Technology Partner for eCommerce

Who we are

We are a team of creative professionals, web developers, integrators, DevOp specialists, UX designers, project managers, and QA specialists. 

We cooperate with industry leaders who see the benefit of modifying their businesses through technology and start-uppers who have ambitious goals. 

We launch heavily loaded systems and global digital distribution for enterprises, trading platforms, B2B and B2C web stores, online hypermarkets and marketplaces on CS-Cart and CS-Cart Multi-Vendor in more than 170 countries.

Our customers stay with us because we provide exceptional digital experience and the perfect value for money.

Facts & Figures

  • 14 years of eCommerce web development experience
  • 100 000 development hours
  • 3 200 projects

In 2019

  • New clients 900+ (х2 than in 2018)
  • Complex projects 1200 (+50% 2018)
  • Revenue +140%

Our expertise

Strategy and Roadmap, Analytics, Process Improvement, Interface Design, Security, Development, Data Migration, Integration, Cloud Hosting, Custom App Development, Mobile, AMP, SPA/PWA.

Our customers get

  • Automation of business process
  • Overall control in one place
  • Scalable and flexible solutions
  • Constant interaction with consumers
  • Business diversification
  • Availability across all channels
  • Keeping a competitive edge

To connect

Send an email to [email protected] to schedule a call.

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Ulyanovsk, Russia
headquarters
  • Proezd Sirenevyi 7A
    Ulyanovsk 432010
    Russia
other locations
  • 649 Mission St., 5th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    United States

Portfolio

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Mobile Bitz

mobilebitz.co.uk

Mobile Bitz is a UK-based company providing mobile repair service to customers through a network of 70+ branches and franchises.

Project Summary

  • Easy find-and-buy functionality implementation
  • Partners’ dashboard development
  • CS-Cart upgrade
  • Hosting

More details at

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G-shopping

G-shopping.ru

G-shopping is a Russian marketplace that sells a wide variety of consumer goods: home decor, garden supplies, health and beauty products, products for children. G-shopping.ru operates as both: retailer and wholesaler.

Project Summary

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor installation
  • Dedicated developer service
  • Back and front-end
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Humble Market

humblemarket.co.uk

Humble Market is a socially responsible marketplace residing in the United Kingdom. The store uses CS-Cart Multi-Vendor as a platform to gather environmentally concerned vendors offering a wide range of products in a variety of shopping categories.

Project Summary

  • Charity Add-On Development
  • Product Tab Features’ Extension
  • Shipping Estimate Modification
  • Design Customization
  • Homepage and Product Page Modification
  • More details at https://www.simtechdev.com/cases/humblemarket-custom-development-for-multi-vendor.html

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    Pak-Man

    pak-man.com

    Pak Man Packaging & Supply Co. is a family business. They have been known in Texas since 1993. Their brick-and-mortar store is famous for the supply of disposable food and janitorial products that are very popular with restaurants, bakeries, schools, and event organizers.

    In 2014, the managers decided to go online. The business owners addressed Simtech Development for integrating and fine-tuning

    accountant solutions.

    Project Summary

    • Integration with Quickbooks Online
    • Custom development (mostly in the admin panel)
    • Design Integration Assistance

    More details at https://www.simtechdev.com/cases/quickbooks-online-integration-for-pak-man.com.html

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    Northskull

    Northskull.com

    Northskull is a fashion brand based in London. It specializes in producing unique accessories and jewelry made of gold, silver, leather and fine wood.

    Project Summary

    • Design integration
    • One-step checkout
    • Northskull Galaxy integration
    • Modernization of the admin area

    More details at

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    Safe-DV

    safe-salon.ru

    The Russian company Safe-DV, which specializes in safes, metal shelving, furniture, carts, and other equipment for warehouses, decided to go online in 2012. We helped them create a solid and respectable online store.

    Project Summary

    • Design creation & integration
    • Sub-categories on the main page
    • Geo-targeting

    More details at

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    Fashion Factory

    Factory-fashion.com

    Women apparel online store. Convenient and beautiful, it is following both e-commerce and fashion trends.

    Project Summary

    • Design & Integration
    • Site Management
    • Payment and Shipping
    • Conversations tool

    More details at

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    AreaSafe

    The AreaSafe Project is an online store selling equipment to create a safe environment within the city infrastructure.

    The areasafe.com.au domain has several storefronts (asurban.com.au, areasafe.com.au, clicksafety.com.au and some others) united by the common idea of providing the customers with high-quality street safety products and allowing them to combine products in the order and to get a quick

    quote.

