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Netsells are a leading UK based digital agency specialising in Native mobile application development, Laravel Web Development and bespoke API's. Netsells have clients in over 40 countries and have seen numerous chart topping successes, cementing their position as one of the UK's most highly respected and fastest growing agencies.

 

With offices in York and London, Netsells work with businesses of all sizes - from cutting edge start-ups to international household brands, working to carefully plan, design, develop and maintain mobile apps and web platforms. 

 

A 40 person team of designers, developers, project managers and consultants, delivering projects from £10,000 - £500,000 +

 

More than just developers, we’re partners

We’re not satisfied with delivering the bare-minimum against a brief. That just doesn’t cut it for us. We take the time to work with you to plan and develop sustainable, long-term solutions.

 

We solve complex problems using cutting-edge technologies

From distributed ledger technologies and highly scalable serverless deployments, to virtual and augmented reality, we work at the limit of what is possible. Using a combination of research, analysis, strategy, development and design, our team combines these technologies with a thorough plan of execution.

 

Leverage a team built to scale with you

Building a development team is hard. We’ve experienced it first hand and have used our expertise to build and grow one of the best cross-functional development teams in the UK. Whatever your requirements, our team is built to deliver projects at any scale and with a varied mixture of popular development stacks.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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York, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Suite 3, Mill House, North Street
    York YO1 6JQ
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Hiscox, Uber, CPP, Jaguar Landrover, BBC, NHS, Food and Environment Research Agency, DEFRA, Leeds University, Callanetics, YourParkingSpace, Three Mobile, Exertis, Hiring Hub, GE Capital, Cotswold Outdoors

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ParkMaven

ParkMaven trusted Netsells to build and maintain the front-end development of their main online presence. Featuring a beautiful, modern design, ParkMaven.com is build using cutting edge front-end web technologies, is fully responsive and is built upon our custom Laravel CMS.

ParkMaven is the premier cloud platform for car park providers to attract drivers, manage bookings and maximise revenue. Sell parking spaces

instantly with the Booking Button. Stream empty spaces through multiple marketplaces with the Channel Manager. Set your price right using occupancy insights from the Smart Dashboard.
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YourParkingSpace

UK's leading shared economy platform for pre book Parking

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Watch Lotto

Mobile applications with great watch prizes!

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SH1FT

Mobile application for an innovative HiiT workout format operating globally

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Railguard

Innovative B2C application for automatically claiming refunds when you were on a delayed train in the UK

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BrushDJ

Childrens application for encouraging adequate teeth brushing, funded by the NHS

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Bagboard

Mobile application for cutting edge advertising startup

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Leeds University

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BBC

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YourParkingSpace

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Mobile Applications

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Android, iOS & Web Dev for Dating App Business

"They are a group of people with specialties in everything that revolves around technology and software."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working from scratch, Netsells Group developed an Android mobile dating app and conducted a UX audit. Once that platform launched, they stayed on board to provide development services as needed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Manchester, United Kingdom
Max Adamski
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jigsaw
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Netsells Group's QA skills and high-quality development work, the app has gained over 100,000 local users. The team worked efficiently, delivering each piece of work with few errors. They are a communicative partner, and the familiar yet focused environment they've created is noteworthy. 

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 co-founder and creative director of Jigsaw. We call ourselves the least superficial dating app on earth. We put personality first by covering our user’s faces in a puzzle and unveiling it as they exchange messages with their matches.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netsells Group?

We needed Android development for our dating application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I have been working closely with Netsells Group as a development partner and that is the main focus, primarily on the product side of things. From the ground up, they built our Android platform so that we could then take the development from the initial based delivery internally and build our own team. 

That involved not just the actual development itself, but also a full audit on the UX and all of the support that goes into making the right feature decisions before going into any build. 

Since this initial delivery of our Android version, they have worked with us on a retainer basis which has been more sporadic based on Android and iOS for when we have needed certain features expedited. 

For example, we have two of their developers working with us at the moment to help us get a big UI overhaul in play. To support that, they have also dabbled in our website development which is ongoing.

It has been across the board really. From the technical side, they have assisted us wherever we have needed.

What is the team composition?

We work with five people from their team. I am primarily in contact with the developers and account managers on a daily basis.

How did you come to work with Netsells Group?

