, implementing a Git repository to manage site versions. The shop featured polished navigation and refined inventory and search capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Switzerland
Sven Eppert
Co-Founder, Design Insider Commerce
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Strategic design choices and navigation features led to a marked increase in sales. Although additional human bandwidth could help execute projects, Macopedia communicated clearly, met timelines, and provided strategic solutions to difficult tasks. Their coding skills garnered particular praise.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of an online Swiss interior design shop called Designique.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Macopedia?

Our previous IT partner didn’t meet our project needs. We wanted a partner that could maintain our Magento-based online shop as well as implement its relaunch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they stabilized our site by introducing a Git repository to better track site versions and test deployments. They updated the site to the latest Magento version, making some CSS adjustments to the shop.

In addition to redesigning the UX/UI, they built some non-standard features on the Magento platform, including inventory management and improved navigation. Customers could apply various filters, which made it easier to see what items were in stock. They also improved the shop’s search functions.

What is the team composition?

We interacted with two project managers at different points in the collaboration. We also worked with the lead Magento developer.

How did you come to work with Macopedia?

We found them online after noticing that Macopedia actively participated in the Polish Magento community.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from May 2015–March 2016. Currently, they provide feature maintenance and upgrades.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although we don’t track the site’s stability, we attribute the 10%–20% increase in sales conversions to their improved UI designs and functionalities. Macopedia developed a far superior code compared to our previous vendor. We’re satisfied with their coding skills.

How did Macopedia perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered within our time and budget estimates. They also accommodated to our schedule changes and maintained transparency throughout the engagement. We communicated primarily by email and a ticketing system. Despite our geographical distance, they were responsive, and we didn’t have any issues with time differences.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They go the extra mile to handle difficult tasks. They resolved tickets that couldn’t be solved through existing marketing extension strategies. They remained open-minded and produced easy and efficient ways to approach project tasks.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Because they have a smaller team and serve multiple clients, it may benefit them to hire more resources to handle time-sensitive tasks. Regardless, we’ve been pleased with them overall.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

We knew what we wanted to implement and were specific in our proposition. Likewise, clients need to provide Macopedia clear instructions and examples while also keeping the final outcome in mind. Smooth communication also facilitates a strong collaboration.

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

Web Development for Education System

“They are led by a very impressive technology directory, and have a team of experienced developers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Macopedia developed a website integrating key functionalities from a previous version. This included building specialized order forms, and the ability to order access to other company applications and services. 

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Poland
Piotr Lapinski
eMarketing Manager, Pearson Central Europe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Macopedia agile methodology and effective scrum sprints produced a minimum viable product (MVP) and launch date precisely on schedule. The team’s experienced developers and professional approach allowed for easy project management, and has led to engagement on other site builds.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the online marketing manager for Pearson Education in Central and Eastern Europe. I work on digital projects, website and application development, and online marketing for English language teaching materials.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Macopedia?

We needed to update our website and out-of-date software server after our company went through a rebranding phase.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Macopedia helped us recreate some of the functionalities of our old site and integrate our website with outside systems. Specifically, they built our website so that our users can register for online and in-person events, take part in online trainings, and order access to our other applications and services. This involved developing specialized order forms and building authentication capabilities.

What is the team composition?

At the beginning of the project I worked directly with the technology director, but eventual began working primarily with a scrum master. The scrum master managed around four front- and backend developers, but after the minimum viable product (MVP) phase, we lowered the number to three. 

How did you come to work with Macopedia?

I created a project brief and received a number of applications. Macopedia was one of the top companies that applied, and we eventual hired them because of their use of agile methodology and professional approach to the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them on analysis in March 2017 and reached the MVP level of the project in August 2017. We continued development and eventually launched the website in December 2017, and are continuing to use Macopedia for ongoing support. We are actually beginning development with them on some other websites as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were very professional in the way they processed agile methodology on the project. They were able to break the project into pieces and evaluate how many working hours were going into each piece so that we had control of the cost. They also helped us by suggesting a few functionalities we had not thought of. It was a pleasure to work with them.

How did Macopedia perform from a project management standpoint?

The technology director and scrum master were both great to work with. We used Jira to run scrum sprints, and had constant control during each phase of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are led by a very impressive technology directory, and have a team of experienced developers who are very focused and knowledgeable. I was also impressed by their use of agile methodology and focus during scrum sprints.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only challenge we had took place during the design phase when they worked with an outsourced partner. We were still able to get this part of the project done, but the job of Macopedia’s partner could be improved upon.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It is important for potential clients to have an understanding of agile methodology and the scrum method. This will make cooperation simpler and probably improve the work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was kept according to our timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We could probably find a company that delivered a similar quality product but cost less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everyone we worked with has been an experienced professional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Open-Source Dev & Content for Core Development Company

“They’re an extremely valuable asset and people are happy with the software they built.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Macopedia worked on open-source development using PHP, JavaScript, and databases, while also continuing to support marketing efforts, content creation, and competitor analysis.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Germany
Mathias Schreiber
Product Owner, TYPO3
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development project was successful, with satisfied clients and appropriate technical implementation. The team kept to the budget, timeframe, and quality requirements, demonstrating their ability to address any issues quickly and accurately.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of TYPO3, which is a service company behind an open-source project called TYPO3 CMS. We provide services around the open-source software, as well as supporting the core development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Macopedia?

