E-commerce platform Minimera.se
|Coordinator||SHAPE FOR CHANGE AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - August 2017|
Purpose and goal
The project had two parts - a pilot study and the development of a prototype software. The pilot study, which was performed in collaboration with external expertise, was carried out with good results. It showed us that adapting any of the existing platforms to our specific needs would be a comprehensive task. The project team decided that the most efficient and profitable alternative would be to create a solution of our own. The result of the pilot study became the foundation for part two which resulted in a proof of concept of the future system in its entirety and in the creation of a prototype.
Expected results and effects
The project has given us further knowledge and a larger understanding of the specific needs that Minimeras business model has. We have also identified the technical challenges involved in automating and streamlining the work flow and the project team made the decision to develop a stand-alone system that was not based on existing ones. A comparative analysis of the work flow of the current system and the one the prototype suggests, shows us that the time spent on handling garments will be cut in half when the new system is implemented.
Planned approach and implementation
The pilot study laid the foundation for stage two of the project, which resulted in a validation of the future concept in its entirety and the creation of a working prototype. With Vinnovas help we were able to thoroughly evaluate e-commerce platforms avaliable on the market today, thereby reaching the conclusion that Minimera, being a tech company, should build its own system. This realisation is crucial in building a competitive business and take a leading position in the market of sustainable consumption.