My co-founder, Alex, met their CEO in a pub which was a very unconventional way of starting a half a million-pound project. They grew acquainted and I think their CEO is also the head of product for a very successful app here in the UK.

They came on board as advisors, to begin with, and when the time came to build the Android version, we had an option to go with an agency that we were already very close with in Manchester, which is where we are based

We decided to branch up to York which is a couple of hours away on the train but worth it because they went the extra mile and put more development resources into it.

How much have you invested in them?

The base build of the product was about £150,000 (approximately $191,294 USD), and we have spent around that since then on a retainer basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2019, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have accumulated over 100,000 users in London. We have kept it local to London for now and will be branching over to the east coast for a big launch in September. One thing that amazed me after working with many developers is Netsells Group’s speed. 

Their work has been high quality and has been completed before any of us expected it to be finished. That has really given us a competitive advantage with getting features out the door sooner rather than later. The output I have found in the past with other agencies was missing that final 20%. 

Netsells Group has a dedicated QA and planning team that stays with the project all the way through the development cycle, which usually just gets passed off and the developers just have to deal with it. Because of that, you have people who are design- and UX-minded who are working alongside them on a daily basis.

We agreed on what we wanted and they gave it back to us as we wanted it with very little rounds of feedback because it just wasn’t necessary. They did it all internally and took the burden off our shoulders and that was priceless in terms of the other things that we were trying to juggle. 

We are extremely happy with the output and I talk on behalf of our entire team when I say that. Of course, there is still work to be done to get our Android and iOS app to a point that can truly compete with other dating apps. Essentially, it gave us a huge head start and it was better than we expected.

The moment we had the Android build available to us, we doubled our potential audience, therefore, halving our marketing costs, and added to the evaluation of the company greatly for investors.

How did Netsells Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Netsells Group keeps us in the loop through their company Slack channel. We had weekly calls and sometimes meetings in York, and their designated account manager stayed on top of the project at all times and was completely on the same page as the developers. 

Whether there were problems or opportunities, the team would keep us enlightened and we would keep making the decisions as soon as possible. In my past experience, if there was a problem, the company would wait until five days later when we had a weekly call. 

This team has no issue in picking up the phone. This allowed us to be really agile and the account manager, in particular, was great and on top of things.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are happy to be with us and you can see that in their eyes. It is like a big family and they have made us feel very welcome. Everyone we’ve encountered actually showcased through the words they said, the gestures they made, and the look on their face, that they actually care about the project. 

At no point did it feel like a chore, and because of that it is a really laid back and focused environment, but there is also that sense of excitement in the air that is invigorating for the soul and warms the heart, and I genuinely mean that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When we first started the retainer, there were some teething issues with one of the developers just in terms of the quality. It was an anomaly in the process, and in all fairness, they nipped it in the bud as soon as possible. Other than that, there were no other problems. They’ve gone above and beyond. 

By and large, they did a lot of the legwork in terms of getting from 80% to 100% without us needing to get too heavily involved, but there was a fresh developer who came in who temporarily didn’t really resonate with things, but two weeks out of 18 months isn’t bad.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you don’t know what you’re doing, be honest, because it will speed up the process. Don’t think of them as just a bunch of people staring at a set of code. They are a group of people who all have specialties in everything that revolves around technology and software. 

There is a function that development agencies just do the development part, but actually my lead developer is so flabbergasted at their insight into the UX and user psychology when using the features and all of the processes that went into selecting our design choices and things like that. 

Although we got a train back from York, we would skip to the York station when we left their office because they gave us so many ideas. Don’t think of them one-dimensionally. Don’t think of any development agency as one dimensional. Ask for help in all areas because they seem to know their stuff and have a wide knowledge across the industry.

5.0
Overall Score We are still bouncing off each other with the same dynamism as day one. We’ve been able to get the app to a better place much quicker.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were ahead of most deadlines and, in particular, they hit the final ultimate deadline pretty comfortably.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There is definitely value for money. They aren’t the most expensive agency I have ever come across.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We had a gleaming experience across the board. They even helped us with raising investment at some point. We are happy in all areas.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already have. My co-founder has recommended them to one of his contacts.