    Project Summary

    • New storefronts
    • Technical support
    • Customization
    • Conversations tool

    More details at https://www.simtechdev.com/cases/fashion-style.html

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    WatchStyle

    WatchStyle.com is a well-known supplier of high-end replacement watch bands around the globe. Offering a wide range of valuable, exotic leather watch bands WatchStyle cares of their customers’ wealth and prestigious status and very popular in the world of luxury.

    Project Summary

    • Code optimization
    • Imagery optimization
    • Server response decrease

    More details at

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    Alte.ge

    This well-known Georgian electronics retailer rapidly develops omni-channel sales with a dealership network, offline stores, and an online store, www.alta.ge, the number one online store in Georgia.

    Project Summary

    • Brand design
    • Design creation & integration
    • Payments integration

    More details at

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    Witchsy

    Witchsy.com is not an ordinary project. It aims to gather artists and goods that are balancing on the verge of insanity. Stunning, shocking and sometimes almost crazy. You will never find anything like Witchsy offers anywhere else. It is a growing marketplace of expressions.

    Project Summary

    • Search improvement
    • Promotion modification
    • Communication modification

    More details at

    Reviews

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    Custom Dev for Technology Consulting Business

    "We have great confidence in their ability to deliver any reasonable customization or development we may require."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development developed a custom ad-on for a CS-CART multi-store. They're also hired to implement SSO for selected stores. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Sam Yost
    Partner & Founder, neXrm Solutions, LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The vendor has played an integral role in supporting the e-commerce needs of customers. Now, the client can reliably deliver clean, cost-effective solutions. Simtech Development is a highly communicative team. Their proactive, flexible approach to problem-solving makes them easy to work with.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are a technology consulting company specializing in development and data integration of Customer Relations Management, eCommerce platforms and custom development and consulting.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We hired Simtech to develop a custom add-on for CS-CART to allow one of our multi-store storefronts to be able to secure selected categories or products with preexisting customer numbers with a larger project of helping implement Single Sign On (SSO) for selected Stores for our customer

    What were your goals for this project?

    The solution was required to work with independently on multiple stores, allow for admin configuration and data imports and be compatible with any 3rd party Add-Ons or customizations.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We have been implementing and managing CS-CART for our customers for over 7 years and have had a great deal of in house customizations as well as 3rd party add-ons and development as well as being behind in version updates. We reached out to CS-CART after some support cases and were referred to Simtech for our more complex needs. The response was timely and extremely professional and organized.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Simtech gave us custom quotes and very reasonable pricing and timelines for developing custom add-on(s) for CS-CART Mult-Store with approximately 15 storefronts that would be able to secure selected categories or products with preexisting customer numbers with a larger project of helping implement Single Sign On (SSO) for selected Stores for our customer. From the start their communication and project management, along with their core knowledge of CS-CART and reliable scheduling was exceptional. All expectations were set and agreed upon BEFORE work began and did allow for reasonable flexibility. The developed on time, on budget and were very understanding with our customer's scope changes throughout the process. The testing and implementation gave great confidence as well.

    What was the team composition?

    We had our internal project manager, our customer's subject matter experts, a Simtech Project Manager and dedicated Simtech developers for the projects.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We have years of past development and 3rd party add-ons in our large CS-CART Multi-Store implementation and have experienced sometimes overwhelming needs to manage and customize in a way that allows for future proofing our implementation. We have also had internal developers come and go and needed organized reliable support, development and consulting to aid in continued e-commerce needs of our customers. Simtech has helped us greatly in being able to reliably clean up our implementation and cost effectively consolidate the customizations and add-on(s) we require.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    From the start of the first Request for Quote the communication and project management through the Simtech support portal was amazing. Being a technology consulting company ourselves we were very impressed by the level of communication either by email, ticket and even live Skype sessions with the actual team as well as the daily progress updates. Simtech also managed scope changes from our customers very well and communicated any issues or pricing changes BEFORE they became problems. It was, and is, a very pleasant and reliable experience

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Simtech has core knowledge of CS-CART and a close relationship with the CS-CART company. As a result, we have great confidence in their ability to deliver just about any reasonable customization or development we may require. This was only surpassed by their amazing project management and communication!

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    As with any international relationship the biggest challenge is sometimes relative to working hours and time zones. Simtech set scheduling and timing expectations and were very helpful in trying to schedule with in working hours of both our company and theirs. Sometimes, even though reasonable, the 8 to 12 hour differences can cause minor communication delays.

