A global retailer with an antiquated ecommerce platform wanted to establish a digital-first omnichannel foundation allowing cloud-based flexible commerce functionality to power future investments.
A global retailer with a growing multi-million-dollar online business recognized that their customer experience needed to embrace a digital-first approach to unify the entire brand and keep up with customer expectations. At the core of the digital commerce systems, was an antiquated infrastructure that had grown beyond its ability to scale and involved integration challenges that were costly to continue maintaining. With industry trends indicating that customer purchase behaviors were continuing to shift to digital-first offerings, a strategic move for the brand was to pursue a new foundation for the ecommerce channel that would support longer-term scaled growth as well as flexible integrations with all other systems across the company.
Recognizing that enterprise ecommerce initiatives can become massive in scope, our first step was to begin an Understand phase. In this process, we learned from subject matter experts, hosted user focus groups, and worked directly with the various customer systems to learn the process and gain a deep understanding of our users’ pain points in all areas of the ecommerce enterprise. The Understand process resulted in a multi-phased plan to select a new ecommerce vendor and design concepts for a new online shopping experience. We also spent focused time ensuring there was critical feature parity for major integrations that existed on the prior system. A strong transition plan was also necessary to decommission the old site and retain valuable customer data during the migration.
Systems integrated across the enterprise included:
As a result of this initiative, the retailer experienced the following:
The new ecommerce platform implementation has become a key component for multiple iterations of improvements towards personalization efforts as well as the unification of all channels on a common flexible architecture.