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Staples

A custom supply chain platform that helped Staples grow faster & more efficiently.

We delivered a fully custom, digital platform that integrated business operations, empowered vendors to grow their business and saved on operational costs.

Problem Statement

“We need a way to augment our product offering and reduce cost of service so we save millions as we grow”

Before Staples came to us, they were using an expensive software vendor to manage the vendor integrations. The vendor contracting process was all handled manually via PDF documents and with no ability to gain intelligence from their contracts, as none of the variable contract inputs lived in a database. This resulted is a labor intensive vendor onboarding process with very little management oversight on what merchants were agreeing on with vendors.

This made rapidly scaling their vendor base almost impossible and cost prohibitive.

Project Ambition

A unified platform that allows vendors to sell through all of Staples’ e-commerce channels, with multiple integration options.

Project Success
$8m
Approximate annual savings from vendor fees and operational costs
$1b
Approximate annual revenue uptick from vendor drop ship products
1.5m
New products added through the platform

Technology

We delivered a fully custom platform that seamlessly integrated with their existing product suite.

  • Angular.js
  • Clojure
  • Custom Integration with:
  • – Client Gateway
  • – Client Item Master

Services

We worked with Staples from initial product ideation and strategy through to delivery and ongoing support once live.

  • Product Strategy
  • UX Design & Prototyping
  • End-to-end custom software development
  • Heroku Infrastructure Implementation

Team

We provided a lean but multi-disciplined team with the expertise and experience required to deliver the platform efficiently.

  • UX/UI Designer
  • Chief Architect
  • Back End Engineers
  • Front End Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Engineers