How we built a B2B marketplace in just 3 months

An e-commerce marketplace development case study

Introduction/The Client

Our client (name protected) is a leader in the rapidly growing and changing world of virtual games. The company wanted to implement an innovative business model with our support as an IT outsourcing partner

The project was to develop, from scratch, a complex B2B marketplace for virtual gaming goods. The catch? They wanted it ready in 3 months. In this IT Outsourcing case study we explain just how we managed!

Project Overview

The Challenge

Development and implementation of a marketplace for gaming goods, seller ratings, plus integration of international payment providers. All in just 3 months!

Our Solution

With such strict conditions, the best approach is to be flexible. According to the principles of agile, iterative development, we modified our architecture and changed the conceptual ideas as required.

The primary rule is not to focus too much on a rigidly defined technology stack, choosing a particular solution and being afraid to deviate from the plan. Following the LEAN approach, we delayed most of the initial features and ideas at the early development stages with the intention of introducing them later.

We chose the tools that, we believed, would give us the chance of meeting the deadline for the project without compromising quality. Those were Python, Django, and Celery for backend; Vue.js for frontend; Docker, Compose and AWS for DevOps and a flexible microservices architecture.

The methodology

Controlled

The deadline was “Christmas” and our project plan ensured that the MVP was delivered in-time and in-budget.

Agile

At every stage customer knew what we are doing and in close communication we were discussing best way of implementing the features.

Tech Stack

Front end – Vue.js
Back end – Microservices,
CMS Python, Django,
DevOps Cloud AWS, Docker, Compose

The Result

To a tight deadline, the client received a market-ready project, which was reliable, stable, and well thought out. The next step is further development at the production level, which the project is now ready for.

K&C (Krusche & Company GmbH)

St.-Pauls-Platz 9
80336 München
Germany

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