We've collaborated with Compass Fairs during the last six years into building a solid eCommerce platform that offers their logistics services online. From day one, we gained a lot of knowledge about the business and a lot of insights after measuring how users interact with the platform.
This research and analysis led us to the conclusion that exhibitors wanted to have a more simpler and intuitive experience when building their stands, one that was superior to a common shopping cart and had more potential. That's when we came up with the idea of a stand builder.
In short, we wanted exhibitors to design and build their own stands easily and in a game-like manner, so we knew it had to be a 3D builder, just like the one on The Sims, only adapted for events.
From a business perspective, this webapp needed to connect to their main system, making it a fully functional interactive eCommerce solution.
Technology-wise, we needed to build the builder (no pun intended) on top of their current system stack. The result was a combination of Wordpress Multisite + WooCommerce + Custom development,
We put together a great team of engineers and 3d artists to start working on the project. We're proud to say that all 3d models were custom-built, based on our client's product catalog.
Aside from design and development, there was an incredible amount of work to define the business rules applied to the products, like handling combos, special offers, etc.
After many iterations between Moka and Compass Fairs, we started crafting the 3d builder by following these simple principles:
The 3d builder needed to be used by anyone, no 'easy to learn, hard to master' non-sense. Straight to the point: select your stand size, place the products the way you want to, and send it to the organizers. Voilá!
A real ecommerce
The product had to go beyond mere visuals and be a real-world application. Any exhibitor should be able to access the webapp, configure their stand, and checkout their orders, all within the same tool.
Accessible from anywhere
It shouldn't matter if an exhibitor accessed the webapp from a desktop browser, a tablet, or even their phones, they had to be able to jump into the 3d builder and start designing their stand!
Think 3D as in Distinct, Dynamic, Delightful.
We designed and developed a custom-build product from scratch with the sole purpose of creating something distinct, dynamic, and delightful for the logistics and medium-large events organization industry.