Proximity Costa Rica builds custom eCommerce platform for Mace Security International

Client Profile

Mace® is a diversified manufacturer and provider of personal defense and security products to consumer and business market segments. Since 1970, Mace® has been the original trusted brand for personal defense sprays, while continuously adding high quality security products to the brand line through the years. Mace® supports their products by providing warranty and educational programs.

Location

Cleveland,OH

Industry

Personal Security & Safety

Operation Scope

Worldwide

The Challenge

The client required a custom eCommerce solution to commercialize their products online, to replace their previous one.

The requirements included a fully responsive web application, a full migration from the previous eCommerce solution, and a completely new design.

Proximity worked in collaboration with a Boston based digital agency in charge of the user experience. Proximity’s developers took care of the development (both back end and front end), data migration, and implementation.

The Solution

We follow scrum-based Agile software development where the client gets full transparency into the development cycle, including constant line of communication, frequent exchange of artifacts and builds, and real time collaboration.

As an extension of our client, our involvement extends into the following processes:

  • SPRINT PLANNING SESSIONS

  • DAILY SCRUM MEETINGS

  • SPRINT REVIEWS

  • RETROSPECTIVES

  • MENTORING AND TRAINING TO NEW MEMBERS

  • TECH TOPICS

  • Others

The Results

The team at Proximity developed the application on time and within budget, executing a complex migration from the previous system, including products, product attributes, categories, customers, orders, and system configuration. We built some customized modules for different purposes: a product-finder view, to let the users to find products in an easier way, by specific attributes, with the features made with Ajax and advanced HTML5/CSS3 skills.

Technologies

Gitflow tools, PHP, MySQL Percona, Magento CE, Migration tools, Apache configuration, SASS, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery