What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We built a lot of strategies up in the launch process, and we do a lot of marketing with affiliate brands. The product is live, but we haven't gone public yet. We have over 100 users who found our site randomly, but our official launch is still in the future. Everyone from investors to users is excited by this first-in-market option, and the model would work in several other verticals. We've engaged with a lot of key players at high levels from other e-commerce industries, and we have worked with firms on patenting this kind of shopping. So much of our success is attributable to Metaclass and the work they've done for us.
How did Metaclass perform from a project management standpoint?
They're always expedient during sprints and rush times when we needed to meet deadlines. We've used Jira, Trello and an internal tracking system, and we also communicate regularly through Skype and Slack. They're great developers, and they've spoiled me against other developers. They're very passionate, and they care so much about our project. They're kind and honest and are great team players.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They can do anything. They're well-rounded in the full stack, and they're so creative. They find ways to make our ideas better, and they deliver customizations that don’t exceed the budget. They're so experienced, and they do a great job.
Are there any areas they could improve?
If you work with them, be mindful of the time difference. That is outside of their control, and we just had to manage issues ahead of time, especially if we ever had a tight deadline. They're so great, and I wish I could clone them and replace all the other development teams I've worked with.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Work closely with them and keep them in the loop. They will be as hands-on or hands-off as you need them to be, and they're very good at understanding products and companies from an eagle-eye view. Give them autonomy and allow them to think outside the box. They will come up with solutions that no one on your team will think of, and they're very entrepreneurial.