We were contracted to take a stalled Magento 2 Open Source launch live. The client found us via our mutual hosting provider. We were able to get the site live and updated to the next dot version of Magento 2 within 1 week of initial contact. The client was happy with our response time and our rate and has since retained us to maintain the site and continued upgrades / enhancements.
An important issue for the client was ensuring that the old URL's were redirected properly for SEO optimization. We handled all of the 301 redirects as well as updating their Google Merchant Center Product feed to include all of their products. Prior to launch they were only able to feed Google with approx 20% of their products.
After Ben Marks visited the Atlanta Magento Meetup my client was re-invigorated to get his website launched. He had been trying to get Magento 1 CE launched for 2 years, but his freelancers were not able to pull all of the pieces together. Serendipitous, I sat beside him at this event. After some research, I assured him I could get his site from where it was to fully launched within 20 hours, and train him to self manage all of his content.
We did it! He launched back in the Summer of 2017 and has been receiving a few orders. Many months later, he keeps us on retainer to continue to train him how to use his system and enhance the site as he moves along. We are nearing a complete relaunch of the site with Shipper HQ, Amasty Payment / Shipping for Customer Groups, and lots of Magento Configurable products for his apparel products.
Client approached us to help them choose between sticking with Magento 1 Enterprise or going back to CE until they feel ready to proceed to Magento 2. We were able to help them migrate to CE with nearly zero glitches and save them over $30k in licensing fees. Even with our time to make the migration, their costs were significantly less than what it would have cost to stay on Magento 1 Enterprise. Now we are assessing the next steps for when it is time to go to Magento 2, while also streamlining some of the behind the scenes processes of fulfillment and integration with Quickbooks and Webgility