E-commerce platform for a jewelry manufacturer
This is jewelry that has stolen the heart of not only women. The Lilou brand is characterized by creativity and striving to make customers’ dreams come true. To achieve this, a modern sales platform turned out to be necessary.
Lilou.pl is a platform for buying its products. Users can browse different categories, read useful blog posts, and most of all create their own jewelry. Jewelry fans also make product suggestions and can edit almost every product – you can replace pendants, change base color, etc. We needed to make this platform faster, more available, and more intuitive. Support of the mobile devices and good UX was as important as optimization – every page was loaded too long. Our plan was to clean up the code base first and make basic optimizations – more caching and fewer requests. Then fix crucial features – checkout, engraving, and product configurator.
What we proposed to the client – our approach & methodology
We immediately established a common action plan, which we stuck to from the beginning to the end of the project. The first month was pure kanban. We were doing fixes, optimization, refactoring, and testing (QA) at the same time. Then we switched to the scrum sprints.
We had daily and weekly meetings from the beginning. Due to a client’s business knowledge, we also had a lot of creative meetings apart from daily and weekly. After the first part of realization which took almost two months, we had the workshops in our office so we could plan the release and next steps. We switched from the kanban to one-week sprints so we can add features and fix bugs at the same time.
2 x Frontend Developers
1 x Backend Developer
1 x IT Architect
1x UX Designer
1 x QA Tester
1 x Project Manager
Digital Business Director, Project Manager, and Business Consultant.
Techstack: what technologies were used & integrations
NextJS, Cypress (E2E tests), and NestJS.
We consumed GraphQL API and integrated it with three different microservices: Strapi, Magento, and Configurator (NestJS).