Optimal enjoyment from a gift card Easily buy a gift online

Blackhawk Network (previously Didix) has a huge range of gift cards, such as Restaurantcadeaukaart and BioscoopCadeau, RestaurantChoice (in the UK) and RestaurantGeschenk (in Germany). Each brand has its own website, where customers can buy the gift cards through the e-commerce checkout. The recipients of the cards can check and redeem the balance online. Fortunately, the system developed by rb2 is ready to process the large number of transactions (incoming and outgoing) safely and quickly.

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A stable service

Through more than 15 websites

Tools & technologies

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Technology
FRONTEND
KoobooCMS, restful api
BACKEND
.NET 4.5, Azure SQL, Redis, Virto Commerce
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
C#, JavaScript
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Services
CI / CD
Teamcity CI
SERVERS & HOSTING
Microsoft Azure
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Tools & methodology
QUALITY ASSURANCE
Selenium NightWatch
TOOLS
Atlassian Suite, Browser Stack, ELK Elastic Stack
METHODOLOGY
Scrum, Kanban

Our challenge

Especially around the holidays, Blackhawk Network websites are overloaded. Half of Europe buys the gift cards, while the other half receives them and wants to find out online what Santa has given them.Together with Blackhawk Network, rb2 has set up a system that focusses on performance and extremely good logging. This is possible by using the Elastic Stack (Elastic Search, Kibana, etc.).

Our approach

Blackhawk Network needed a lot of functionalities that aren't readily available in most e-commerce systems.With the help of our Scrum team, we have built a so-called bank application for managing and issuing gift cards. There is also a large Merchant module containing all of the locations where cards can be redeemed.We combined these systems into a super-fast API that provides content to all Blackhawk Network gift card websites.

Do you want to know more about this case?

Obviously we work with a suitable, extensive team on this project, but when you want to know more details, you should definitely contact:

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Marco van den Bergh

Delivery Manager

Or check out other cases or blogs below in which he had a prominent role:

Serving great customers is priority 1 But working together is what makes us rb2

Activities

From lunching together and celebrating a birthday to the annual tradition of our winter sports trip. It seems obvious, but we have made it our culture. We do a lot together and have a lot of fun.

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