What was the scope of their involvement?
We rely on Podsix for all our Magento and custom-ERP coding and development. Magento serves as the core of our business and site—our entire workflow depends on its functionality. Supplier input, order placement, packing, shipping, and processing returns are all tracked and managed through the site. Podsix continues to implement the improvements we need on the fly.
They’ve delivered a number of payment integrations throughout the site, including Authorize.net, Paypal, and a purchase financing platform called Behalf. They’ve also developed an internal credit system for customers to fund future purchases as well as a customer returns system from the ground up. Most of these additions were built from scratch or derived from older APIs that they’ve tweaked to accommodate our Magento/custom ERP framework.
What is the team composition?
We work directly with Luke (CEO, Podsix) and Steve (Managing Partner, Podsix), and we meet with either one of them at least once a week. Kevin (Technical Project Manager, Podsix) is the project manager who oversees things. Almost all of their developers have touched Mobile Defenders, but we don’t actively engage with them outside of special conferences and meetings.
How did you come to work with Podsix?
We had an existing relationship with Luke and his team. We had previously hired entities that tasked Luke to do our programming before he branched off and created Podsix.
How much have you invested with them?
We formalized a retainer contract with them when they officially became Podsix in May 2019. From then on, we've spent about $50,000 so far and expect to spend about $250,000 annually. But, we've worked with them before then on other tasks
What is the status of this engagement?
It’s an ongoing engagement.