How Did the Client Approach Us?
“I want to build a liquor in-store & curbside pickup app & website…”
The client came to us with an enquiry about building an app to sell liquor. He didn’t only want the app to serve his county, i.e., NC — but also the entire USA. His main idea was to make the liquor pick-up activity a smooth ride. Hence, he formulated an app concept through which the customers could pick their orders up from a store or opt for curbside delivery.
While ensuring the customer’s comfort, our client came up with this unique idea that could compete with the existing online liquor delivery businesses in the market.
Project Framing, Scope & Further Discussion - Liquor Delivery App
The highlight of this app is that the customers would have to do an in-store pickup or pick up their order from the curbside.
To enhance this app idea furthermore, we first worked on the number and functioning of each panel. We designed the panels considering their individual importance.
The client wanted the privacy details and other content-based pages to be dynamic. He ensured that any change made in the back end should reflect immediately in the front end. Adding more to this, He wanted the admin panel to be configured with every possible application control.
What Were Our Roles & Responsibilities? - Build Curbside Pickup App
First things first, the client wanted us to give them an enhanced idea of what the app could look like as a result.
After having the detailed scope confirmed, we started developing a user-friendly admin panel that made it easy for the client to have a look at the day-to-day activities. Also, we gave super admin the authority to add boards (states/counties), multiple stores, product availability, stock quantities, etc.
The client wanted this app to order alcohol to be a free-to-register app. The two ways a user can register themselves are either business or retail.
60 days to deliver a fully-functional application and website were undoubtedly the biggest challenge. However, this super short deadline didn’t stop us from delivering quality work. It was a very crisp deadline, and the clock kept ticking faster. All the dedicated developers worked on weekends and longer than usual shifts on weekdays. The hard work was rewarding.
Features List of Project Deliverables - Backend & Website
Features of Customer User Panel
Features of Store Panel
Features of Super Admin (Board County)
Extras That We Added to Make This Drink Delivery App Unique!!
During the development cycle, we came across many aspects missing from the client’s expectations. Regardless of whether or not it has been mentioned in the project scope, we equipped the ABCtogo app with the following functionalities to make the app flow seamless.
Adding new stock or making changes in the inventory would have been difficult. But, we added the plugins in the booze delivery app to manage quantities and gave these rights to the super admin to keep everything sorted.
The admin can send bulk push notifications and bulk messages to a specific set of active or inactive users or all users, as needed by him. Also, we integrated an option to generate bill receipts and invoice PDFs directly.
Maintenance mode activation is another swift feature we equipped the admin panel with. A super admin must activate the button that will automatically display the ‘App Under Maintenance’ page to inform the users.
The best part of the app is that we gave the admin versioning control. The admin can force a download or keep it optional for the users.
Look & Feel of the App Via ScreenshotsOur creative team is certified and well-experienced in UI and UX designing. We don’t want you to keep guessing our design skills. Check out our designers’ creations in the following screen captures of an app to order liquor.
Challenges & Solutions While Creating Liquor Store Delivery App
01 Adding Bulk Products - An Ordaining Task!
02 Payment Gateway Integration - BridgePay
Client Feedback - Cheers to a Successful Liquor Ordering App Project!!
"We had never thought the team at aPurple would deliver within the two months deadline. The timeline was too short, and our projects wasn't mere MVP. ABCtogo is a fully-functional and feature-rich online liquor pick-up application. The team is cooperaative. We must say that the app's performance is flawless; we cannot complain!"