Gymgrossisten was founded in 1996 and started out as a small private company with a focus on sports and dietary supplements. What set the company apart was not just the quality of their services, but their willingness to take their business online. Gymgrossisten is regarded as a pioneer of e-commerce and their website sees heavy traffic on a daily basis.
Today Gymgrossisten is one of the largest sport nutrition companies in the world, with around 100-million-dollars' worth of annual sales. The company is established in Scandinavia and Western Europe and is the Scandinavian leader in their niche. These days they operate under the Health and Sports Nutrition Group, together with two other stores:
CTO of Gymgrossisten
"Forbytes has done a very good job recruiting our resources. We're a very picky group, but we've been given some excellent profiles. I wouldn’t have been able to find the same level of developers in Stockholm."
Moving the e-commerce store onto Magento
There is no small amount of joy in watching your business grow, however there is also a certain element of stress to it. You have to ensure that you can keep up with the increasing demand, and that you still keep a high quality of service. When Gymgrossisten found themselves in this delightful but demanding situation, they realized that their current e-commerce site was not going to cut it.
The Magento platform proved to be the solution to Gymgrossisten's needs. One of its key advantages is that Magento is capable of simultaneously managing a large scope of orders and users. It is also a flexible and customisable platform, which allows for easy integration with any third-party solution. Additionally, Magento allows you to maintain multiple e-commerce stores in one place, making it the perfect e-commerce solution for companies like Gymgrossisten.
Outsourcing the software development
However, finding reliable Magento developers is not an easy task. So, rather than trying to hire a team of their own, Gymgrossisten chose to search for a software development partner. Forbytes could supply the expertise that was needed to move the e-commerce store to the Magento platform and so the partnership began.
Forbytes currently provide three software engineers and one quality assurance engineer to work closely with Gymgrossisten's main development team. Aside from a number of smaller projects, such as the customer's loyalty program development, they are also involved in continuous enhancements and the development of new features on the Magento platform. Our developers also help with the custom content management system to ensure that the platform is adapted to Gymgrossisten's needs.
Slack for team-wide messaging and new feature deployment notifications
Skype for daily internal team meetings and catch ups
Jira for requirements management, project tracking, and time estimates
Confluence for weekly progress reporting and maintaining the build road map
GitHub as a repository for features, documentation, and tracking issues