Time to re-platform your ecommerce site? Astound Commerce understands the intricacies of online retailing, and the complexity involved in building a site that meets those needs. Our specialized service delivery standards can meet even the most detailed niche requirements.
Understanding where you are going, what to expect, and how much time you need to dedicate is critical to proper planning. Our ecommerce implementation process is structured enough to provide reliability, and flexible enough to adapt to surprises. With over a decade of experience, our implementation process strikes a winning balance between rigor and adaptability.
Wireframe framework by market vertical
Astound Commerce has partnered with the E-Tailing Group to make sure our wireframe process is based on a strong foundation. We continuously monitor and analyze vertical-specific ecommerce best practice. We combine this information with your business needs to customize a set of wireframes. The result is a solid base for an ecommerce experience that meets the increasingly sophisticated demands of your customers.
User experience best practice
Astound Commerce’s robust wireframing process gives us an exceptional starting point for design. With workflow, functionality and integration expectations defined within the wireframes, we turn our focus to the aesthetic work. We combine the functional needs of the site with a look-and-feel that enhances your brand and delights your customers.
Execution and insight
At Astound Commerce, we understand that ecommerce development can feel like a mystery. We focus on de-mystifying the process as much as possible. Your team will regularly give you status updates, and with our Customer Portal, you can check your project at any time, with ongoing, real-time progress updates.
Astound Commerce is here to support you once your site launches. Continuous improvement of site performance, development of new functionality, key performance indicator monitoring, and on-going consultative support around your online marketing efforts is all part of what we offer after you go live.
With Astound Commerce, you get a project implementation process that is tailored specifically to your business needs. It’s fast, effective, predictable and meticulously tested – we’ll get your ecommerce site up and running in record time.
Astound Commerce has been our partner for many years. Time and time again they've shown their commitment to maintaining a strong long term relationship and partnership. They have a strong technical team that continues to deliver on our business needs, while supporting our ecommerce operations 24x7x365.
Astound’s value proposition, which combines technical expertise, quality work, and strategic vision has made for a great partnership for us from day one. It is not often we have been able to establish the level of trust we have built with their team based on their customer first approach. Their understanding of the eCommerce market has been instrumental in driving immediate and tangible growth for us in all channels.
Since 2012, Astound has helped us to launch new web sites for Men’s Wearhouse and Joseph Abboud brands. With their help we implemented numerous features to support our mobile, omnichannel and international Ecommerce initiatives. The Astound team consistently provides quality resources to us and has been and continues to be instrumental in delivering mission critical projects for Men’s Wearhouse online.
I had the pleasure of working with the Astound Commerce team when Sears was migrating its IBM Web Sphere Commerce platform from version 6 to version 7. Astound was a key part of this strategic initiative. Astound Commerce had successfully built a version 7 store for our Kenmore brand and played key role in Sears.com migration, creating our development environment, rebuilding our store locator function, and refactoring complex areas of our code base was critical to our eventual success. My experience with Astound Commerce was a testament to their ability to work as part of a much larger team comprised of multiple vendors and our own staff, executing specific tasks that helped us achieve a larger goal.
Astound has been an integral partner in the success of Parts Town for nearly a decade. The passion and technical skill of our dedicated team and their supporting resources have helped make Parts Town the technology leader in the commercial kitchen parts industry.
The Astound folks were an integral part of our team, living and breathing the new site with us. They provided great WebSphere Commerce expertise, working hand-in-hand with our developers, so we’d be prepared to fully take over ongoing development post-launch.
Whether you want to increase sales, give your customers a breathtaking shopping experience, or simply improve your site’s response time, Astound Commerce can help. We have strong expertise in on-demand ecommerce technologies and we’ll work closely with your internal IT and marketing teams to deliver strong commercial results.
We offer complete plug-and-play services according to your business needs – from single projects to ongoing development and support. We offer specialist expertise across both B2C and B2B markets.
Whether you’re looking for a custom online store, a brand new technology stack, or a fully integrated multichannel system on your existing platform, we have the experience, infrastructure and talent to help you meet your ecommerce objectives.
Astound Commerce uses the world’s leading platforms to create custom solutions that will integrate easily with the systems you already use. We’ll integrate your new ecommerce platform with your back-end/legacy applications, and omnichannel solutions.
Our proven integration modules let you save time and reduce cost and risk. We’ll turn your existing Product Information Management (PIM), Content Management (CMS), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Image Management, guided navigation and site search systems, retail POS and in-store kiosks, Order Management, ERP, financials and payments, tax processing gateways and other back office systems into valuable network assets that can be easily integrated and leveraged in a new business process.
If you need us to work with a third-party provider, we’ll always do so in a friendly, open and flexible manner – as if we’re a part of your in-house team. Our focus is a successful implementation of all the components of your ecommerce operation.
Our seamless systems integration solutions offer you:
- Personalized and integrated cross-channel shopping experiences
- Competitive advantage through scalability, adaptability and maximum performance
- No large upfront investments and lower total cost of ownership
- Automated and integrated online marketing and sales processes across multiple channels
- B2B or B2C models and extended site support
- Highly effective application infrastructures via an SOA environment
Quality Assurance is one of the most important elements of the implementation process, yet it’s often an afterthought. Astound Commerce takes the QA process seriously – we’ll test your requirements to make sure that they’re prepared to support future functional advances.
With our rigorous project management methodology, we develop structured test cases at the same time the development team is building your site. We use specialized delivery standards and flexible automation tools to adapt test cases to the requirements and functional changes that evolve out of the development phase. On-demand testing capability allows us to use powerful automated testing whenever we update or enhance your ecommerce site.
Throughout testing, we constantly check and double-check to make sure that your site meets all of our quality criteria, with ongoing validation of:
- Conformity to specifications
- Completeness and correctness
- Performance, stability, and scalability
- Conformity to standards
- Browser compatibility
- Error tolerance