Magento E-commerce Development

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The history of Panda Group agency dates back to 2013, when two young e-commerce enthusiasts came across each other. At the beginning we operated as Light4website and gathered a team of fantastic, energetic and passionate professionals. With them we enjoyed our first successes but also learned the business the hard way. In 2017, employing nearly 20 wonderful associates and having clients on almost all continents, we made a decision to rebrand.

Since then we have been creating our history as Panda Group.

 

Our company specialize in Magento 1&2. We produce comprehensive, complete solutions in the e-commerce field, putting main focus on our business partners’ individual needs. A number of companies around the globe have already trusted us, mentioning just/a few tink, Upper 90 and Peter Jackson. The team increases their knowledge and knowhow relentlessly and zestfully in order to offer our clients the most innovative, cutting-edge, interesting and functional conceptions, which will make their businesses thrive and remunerative.

 

Focus values in Panda Group are professionalism and honesty. We function in the belief that teamwork produces the best results so adhered to these principles since the foundation. We prefer a long-term cooperation, based on an individual approach. All challenges and unusual projects are welcome because in Panda Group we know that there are no problems we cannot solve! Please familiarize yourselves with our portfolio and do not hesitate to contact us.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • tink,
  • Upper 90, 
  • Peter Jackson,
  • DDC,
  • Big Berkey Water Filters

tink

tink is the first marketplace for connected home products.
They founded the company in 2016 and have a team of more than 25 poeple to bring the connected home to the mass market.

Upper 90

Upper 90 is New York’s premier source for soccer gear, including the latest soccer jerseys, footwear and equipment from leading brands such as Nike, Adidas and Puma.

DNA Test

It’s an online DNA Diagnostics Center and a great example of multi store. They serve their services to people around at least 6 countries with payment and delivery methods adjusted for each country.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is an Australian garment maker constructing quality menswear with a passion for innovative design and a strong emphasis on revolutionizing the menswear retail space.

Big Berkey Water Filters

One of the biggest dealers of Berkey water filters in the USA. These are people who are really involved in the matters and their store is not only the business but part of their life.

City Sports

City Sports is a iconic sports retailer in the USA. It was closed from 2015, but in 2017 the brand revived. In 2018, a new online presence started selling well-known City Sports shirts again.

Reviews

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Magento Web Store Dev for Children's Furniture Retailer

"I’d definitely recommend Panda Group for any project concerning Magento development."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Panda Group provides ongoing development to a Magento e-commerce site. They created two versions of the site to debut in new countries. They also updated the user-interface and added new features. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Netherlands
Owner, Children's Furniture Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has had minimal downtime since it came under Panda Group’s oversight, leading to growth and continued work. Despite some ambiguities at first, the team regularly delivers work on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Their responsiveness and Magento expertise stand out.

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 owner of a retail company. We specialize in children’s furniture and accessories.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Panda Group?

We engaged Panda Group as a development partner for our Magento-based web store.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Panda Group took over maintenance for our existing store. They’ve also built new websites for Holland and France. They developed a brand-new user interface as well as many new functionalities for our stores.  

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with the owner at first. Over time, the team has grown and evolved to meet our needs.

How did you come to work with Panda Group?

They were recommended to me, so I reached out to Panda Group’s owner and was impressed with our conversation.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend €2,500 (approximately $2,800 USD) per month on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2015, and the partnership is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our web stores experience minimal downtime. Panda Group is a highly stable developer partner, and they have contributed to our company’s growth.

How did Panda Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was lacking at the beginning. However, now they can efficiently manage our more complex projects and stay within our timeline and budget. We’re satisfied with our cooperation.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Panda Group is exceptionally responsive, which is very important to us. We use a ticket system to address issues. If we note that a request is urgent, Panda Group replies within just a few minutes. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’re happy with our partnership, and we hope they maintain their high quality and level of service going forward.

Any advice for potential customers?

I’d definitely recommend Panda Group for any project concerning Magento development.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge cost-effective prices for their quality of work.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Magento Design for Water Filtration Company

"They’re probably the fourth development group I’ve worked with and are the best by far."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Panda Group is a long-standing partner that helps with ongoing efforts to improve the website’s UX and overall usability. They’ve created features such as a c filter calculator, among other things.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Dan DeBaun
Owner, Big Berkey Water Filters
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website effectively stands out over competitors thanks to its user-friendliness, which allows clients to understand how everything works better. Their team sets clear expectations, but what stands out the most is their customer-centric approach and fair pricing.

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 owner of Big Berkey Water Filters. We install gravity water filtration systems for homes and sometimes businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Panda Group?

We needed help in improving our website’s UX from entry all the way to checkout. We also wanted to improve its look and make it faster.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Panda Group has done everything for us. There were times when I provided them with designs that I had created with someone else, but they also do design work. They’d often take those designs and make it work better with our website’s Magento backend. Furthermore, they worked on the website’s UX.

If a customer runs into something on a product page that is confusing, Panda Group is able to provide a solution, whether it is on how to make popups better or ways to automatically show different options to customers. It’s important to us that users aren’t slowed down in the learning process of the site. Panda Group has been crucial in ramping up a user’s journey with their design changes.

Additionally, they created a water filter calculator that helps people choose which water filter system to buy based on a step-by-step process that analyzes various household factors. Over the last year, our work with them has increased. From a competitive standpoint, I’ve been trying to keep the site up to date as much as possible, and am giving Panda Group projects at least once a week that take anywhere from two to 15 hours.

What is the team composition?

I work with four to five people, who are all of top quality.

How did you come to work with Panda Group?

I found them on Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent $55,000 on their services so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2014 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I often get feedback from customers saying that our website was the easiest to navigate and learn from, which is why they made a purchase from our site rather than our competitors. It validates our belief of always tweaking and making improvements to the website because clients are always comparing you to a competitor.

How did Panda Group perform from a project management standpoint?

I always feel well tended to. They tell me who’s going to be handling what task, and I always hear back from them relatively soon with updates. They’re probably the fourth development group I’ve worked with and are the best by far. I often send emails on the things that I need to be done and the specialist in whatever area I need help in is who responds to me.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Panda Group is a client-centric company. They make sure clients know where things are in the pipeline and how long they’re going to take, as well as the risks and benefits compared to the cost. They’re also reasonably priced, which is hard to find in this space.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend them to anyone. They’re great across the board.

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

Platform Development for IoT Marketplace

“They’re always available to help and have allowed us to scale up our servers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Panda Group has helped develop an IoT marketplace platform, supporting both the front- and backend. Currently, they’re providing ongoing development services to further build out the platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco
Dr. Julian Hueck
COO & Co-Founder, tink GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over the years, Panda Group has proven themselves to be responsive and technically capable. They strive to improve the platform where they can, leveraging c-level team members to ensure success. Customers can expect an effective, well-organized workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and COO of tink GmbH. tink is the leading IoT marketplace for connected products and services. We employ more than 80 people and operate in Germany, Austria, and the US. The company is funded by Rocket Internet, ProSiebenSat1, and Vattenfall.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Panda Group provides back- and frontend development services for our IoT marketplace.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals is to become the leading tech platform for selling connected products and services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered Panda Group along with five external agencies and a few internal options. Ultimately, we went with them based on 10 distinct criteria.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Panda Group worked with our team to develop the backend platform for the marketplace in addition to developing and implementing the frontend structure. Since then, they’ve continued to help maintain and improve the site.

What was the team composition?

Throughout the project, they’ve provided up to 15 resources across various fields who work with our five in-house developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve worked with them for about two and a half years, now, and they’ve done an excellent job building the platform. They’re great partners who’ve helped us further develop our IoT marketplace.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They set up the workflow in a highly professional manner, using team leads to manage all the sub-workstreams. Occasionally, their c-level members may also get involved. The CEO supports us with concept and structure work as well as ad-hoc critical problems. Likewise, the COO manages the operating business.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team has already rescued our marketplace twice during critical moments: once during Black Friday and again over Christmas. They’re always available to help and have allowed us to scale up our servers.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It would be beneficial if they could propose more features that might be relevant in the future. Not to mention, cross-cultural communication can take a few weeks to settle into. But they’ve provided excellent service so far, and we have even higher growth targets for them.

5.0
Overall Score I highly recommend that people work with this entrepreneurial development company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always deliver on time and give realistic timeframes.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs are fair, but it's a significant investment for our company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They go above our expectations. Together, we're able to achieve excellent results.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommend Panda Group to my peers.
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Verification Level
Bronze
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
ID
9721244346
Date of Formation
May 5, 2013
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
3
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
February 12, 2019