The project was conceived as a signature cocktails delivery service comprising a website, an iOS app, and an Android app.
A few months in development, the owner has re-thought the idea: now, Chin-Chin was supposed to be an offline bar in downtown Moscow, backed by the website.
On this stage, our team was busy with:
Initially, the project assumed that we would develop the admin panel from scratch. However, we faced the fact that the admin panel will be the most time-consuming and costly part of the work — for a number of reasons:
So, we started to look for simpler decisions and agreed upon the out-of-the-box solution: Bitrix CRM.
Less than a month down the road, Bitrix CRM was fully configured, connected, and integrated. This solution made it easier for us to implement the order tracker and largely reduced the final paycheck.
When the project was almost 100% finished, we received a note from the client stating that there will be some changes to the overall concept, design… and even the service's name.
The change is good, so we hopped to the third round of improvements, which included:
Each beverage, meal, and set has a personal flypage with a photo and detailed description.
For cocktails, we added useful smellscape icons that help customers choose an aroma they like: spicy, fruity, bitter, citrous, etc. This feature helps people pick the right bottle without actually smelling the drink.
The implementation of Bitrix CRM allowed us to integrate rich functionality that perfectly corresponded to the client's needs. Instead of building the platform from scratch, we seamlessly integrated a ready-made product, cutting expenses x10 times.
This solution easily handles all the crucial business processes, such as product management, order processing, delivery, customer relations, and documentation.
Upon registration, each user gets a personal account that stores details about their orders. The account is integrated with a tracker that shows order status: accepted > making cocktails > shipped > delivered.
The order tracking system was inspired by Dominos — the end-user can preview the order status from a PC, smartphone, or tablet via a cross-platform web app
We implemented the multizone delivery feature with a connected Google Maps API.
Chin-Chin delivers within Moscow, the delivery is divided into 3 zones: within Moscow ring highway, outside the ring highway, and downtown Moscow.
The shipping cost is automatically calculated depending on the selected zone and the price of the order.
We added a Telegram bot to help the Nest team manage the workflow. It notifies the bartenders of the new orders so they could start preparing the cocktails right away.
A user can filter the assortment by cocktails, wines, food, and sets. The fixed filter tab follows the client throughout the entire website so they could have it at hand whenever needed.