Software Development for Swimming Education Charity

"Their ability to adapt to whatever challenge we presented was impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Netsells Group developed custom software for a swimming education charity. The team built the system for both internal and external use and provided UI/UX designs.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Walsall, United Kingdom
Brett Preston
Director of Digital Services, Swimming Teachers' Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system has helped simplify the client's processes, increasing employee and customer retention. Netsells Group establishes a smooth workflow through regular communication. The team goes above and beyond to produce quality results that meet the needs of the client.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The Swimming Teachers’ Association is an international award-winning charity working towards the objective of preserving human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques. I am the Director of Digital Services at STA, tasked with ensuring we provide a user friendly and enjoyable experience for customers when they interact with our products and services via our online systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

We contacted Netsells as we required assistance with developing a new internal and external system which would run our entire organisation. We were low on internal resources and needed to meet a tight deadline.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to deliver the project in a very tight time frame. The project included developing a brand new internal system, external front facing CRM and an e-commerce shop. The impact with this project not being delivered on time was huge with it effecting the entire organisation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Netsells by performing a basic search on google, looking for Laravel developers. Due to various company policies, we had to gain quotes and contracting information for multiple providers before making a decision. With the tight deadline, and the large amount of work which needed to be completed, not all providers were up to the job.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

As we already had limited development resources in house, Netsells job was to first be introduced to the current team. We then needed to bring them up to date with current progress before coming up with a plan. We found their developers worked well with our current team. Once a plan was drawn out, their UX team drafted up the front end designs whilst the main APIs were specced and, once approved, developed. Work is now underway to complete all other tasks and work on data imports from previous sytems.

What was the team composition?

Currently, we are working with around 2-3 frontend and back developers which will be adjusted as and when required. A PM is allocated to manage the project from start to finish, giving us insight to our SMT on the project status, keeping us in the know every step of the way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Although this project is still in development, testing the current areas which are completed, it shows how much we have managed to simplify processes, which in turn increases both employee and customer retention along with having a flexible foundation which allows us to plan and deliver new business ideas and digital offerings.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

A dedicated PM was assigned right from the start, ensuring we were given all the required information. Weekly catchup calls were held with any issues explained to us allowing us to make appropriate decisions. We found this very useful, ensuring we were in the know every step of the way.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to adapt to whatever challenge we presented was impressive. As this project was on a tight deadline, with limited resources, we found their ability to come into an already part developed system, and work alongside our current developers, utterly amazing!

Are there any areas for improvement?

As of yet we have not found any areas which need improving. 5 star service for Netsells, I would definitely recommend!

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

App Dev for Investment App

"Their dedication to building a relationship with us has been very impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group built an MVP and iOS/Android app for an investment startup. Their team launched the first versions of the app and continue to make changes and produce product enhancements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
Michaela Crisp
Operations Manager, Wombat Invest Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has received 5,000 new customers since its launch. Netsells Group engages in effective weekly communication and meetings as needed. Dedication and efficiency are hallmarks of their work. Their well-rounded team members come from a range of technical backgrounds.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Wombat Invest is a new thematic fractional investment app in the UK - As the founder I have a passion to create my goal of breaking down the barriers to traditional investing by creating an easy to use, seamless and well designed app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

Wombat Invest hired Netsells just after the company launched, to support Wombat through the complete build of their first MVP. We have continued to use Netsells for the ongoing development and build out of our products on both Android and Apple stores.

As with any start-up, the relationship between the company and its technical team are crucial for the correct build out of our mission and goal for our customers.

What were your goals for this project?

Initially, we wanted to take our idea to market and for this we quickly established a strong relationship with Netsells to start creating and building out our idea through discovery to turn the idea into a physical product.

Through the lead up to the launch, Wombat and Netsells had successfully established a strong partnership to which we have continued to use them throughout our complete journey to date.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

In choice of vendor, it was important that the vendor understood our goals but more importantly the heart of what we were trying to achieve. The Wombat team are from a range of backgrounds but all know how frustrating, time consuming working with inefficient technical teams can be, and at the end of the day, this means the wrong end product for the user.

We selected Netsells after a number of meetings with teams who were London based, we decided to venture out of London and upon meeting Netsells we felt this was a strong opportunity to build out a partnership.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Netsells built out and successfully launched our first versions of the app. Netsells have continued to make changes and product enhancements for the last 18 months (8 months of this live on the app stores).

The partnership has now extended to have Brannan as out CTO and we look forward to building upon our goals and missions of the company.

What was the team composition?