    5.0
    Overall Score Considering the complexity or our CS-CART implementation, Simtech has given us great confidence in continuing operations
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Always well communicated and reliable
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Simtech's cost is reasonable and very well defined.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Well, planned, developed and required testing and approval before implemenation
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    New Payment Processor for Music Store

    "Their knowledge about our e-commerce solution was very impressive."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2020
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development developed a payment processor for an existing e-commerce store. Features include the option to save cards for the next purchase and place pre-orders.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Mexico
    Yamir Palma
    CEO, Faly Music
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Credit card orders increased by 150% during the first month after implementing the new feature. The client reports that the results of the engagement have exceeded their expectations. They produced results on-time and responded promptly to any inquiries.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Faly Music is a specialized company, which sells musical instruments, professional audio and lighting. Currently It has 10 stores and more than 30 years of experience providing professional and innovative services to musicians, institutes, colleges and companies.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We have been searching for secure payment processor, one of the challenges was that it must be friendly for the customer and connects with our e-commerce software

    What were your goals for this project?

    We want to use all the features of it, like: Give the option to the Customer to save your cards to use in their next purchase Offer installments the visual interfase very simple receive pre order payments

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    After talk with 4 companies about this project, I chose Simetch because they give more ideas to improve the project, they always replied in the time that they said. I investigated about them and they were very recommended by our e-commerce developer. The cost that they give me was in the average of our budget

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They will develop a new add-on “Simtech Development: receive card payment gateway”, In the administration panel they configurated to add/update the new payment gateway by choosing it in the “Processor” field on the payment update page and configuring its API parameters (currency, secret key, etc.). This modifications give the opportunity to the customers to choose the new payment method at the standard. To control the new addon the Administrators will be able to choose the new payment method in the administration panel and process the order. They will not make the modification compatible with third-party add-ons purchased and installed on the store. If we purchased / installed a third-party modification while we were doing the payment gateway integration, the client must provide us with it for extra analysis and quote We test the new addon for 2 weeks checking all the details, We correct all the issues.

    What was the team composition?

    I was contacting with one project manager all the team, during the development time she take a vacation period, and she introduced me one new project manager with him I solve many issues with the same quality as before, she come back one week after, We finish the project on time and we start the tests

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    the results of the project were more impressive that we expected, We increase the 150% the credit card orders in the first month that we implement the new payment processor

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    The project was developed in the time that was planned, one of the features that was essential to reach the goals of this project was the very fast reply velocity of the simetch team

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their knowledge about our e-commerce solution was very impressive

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    may be they can reduce their delivery times a little.

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

    Software Upgrade for Floral Shop

    "All projects so far have from start to finish have been a breeze, efficient, and cost-effective."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development is upgrading and maintaining software for a floral shop. They respond to development tickets and complete the action needed.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Kingscliff, Australia
    Director, Floral Shop
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    While Simtech Development's project is still in the development phase, it is projected to have a significant on the client's business. The team has good project management skills and a smooth workflow. Providing good communication, they display the ability to understand the client's needs.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    My company owns United Florists, which owns Lily's Florist Australia & Lily's Florist USA. We're an online flower delivery marketing company that sends same day flowers to all of Australia & the USA, through a network of 1000's of partner florists. As a director I am responsible for the direction & technology of United Florists.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We built our current platform on Laravel 3, and whilst incredibly innovative in 2013, a few years ago it became clear that we needed a major upgrade to bring our software in line with Ecommerce best practices and we didn't think that Laravel was right for us. After years of research we decided on CS Cart & chose Simtech as our developer as, whilst the 'out of the box' features of CS Cart are incredible, there are certain add ons that we need that are specific to our industry and felt that Simtech were perfect for the task. It's difficult to go into too much detail about our development needs due to IP but there have been lots of them up until now, and many more moving forward.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Loosely, some of our high-end goals were to connect CS Cart with our partner florists, increase our mobile search footprint, have better integration tools for Google Ads, and create a far simpler shopping experience for our customers.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We did months of research before choosing Simtech as our developer, they also come highly recommended by CS Cart.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Again, it's very difficult to go into too much detail due to IP issues. What I will say is that when I launch a new project with Simtech I spend a considerable amount of time compiling the specifications for the project. I then add video describing exactly what I need, I create the development ticket. It's responded to within 24hrs, then there may be a little on the clarity of what is needed, they normally get back to me within 72 hours with the quote details.

    What was the team composition?

    I usually am in contact with just one person. This person is extremely helpful and has a deep understanding of our needs and will do whatever it takes to ensure I am completely satisfied.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    As we're in a development phase it's not yet an exact science as to the impact of dealing with Simtech. But I know that the impact to our business will be positively amazing, for years to come, from technologically & financially.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    All projects so far have from start to finish have been a breeze, efficient, and cost-effective.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    I am impressed with the value for money, communication, ability to understand our needs, their professionalism, the efficiency of meeting goals and deadlines, and their honesty.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    IMO, there are no improvments necessary, Simtech has exceeded my expectations.

