Vodafone 'GroupOn' E-Commerce Marketplace

Business Value

Zymr launched a comprehensive mobile eCommerce FinTech solution in Romania for Vodafone on a tight timeline, budget, and with 99.999% availability (only 5 mins downtime/year), performance and scalability.

Solution Map

  • Verticals

    • cloud-connected-devices-interconnected-symbol


    • hospital-symbol


    • finance-symbol


    • home-symbol


    • collaborate-symbol


    • car-wi-fi-image


  • Domains

    • Applications

    • Security

    • Infrastructure

    • Orchestration

    • Mobility

    • Analytics/AI

  • Practices

    • Development

    • Cloud Operations

    • Quality Engineering

    • Continuous Integration

    • Continuous Delivery

    • UX / UI

System Architecture

Vodafone Architecture Diagram

Software Implementation

The architecture comprised of multi-tiered scalable services, clearly defined ecosystem integration points, RESTful services, and extensible data models.
Zymr leveraged SantaFe with an integrated automated campaign engine for location-aware deal promotion over email and SMS. Zymr implemented integrated checkout and multiple payment gateways – Credit Card, Mobile Billing (MT-Billing), PayPal, etc., developed a JSR 286 portlet for integration with the ‘My Vodafone’ WebLogic portal, and also developed ‘one-time password authentication’ over SMS for subscriber authentication. Zymr’s solution supported SSO based RBAC with varied roles such as: Administration, Campaign Manager, Customer, HelpDesk/IVR User, etc.
Zymr leveraged the popular Magento open-source eCommerce platform to host the catalog of daily deals from merchants, and provided Vodafone branded Web, iOS and Android mobile apps for subscribers to browse for deals and add items to their shopping carts.
Zymr architected a cloud DevOps environment for Amazon AWS, and executed CI/CD DevOps using Jenkins, Puppet and Python. We tested for PCI compliance with Amazon AWS customer support.


Vodafone’s My Vodafone eCommerce marketplace piloted this service in Romania with a planned roll out in Italy, Greece and other countries. Zymr delivered a high-quality platform in record time. Deployment on Amazon AWS was in two pilot phases, followed by a General Availability release. During the first 90 days of the rollout, over 150,000 subscribers registered on My Vodafone and actively transacted millions of Euros of commerce, for which Vodafone recruited a team of 100 registered merchants. Zymr was involved in 2 major upgrades and 4 maintenance releases over a period of nine months. Zymr’s solution recorded a 99.95% uptime, meeting Vodafone’s goals in this area. Vodafone assumed responsibility of this platform after one year.

Implementation ToolBox

  • Frontend
    • HTML5 Logo1 HTML
    • javascript1 JavaScript
    • bootstrap-js1 Bootstrap.js
    • iOS1 iOS
    • android1 Android
  • Backend
    • magento1 Magento
    • rabbitmq1 RabbitMQ
    • mysql1 MySQL DB
    • ZYMR java Services Java
  • Resource
    • sms1 SMS
    • vodafone 556 Vodafone
    • Oracle weblogic WebLogic
    • smtp SMTP
    • paypal1 PayPal
  • Process
    • rally1 Logo Rally
    • jenkins1 Jenkins
    • amazon-aws1 Amazon AWS
    • puppet Logo2 Puppet
    • balsamiq-new Balsamiq
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