Magento Development company

Mobecls is a professional team that provides solutions for Magento e-commerce websites. 

We offer:

  • Magento migration;
  • customization;
  • server optimization etc.

We provide:

  • high-quality code;
  • flexible solutions;
  • easy-to-use tools.
 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
  • Mobecls
    Nezalezhnasti ave/Kulman 1
    Minsk, MI 220013
    Belarus
    +3.752.59.443388

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E-commerce Re-platforming & Implementation

"I had a high degree of confidence Mobecls’ abilities."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Mobecls manages a retail site conversion from a proprietary Java stack to a more contemporary Magento architecture. Tasks include writing custom middleware, migrating data, and creating templates. 

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Shilo Jones
Director of E-Commerce, Destination Lighting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As the new platform’s launch date approaches, in-house assessments indicate a beneficial ROI from its deployment. Mobecls’ consistent availability, day-to-day workflow organization, and specific expertise continue to add value to the partnership.  

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of e-commerce for Destination Lighting. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Mobecls?

We were going through a re-platforming process with Magento 1.9. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Mobecls was hired to support our re-platforming efforts. We knew the direction we wanted to take but needed help with the implementation. We converted from a proprietary, Java-based stack built 10 years ago to a more contemporary e-commerce architecture, with the goal of implementing it within the timeline and budget we expected.

They’ve provided engineering services primarily, as well as some mobile strategy work. We defined the scope of work, business requirements, and technical specifications in collaboration with Mobecls’ team. They’ve handled every aspect of the re-platforming, from writing custom middleware between the e-commerce platform and our ERP [enterprise resource planning] to handling data migration, template development, and new features and functionalities.

The major features included a payment gateway and integration between our platform and the ERP. Mobecls has worked on 2 non-transactional sites and a transactional site for us, and they provided customization on the default Magento themes we were using. They also enhanced our product details page, provided export functionalities, integrated search capabilities, and handled a customized extension build-out that supports all the components of our platform on the user side. We have an administrative interface with many capabilities built-in. Mobecls is also working on Varnish Cache for site management.

We’ve had 3 developers from Mobecls’ side, who were frontended by Artem, their project manager. The size of the team varied based on the timing we set for each task. We’ve also had gaps where no people were assigned to the team.

How did you come to work with Mobecls?

I’d worked with Mobecls on a re-platforming project for a former company and felt comfortable using them based on that experience. I had a high degree of confidence in Mobecls’ abilities and value.

For the initial selection at my previous company, we were looking for particular expertise and researched many agencies. We selected Mobecls for a test project before engaging them in a larger one.

How much have you invested with Mobecls?

The cost of this project was $50,000 or more.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working with Mobecls in June 2016. They provide ongoing maintenance and QA work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

Mobecls has been a valuable partner in helping us with this implementation. They’ve let us bring the platform to market, and we consider them a team member. The new platform isn’t live yet, but I expect it will benefit our company.

How did Mobecls perform from a project management standpoint?

We don’t interact with the developers that much. Artem handles the coordination, and we speak to him on a daily basis. We have standup calls daily using Google Hangouts about upcoming product launches. We also have weekly planning sessions.

Artem is responsive and willing to accommodate our schedule, which sets them apart from other offshore development firms. He is available for both email exchanges and live conversations.

What did you find most impressive about Mobecls?

I’ve appreciated Artem’s responsiveness and availability, as well as Mobecls’ expertise in the Magento ecosystem. The value-per-hour has been solid.

Are there any areas Mobecls could improve?

As I mentioned to Artem, the project extended longer than we anticipated. He is comfortable in doing what the client asks, but he could be more proactive in pushing back and sharing his expertise about how to get from point A to point B based on the team’s experience, rather than letting us find our way. I’d like to have more strategic guidance about the kick-off of a major re-platforming project. Lessons from the current engagement could be applied to future work.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Mobecls?

Think about the scope of the project and spend time up front talking about the product’s philosophy, budget, and timeline. For smaller engagements, this is an easy matter; for bigger platforms, it’s important to get the team’s input to find the best approach. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Whenever we outlined tasks, Mobecls provided good estimates but didn’t always meet them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re excellent compared to domestic resources with the same level of expertise.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Mobecls provides good value, but there’s room for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer