Pipelabs focus on fulfilling a big vision - yours
Pipelabs is an App and Web product development and integration consultancy focused on making your ecommerce store, digital product or start-up vision a reality.
We're people who love solving big problems and thrive on creating products that work - and our clients love the way that we partner with them on building out their stores and products.
We believe that creating great work is mutually beneficial - what works and provides value for you is great for your end user and great for us as well.
Ease of use is of utmost importance and we love creating clean, easy to use interfaces that work for the user and look great
We’re proven experts in creating beautiful, engaging and highly functional Apps, we love building them and we love to see them perform
Web Apps and eCommerce
We’re experts on eCommerce platforms and integrations and we love a good SaaS or marketplace build.
We’re both a Shopify partner and a Magento partner we’re comfortable with most other ecommerce platforms. We're currently building a number of large and small Shopify stores for local and global brands.
API’s and Integration
Our approach to great products means smart integrations and easy access to data.
We like API’s, integrations and we love a good dashboard. For Shopify we have integrated with https://apparel21.com/, Australia post, Sendle, CIN7 and many other systems
Tommy Bahama Australia (Shopify eCommerce, Apparel 21),, Thirsty Camel Australia ecommerce store (Magento 2, Drive Yello, POS Integration), GANT Australia ecommerce store (Shopify eCommerce, Apparel 21), Jeff Banks ecommerce store (Magento 2 ecommerce), Palace Cinemas (Build, management and support), AIRR ecommerce store (Build, management and support), Tuckers ecommerce store (Build, management and support).
SHOPIFY ECOMMERCE PROJECT
Anne Miller, an accomplished artist in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, needed a website solution to allow her to both sell her art online and also to manage wholesaler interactions and sales.
Pipelabs was engaged to develop the solution and chose Shopify as the platform for this project, providing an aesthetically pleasing site that sits well with the aesthetic of the artist herself while providing ease-of-use and strong ecommerce principles.
Wholesaler needs are addressed via the ability to create wholesaler accounts and logins that provide specific wholesaler pricing and the ability to manage each wholesaler individually in the Shopify admin tools.
Tommy Bahama - https://www.tommybahama.com.au
SHOPIFY / AP21 INTEGRATED ECOMMERCE STORE
Tommy Bahama is one of the US’ best known apparel brands, with both a strong bricks and mortar and ecommerce presence locally in the American market and an expanding international footprint.
Pipelabs was engaged by Tommy Bahama to develop their Australian ecommerce platform, API integrations, administration systems and other systems and services associated with online and ecommerce functionality for the business, including Pipelabs’ Shop Connection ERP integration for Shopify and AP21 (as with the GANT project)
The project, which launched in January 2021, utilises all of the best aspects of Shopify and AP21 to ensure a clean, modern, well integrated and best-of-breed ecommerce platform.
AIRR (Australian Independent Rural Retailers - https://www.airr.com.au
CUSTOM ECOMMERCE PLATFORM
AIRR is a member-based buying and marketing group for rural merchandise and pet/produce stores that was purchased by Elders in 2017.
Pipelabs was engaged to redevelop the ecommerce web platform for AIRR, with a strong focus on usability and ease-of-use for customers and ease of updating and maintenance for AIRR and Elders staff.
The resulting ecommerce store is heavily trafficked, has excellent up-time and reliability, is easy to use and easy to manage and strongly reflects AIRR as a member-forward business
Thirsty Camel (https://www.thirstycamel.com.au) are one of Australia's largest liquor retailers, running a franchisee model with hundreds of stores across Australia.
Pipelabs was appointed by Thirsty Camel to take on the full redevelopment of their web platform, which included the following elements:
- Mobile responsive web platform
- Fully customised Magento 2 eCommerce store
- Both state-based and then tiered store-based product sets, with a core product set and then state and even store based locational subsets of products.
- Click and Collect functionality
- Full customised administrative panel and functionality both for administrators and store level users.
- Drive Yello integration with fully customised product selections.
- POS-level integrations
The platform and website went live at the end of November 2020 and has seen huge uplifts in traffic and usage, particularly around delivery orders via Drive Yello and also via Click and Collect orders.
Pipelabs was appointed by Trunk Diner to redevelop their Trunk Diner and Pepes Italian website platorm in Wordpress.
We love great food, so we were happy to be part of the project!
