How did you select this vendor?
I have done research for some of the top rating vendors via portals like Clutch and Goodfirms and had shortlisted round about 10 companies. I contacted each one of them directly via the customer contact form or email ids from the company website, shared my requirements with them and business goals and requested their respective portfolios, timeline and quote.
Among them, Ninehertz came to me as an impressive and quality driven option. They provided me with some deeper aspects, challenges along with some really practical solutions and approach to on-board with regarding my development plans. They had provided me a detailed and representative set of documentation which was very intuitive and easy to understand.
Their consultant explained me all the relevant technologies to select from including their pro and cons with respect to the user experience, timeline, budget, flexibility and many more factors, enabling me to get a clear picture of what and how to move forward with the technology and development process.
To get a clearer picture, they also scheduled a meeting for me with their core development team to understand all the possible technical nitty gritty and challenges. They are also providing post development support and maintenance.
Apart from development process, they also guided me with some good revenue options and customer traffic. This stood to me as a full proof plan to my business goals and without giving a thought, I selected them as my technology partner for the development, marketing and post maintenance.
Describe the project in detail.
The project was an E-commerce solution to bring my business online. This is an E-commerce mobile application for selling all my clothing collection for females including women accessories. User will be able to navigate through the application and view all the listed products. User can register on the application and shop from the collection. Apart from that, the feature which make my app more unique is its image searching. User needs to upload the image of the type of dress they are looking for and can get a list of dresses with similar type and color.
The application is native for both Android and iOS and the technology is React Native and Swift. The tech stack and the feature ideas were proposed by the team Nine hertz themselves. The sales consultant gathered each and every minute requirement from me and accordingly framed a full fledged strategy for my business plan.
I was the only point of contact to the team Nine Hertz and I was provided with a dedicated project manager for conveying and gathering regular project development status and feedback respectively. Initially I was provided with a detailed project scope document describing each and every module of the app along with all the possible future challenges. I was also provided with the process flow diagram for describing the navigational flow of all the features.
Once we finalized the feature set, they also provided me with a demo version of the app which further helped us to improvise some of the missing key features. To bring this application into the market, the consultants also guided me with some amazing strategies to overcome the ongoing competition, which proved to me profitable to a huge extend. I was able to generate traffic within less than the expected time.
Prior to the launch of my mobile application, we did a good level of marketing and advertising through social media and other famous mobile apps focusing mainly on female products. In this, we took the help of data mining technique and customer survey to select the platforms and app where we could advertise and generate quality traffic. Doing a hell lot of research, we shortlisted some of the applications and website from where we could get customers.
For instance, since our app deals with women clothing, we tried to target those websites and mobile application which deals with beauty products and footwears by suggesting user’s the possible dress which would go well with a particular lipstick shade and heels. Their digital marketing team proved to be really outstanding in suggesting me some with some of these amazing ideas.
What was the team composition?
The number of people required to bring this idea into realty was round about 10.
- Pre-sales consultant -1: Helped me with framing ideas into feasible set of requirements along with the requirement documents and wireframes. Proposing me with some revenue generating strategies.
- Post-sales Project Manage -1: Helped me in synchronizing with the development team and updating me with the project status on a regular basis.
- Designing team – 2: Frontend screen design.
- Development team – 2: Backend structure and database.
- Testing team – 2: To test for any technical issues.
- Digital Marketing Team – 2: Digital marketing and content creation.