Team composition has varied throughout the partnership so far, with more dev team working on the concept pre-launch, then once live we've had 2 developers assigned through a set amount of dedicated dev hours per month. As for the next year of delivery, we plan a much greater dedication to development time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We now have over 5,000 customer on the platform which is a huge success for both Wombat and Netsells - As we build out our research and analytics on the app itself, we will start to see where the process can be improved and where customer have feedback, if any.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Contact time at the start of the journey was heavy as focus needed to be on the product and getting it in production. Contact time now is reduced to weekly stand offs and meetings set as and when we require. Communication to date has been effective and efficient.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their dedication to building a relationship with us has been very impressive. This has been crucial in communication and ensuring we all have goals and ideas aligned and are reaching one target for our end user.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No comments for areas of improvement, just to continue building out and prioritising discovery, build out and maintenance of our products and ideas.

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

Website Management for International Research Project

"They’ve managed all aspects of the project professionally."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group manages a website for an international research project. The team works with an existing codebase to build and maintain the platform, fixing bugs. They support updates such as data interfaces.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Chris Aylett
Operations Manager, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Supporting a smooth transition of responsibilities, Netsells Group has delivered organized website management services. The team has been transparent about expectations and provided tools to foster effective collaboration. They have resources, enabling flexibility and continued partnership.

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 operations manager at Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. We’re an international research project— a network of universities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netsells Group?

We had a website that was designed and produced for us by an agency in 2015. They had outsourced the backend elements of the platform to an individual who about a year ago stopped working for them. We were in a situation where the backend of our site was not being maintained.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Netsells Group took over the management of our website that hosts an archive of PDF reports, which are all searchable. The platform has a series of data interfaces or visualization tools that are updated each year with new data. Members can access different features in a special members area. Mainly, their team has been maintaining, developing, and fixing bugs when they occur. Their team familiarized themselves with our existing codebase and dived into the website, which has been difficult as the code wasn't written well.

What is the team composition?

I worked with a project manager, who has acted as an intermediary.

How did you come to work with Netsells Group?

The design company that had built our website put us in touch with Netsells Group. Basically, they said the person who ran the backend of the site for us had fallen through. Their team told us they wanted to outsource our services to Netsells Group, who they’d worked with on a few different projects. We didn’t employ them directly. Since the beginning of 2019, we’ve actually been contracting Netsells Group directly.

How much have you invested with them?

This year, we’ve spent about $32,000 on their services. Before this year—when we started to work with them directly—it’s difficult to tell because the intermediary billed us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2018, and the collaboration’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we were let down by the previous provider, they’ve been able to pick up the slack. It could’ve been a disaster, but it hasn’t been. I’m very happy with them.

Their team has also been honest. Our project manager has always told me when what we thought was a simple request would actually require many hours to complete. I’ve appreciated that they’ve been upfront. We’ve had a positive experience working with Netsells Group.

How did Netsells Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Other than phone and email, we’ve used Trello to communicate. I can say I need a product by a specific deadline, and it will get done. Their team has been systematic about project management. Netsells Group has proper structures in place to make sure their clients can track tasks. When we’ve placed a work request, we’ve been able to see that it’s logged in the right place and check its status. Unlike other providers, we’ve been able to view Netsells Group's progress. The project management interface has been good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Netsells Group has a fairly large staff. Their team seems to log requests properly and record changes. We feel safe in their hands, knowing the engagement can be wound back if needed. If a key teammate were to leave, they would still understand what was going on and transition seamlessly. Their team has managed all aspects of the project professionally. There’s a good project management structure that has given us confidence in their work. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. I’ve been impressed.

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

Web Development for Rail Software Company

"The project was run more like a partnership which created a greater working relationship."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group developed a web application for a rail software company. Their team designed the web app and developed the front- and backend.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
York, United Kingdom
Head Of Software and IT, Rail Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the work is ongoing, selective demonstrations to customers have yielded positive feedback. Netsells Group's effective project management skills result in a collaborative and smooth workflow. Their team is organized and adaptable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Head of Software and we develop software for the rail industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

We needed software development support to start development of a Web application for rail planning. The services included Scrum masters, Business Analysts, Developers and Testers.

What were your goals for this project?

