VT Labs - a Web Development firm review
Today, only the lazy ones do not think about the Internet presence of their businesses, whether it be a small store or a global supermarket chain. The net attendance significantly expands the sales area and raises the image of the company in the eyes of customers.
Shopify is one of the best eCommerce platforms with all the features the business owners need to sell products. Simple to use, affordable, and customer-friendly, these qualities are key to those who seek the perfect solution for their eCommerce sales. As soon as the decision in favor of Shopify is made, companies need a reliable partner for development, which will take into account all the needs and wishes. This is where VT Labs comes into play.
Key facts about VT Labs
|Service lines||eCommerce, Web development, UI & UX design|
|Avg. hourly rate||$25-49|
VT Labs is a trusted e-Residence company, which works in a transparent and trusted business environment. Thanks to that, customers can be confident in the reliability of VT Labs and its team. A team of about 10 professionals can provide the client with everything necessary, whether it is an eCommerce website or design development. This is possible, thanks to the growth-driven development strategy. VT Labs offer only what the client needs, without imposing unnecessary functionality and «features». Thanks to this approach, the client recognizes VT Labs as a partner, who cares about the customer's good, and not about profit. Today, the company has experience in providing services for such industries like eCommerce, marketing, renting, and publication.
Services provided by VT Labs
- eCommerce web development
The company mainly specializes in developing highly functional and user-friendly cross-device eCommerce solutions. VT Labs develops unique results by finding an individual approach to each client, using the growth-driven approach and waterfall methodology.
Of the various eCommerce platforms, VT Labs guys focus on working with Shopify. As one of the biggest e-commerce platforms around, Shopify allows the company to provide solutions that fully satisfy customer needs. VT Labs builds solutions based on Shopify as well as Shopify Plus platform, which allow processing more than 10,000 transactions per minute. Besides web sites, the team is also capable of creating powerful and functional Shopify apps such as ReCharge, MailChimp, Custom Form, Zendesk Support, or Yotpo Review.
- Frontend development
Creating eCommerce solutions, the team provides frontend development services as well. Frontend development involves the construction of a user interface or the external public part of the website. VT Labs guys aim to create a client-side web presence with a huge set of features and modern appeal. That's why the company uses one of the richest libraries for complex frontend applications development - React.js.
- Backend & API development
Backend is a data access layer of software, which implies the implementation of website logic. VT Labs is developing the backend based on best practices and test-driven expertise, specializing in Ruby on Rails. Rails is the perfect development environment for building any type of web application. Suitable for both simple applications and web sites with complex business logic and dynamic web interfaces.
In addition to a backend, the VT Labs team provides application programming interface (API) solutions. The API allows developers to define the functionality that the program provides. For the client, API provides the opportunity, for example, to receive information about the user, its readers, and other useful information.
- UI & UX design
The knowledge and skills in the field of UI / UX design are used by the team to develop valid, useful, and good looking interfaces. Most of the company's work is the development of applications and e-commerce sites, one of the main components of which is the appearance and user experience.
VT Labs is developing branding, graphics, and design in accordance with the principles of functionality and adaptability. At the stage of implementation of the UI (user interface), the prototype compiled on the UX (user experience) stage is visualized. At the initial stage, the team provides consultative insights about the features of content, analytics, brand development, after which work begins on the graphical part of the interface.
In addition to services provided by the VT Labs, it is important to understand how they are performed and what differentiates them from competitors' offers. The growth-driven development strategy has already been mentioned, but the scientifically well-founded and reliable established timeframe is also important.
Sometimes companies stretch the timeline or reduce it to the detriment of quality. But this is not about VT Labs. The company appreciates the customers' trust, so its approach to the assessment includes a unique project simulator that runs the project 500 times. This allows the calculation of huge amounts of possible scenarios, evaluating all risks according to the law of probability.
VT Labs offers two types of the contract: fixed price for the standard feature set or hourly rate for dynamic specifications and complicated projects. Below you can consider the pricing policy of the company, which depends on the complexity of the work:
- Store Setup will cost the client from $1,000 to $ 2,000 and will be ready in a few weeks;
- If the customer is interested in Custom Shopify Theme, then the price is higher - $5000 - $10000, respectively, and duration from one month;
- Headless Shopify will have to wait more than 2 months. The price for this type of service starts at $15,000.
Over a relatively short period of its existence, the company has developed and implemented solutions for more than dozens of customers. Each client was distinguished by the specifics of the industry, size, financial capabilities, needs, and requirements. Only one thing remained unchanged - satisfaction with the solutions created by VT Labs.
One way or another, all of the company's projects are created with Shopify technology, which has never disappointed customers and failed to let the company down. So, for example, VT Labs guys were engaged in Shopify Theme Customization for Wiivv - footwear manufacturing company.
The company was hired to add a new line to the product for an existing Wiivv website. The main obstacle was the limited time frame, as well as the need to update the old pages of the store following the original design. Thus, the team worked with several pages at once - homepage, product pages, and collection page. This helped to implement new design solutions without violating the overall concept. Working closely with the client’s team, despite the difference in time zones, the VT Labs guys managed to complete the project even earlier than the designated deadline.
Based on the second project from the company's portfolio, we can make sure that VT Labs can cope with Shopify theme development as easily as with the theme customization. The desire to increase the number of goods and update the design of the store led Bull & Stash to VT Labs. The client initially knew what he wanted, namely obtaining a platform with the addition of built-in functional customer support. Thus, the team focused on the customer contact form, homepage, product page, collection page, as well as customer login pages.
The website creation process was divided into 2 logical steps: creating an e-commerce site and adding Know Your Customer - KYC functionality and support. To achieve its goals, the company used such applied technologies as Shopify, Shopify apps including MailChimp, Custom Form, Zendesk Support, Yotpo Review, Amazon AWS, HTML, JS, Jquery, SCSS. All technologies were used under the Agile methodology, which contributed to the gradual creation of an ideal product in every way.
In conclusion, a third project from the company portfolio. The VT Labs was hired to provide a representative of the publishing industry with Shopify store-setup services. The client no longer competes in the market, so the VT Labs was the customer's last chance. At the end of the collaboration, the client received a highly efficient solution to its problem - more than a competitive new e-commerce store.
So, unlike the competitor’s site, the client received a store containing an exhibition section with books published in order and books by authors that cannot be bought. To make this possible, the company did a great deal of work with the homepage, a variety of secondary pages, as well as additional category pages - our books, portrait gallery of authors, and custom publishing exhibition.
Given the completely different solutions that were provided for the customers, there is a confidence that the VT Labs guys are capable of implementing any, even the most daring ideas. Do you have any?