The client came to us with an interesting idea to revolutionize the ethnic beauty products and services market. He exposed typical problems this group faces and found a way to provide a solution. He changed theway the market works and improved the products and services while providing best quality.
Our goal was to provide a one-stop solution for the ethnic community to buy niche beauty products and find service professionals nearby. The website has a large catalog of various beauty products with an intelligent search, a list of beauty salons and independent professionals with map view and the option to search by location.
Professionals got a powerful back-end dashboard to manage business profiles, services, prices, campaigns and accept online bookings. They also got the option to apply a custom template to their public profile, add products and accept online purchases.
Ikantam had to deliver a very complex solution for beauty salons and professionals to manage services, schedule and accept online bookings. It is generally similar to Styleseat and other similar online services but customized for a particular market. We also created a fully custom ecommerce engine: products catalog, shopping cart, payments processing and integration with ERP so we finally got a marketplace of products and sellers. Project development backlog had hundreds of user stories to design, code and test.
The team found a proper stack of technologies and code libraries to implement all of the desired functions, we also used some of our proprietary code to speed up the development and stay within budget. This all allowed us to get the first beta version running within a very limited timeframe.