E-commerce development company (Magento, Drupal)

We are a comprehensive website and webapp development company based out of Poland. Our expertise centers around Drupal and Magento technologies, where we have more than 10 years of experience.

We have been providing fast, transparent and 100% standards-compliant websites and web apps since 2011. For the end-customer this translates to several benefits:

Our websites are:

  • professionally designed with your goals in mind
  • clean, easy-to-understand & easy-to-upgrade
  • fast, responsive and with excellent SEO benchmarks
  • well-documented and transparent to audit by any further developer
  • guaranteed to have properly functioning features
  • secured by latest patches and upgrades by default
  • free of any work-arounds or unstable code
  • low in upgrade and maintenance costs

Our services include:

  • comprehensive website creation and design
  • upgrading and extending functionality of existing sites
  • website modernization, creating custom plugins
  • support and maintenance for existing projects
  • MVP consulting and development
  • Drupal and Magento consulting
  • team augmentation

Whether you have a new project or want to modernize your current operations, we are ready to help. Our experts can create projects for you in-house or join your team as dedicated members to help your ideas excel online.

Our consultations and project estimates are always FREE. Run your project by us and you’ll have a quote in a jiffy.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Opole, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

WSB Universities

The WSB project is one of the more complex projects in our portfolio. The client – WSB – is a higher-ed institution featuring 10 campuses and a variety of academic programs.

Our task was to design and implement a platform, which will allow WSB to deploy per-campus, customizable and locally-administered websites, while at the same time, the websites should share information and work in unison with the

headquarters.

Our solution presented here is a result of extensive planning and work on a logical and well-structured back-end, which allows for seamless information sharing and administration. At the same time, we’ve given each campus the autonomy and necessary tools to easily customize their front-end, in order for each campus to present their unique academic offering.

Technology stack: Drupal 8, VueJS, Elasticsearch

Velo

Velo.pl is a great example of how we design and build not only websites, but entire back-end systems for business process automation.

For this project we designed and implemented a system which optimizes order processing, inventory management, shipping and customer service. We utilized lots of back-end integrations, as well as custom-made solutions.

The results are amazing: easy to use interface, extensive

functionality, advanced mobile payment systems, SMS text-message notifications on orders, improved turn-around time and better customer engagement.

Technology stack: Drupal 7, ReactJS

Gliwice City Council

While many of our projects are business-oriented, we are no stranger to the government sector. The project for the City of Gliwice is a prime example of a successful Drupal-based city portal deployment.

The City Officials approached us with plans to develop user-friendly, modern and standards-compliant portal for citizens, tourists and investors alike.

Our solution is a multi-language,  WCAG 2.0 i W3C

compliant portal, which is easy on the eyes, ergonomic, contains a wealth of information and is incredibly simple to administer for the City Officials.

The WCAG 2.0 i W3C compliance assures that all visitors are welcome, including those with vision impairment.

Technology stack: Drupal 7

Reviews

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Web Development for a Logistics Company

“They offer innovative, fresh, and new ideas.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jul. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Smartbees provides website development, building a new site to replace a dated one. They conducted the development, addressed issues with the server, and created a smooth and easy-to-update system.

The Reviewer
 
Opole, Poland
Manager, Logistics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site is excellent, receiving positive feedback from its user base who particularly praise its good design and visual content. The communication was good throughout, with reliable solutions offered by the team.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the property manager of over 60 tenants. We rent offices and storages.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Smartbees?

I had an old website and I wanted a new, fresh one developing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed my website and set it up so I can make updates myself. They created a manual for me that explains how quickly how to do so, without requiring IT support.

We gave them the information for the website, then they offered us lots of possibilities of what we could do. We’re not IT people, we just needed a website that was clean and nice, so we didn’t need to know what kind of technology they use.

During the development, we had some issues with our server, which they helped us solve, even though it wasn’t in our agreement. They still service the website when needed.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact is Piotr (CEO, Smartbees), and there’s plenty of other people who did the work.

How did you come to work with Smartbees?

My friends told me that they were good, so I called them and talked to Piotr. They sent me an offer and described what they could do for me. I didn’t have to ask for additional details as I was assured during that one interview that they knew what I wanted.

How much have you invested with them?

The price was good.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July­­–November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All our tenants loved the website as they could see pictures and all we had to offer.

How did Smartbees perform from a project management standpoint?

We had two or three hour-long meetings and were in contact via phone and email throughout. The communication was good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They knew what I needed which meant that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time thinking. They offered solutions. Before we had our agreement, they found other companies that are similar to us and showed me examples of their websites. That gave me several solutions to pick from.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Piotr has a great team. They offer innovative, fresh, and new ideas.

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

Website Development for a University

"Smartbees demonstrated in-depth knowledge of their technology stacks."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jul. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Smartbees developed 10 CMS applications and websites in Drupal for a private university. They integrated a CRM system, Elasticsearch, and MULE ESB into the backend; built the sites; and then launched them.

The Reviewer
 
Poland
Łukasz Filut
Director of IT, WSB Universities
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new sites saw more visitors and an easier path for users to buy products online, leading to more work for Smartbees. Their team used a large technology stack to deliver high-quality products on time and at an excellent value. Their responsiveness, diligence, and speed made collaboration seamless.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of IT at WSB Universities. We run the largest private universities in Poland with over 70,000 students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Smartbees?

We needed help to develop our websites.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Smartbees helped us create 10 new CMS tools that include search engines, connections with our CRM system, and integration with our pricing model in our transaction systems. They built the site in Drupal 8.0, using PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, and other technologies as well. The backend uses Linux with a server engine connected to Elasticsearch and Mule ESB. Smartbees handled every stage of development from making the CMS applications to launching the sites. Their team now provides maintenance.

What is the team composition?

Piotr (CEO, Smartbees) was our main point of contact. He helped manage and perform sprints.

How did you come to work with Smartbees?

We considered five companies—including Smartbees—to perform this project. Smartbees had created sites for us in the past and answered our interview questions well.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $10,000 and $49,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on this project from July—November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our sites have received more visitors, and customers can now buy our products more efficiently. We were so satisfied with our engagement with Smartbees that we started a new project with them.

How did Smartbees perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team produced high-quality deliverables at fair prices and within a tight timeframe. They used scrum methodology to complete work and met every deadline. The collaboration was effortless and enjoyable. We communicated via phone, email, Jira, and Google Hangouts for video conferencing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Smartbees demonstrated in-depth knowledge of their technology stacks. Their expertise in Drupal let them produce quality work quickly. Their team worked hard with a clear focus on our goals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Define your business goals before you start a project. Smartbees can help you find fresh solutions to your challenges and offer ways to make processes faster, cheaper, or better. Communication is the key to a smooth project.

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

Development for a Performance Marketing Agency

“If something doesn’t work properly, we call them and they’re always available.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Smartbees created a payment funnel system in Drupal for a performance marketing agency. The system makes payments to thousands of partners. They continue to support the operation and make updates as needed.

The Reviewer
 
Warsaw, Poland
Financial Manager, Cube Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The payment funnel created by Smartbees functions well and keeps the multitude of integral partners paid. The team works to understand the business to deliver the most effective service possible. They are counted on for their flexible, responsive assistance, especially when urgent issues arise.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a financial manager at Cube Group. We’re a large performance marketing agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Smartbees?

We needed help with development. We needed a system that could make payments to our thousands of partners. We started the project ourselves but needed outside help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They made us a payment funnel for our partners. It’s a large system with a lot of data and money flow. We used Drupal. They continue to help us as we make changes to our market.

What is the team composition?

Their CEO was our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Smartbees?

We found a lot of information about them in a Google search.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $30,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The payment funnel is the most important system in our company because we depend on our partners.

How did Smartbees perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate with them via phone, Skype, and email. They use a system for tracking, which I believe is Asana.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re flexible. They work with us when there are time pressures. They try to understand our situation and our business. They’re like partners. If something doesn’t work properly, we call them and they’re always available.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have a lot of other projects. Perhaps they could have one person dedicated to us to make it faster.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Piotr (CEO, Smartbees) is a great specialist. He manages his team and he knows what they should do and how. My advice is to contact him.

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

Web Development for Bike Shop

“We generate around 10 orders a day from the most recent e-commerce website Smartbees developed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Smartbees designs, develops, and maintains a handful of Drupal websites, including e-commerce and customer registration sites.

The Reviewer
 
Poland
Marketing Manager, Bike Shop
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Smartbees does a great job of building and maintaining Drupal websites that continue to help generate more sales. While their turnaround times could be slightly faster, their team manages a large workload and is always easy to reach and a pleasure to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work in the marketing department for a bicycle company that supports 25 brands in Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Smartbees?

We needed help building and managing some of our websites.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Smartbees has helped develop some of our websites from scratch and maintain others on Drupal, including an e-commerce site, a site that displays our products, and a site that allows for customer registration.

What is the team composition?

I mostly work with their CEO.

How did you come to work with Smartbees?

We did an online search for developers with Drupal experience.

How much have you invested with them?

I'm not sure what our total investment has been, but their work is a big part of our budget. We spend around 10,000 Polish Zloty ($2,732 USD) per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them for about three years and counting.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We generate around 10 orders a day from the most recent e-commerce website Smartbees developed. That's just one example of how their work continues to improve our bottom line.

How did Smartbees perform from a project management standpoint?

We ask a lot of their team, but they do a decent job of managing the workload. We communicate through Skype on a daily basis and manage projects through Jira. We can easily reach them by phone or email, but arrange for in-person meetings as needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're good at establishing a strong business relationship with their clients.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve their turnaround times a bit.

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

Drupal API Dev for IT Company

"They stood out because of their flexibility, knowledge, and experience."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Smartbees developed new API integrations on an existing Drupal website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Holland
Project Manager, IT Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website now possesses enhanced functionality. Smartbees communicated consistently and displayed in-depth knowledge of their industry. Their adaptability sets them apart from other providers in the space.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a project manager for an IT company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Smartbees?

We needed Drupal development services.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a well-functioning website with API connections to various other applications.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our recruiter went through a selection process.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They accomplished development tasks on an existing website.  

What was the team composition?

We worked with two developers, a lead developer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client’s website now has well-developed functionalities.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their communication was good and effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They stood out because of their flexibility, knowledge, and experience.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would have liked them to be more proactive about giving solution advice.

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