This is an ongoing project and the final goal is to have a Web application that can be used by rail operators around the world.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The vendor was recommended to us. The first phase was not just about delivering software but also assessing how well we worked together.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project started with designs that where walked through and approved by me before the development phase started. We where fully engaged with the project team at all stages, with regular weekly progress updates. The project also included a number of up front technical requirements that needed to be taken into account such as system configurability and being database agnostic.

What was the team composition?

The project team consisted of a Scrum master(s), 2 business analysts, 2 backend developers, 1 front end developer and QA.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The first phase was delivered successfully which has lead to a new phase being started. Demonstrations to a selected number of customers have been positive with feedback being included in the next phase.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was very effective, always kept up to date on progress and issues. Questions raised always answered in a timely manner. Most of the communication was done via meetings, phone or email.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The project was run more like a partnership which created a greater working relationship. The team strived to understand our priorities and what it was they where developing and why.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The project has been successful and we have now started a new phase, building on what was designed and delivered in the first phase. Netsells are located 10 minutes away from our office, so face to face meetings where always possible when required. On the very rare occasion documents sent for review missed some feedback details so had to be re-revised.

5.0
Overall Score Excellent!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always on time
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Happy with the cost and Inline with the industry
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Overall, consistant good quality develieries
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likly, they are professional and always want to understand your chanllenges and goals.

App Dev for Watch Competition Company

"They’re a familiar voice every time you pick up the phone."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group designed and developed a gaming platform in Laravel with a corresponding iOS app. Features included frontend user interaction and backend management of user data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Essex, United Kingdom
Harrison Gwinnett
CEO, Watch Lotto
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform and app have received positive feedback from users with praise for their functionality. Netsells Group is an accountable team that works transparently and is dedicated to the success of the project.

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 director of Watch Lotto, a lottery watch competition. We operate online and have an iOS app as well. Users choose what they want to win, buy tickets, and at the end of the competition, we give away a watch. It’s a nice and easy concept to understand.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netsells Group?

I needed help with development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I went to them with my idea and gave them the visuals and processes of the actual competitions. I also gave them my brand guidelines and told them how I wanted it to look and operate. They then designed and developed the Laravel platform and the iOS app.

The most significant functionality involves players estimating where a football will be. That’s our main game and competition on the app and website. They pieced all the items together to match how we wanted it to look and managed the backend side of it where all of the pixels have to be stored. They don’t see time references of the entries along with names through the backend.

I paused the Android app because I wanted to focus on iOS for now. They’re going to start doing the wireframes and putting everything together for the Android app and then start developing it.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with the project manager and an additional contact that managed the development team.

How did you come to work with Netsells Group?

I wanted someone who could understand the concept and then package everything together. I found the people I was speaking to would only do a website or only a mobile app. However, Netsells Group could do both, and they have a really good discovery team as well and have been able to map out the whole process of how it’s going to work.

I also chose them because of their affordability. They offer great value for our money. They do the task as well as any London agency would, but they are on the client’s side instead of against. I initially had a meeting with them and spoke through the processes together. I had trust in them from the get-go and knew whatever I threw at them, they’d be able to do it.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All the users are happy and have found the platform accessible. We haven’t seen many issues.

How did Netsells Group perform from a project management standpoint?

If there’s ever an urgent problem, they’re always there to pick up the phone. They meet deadlines and run things as efficiently as possible. They’re transparent and I’m able to see what they’re working on.

They’re very much an open book. If I wanted to go and see every single individual hour that’s been spent on the project, I can and they don’t keep it from me. All the information I need is there and as clear as it could be.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They care for their customers. The other agencies I spoke to were thinking about the money first before thinking about the project, whereas Netsells Group didn’t mention money until the second or third meeting. Even in the first meeting, we sat down and the initial ideas that I had for the platform were improved in that one meeting. They care for the customer and have a very close-knit working feel. They’re a familiar voice every time you pick up the phone.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing they need to improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come prepared with enough information for them to work on something.

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

White Label Mobile App Dev for Customer Loyalty Partner

"The functionalities work as expected and the design is exceptional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group is developing a customizable white label application for iOS and Android. They built features based on existing wireframes and design.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Leeds, United Kingdom
James Wood
Product Manager, CPP Group UK
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app works well and looks better than the designs envisioned. The partnership is effective and benefits from the team’s strong communication skills. Netsells Group is a responsive and flexible partner. They accommodated workflow preferences to implement at timely release cycle.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the product manager for CPP Group UK. We sell ancillary services to the financial services industry that engage and reward loyal customers. I’m responsible for product specifications and choosing suppliers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

Netsells Group needed to build a multi-installation white label B2B mobile application. We wanted to be able to rebrand the solution and sell it to our clients.