    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

    Software Dev for Recycling Machinery & Products Company

    "Their ability to respond quickly and to develop very specific requirements impressed us."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    4.5
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development developed custom software for an open-source recycling machinery and products company. The team customized Cs-Cart multivendor software and provided UI designs.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    Joseph Klatt
    Business Guy, Recycling Machinery & Products Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The engagement impressed both the internal team and their sellers. Simtech Development provides a high level of customer service and support. The team is knowledgeable, hard-working, and thorough.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Precious Plastic is a foundation based in the Netherlands that designs open source recycling machinery and products. We host an online marketplace, called the Precious Plastic Bazar, where independent sellers from around the world sell our machines and products. We take a 5% fee on each transaction. My position at Precious Plastic is to manage the Precious Plastic Bazar. This involves leading development, marketing, and operations of the platform

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We hired Simtech to do a customization of Cs-Cart multivendor software. We were trying to address an opportunity to bring in more sales to our marketplace. Specifically we wanted to change the new product page and change how shipping works in the software. The problem was the software was quite complex, not user friendly, and not made specifically for our users. We also had a few other small changes they helped us with. The specific service we needed was the coding of the custom development. We did the UX/UI internally.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goals for the project were to simplify the new product page and make shipping options available by country. Basically it was to tailor the cs-cart multivendor out of the box software to our needs in a marketplace. The reason we were doing this is that we upgraded to cs-cart from a different software so that we could have more flexibility. This change was ultimately about increasing revenue for our organization to succeed.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We looked at a variety of vendors who were able to work with cs-cart multivendor software. We considered about 3 different companies. The deciding factor was reviews and specialized experience working with cs-cart software. The deciding factor was that Simtech was previously part of the company that produces cscart, which i assume would give them some inside knowledge. The selection process was between me (marketplace manager) and our executive director.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    We first gave Simtech a list of desired changes with corresponding UI mockups. They then came back with a quite as well as step by step requirements for getting the job done. There was a little bit of talking back and forth about these step by step requires, as not everything was understood correctly right way.

    We also had to clarify with them which parts would look exactly like our UI mockups, and which parts would not. The two main features were: - One page for adding new product (previously a tab system) - enable the seller to add shipping options based on customer country location We also contracted with them 10 hours of consulting after the custom development to help us manage the transition to the new software.

    What was the team composition?

    The vendor included a project manager, who then worked with a technical team of about two people who did the actual coding. The size of the team was not overly clear to me, so I'm not sure if it changed over time.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our sellers satisfaction with our marketplace definitely increases as a result of the work Simtech did for us. There has been some bumps along the way, but that is as expected. I would say our revenue has not increased, but that is difficult to tell because of the impact from covid-19. The results of the engagement definitely met the initial goal expectations of the project. I was happy with the result.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    The project was managed by one project manager from Simtech. This person was VERY responsive, which I would say is my number one thing that I liked about working with them. We would always set reasonable deadlines and everything was clear for them. We communicated through their helpdesk, and did not use any other tools. A few times i believe that language barrier and time difference effected the output and efficiency of working together. But not much.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their ability to respond quickly and to develop very specific requirements impressed us. They were very clear about what they would do, and what they would not do.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Testing and anticipating problems. I felt like often the testing was up to me, and I would not be able to anticipate where there might be problems that would come up. I think from Simtech experience with the software, they would best know where are likely to be issues when you do a custom development change.

    This led to some problems after the custom development was finished - bugs or ux problems would become obvious not until weeks later. I think better testing would have solved some of these problems.

    4.5
    Overall Score Overall it has been a pleasure to work with Simtech. Definitely looking forward to continuing to work with them and would recommend!
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Great!
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Great value
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Quality was very good. Only improvement would be increased testing after custom changes to make sure any bugs are caught before the website goes live
    • 4.5 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I would definitely recommend Simtech for those people working with Cs-cart.

    E-Commerce Dev for Internet Machinery Seller

    “In my experience with outsourcing companies, Simtech is by far the most professional and structured.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development worked as an accredited provider for a machinery marketplace startup in Chile, helping them to implement CS-Cart software, upload it to AWS, and customize it for their purposes.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Valparaiso, Chile
    Diego Stephens
    Founder, Mercado Equipos
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The coding and project management provided by Simtech Development have exceeded all stakeholder expectations, helping them to adapt an out of the box product to completely fit their needs. Their team works hard to hit all deadlines and communicate openly about their progress.

    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 work for a new company based in Chile, and we are a specialized marketplace for heavy machinery and used equipment for trucks, construction, and mining.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Simtech Development?

    We have worked with their team to build the software platform that serves as the core of our business.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The project was on a relatively tight budget, so we were looking for an out-of-the-box solution that we would be able to customize and build off of to use for our marketplace. We came across CS-Cart software and bought it through Simtech Development, who are authorized resellers of that product, as well as AWS services.

    From there, we worked with them to construct the entire platform, making various changes and customizations, adding plugins, and implementing our content into the product.

    What is the team composition?

    I have a main project manager and interact with a few other members of their team.

    How did you come to work with Simtech Development?

    After we initially bought the platform from them, we ran into a couple problems with add-ons from different developers causing issues with one another. They were able to fix those very quickly and cleanly, so we were immediately interested in keeping them on as our main development partner.

    How much have you invested with them?

    The total cost has been around $6,000 so far.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working on developments and customizations in March 2019 and are continuing to collaborate together.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    At this point, they have helped us with over 15 different development projects for customizations of the platform. Each of them has been delivered on time and in a very professional manner, satisfying all of the technical specifications that we have asked of them. I am completely satisfied with the quality of their work so far.

    How did Simtech Development perform from a project management standpoint?

    Katerina does a really great job of managing all of our work together. Their communication is very fluid, mainly by email since we are in such different time zones. We have 24 hour back and forth, and each email is always very full and complete so we always feel like we are on the same page as them.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    In my experience with outsourcing companies, Simtech is by far the most professional and structured. They always create the technical specifications of any tasks that they have and provide us with a list of everything they’re going to develop. The whole team is straightforward and honest, so we are never worried about whether or not something is going to be completed.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I have to say that there is nothing in my mind that they could do better.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Just make sure to explain what you want step by step and they will do exactly what you tell them.

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

    Custom E-Commerce Dev for Nail Salon

    "Their team regularly complied with deadlines and always communicated delays well ahead of time."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    July 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development created a new e-commerce site to replace a legacy Magento store. This involved migrating data, implementing third-party integrations, adding custom content, and modifying designs. 

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Budapest, Hungary
    Zoltán Csaba Petri
    Webshop Operations Manager, Perfect Nails Kft.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team completed the complex project ahead of schedule. Customers are pleased with the accessible, quick-to-load platform. The team's high-quality code didn't require corrections; it functioned smoothly right away.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We started up in 1992, and we’ve been on a long journey ever since. We create high quality and innovative products for nail professionals. We are nail enthusiasts. At Perfect Nails, we strive to deliver high-quality, reliable products that our customers can use with confidence. We believe in providing high-quality products and consistent services. Our materials and additional accessories have international success among technicians. Perfect Nails is continuously researching new material and techniques following the demands of trends in the industry. At our training school certified trainers educate professional nail and feet specialists of the future all across the world.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We had a Magento webshop on https://perfectnails.hu, but we were not satisfied with it. It was slow and was not user-friendly. There was no question that we will use Cs-Cart Ultimate which has the possibility to manage more storefronts in one administration panel as a next webshop solution.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to create a modern, user-friendly, SEO friendly and fast e-commerce platform that is better than our competitors' websites.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We selected this vendor because the user comments and reviews were good.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Simtech's job was to install Cs-Cart, create a good hosting environment and develop a lot of custom add-ons that are helping us to be more effective. Here are just a few of them: - data migration from the old Magento store - adaptation of third-party addons for multiple stores - different confirmation email templates for every store - reseller add-on - quick order add-on - full page cache by Varnish - a lot of design modifications etc. - also, we are using more than 10 ready to install add-ons from Simtech's marketplace

    What was the team composition?

    We had a project manager, anything else it was done by Simtech.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    If anybody has changed ever from a webshop to another webshop solution, knows that this is a very big and hard project. Anyway the solution was developed and launched early. Our customers are very satisfied with our new website that is superfast.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Project management was very impressive, special thanks to Kate :) Their team regularly complied with deadlines and always communicated delays well ahead of time.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The most impressive is that all the add-ons work correctly from the first time after development. The developments are fast!

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There is very little they can improve, probably if they could work a little cheaper :)

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

    E-Commerce Development for Adult Store

    "The communication has been first-rate, especially given the time zone difference."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Aug. 2019 - June 2020
    Project summary: 

    Simtech Development provided e-commerce development services for an adult store. The team improved the site's functionality, such as fixing the shopping cart feature and adding crowdfunding options.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    San Francisco, California
    Peter Acworth
    CEO, kinky.com
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The functionality improved the site, meeting the expectations of the internal team. Simtech Development consistently communicates with the client to ensure an effective workflow. The team goes above and beyond to be available for the client.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are launching a marketplace webstore product in the novelty toys space. This is a ground up development using cs-cart as the core platform

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    We had them make a variety of changes to the core functionality such as adding crowdfunding (kickstarter or indiegogo) type functionality, the ability to upload videos and encode/store them on AWS, enhanced comments and social aspects to the site, etc.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to be have the best set of functionality in the genre.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    They are the known experts for cs-cart development and came recommended by cs-cart themselves. Their knowledge and expertise became immediately apparent.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They are capable of very quickly writing custom functionality for cs-cart. I haven't used them yet for other projects but I am in need of a phone app next and they are first on my list

    What was the team composition?

    I worked primarily with a point person who effectively communicated progress. There was also a group chat directly with developers when closer contact was necessary.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The results have been great - the functionality has been exactly what we wanted and we didnt have to go through many iterations. The communication was effective and the results quick.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Via the point person I originally provided documentation in google sheets. However with several smaller projects happening simultaneously we moved to Trello which was effective from my perspective. Simtech appears to be a company that can flex to the project management and communication style of the client which is a huge benefit.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The communication has been first-rate, especially given the time zone difference. (exactly 12 hours out of sync). My contact was frequently available after hours for me. The quality of the work also excellent.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No. As my first experience with offshore development I have been really impressed!

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Very easy scheduling. I was always told Simtech wouuld be back to me in X days, and they were.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      My deposit seemed to last a long time - longer than I would have expected.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The functionality was integrated into the site as if it was inherent to the platform to start with
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Certainly

    Tech Services for Jewelry Marketplace

    "Simtech Development is always fast and in time. They solved every problem without extra-budget."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    June 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    A German jewelry marketplace hires Simtech Development for technology help. They moved them to an AWS server, they created the feel of the marketplace, did design optimizations, and worked on improving SEO.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Scharbeutz, Germany
    Günter Windler
    Head of kayamo.eu, kayamo.eu
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The website loads better, customers can find the site and navigate it easier, and the ratings on SERPs has improved. The team at Simtech Development delivers high-quality work for an affordable price on-time.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    kayamo.eu is a German marketplace for jewellery, pottery and material for jewellery making. We are a very small company (just my wife, someone for finance and me). I am the owner of kayamo.eu. Our marketplace was established in 2016 and is still growing.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Simtech Development?

    For the last 4 years we hired Simtech Development for everything: They moved our marketplace to an AWS-Server with 24/7-service and lower costs. They realised about 20 projects for our marketplace like: look and feel of our marketplace, special fields for customers, some design optimizations and so on.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our goal is to get an marketplace that sells. So the main focus was to establish trust elements for customers, so that they buy faster and to optimize our Google ranking so that more people can find our marketplace. So together with Simtech Development we planned how to reach these goals.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    In 2016 we were looking for someone who can help us to optimize our marketplace. For German law we needed some special fields to stay legal. Google showed us some companies who could be able to do the job. At least we voted for Simtech Development because they seemed to be the best team to develop CS-Cart. And we have been right. They are fast and deliver always highest quality with fair prices.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    The main focus was to establish trust elements for customers, so that they buy faster and to optimize our Google ranking so that more people can find our marketplace. So together with Simtech Development we planned how to reach these goals. Finally we got a new responsive design with trust elements, faster side-load and some new features for trust.

    What was the team composition?

    The team is changing - it depends on what you need. But for every project you have one person who is always there for you. I like it.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    After the development our website loads faster and customers can find us better. We have more people who come via mobile. And our ranking is getting better.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Simtech Development is always fast and in time. And they solved every problem without extra-budget.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The quality for the low price.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Because my English isn't that good, I hope there will be a German support in the future ... ;)

    5.0
    Overall Score I am very pleased by the service of Simtech Development
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Simtech development were always in time
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Perfect quality for low prices
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Every project we started ends with a perfect result. If the result is not perfect for me - they optimized it.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I say everyone who needs help for CS-Cart that Simtech Development is the perfect partner

    Feature Dev & Web Support for Ecommerce Company

    “Their knowledge of the core product and ability to configure it is very good.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    3.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2008 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Simtech has implemented various modifications in updates of a CS-Cart, Multi-Vendor e-commerce platform. The most recent development is currently undergoing testing.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Executive, ClubPay Limited
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Overall, Simtech provides quality deliverables. A willingness to improve processes, project management, and English proficiency are impressive attributes. Occasional issues with the accuracy of timelines and thoroughness of testing have occurred, but the team displays recent significant improvement.

    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 an executive for an e-commerce company that mainly works with amateur sports clubs in the U.K. (e.g., cricket and football clubs), as well as larger bodies (e.g. county cricket boards). We help each of the professional U.K. county cricket boards collect fees for memberships, merchandise, coaching courses, etc., as well as the accompanying data.

    There are often requirements to collect data for monitoring and marketing purposes, and as well for compliance with various quality standards, such as with Clubmark in the U.K. Clubmark requires certain processes to be in place and for things to be done in a prescribed way, which requires supportive data.

    We give each of our vendors a website capability through which they can sell products, memberships, merchandise, courses, dinners, etc. We build a form to collect data alongside these fees, and vendors can then host it on their own website. Their customers can come in, pay for things, and engage with the club this way.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Simtech Development?

    We were overdue for a platform update because CS-Cart had progressed a lot in the 9–10 years since we started. There were some requirements that our vendors had come to us with that led us to build some more functionalities.

    We considered other platforms other than CS-Cart, and actually started doing a development pathway on another platform, but it proved too difficult. We reverted to CS-Cart and talked to local vendors in the U.K., and price was a big issue for us.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We’ve used CS-Cart for a decade now, and we initially used Simtech to add some modifications for us. We originally used CS-Cart Multi-Vendor because it was effective in giving us the ability to act as an Amazon or eBay-type of organization. All of our vendors appeared on the same website, and there were subfolders of the main website directory. It worked fine, but it was quite homogenous. Everybody looked, felt, and was treated similarly.

    How did you come to work with Simtech Development?

    The fact that Simtech delivered very good quality modifications at a very reasonable price is what led us back to them. They are not without challenges, but their combination of price, product knowledge, and our previous working relationship with them were all deciding factors.

    How much have you invested with them?

    The original cost of the last major stage of the platform refresh was about £11,000 ($15,195 USD). We gave them the go-ahead to start work and raise invoices for work around the time the U.K. voted on Brexit, which meant that the value of pounds against dollars pummeled dramatically. The cost of the project went up by 10%–15% almost overnight, and the total cost went up to about £14,000–£15,000 ($19,339–$20,721 USD). This includes all of the recent project work we’ve done over the last 15 months or so.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We first started working with them in 2008, but our engagement hasn’t been consistent over time. We’ve used them in bursts, but we keep going back to them. We’re essentially done with the main phases of the work for the platform refresh.

    There was a requirement which emerged early in the New Year, so we went to them with it and will hopefully be testing it next week. After that, I would like to think we’ll stop spending money for a little while.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The quality is good. It’s not to say they get it right the first try every time, but it’s not bad at all. They were supportive in working together with us to fix bugs. We sometimes had to nudge them a bit, and sometimes, they had to wait for us. Overall, I can’t complain because nothing is ever right on the first try. We were happy as long as they worked according to schedule, which they mostly did.

    How did Simtech Development perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their project management was good. We had a small bout where we had provided timelines to them and they to us but ended up going beyond them after the project started. Some of that was because our requirements evolved and we had to build on extra features, but some of it was because we didn’t quite get what we expected the first time.

    There was some additional testing required. In the case of one leaked requirement, we were left scrambling to get things done according to the expected timeline. To be fair with Simtech, it was a late requirement. On the other hand, they gave us an estimate of timelines when we paid them that they didn’t quite meet, which frustrated me a bit. I wouldn’t have minded if I would’ve known it was going to take a little longer.

    Overall—and certainly over the last six months—they’ve been really good, and I’m really happy. They took responsibility for some things on their end to improve matters. There are going to be rough patches when working with a development partner for longer than a year. What felt like a completely clear requirement on our end was interpreted a bit differently at times once it had been translated and interpreted in Russian. They mostly got it right on the first try. Their ability to understand English is much better than my ability to understand Russian.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their ability to deal effectively in a second language is quite impressive in and of itself. Their knowledge of the core product and ability to configure it is very good. When doing development work, there are always going to be mismatches in expectations and requirements. Things may not be right the first time, but we do have a very good first-time hit rate.

    Normally, if we get our requirements right, then we get what we expect and can test out with a minimum number of bugs. However, we have had some complex bugs. I have had one or two conversations with them over the course of the last year about this. They’ve handed us things that were supposed to be fit to go live but ended up having quite a lot of bugs that they should’ve found.

    Overall, though, we’ve only found odd things occasionally. Nothing has been completely broken. I don’t expect any developers to find every single bug because the test cases they look at can be subtly different from the ones we look at. There will always be issues, but Simtech does a pretty good job at getting things right the first time.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Sometimes, the amount of time something is going to take changes once it goes into development, so I have a level of sympathy for Simtech. I’d have fewer issues if they worked to come back regularly and give us updated timelines without having to be chased for them. This has been our main concern.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Go in with an open mind about the language challenges. Simtech is very fluent in English. However, some subtleties I might use in working with U.K providers and customers might be lost in translation with Simtech. It’s important to try and keep the requirements as clear and simple as possible. Put the requirements in bullet points and keep the language clear and concise. I'm guilty of not doing all of these things at times, so I learned the hard way.

    Once the requirements have been worked through, they return with the specifications in a bullet-point format that is concise and clear. However, it’s not always perfect, and sometimes things have to be clarified.

    The engagement will benefit from requirements that are simple and contain screenshots, arrows, points, and text. When we use English to describe our expectations, there are too many words, and it’s still imprecise. Pictures are much more helpful. Very simply terminology, arrows, and diagrams all work very well.

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

    Custom E-commerce Dev & Hosting for Consulting Firm

    “Simtech is probably the most experienced vendor who can help customers in CS-Cart.”

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Apr. - Nov. 2017
    Project summary: 

    Simtech provided development of an existing CS-Cart e-commerce platform which is configured for respective hosting environments. They also assisted with managing cloud accounts.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    United Kingdom
    Project Manager, Consulting Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Simtech’s detail-oriented team strived to highlight issues and opportunities during a rigorous QA process. Transparent reporting, precise delivery, and vital problem-solving skills bolstered their capacity to approach development as a partner.

    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 a project manager of part of the division as an external expert to help multiple clients develop dealer-centric e-commerce solutions.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Simtech?

    We needed to find a team who could use a test-and-learn approach to rapidly develop an e-commerce solution/prototype. Simtech used CS-Cart software to develop payment gateways.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They provided custom development of an existing CS-Cart e-commerce platform which is configured to the respective hosting environments for the electronic store. Development and QA environments were coded directly with Simtech via accounts which they run. All of the cloud accounts are coming from providers that are managed by Simtech or other dev ops.

    Simtech used other tools, but CS-Cart was the core focus.

    What is the team composition?

    There’s a fairly standard setup. They have their project manager, team of frontend and backend developers, and functional analysts. The main interaction is with the project manager, but also with some of the lead developers for working through specific questions. We pair them with respective counterparts from client organizations for their integration solutions and options, as well as for hosting solutions which need to be discussed.

    How did you come to work with Simtech?

    I found them from a previous engagement with different clients. Simtech is probably the most experienced vendor who can help customers in CS-Cart.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from April–November 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The quality of work is determined by whether or not certain dockets of feature functionality requirements come through on time. Quality represents itself through QA testing, how many issues have to be highlighted, and how quickly those issues are being fixed. We also measure quality by determining how much additional effort is required by the end user in order to make things happen.

    We determine success through analyzing meaningful feedback, insights, and recommendations in order to highlight potential conflicts and opportunities from a simpler solution. Simtech has done a very good job in highlighting issues and opportunities.  

    How did Simtech perform from a project management standpoint?

    They performed very well from a technical perspective. They’re detail-oriented, and they offer good reporting on progress activity. Both their completed and outstanding work are transparent, and they did task reporting linking back to our original requirements.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They have good quality and speed of work, and they’re proficient in English. They also have the ability to work as a partner in solving problems with technical issues. In a project like this, there are always very fluent requirements. Solutions change and shift, and market insights or business stakeholders alter their opinions. Simtech has played a very strong role as a partner in solving problems and making sure things are completed according to timeframes.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    When working with someone in a remote location, it comes with some compromises in terms of availability. Simtech always tries to make themselves available. We have a time difference of four hours, and sometimes, there might be certain delays in communication. It’s not different than looking at offshore or nearshore options, but it’s something to consider.

    It’s not necessarily the quality of the output, but sometimes needing to drive it to its final conclusion. When having to go through multiple iterations clearly in order to optimize with stakeholders, it takes an offshore provider a little longer than is preferable.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    It’s important to structure expectations in a way to manage a long-distance development relationship. Simtech is a very good partner when requirements and communication are clear. Being able to clarify questions and anticipate what impact certain decisions might have on the existing factors are vital. The customer should be clear concerning exchanges between a local agency and a nearshore/offshore agency, and should understand how they need to be managed in terms of structure, requirements, and active project management.

    5.0
    Overall Score We had a very positive experience. They’re reliable, good to work with, and competent.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      There’s always opportunity for improvement. The time difference sometimes caused delays, which caused issues with stakeholders.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Very likely. It depends on the project.