Educents

Educational Resources Marketplace

About Educents

Educents is the trusted marketplace for every child’s education. Educents give teachers, homeschoolers and parents access to innovative and fun educational products for their classroom and/or home. Specializing in innovative products created by a community of experts, the platform has already distributed over 2,500,000 high-quality educational resources throughout the world.

As a two-sided marketplace, publishers and individual content creators rely on Educents to simplify their marketing and manage their business. Businesses are able to create their own storefronts and Educents provides them with integrated payment and communication tools to grow their brand. Educents connect with customers who are mostly homeschoolers in the United States.

Our Challenges

Educents needed help to develop their e-commerce platform. They had a Magento website, but the out-of-the-box version didn’t provide a seller functionality part. They needed a feature to enable sellers to upload products, manage orders, and maintain inventory.

Final Takeaway

What was the scope of Atlas’s involvement?
Educents benefitted by scaling resources from us for different e-commerce development tasks. Their product team provided the designs, wireframes, and customer-facing functionalities. Atlas SoftWeb then developed the platform using Magento, PHP, MySQL, Apache, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The team also integrated trackers for Google Analytics and Facebook.

What is the team composition?
The team consisted of our co-founder, Mr. Royson Rajan, 5–6 skilled developers, and 3–4 QA engineers.

How did Educents come to work with Atlas SoftWeb?
Educent had worked with Atlas SoftWeb on past projects, and thus when it came to ecommerce development there were no one else but us!

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What was the impact of this project in the business?
The team was responsive and delivered quality results quickly. Educents assigned dedicated in-house resources to review Atlas SoftWeb’s work because they prioritize quality over speed.

How did Atlas SoftWeb perform from a project management standpoint?
The team at Educent communicated directly with the engineers via Slack and Skype. We always found mutually-convenient time slots. We used Jira and our expert professionals followed their practices for the tool.

What did you find most impressive about Atlas SoftWeb?
As per the client, he felt that the responsive communication was notable. The engineers were passionate and wanted to contribute to the end result’s success.
The client said that it was a great experience and they got what they paid for—maybe even more. Educents had to be on top of things occasionally to make sure quality was top notch.

One advice the client has for potential customers of Atlas.
Have a dedicated engineer lead and work closely with them to ensure effective communication.