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Successfully Delivered A Native eCommerce Experience

Konga is a Nigerian eCommerce company founded in 2012. It offers a third-party online marketplace as well as direct retail in various categories including consumer electronics, fashion, home appliances, books, children's items, and personal care.

In 2014, Konga recorded a sale of $3.5 million, its revenue increasing by 450% over 2013. In January 2015, Konga was rated as the most visited Nigerian website by Alexa Internet.

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The Problem

While expanding its eCommerce reach, Konga recognized the need to offer access via mobile platforms (Android and iOS).

The challenge was now to build a great mobile experience and also develop all associated web services. Konga approached Net Solutions in 2013.

Before choosing Net Solutions as its eCommerce partner, Konga conducted a thorough market search. They initially wanted to build an iOS app and associated web offerings. Impressed with our services, Konga later decided to work with us to develop an Android app as well.

The Solution

Process and Engagement Model

The project was executed on a fixed price engagement model and with a team of six people. Net Solutions was involved in both the design and development of the app.

Collaboration and Communication

Project collaboration was done using Basecamp. Project communication was done using Go ToMeetings and Skype. An Account Manager coordinated between Konga and Net Solutions teams.

Technology Stack

The mobile apps were developed in native iOS and Android frameworks.

Since the Konga website was developed on the Magento eCommerce platform, web services were also launched using Magento.

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The Result

A Premium Mobile Commerce Experience

Konga was able to deliver a premium mobile commerce experience to its customers. In addition, Konga delivered all the best features offered by other leading apps.

Acquired 4+ Rating For Mobile Apps

Both the Android and iOS apps that we developed for Konga received an average of 4+ rating and over 500,000 downloads.

Won Awards For Innovation

The mobile phone applications built by us won awards for Konga including Fast Company Online Retailer of the Year and Marketing World Awards.

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