THE CLIENT

Polish distributor of folk articles

Folkstar is the biggest folk art web store in Poland. They are selling items that nobody needs, but everybody loves.
The company was founded in 2009 and offers products at 9 brick and mortar stores all over the country. Selling over 25000 products via their web store they are way above their competition.

Problem

Folkstar had great potential in its online channel. However, the web store was simple and outdated. It didn’t even have an online payment integration or a mobile-friendly design. Despite this, the annual revenue of the online channel was quite impressive. Folkstar decided to invest in its online channel to make these numbers even higher and open to the online market.

Challenges

Our technical team joined the Elvi project as Sylius & Symfony specialists. Starting with one person as a consultant, we participated in the proof of concepts, checking up Sylius performance, setting up data models, and migrating the current business data. To help understand and implement the best Sylius & Symfony practices and standards, we provided a list of recommendations and suggestions. Later on, we actively participated in the project development with the Elvi developers team expanding our cooperation to 4 people.

  • Building a mobile & web eCommerce app
  • Projecting the proper API layer for orders and appointments
  • Building an ERP system for fulfillment connectors
  • Integrating with a CRM

Solution
& Outcome

As BitBag we participated in the eCommerce business design process and delivered all necessary features of the online store, including:

  • RWD storefront which is simple & pretty
  • Wishlist plugin
  • Content Management System integration in one place
  • Elasticsearch filters for option & attributes on the product index page
  • Payment integration – PayU
  • InPost, DPD, DHL courier services integration features label printing and courier ordering
  • Migrated data alongside with customers and their passwords (we kept them encrypted with the possibility to log in on the new platform)
  • Hosting setup for easy deployment and environment management
SUMMARY

Our missions
successfully accomplished

Folkstar

Beautiful Sylius B2C
selling polish folk products online and offline

  • Sylius B2C eCommerce platform
  • CMS integration
  • Data migration

We chose BitBag because we believed that they are the company that best knows how to use Sylius to build an e-commerce platform. It was the right choice, BitBag helped us to build a system that not only saves our money but also allows us to build our business without fear of being limited by software.
Jarosław Majcher
CTO Folkstar

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