The UK Map Centre
The UK Map Centre is a leading provider of customised mapping and data solutions. Based in Glasgow, they are an authorised OS Licensed Partner. The Ordnance Survey is Britain’s official mapping agency. The UK Map Centre supply Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data products to individuals, councils and large companies.
The UK Map Centre approached us with some very specific requirements relating to a proposed new product. They wanted customers to be able to pre-purchase a package of credits. These credits can be used to search for an address. The address search generates a very detailed online map pinpointing the exact location of a specific address. This service is invaluable for delivery couriers, because they need to be able to pinpoint the exact location of an address, even down to individual residences.
UK Map Centre had found Outerbridge via a Google search. They were looking for a web developer who specialises in developing systems which allow customers to pay for services using credits or points. This is a complex technical build, especially as the customised system integrates with the Stripe payment system. Furthermore, the use of the Stripe payment system means that security concerns are paramount.
Especially important to the success of the project was the fact that the UK Map Centre provided us with a detailed requirements specification. Mock-ups of how the website should look and an explanation of the proposed user experience are always particularly relevant. As a result we were able to use these documents to provide them with a detailed proposal and quote. Requirements documents give us a good idea of what people are looking for, and we always work closely with customers to make sure we have understood the requirements.
Outerbridge provided UK Map Centre with the ability to sell bundles of credits to their customers. Customers can then use individual credits to pay for their online address searches, while an integration with the Stripe payment processing system handles online payments. A comprehensive administration dashboard enables definition and amendment of the credit packages. In addition, customer transactions are logged and credits managed using the dashboard.
In conclusion, UK Map Centre were delighted to find a company who could turn their ideas into a fully-functioning system. Most of all, we were able to deliver the project ahead of schedule, within budget and to scope.
The system is a highly customised solution, based on our UserCredits WordPress plugin.