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Old Lion Publishing House

With devabit’s help, OLPH could reach their target audience nation-wide and win more than 50% of Ukrainian children’s books market.

Due to 60% of Ukrainians being Russian-speaking, majority of publishers sell books written in or translated to Russian. OLPH is famous in Ukraine for publishing high-quality books in the Ukrainian language, especially children’s books. There was a huge demand for literature Ukrainian speakers and learners, but previously books could be purchased only physically at bookstores in Lviv and Kyiv. With devabit’s help, OLPH could reach their target audience nation-wide and win more than 50% of Ukrainian children’s books market.

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Publishing / E-commerce

Customer

Old Lion Publishing House

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Product

Old Lion is an award-winning publishing house in Ukraine.

It was founded in 2001 and gained more than 30 awards. In 2013, book customers admitted that Publishing House has released the best books for children. OLPH customers are provided with a wide range of books of world-known authors. Moreover, they can share their thoughts and ideas on website, communicate with authors, discuss the books, etc.

Also, OLPH regularly organizes lots of interesting events for bookworms and invites the best authors from all over the world. devabit team developed a convenient ordering and payment system for OLPH online store.

Technologies

Challenge

Design and develop from scratch in 1.5 months. Our customer has requested the platform to be ready before an important milestone, the Christmas sale start.

On the technical side, it was challenging to make an attractive website that would burst sales. Another challenge was to develop intuitive and informative design.

Also, devabit team worked on integration of multiple APIs, different delivery services – Nova poshta, payment systems – ePay, LiqPay, implemented discount systems (integration with Local). One more important solution was social media integration.

Besides, our engineers faced a challenge to develop interactive, fast, easy to manage news page.

Business value

Due to the new website and online shop, Old Lion was able to triple their sales volume and win the market of children’s board books in Ukrainian.

A user-friendly and easy web-based admin page helped our client to effectively manage customers, orders, goods, etc., and allowed for a better logistics planning.

Convenient payment, ordering and discount systems attracted more customers to buy online. Also, implementation of delivery services enables customers to receive their books faster and safer.

Future

devabit team has designed and developed OLPH web store from scratch, using modern technologies and implementing useful modules.

Since then, OLPH has increased their sales by 300%, gained more than 200 000 happy customers.

Our client received a new convenient ordering and payment systems, interactive, fast, user-friendly news page.

According to customer’s demands, the project was delivered on time. Since the project has scored a success rapidly, Old Lion has more chances to expand its business across the globe in near future. Currently, the customer aims to augment the number of books translated into Ukrainian and integrate more innovative features into online store.

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