SoHookd-Teamo Partnership SoHookd is a gifts and rewards platform filled with covetable wellness experiences and products. SoHookd partners with organizations to offer unique and meaningful rewards for their customers, members, and employees. SoHookd is the only gifts and rewards provider focused exclusively on wellness categories – healthy food, mental wellness, self-care, fitness, athletic apparel, and wellness tech. Industry: E-commerce, Rewards Loyalty Programs, Wellness Teamo acted as SoHookd’s core development team that started with a single member and soon expanded to 4 team members. The dedicated team model from Teamo provided Sohookd the flexibility to build, test, and iterate their platform as needed. Technology: Angular 9, Node.js, Firebase, Reddis, Google Cloud Platform. See what SoHookd's CEO had to say about Teamo? In an interview with Clutch about Teamo, SoHookd CEO B.J Williams was asked the following questions about Teamo. What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? Teamo has had a huge impact on our business, on the most obvious level simply because we wouldn’t have been able to develop our product without their help. In addition to that, the constancy of their service and the level of knowledge and they have developed with our platform has been hugely beneficial to the work. In terms of impact in general, the model they’ve provided allows us to test and iterate and build and react in a way that we wouldn’t be able to do if we were outsourcing or working with a larger company. The quality of their work is incredibly high, and the consistency of being able to rely on them is an incredible added value. “Their thought leadership is really what sets them apart as a company.” How did Teamo perform from a project management standpoint? Their project management work has been strong. We always stay on schedule, which can be difficult with development because of how unpredictable it is, by trying to stay as proactive rather than reactive as possible. Again, Teamo is just incredibly reliable and transparent, so we always know where we are at on any given project regardless of whether we have delays. Communication has been strong despite the time difference, mostly because of the effort that they put into prioritizing keeping everyone on the same page. We have standup meetings in the morning in order to keep them in the loop, and they do a really good job of making themselves available in case of emergency situations. What did you find most impressive about them? Their thought leadership is really what sets them apart as a company. It’s rare that you meet people with really good development skills who can also think through the business issues and goals and really deliver something that’s going to solve the core challenges you’re facing every time. Do you have any advice for potential customers? If you approach the engagement as a collaborative partner rather than just someone to develop your requirements, you will get a lot more value out of the project.