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Web application for US Cars Trade

US Cars Trade is an online marketplace providing access to 6.5 million cars.

  • Duration 2020 – ongoing
  • Team 6 members
  • Industry E-commerce
  • Platforms Web

Project idea

Build a turnkey solution where users can purchase a US car at no risk and get it delivered to the EU. The client covers all steps such as car examination, purchase, and delivery to the end customer. Software calculates optimum logistics from a seller to purchaser. Purchasers see all purchase-related costs upfront.

Target audience

This website serves people who want a truly American car. The catalog contains over 6.5 million items, including both extremely popular and expensive, rare models. For sellers, the website provides a wide, engaged audience of US car fans.

Project challenges

  • Client solution, implemented as an SPA, remains highly visible for search engines and ranks high in search results.
  • Cost calculator is based on a custom algorithm in order to determine precisely user expenses.
  • The project contained a large scope of work and a limited budget.
  • Software must successfully support growth of user base.

Planning

Input

The client initially had:

  • Legacy website
  • Large scope
  • Limited budget

Analysis

Our team:

  • Prepared a set of requirements
  • Mapped out a development plan
  • Decided on implementation and technologies

Result

Our work resulted in:

  • an MVP launch on budget
  • Robust software architecture
  • Custom algorithms for cost calculations and route planning
  • Highly scalable infrastructure

Business benefits

Decreased deal closing time

System generates offers and closes deals automatically.

Support across several locations

The service targets several countries (with main focus on Germany and Switzerland.)

Transparency

Client solution determines and displays all purchase-related information and costs immediately. No hidden fees.

Antibot/anti scrap system

A complex system applies to protect software against DDoS attacks and malicious activities.

Main project
features

  • Risk-free trades

    The platform provides an opportunity to buy a car directly from a seller without any middle layer between parties. Still, buyers can apply to the client company’s services. The client takes care of the entire purchase and delivery process, from inspection to shipment and registration.

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  • Search

    Users benefit from a detailed search system. They can browse through the entire catalog or limit search results to main categories. Those include new, used, and classic. Both fast and advanced search are available in a click.

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  • Calculator

    Custom purchase calculator contains several items. It helps users determine total purchase, delivery, and registration costs. Custom duties and taxes are separate line items on the list.

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  • Delivery logistics

    A custom-built algorithm takes into account geolocation parameters and coordinates. It calculates optimum delivery route from the US/Canadian seller to a German seaport and then to the destination point.

    Costs are based on optimum sea route from the US dealer to a German port and then to user location.

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  • Dynamic language support

    Users can switch the language without reloading the entire page. User information is saved.

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Project timeline

  • Timeline

    2020 – ongoing

Results

The MVP version of the service was launched on time and within budget limits. The team enhanced website security protecting it from spam and scrappers. The team adds required functionality and ensures software scaling.

Technologies

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    ReactJs

  • Next.js logo

    Next.js

  • SASS logo

    SASS

  • AWS logo

    AWS

  • Docker logo

    Docker

  • PHP 7.4 logo

    PHP 7.4

  • Symfony 4.4 LTS logo

    Symfony 4.4 LTS

  • MySQL logo

    MySQL

  • Redis logo

    Redis

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    GeoLocation Services