How to optimize booking system for a Japanese railway network.
JRPass is a UK-based company selling tickets for Japanese railway connections all around the world. You click, order, pay - and within a few days you have the ticket arriving at your doorstep. With JRPass you can travel all around Japan or within its specific regions with just one ticket.
We took the project over from the previous team. The process of transferring the work was challenging in itself. The system had to be continuously developed, while the developers and process were changing. During the development, we also encountered several challenges connected to performance and business optimization.
We started by slowly taking over the development jobs and responsibilities from the previous team. The whole process of transferring the project took about two months. Finally, when we established ourselves as the new development team, we organized a workshop with the client to define milestones. We introduced them to our Ideamotive working process (weekly sprints, daily stand-up reports and more). At the same time, we began with development and code refactoring.
JRPass implemented innovative regional passes with lower prices, which allowed higher and better targeted sales. Thanks to an SEO audit and A/B testing, the website traffic and conversion rates increased. The business processes within payment module were optimized to decrease transactional costs. Overall, the business noted a significant increase in sales.