Rave Digital - an eCommerce development firm review
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Key facts about Rave Digital
|Service lines||eCommerce, web development, mobile app development, UI/UX design|
|Avr. hourly rate||$49-99|
|Location||Coral Springs, FL, USA|
With 10 Magento certified developers, 6 Magento 2 trained solution partners, 15 Salesforce certified developers, and 15 Google AdWords/Analytics & Bing certified professionals, Rave Digital has a large share of the B2B & B2C eCommerce solutions market. Thus, the company’s portfolio includes e-shops for such brands as America’s Test Kitchen, WAI Global, National Oak, Echo Engineering, Bauer Media, and Hearst Magazines UK.
In total, the company has created more than 300 eCommerce sites, 64% of which decrease in cost per acquisition, 12% of which increase conversions via loyalty programs, and 17% - decrease in cart abandonment rate.
Such results demonstrate a significant team's awareness not only in the minds of eCommerce startups to enterprise sites but also in eCommerce digital marketing. It allows to improve customer conversion rate, average order, as well as customer lifetime value.
Services provided by Rave Digital
- eCommerce application
The team aims to launch and maintain a professional online presence for any business. That’s why, being a Magento and Salesforce CloudCraze top developer, Rave Digital also specializes with Shopify, WooCommerce, Zen Cart, NetSuite SuiteCommerce, BigCommerce, Drupal Commerce, 3dcart, and Volusion platforms. The company does not provide solutions only based on one tool team good with but creates a product coming out of the needs of customers. That is why Rave Digital should be good at everything.
Rave Digital provides cross-browser, as well as mobile compatible websites. Among the advantages of the applications of the created apps, it is worth paying attention to QuickBooks integration, multi-channel shopping cart, integration with CRM / ERP, multi-warehouse, and social selling.
Besides, Rave Digital provides customized eCommerce development solutions for both B2C and B2B businesses at every stage. Thus, the company portfolio includes more than 50 B2B and 50 B2C websites for manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers. For B2C customers, Rave’s guys offer M-commerce, eCommerce upselling, personalization, shipping support, and single-click reordering features. Features for B2B business clients include multiple catalogs, multiple price lists, custom presentation, multiple product views, and flexible promotion.
- Web design & development
It’s not enough for the company to simply provide a back-end and frontend part of the site. Repeatedly achieving the title of best web design and development company, Rave Digital offers a full range of services from Internet marketing to development. Specifically, app development, custom UI / UX web design, mobile apps, back-end integration, enterprise solution, and marketing.
The Rave Digital team consists of 35 specialists who have accounted for the experience of creating more than 310 web & mobile apps to create the next one. The technological stack that the guys use includes JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, Microsoft.NET technologies, Symphony, Laravel, Angular, CodeIgniter, Zend frameworks as well as Joomla !, Drupal, DNN, WordPress content management systems.
To provide a visual appearance and achieve the client’s business goal, the marketing team traces every stage of website design and development, which allows the company not to deviate from the deadlines for fulfilling orders and meeting high-quality standards.
- Mobile app development
Having at its disposal 7 top specialists in the development of mobile applications, Rave Digital has created more than 10 applications, which are in the top version of the AppStore. Offering solutions for more than 12 different industries, including healthcare, education, and real estate, the Rave Digital team can take pride in more than 50 native and 10 cost-friendly hybrid PhoneGap applications using HTML5 and CSS3.
The team specializes in custom development of iOS, Android, and enterprise solutions - mobile web design, iOS app development, Android app development, and hybrid mobile solutions.
Key benefits of applications created by Rave Digital include GPS Integration, platform porting, hybrid apps using PhoneGap, ad network partnerships, social Apis, and in-app purchases.
- Digital Marketing
Regardless of what goals the client hopes to achieve, the Rave Digital does everything to exceed his expectations. A certified team has more than ten years of experience with PPC, SEO, SMO. Today, 30 specialists have optimized many sites, the total number of visits of which is more than 820 million.
Rave’s core digital marketing services include eCommerce marketing, SEO (Search engine optimization), PPC (pay-per-click), SMO (Social Media Optimization), ORM (Online Reputation Management), content marketing, and more.
Rave’s Google Digital Marketing Solutions is provided through Google AdWords and YouTube ads, Google Analytics, Google Webmasters tools, Google My Business, Google Tag Manager, DoubleClick by Google, and more.
