What was the scope of their involvement?
We solicited their team to redesign and develop our two websites, translating their functionalities into one platform. One of the challenges was slating out an inventory management system because our inventory is large and robust. They created a custom, advanced filtering system, similar to those on e-commerce sites.
Originally, we wanted to utilize e-commerce technology to create a platform stripped of its checkout function. We don’t sell anything, but we wanted a similar look and feel. Instead, Media Proper pitched a custom development that would be faster and offer better performance. They built the site from the ground up, which made more sense to us. We continue to make updates on the site through their team. They handle hosting the site, too.
What is the team composition?
On a regular basis, we worked with three people: Larry (Managing Principal, Media Proper), a project manager, and a lead designer.
How did you come to work with Media Proper?
They were local to us compared to some of the other vendors we were considering. They were able to come to our office to present their ideas to us in-person. That made them stand out initially. The first time around, we selected another vendor, but that didn’t work out after we rescoped the project about halfway through the development.
At that point, we decided to reach back out to Media Proper, requesting a new proposal. Their original presentation was more all-encompassing, so it required much less revision than others. They seemed to understand our business better than the other six companies we spoke to, so we hired them.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent slightly over $50,000 on the project with them.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in April 2017, and after some delays on our side, the platform went live in March 2018.