Happyshopper DIY package is essentially a custom programming offering that allows the retailer to create a customized application to meet their specific requirements using the code base that we have already created during the Happyshopper development program. By leveraging our existing code base retailer can get a jumpstart on this extremely complex process of creating a new application specifically tailored to meet their needs.
Happyshopper DIY advantages
Retailers who want to take advantage of the application development services offered by MCM Technologies. We will be able to do so using the Happyshopper DIY program. We will make our basic code set available as your foundational building blocks. Through the process of discovering client requirements, interface and branding needs, and functional feature sets we will develop a statement of work and a strategic plan to accomplish the programming to deliver a fully customized application. All throughout this process MCM Technologies will maintain a tight relationship with the client to ensure a satisfactory delivery of the finished product at the end of the process.
Just like the Happyshopper Private Label program, the DIY program will involve highly technical application development requiring good communications from both parties all throughout. All throughout MCM Technologies and the retailer will work hand-in-hand to create, test, and ultimately deploy the retailer’s custom application. We envision this process going through several well-defined phases including discovery, creating the statement of work with detailed features and specifications, programming, testing, limited release for beta-test with retailer’s employees, limited release for beta-test with retailers customers, and finally launch.
MCM Technologies will continue to support the client with updates, and tier 1 technical support throughout the applications lifecycle. New feature development will be performed at the client’s request. Any new features developed for the Happyshopper Marketplace applications may potentially be available to DIY customers as an upgrade, or added feature if so requested.
Custom application development is a highly complex and difficult process, but one with which we are highly familiar. We have been developing applications for use in the grocery industry for the last 10 years and more importantly we have supported the applications that we have developed. Retailers can leverage our years of experience, our mature code base, and our insight to develop applications that meet or exceed their expectations in a fraction of the time from starting from scratch.