Ruby, Rails, JSON API, Ecommerce Integration, Shipping Integration, Ember, Responsive Web
PartCycle was founded by two entrepreneurs with shared passions for automobiles, DIY repair and cutting-edge technology. However, when it came time to put the idea into practice, the company did not yet have a development team. Rather than waiting to hire an entire internal team to launch the project, they decided to partner with Big Nerd Ranch to complete the application while they formed their web team.
The Big Nerd Ranch front-end, back-end and design team partnered closely with the client to bring the app to market. The back-end team built an import solution for the massive part inventories from each seller and delivered the web API to run the application while the front-end team created a scalable single-page application that interacted with the back-end database.
Our designers matched PartCycle’s unique brand and built a user interface, with a delightful user experience, that stands out against other competitors in the space.
Working collaboratively with the PartCycle founders, the team at Big Nerd Ranch delivered a web app that is pioneering many industry-first technical innovations, including:
In addition to the technical achievement, the web application helped PartCycle accomplish its business goals. There is now a quicker and more simple supplier onboarding process in which suppliers can sign up and update inventory in less than 15 minutes. Furthermore, every interaction on the site is being driven by data and analytics, which has allowed the company to improve the conversion rate by 100% in the six months following the completion of the project.
Big Nerd Ranch was critical in getting our startup on the right path. They went above and beyond to instill the best of the best practices. Whether it was process, technology or teamwork, they taught us how to do it right, and furthermore—they took the time to teach us why. Big Nerd Ranch gave our young company the best possible foundation to build upon and any startup would be lucky to work with them.