Within our CMS, we have a tree that shows the hierarchy of your website or content. The old tree implementation was outdated. We needed something to work with huge amounts of pages because we have sites that have 750,000 pages of content. We needed to somehow bring those up in the tree. There’s no solution that supports that and needed that custom built.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped with our open-source development. The languages are PHP, JavaScript, and working with databases. They also participate in the marketing activities, helping us with the content strategy. Somebody comes up with a topic that needed to be written about and they helpe create the content briefs for the copywriter. They also assist with competitor’s analysis.

The development work is paid for now, but whenever we need something done, I know who to call. We’ll most likely outsource to them over anyone else in the future, where possible.

What is the team composition?

We only work with the developers. We have developers in-house that can talk to the other developers.

How did you come to work with Macopedia?

They were already participating in the open-source project and were creating high-quality code. At a certain point, we asked them whether they could do more for us. They had the necessary skill set, which included a good attention to detail. They think beyond the project—they consider how things will work five years from now, which is extremely helpful as a development shop. Their pricing was also extremely affordable comparative to western European standards.

How much have you invested with them?

20,000–30,000 euros [$24,600–$36,900 USD].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re an extremely valuable asset and people are happy with the software they built. We now have proper technical implementation and everybody who is using the component is satisfied. The project is definitely a success. The feedback was that they worked on time, on budget, within the specified quality limits. Someone else said that if anything goes south, we’ll call Macopedia and they’ll be able to fix it.

How did Macopedia perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t need project management from their side. I’ve been told they do a good job in project management. We use Slack and a code ticketing system to manage the work. Whenever some feedback came in, it would take them four hours to answer it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver on time and exceptional quality. They offer a lot of attention to detail and scalability.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could work on their confidence. They’re extremely humble about what they do. They don’t brag about it, but they definitely could!

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The language barrier is smaller than you might think. All the marketing work they’re doing for us is entirely in English and we don’t need to proofread that much.

5.0
Overall Score I have no bad thing to say about them. They're perfect and the relationship is amazing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They kept every single deadline. They were available whenever we needed them, which was often.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re half the price of a German developer with the same quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered more than we specified. We got something better than the original contractual work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommended them this morning.

Web Development for Logistics Operator

“Macopedia was flexible and committed to our work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2014 - June 2015
Project summary: 

Macopedia transitioned the website to TYPO3 open source CMS to improve the administration panel. They developed and designed the website implementing the former CMS and design. Their support is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Poland
Katarzyna Bartkiewicz
Digital Marketing Manager, Raben Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Macopedia’s solution has proven effective, evoking positive feedback about the UI and design from the staff who manage it. The intuitive administration panel is easy-to-use for those who work with it constantly. The team is dedicated and proactive, delivering high-quality work and expertise.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Raben Group is a logistics company operating in 12 Central and Eastern European countries. Users typically visit our website to check important transportation-related information. I am the digital marketing manager responsible for all online advertising, social media, and website development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Macopedia?

We decided to redevelop our website a couple of years ago. It had an outdated design, and the administration panels didn’t allow us to easily edit content. We also lacked the ability to use templates or customize the look of the site in any way. At the time, we were operating in 10 countries with a different web domain for each one. We had a large web presence, so the administration panel needed to give us wide customization options.

We were looking for a company that could support us with the development of a new site. They needed to deal with the requirements of different countries and have very good technical abilities.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Macopedia introduced us to the TYPO3 open source CMS, which gives a lot of flexibility with content. After we chose the platform, they started to work on the design. Our website has 3,500 pages and is available in 12 countries, so it’s a large environment. Most of the collaboration was dedicated to the design. It’s an area we are constantly working on.

Their team also helped us enter content on the site and held training workshops.

We are planning a new design change on the site and will use their team again.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with their account manager and another team member since the beginning.

How did you come to work with Macopedia?

We researched several companies online, looking for one that had enough capacity to work with a demanding website like ours. Macopedia had international experience and proposed a good solution for us.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost was $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Macopedia from September 2014–June 2015. We have an ongoing collaboration for support and we continue to develop the website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We heard positive feedback from administrators and marketing people about the user experience and design of the site. They’ve told us that the administration panel is easy-to-use and intuitive. We find this to be very important feedback on Macopedia’s work, given that it’s coming from the people using the site on a constant basis.

How did Macopedia perform from a project management standpoint?

Macopedia performed well, quickly implementing our CMS and integrating the design. We used agile methodology and divided the project into milestones. We are based in the same area in Poland, so it was easy to have face-to-face Scrum meetings. During those, we exchanged feedback about the completed work and planned the next steps. We also communicated by email. The process worked quite well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We requested several changes and had a long approval process, which extended the project by several months, but Macopedia was flexible and committed to our work. They took initiative and didn’t require me to push them at any time. This also motivated me to find better solutions. Their proactive nature made our collaboration very good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They are a professional company. Any customer who is serious about their project will find Macopedia to be a good partner.

5.0
Overall Score I'm a satisfied customer.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer