Web app for Parfuemerie.de

eCommerce web application for selling perfumes and cosmetics across Germany.
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Challenge

Before IntexSoft, the eCommerce system for Parfuemerie.de was serviced by a partner who responded slowly to requests to implement necessary edits to the project. Changes that needed to be applied urgently were implemented very slowly. 

 

The company searched for a new IT partner that could solve these problems and prevent the emergence of new ones. Our company turned out to be the most competitive one. The main factors were our expertise in the deployment and integration of major e-commerce projects.

 

The e-commerce system of Parfuemerie.de needed a complete upgrade. Within the project, our dev team had the following tasks:

 

  • – provide support for adaptive design;
  • – implement modern and convenient payment methods;
  • – set up flexible tools to attract more buyers;
  • – optimize workflows, such as user registration, ordering, etc.;
  • – ensure secure integration with internal order processing ERP systems;
  • – find a flexible solution for the migration of Parfuemerie.de to a new e-commerce system.

Technologies

Team Composition

  • Business analyst

  • Project manager

  • 3 front-end developers

  • 3 back-end developers

  • 2 QA specialists

1

new CMS

9

team members

4

added features

Solution

Since the system is a complex eCommerce system that depends on third-party systems, the team thoroughly analyzed the business logic of the integration before starting the development. Also, the e-commerce system had to provide high automation. So we came up with a solution – a self-healing data exchange.

 

At the first stage of the development, the client offered to choose a new eCommerce system from basic solutions – Shopware, Oxid, and Magento 2. Our team recommended Magento 2 as the most suitable system: it has a large community, a huge plug-in selection, and does not bind a software product to the vendor. 

 

IntexSoft developers chose a cloud solution with Docker containers as the architecture system. This enabled Parfuemerie.de to be independent of contractors. This solution helped to run the container with the application at any time and in any data center without complex manipulations.

 

We also offered to equip the system with such technical functions as:

 

– leveling and loading the balancing in computer networks at the DNS level;

– data caching;

– automation based on distributed sessions;

– detailed monitoring.

Methodology and transparency

Within the project development, we followed the Agile methodology. 

 

Throughout the project, the team regularly held negotiations with the client’s CTO and his assistant. Each month, IntexSoft representatives visited the customer’s office to demonstrate the results of work. At the final stage of the development process, our team negotiated the edits and comments with the client on a daily basis.

 

This was done to prepare for the release and to conduct A/B tests for end-users. To ensure 100% transparency, IntexSoft provided the client with access to the corporate project management system Redmine.

Features

  • New CMS

    Сomplex migration from a custom made eCommerce CMS to Magento 2 platform

  • Responsive web design

    The system looks good on all devices

  • Integrations

    Complex integration with the internal ERP system of the client, integration with the installed plugins

  • Flexibility

    The platform does not require changes to the basic system, and also allows connecting new plugins quickly