What was the scope of their involvement?
Mobikasa designed and developed a WordPress site for one of our travel companies. We initially contemplated going for a fully customized site. But Mobikasa suggested using WordPress because the themes would be much simpler to roll out, and, internally, we’d have an easier time operating and modifying a WordPress backend.
Once we established this, we provided them with an in-depth overview of our company’s objectives, product offerings, and revenue streams. They used this information to strategize a design, coming back with a number of options to consider. We narrowed the selection down to one design and agreed on a theme. Then, they finalized it and began development.
All in all, it took about 45 days to complete the site. We’re now discussing a white labeling API integration along with plans for additional websites and assets for other companies within our group, but that will be about 5–6 months down the line.
What is the team composition?
For this project, they assigned a client relation manager who served as my main point of contact. Any information that needed to be relayed to me would come through her. Although she mostly functioned as coordinator, she also understood the technical and design aspects fairly well, so she was quick to simplify complex concepts to me.
They also had about two designers, who were active with me during the first project phase, and two developers. The latter would support some SEO work and check to see if plug-ins worked. Finally, we had an account person who oversaw our payment schedule.
How did you come to work with Mobikasa?
They actually came to me through a reference. I had put a request out on Facebook to see if anyone in my network could recommend a web design company. Mobikasa applied along with 7–8 other companies that I spoke with, and I decided to partner with them.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent close to $10,000 for this project alone but have a packaged deal for more projects. We plan to continue working with them to build out several assets for our remaining companies. The pricing structure is in installments. Every time we receive a piece of work (e.g., design collateral, site build, final site), they bill us.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our work started in April 2019. They’ve completed the first project so far, and we’re now looking into other development.