St.Louis based startup Greetabl.com was transformed into a scalable and automated one-stop-shop for creatively-curated gifts and greetings that are personalized with Instagram photos, packaged and sent in just a few clicks. This enabled the startup to scale, fundraise and compete for larger market share as well as bigger ROI.
“We threw a lot at the Spark team and wanted everything ‘yesterday’. They did an outstanding job executing our vision. We have big plans, and a lot of new things to build, and we look forward to working with Spark for years to come.” – said Joseph Fischer, Greetabl founder & CEO.
This week, thanks to the hard work of our CEO Damian Legawiec, we have open sourced our very own kick-off bundle which we use as a starting point for all eCommerce and Rails related projects at Spark Solutions.
The starter-kit is available on GitHub and should be very helpful not only to Spree developers, but to anyone who is seeking a reliable platform for a scalable online store. Quick and easy setup makes the repository a remarkable ready-to-develop foundation, which is packed with all of the newest technologies shortening time-to-value for your client or yourself.
Our CEO Damian Legawiec has recently been invited to present at ReactJS Warsaw meetup attended by a few dozens front end developers. The presentation included the introduction to Flux as well as examples of its practical implementations.
British-based luxury & fashion marketplace MilanStyle.com experienced a spectacular 45% increase in conversion rate after launching its new mobile-ready and improved platform running on open-source Spree Commerce framework. MilanStyle.com now features over 300 thousand luxury items from top boutiques all over the world and brands like Gucci, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Saint Laurent. That’s ten times more than its old website.
Michal FaberQuestion: What e-commerce platform should I use if the requirements are 2,000+ SKUs, customize look of site, have holiday promotions site-wide or per product, sales reports activity, google analytics?
At New York City based Yuve, Inc., they strongly believe that a combination of complete nutrition, exercise, positive thinking and relaxation makes everyone feel and look younger. But there’s so much to do and so little time! That is why Yuve founders’ goal is to help people be healthier and more confident by providing them with the best tasting vegan nutritional shake but also with inspiring and informative content like fitness & psychology advice or health & beauty tips.
React.js at the present time. When Angular 2.0 is released definitely check it out, but I wouldn’t start new projects with Angular 1.3 at this time as it won’t be easy to migrate to 2.0 (complete framework rewrite). React is solid, simple and widely used in production by Facebook.
Some Rails dev shops used Backbone.js with Marionette in the past for their simplicity and well working with apps which aren’t SPAs (most of the projects aren’t).
As of late 2014 there’s a trend to use React for this kind of tasks which I highly recommend – it’s simple, powerful, fast and can be used on the server side too so it won’t hurt SEO, which is great advantage over AngularJS or Ember.js. For larger apps use the Flux pattern and you’re set.