In addition to basic marketing services, the company also has many years of experience in providing SEO copywriting, mobile app marketing, and link building.
CMS is a content management system, which is basically a set of different scripts for creating/editing and managing site content.
Being a top-rated CMS development firm, Rave Digital counts over 20 dedicated CMS developers. They specialize in responsive and intuitive design, CMS migration, CRM integration, multi-tenant website, shopping cart integration, SEO friendly & W3C compliant solutions.
The company uses such CMS as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Sharepoint, Mojo-portal, and DotNetNuke, thanks to which it was possible to optimize more than 80 projects. To date, the total number of visitors to sites that have been optimized by Rave Digital by CMS specialists is over 350M.
The team specializes in providing cost-effective and innovative Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for clients globally, mainly from security, healthcare, and construction industries.
Rave Digital provides CRM solutions to maximize the effectiveness of the marketing strategy and optimize the sales funnel, as well as provide after-sales customer support. The company's competencies include Salesforce CRM, Sugar CRM, ZohoCRM, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamic, vTiger, as well as AbleCRM. Specializing in various CRM solutions, a team of 15 certified experts able to provide decisions of different levels of difficulties for both startups and large enterprises.
Currently completed over 40 CRM projects, whose main advantages are lead distribution & automation, closer view of a conversion funnel, Outlook & Gmail integration, workflow and process automation, multi-channel shopping cart, as well as role-based custom views.
- Quality assurance testing
The company takes a responsible testing approach, which is why it offers two different strategies for testing mobile and web applications. So, for example, mobile apps undergo a requirement analysis as well as Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) if necessary.
When testing mobile applications, the Rave's guys pay attention to compatibility, miscellaneous, UI/UX, performance, installations/uninstallation, functionality, and localization.
As for web apps testing, the team examines the security level, UI/UX, website’s speed and overall performance, functionality, and usability.
The Rave’s QA testing consists of such 14 steps: review requirements - test planning - create test scenarios - create test cases -execute test cases - compare actual and expected result - defect management - bug fixes - retesting - regression - system testing - UAT (user acceptance testing) - test report - QA support.
To make sure that the company is as good in practice as in words, let's take a look at the Rave Digital portfolio. The first case that caught our attention was requested by Hearst Magazines UK. The customer needed a B2C Magento 2 commerce online store, which would be multi-functional and user-friendly.
The team filled the site with a lot of advantages. For example, a search function that is indispensable for the operation of any website. Besides, the team took the time to create push notification, inventory control, custom pricing, discount eligibility check, manageable FAQ, promo offer, as well as multiple subscription/offer options. The Revo team used Magento, Magento 2, PHP, MySQL, as well as JS technologies.
In addition to creating main functions, the team took on responsibilities to ensure integration processes. So, the integration was carried out with New Relic, Google Analytics, and Feefo. They give the customer an idea of website traffic, customer clicks, the average length of visit, etc. The Live Chat System, a chat system and chat plugins that allows you to keep in touch with customers online, has also been introduced. The Hearst Magazines UK currently has 17 million digital unique users.
The second project, which deserves no less attention, was created for Blinc Inc, a world-famous mascara manufacturer. The customer needed to upgrade its website to make it accessible and attractive due to its advanced design. Cooperation foresees the website migration from Core PHP to the Magento platform. It allowed the team to offer the customer what he hoped for - excellent functionality wrapped in a great design.
The “filling” of the site includes such features as one page checkout, multilingual support, multi-store & multi-currencies, retailer locator module, blog, search directory, advanced search, coupon code, free shipping over specific offers, product out-of-stock notification, upselling/cross-selling option and more.
For this project, the Rave Digital team used technologies such as Magento, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, JS, and HTML5.
The last but not the least project we want to make out in more detail is a mobile app uControl.
The project is exciting as the Rave Digital team has to not just create a regular mobile app, but the one with an IR remote control for controlling centralized multimedia systems. Simply put, this is an application that works via Wi-Fi and replacing multiple remotes. To bring the plan to life, the team used iOS and Android technologies as well as Objective-C.
Thus, everyone can download the application from AppStore or Google Play to use phone or tablet usage as a universal remote. The app is controlling by touch and has a very light and simple design, nothing more, as in your TV remote. Also, the application is equipped with a convenient function of personalizing the room.