Full cycle product development of the gant.com.au e-commerce application and services. Shopify store integrated heavily with https://apparel21.com/, Australia post, Mailorder, content and image management systems and other integrations.
Full product build - in Australia the GANT brand is licensed and managed by Salco, whom we partner with on the www.jeffbanks.com.au website.
The store has grown significantly since it's launch in 2019, now doing five figures per day with ease and far more in sales periods.
We continue to grow and optimise the store in concert with the client, always looking for new and better ways to optimise both the customer experience and revenue.
Four Degrees is a sophisticated networking App that utilises a graph database to manage its network.
Four Degrees was developed as an online digital solution to build, reconnect and engage your community and encourage members to utilise the incredible people, skills, products, services and businesses within.
Development of the renti.co rental property management app.
Full product build - app front-end and property management user experience, back-end, api interfaces and identity management, with a strong focus on solving market-led problems and providing an app that was not only enjoyable to use but is also effective.
Redevelopment of the Palace Cinemas web platform.
The project involved creating a totally new customer-facing platform with real time integrations with Vista and Movio
Reprecinct Leasing and Property management platform.
Pipelabs worked with Reprecinct to create a data-rich collaboration and portfolio management platform focused on real estate and property management.
pdView provides specialist data visualisation, AaaS, DaaS and machine learning to the Energy market.
Pipelabs developed the pdView platform from scratch, creating the platform and all data integration and data visualisation services.
"We really feel as if the Pipelabs team is simply an extension of our own team."
Pipelabs provides Shopify e-commerce solutions to a wholesale and retail business. The team integrates the site with an ERP system and the head office collaterals such as imagery, products, and more.
"We really feel as if the Pipelabs team is simply an extension of our own team."
Aug 26, 2020
Pipelabs exceeded expectations with their quick and efficient work. The latest project was finished within the given schedule. The client particularly liked how they were able to aesthetically follow details from subsidiary sites. Their notable works convinced the client to continue the partnership.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
A family run business, in wholesale and retail of menswear and accessories. We have an existing and established retail bricks and mortar business with 10 stores nationally. In addition an established wholesale business.
This was our first significant investment and foray into ecommerce. I am the Commercial Manager and lead the Ecommerce build. I am also the fourth generation of the family in the business.
For what projects/services did your company hire Pipelabs, and what were your goals?
We hired Pipelabs as an end to end solution for the development and ongoing maintenance of our e-commerce solution. We had a blueprint platform to mirror, being the existing global Gant websites.
Pipelabs were required to integrate Shopify front end not only with our own ERP system (inclusive of POS, Financials, Warehouse Management, etc) but also the systems of the Global Head office of Gant, for access to all imagery, product details, etc.
This was not an out of the box solution and required innovative thinking and adaption by Pipelabs to achieve a seamless solution. We also required this to be turned around within 4 months to allow launch in time for the busiest retail season in e-commerce - Black Friday and Christmas.
How did you select Pipelabs and what were the deciding factors?
We had an existing relationship with Pipelabs through one of its founders, Matt Hayward. We had previously engaged Matt to assist with smaller ecommerce website maintenance.
Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.
As outlined previously. Pipelabs were engaged on a time critical basis to deliver an ecommerce solution that integrated with several internal systems, as well as reflected and mirrored the quality of the Gant global brand.
How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?
Most of the Pipelabs team worked with us at various stages of the project and continue to do so. Our main contact was Matt Hayward, who liaised regularly and ensured the broader team was engaged as necessary.
Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?
The project was delivered on time, in time for Black Friday Feedback from our Global Ecommerce Team: " GANT Australia site launch has been a really exceptional project in many ways, but particularly in how fast it progressed and how close your team managed to replicate the visual aspects of our subsidiary sites, and as such I'd like to ask you about the best practices in development"
The team continues to be daily support to us in maintenance and adding additional functionality and scope. With COVID, the site has experienced much greater than anticipated growth and the product delivered has been able to sustain that.
Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.
- Weekly face to face catch up a meeting to ensure project on track and discuss deliverables
- Utilization of Teamwork App to keep track of all aspects of project and ensure appropriate allocation of tasks
- Matt and team available almost 24/7 as required
What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?
Day to day contact and personal attention. We really feel as if the Pipelabs team is simply an extension of our own team.
Are there any areas for improvement?