Makerist is a digital solution that makes traditional crafts accessible on the web in a simple and fun manner in order to offer inspiration and motivate people to become makers and help DIY artists. The marketplace provides crafting materials and patterns sold by independent designers and small companies.
Makerist needed to scale-up the platform and our team of experts’ mission on this project was to improve its scalability and performance and to add new features.
We started to improve the website and used Ruby on Rails for the entire platform to ensure a smooth and clean code.
Once the architecture was done, in order to connect the user of the web app with desirable content, we implemented a complex global search based on the Algolia search engine. For the Makerist sellers, we developed a CMS (content management system) to help artists manage their profiles, upload & sell their designs, and monitor their sales.
The Makerist platform is fully scalable now, and everyone using it can easily combine all the learning resources, videos, and showcases to learn a new hobby in an interactive and innovative way and to sell their crafts! This platform helps crafting businesses digitalize their activity in an effective way.
Makerist is Europe's biggest crafting platform that got an impressive exit and a transaction in the double-digit million range in March 2020.
Axel Heinz & Amber Riedl founders of Makerist.
Makerist providing online advanced courses that can help anyone become a true sewing expert.
The home of all crafts and talents - the Makerist office.