What were your goals for this project?

The app needed to have a scalable framework that would support our growing number of services. In-app configurations needed to present propositions rapidly by bundling our services. From a process perspective, we were interested in the discovery and business analysis elements of the project. Our team wanted a clearly-defined vision and comprehensive documentation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I knew a few developers in the area that recommended Netsells Group.

Describe the project in detail.

Our in-house UX team provided the wireframes and designs. Netsells Group annotated the documentation to detail the app’s customizable features. The team then led the discovery phase and adjusted the scope accordingly. They then developed the app for iOS and Android. The solution interacts with a third-party piece of hardware that we provide to end users.

What was the team composition?

The team comprised 5–10 people including an account manager, two project managers, separate iOS and Android developers, and a QA specialist.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

No, because the app is still in development. Currently, the quality of its look exceeds what we designed.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We found a good working routine based on a standardized release cycle. Our team chose not to use their standard operating procedure, which may have affected the project’s early stages. However, Netsells Groups has had clear communication and timely deliveries.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team has been incredibly responsive and treated us well as we negotiated the retainer.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Visual progress updates in a single place would be helpful. Since this project is only one of my responsibilities, I find it difficult to navigate multiple bookmarked files and portals: Google Sheets, Google Docs, Trello, Specfox, etc.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have been responsive and transparent throughout the release cycle time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The initial rates were reasonable, but they improved after we agreed on a retainer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The functionalities work as expected and the design is exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are a great team to work with.

Laravel Website Development for Travel Company

"Having a conventional code base makes adding new features and improving the system much easier to manage."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group recoded a pre-existing web platform from Vanilla PHP to Laravel in order to boost overall functionality and design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Manchester, United Kingdom
Co-Founder, Travel Website
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Page load speed has increased markedly since Netsells Group was first engaged. Their understanding of Laravel helped make their code relatively bug-free. While they missed the mark on both time and budget, their consistent communication and quality of work generally won the day.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of a website that helps people compare offers from several airport transfer companies and book the best offer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

Our original code was Vanilla PHP. As the system grew, the code base was becoming more and more unmanageable. I decided that an MVC framework was the way forward. I liked Laravel, but realized that the project was too big to take on myself.

What were your goals for this project?

The project brief was to recreate the existing functionality while transforming the code base in to a more conventional framework. I hoped that would allow the business to scale more easily in the future.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I started looking for development agencies that specialized in Laravel. I found Netsells Group and contacted some of the companies listed on their profile page for references. I also read their feedback on Clutch. After meeting them in York, I didn’t consider working with anyone else.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Netsells Group began by documenting the existing system. As I developed the system myself, I frequently traveled to York to work with their team. Once they fully understood how the system worked, they were able to leverage their experience to improve processes and generally make the system run better.

What was the team composition?

I mainly work with two backend developers, a project manager, and an account manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

They just completed the project, but the most obvious improvement has been to page load times. The real benefits for us will be seen going forward. Having a conventional code base makes adding new features and improving the system much easier to manage.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their team’s project management was first class. We had weekly phone calls, a dedicated Slack channel, Git access, and regular emails. It was great knowing that good to know that they have a lot of expertise for server issues, frontend work, design, and other areas.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re a friendly group and come across as genuine. They really want to work with clients long term rather than just getting a project fee and moving on.

Are there any areas for improvement?

This project wasn’t completed in the estimated time or budget. However, as a developer myself, I understand that it’s not an easy thing to achieve.

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

Platform Development & Hosting for Courier Network

"I was particularly impressed by their belief in the project and their excitement to be a part of our process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells Group redeveloped a platform for a courier network. They made improvements to UX and made useful development suggestions before taking over maintenance and hosting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Richard Mole
Owner, Same Day Courier Network LTD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After Netsells Group finished the bulk of their development, there was a surge of activity on the platform, which included a boost to both membership and number of downloads. Interaction is seamless, and they continually provide useful suggestions and encouragement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Same Day Courier Network LTD (SDCN) is a transport trading exchange platform for transport operators. Members post loads they wish to have covered, and other members are alerted to each request via a tracking application. The platform also provides a full back office system for members to raise invoices for loads carried and leave feedback for each member they work with. I'm the owner of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Netsells Group?

They manage all of the maintenance and hosting needs for the platform. The greatest challenge they faced was the development of the site and the app. Much of that development is ongoing.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to work with a company that specialized in the technology the original site was based on and could take us to the next level. We needed to increase the functionality of the site and dramatically improve the user experience and activity levels.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After months of research of companies with the right expertise, we decided that Netsells had the greatest level of expertise, most proven success, and best ratings from previous clients. 

Describe the project in detail.

Before they took over all maintenance and development of our platform, we met with the owner and his lead project managers and developers. They got to understand the project and our needs. They had great ideas that helped us achieve our goals, and made useful suggestions that made it even better than we originally hoped.

What was the team composition?

Our main project manager keeps us fully updated about the progress of any development work. As the project grew, the team expanded to include developers and other resources to ensure we had the right experts working on our behalf.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

On the heels of the development work they did to improve all aspects of the site, we have seen a marked surge in activity on the platform, which was our principal target. We've also seen an increase in membership and app downloads, thanks to the improvements they made.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The interaction between our team and theirs is absolutely seamless.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They went beyond simply selling their business to us to win the contract. I was particularly impressed by their belief in the project and their excitement to be a part of our process. They gave us great ideas and encouragement from our first meeting onward.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don't have any improvements for them at this stage.

5.0
Overall Score They provide five-star service and quality, and we've had an excellent experience overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They kept us updated at every stage of development and delivered as promised. Their communication was spot on.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Development work is never cheap when produced at this standard, but their service equaled the price we paid.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The results are fantastic, and all their efforts are fully tested and correct. 
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Our experience with them is excellent, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Web Dev for Locum Management Platform

"In terms of frontend development, they're ahead of the competition."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Netsells developed a website for organizing locum general practitioners. They built the site from scratch using Laravel PHP and provide ongoing maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Matthew Beddoe
Co-Founder, MyLocumManager
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users love the site’s intuitive layout and find it more visually appealing than competing platforms. Netsells’ personable, collaborative team helped bring an initial concept to its full potential. They’re highly responsive and produce quality deliverables at a competitive price.

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 a website called MyLocumManager. We’re a SaaS site that provides invoicing and administrative assistance to doctors in the U.K.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Netsells?

I needed a web development company to build the site from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had a clear vision for the platform. I wanted it to be responsive, incorporating a very modern, slick look. I gave them my basic concept and they worked with me to develop the idea further. They then built the site using Laravel PHP. Netsells gave me advice on content creation and connected me with marketing companies. They also gave me access to platforms like Campaign Monitor and MailChimp.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with Al Foster [Project Manager, Netsells]. He manages the project itself and communicates my needs to their developers.

How did you come to work with Netsells?

I did a Google search and considered a number of companies in the U.K. and abroad. Netsells offered a competitive price and understood our vision.

How much have you invested with them?

Between £30,000– £40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2015 and I continue to keep them on retainer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users find our site highly intuitive, which was a big priority for me. General feedback shows that our site is more user-friendly and visually appealing than our competitors.

How did Netsells perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve been massively impressed by Al’s work. I can reach him anytime and they’re highly responsive. If we have an issue with the site, they respond immediately, and I always get a response to less urgent questions within 24 hours.

While we've experimented with project management tools, most of our communication is done over phone and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In terms of frontend development, they're ahead of the competition. They take time to understand my priorities and offer feedback on how to best accomplish those goals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’ve been a great partner, so not really. As with any developer, it can be unnerving to pay an hourly rate without a clear understanding of what you’re paying for, but that’s the nature of a project like this.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Get them on board as soon possible. I tried to outline the entire project before hiring a developer, but Netsells’ expertise helped me realize the site’s full potential.

5.0
Overall Score Their friendly team makes it easy to collaborate on ideas.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We experienced some delays in the beginning, but they always come through on prioritized deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    While there may be cheaper options available, Netsells’ quality is worth the investment.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their deliverables is consistently fantastic.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.
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Business Entity Name
Netsells Limited
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
United Kingdom
Id
08024129
Date of Formation
Apr 10, 2012
Last updated
Apr 18, 2019
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