How Remote Office helped a growing Fashion and Apparel brand build and manage a team of Shopify developers from across the globe?

The Problem:

A fashion and apparel brand wanted to build a custom e-commerce website to sell directly to consumers.

The client, a fashion and apparel, based out of Melbourne, Australia, had built a credible business model by partnering with retailers scattered across the metropolitan. The obvious next step was setting up a retail outlet but the client was not very keen to take that route due to the high rentals and challenges of maintaining a physical store. 

However, they were keen to explore the growing fashion e-commerce landscape to establish the brand and reach a wider audience. After due consideration of the various options for creating and hosting an online store, the client locked in Shopify Plus to build their customised online store.

Now all the client needed were experienced, and creative Shopify developers to guide them carefully through the entire website build and design process

Some must-have features they were looking at were:

  1. Sign-up feature
  2. Browse by categories and product pages.
  3. Advanced filters on category pages
  4. Search options
  5. Wishlist and Shopping cart feature to help customers shop conveniently.
  6. Payment gateway integration

Key requirements: 

  1. Senior Shopify developers who can build a custom theme based on the design and functionality requirement
  2. A convenient time zone for collaboration, and
  3. The ability to onboard quickly to kickstart the project.

The Solution:

Remote Office delivered the best pool of pre-vetted talents

Exploration call

Once the client gave us a high-level idea of their vision and their current struggles in scaling the team, Remote Office experts performed an audit to identify the critical path. Based on the analysis, we recommend outlined solutions across different categories and proposed a team structure.

  • Shopify Developers
  • UI/UX - Graphics Designer
  • QA Engineer - Content Editor

With their specific needs and goals in mind, the Remote Office sourcing team went to work!


We plugged in a dedicated vHR team who meticulously crafted and implemented the pre-onboarding experience in compliance with the indigenous jurisdictions. Our RPA-driven recruiting system along with the candidate matching algorithm, helped us settle on the initial pool of candidates from our pre-vetted community of top-tier talents to match client requirements. 

These handpicked industry-leading experts went through a customised 3-step selection procedure with automated interviews and machine-led technical tests. 

Throughout this time, the client was able to access the candidate pipeline, monitor onboarding progress, and analyse candidate interviews and technical test responses on the Remote Office platform. We lined up candidates for the final interview only if they met the client's success criteria.

With Remote Office managing the initial screening and verification procedures, our clients were able to streamline the interview process into a few simple steps:

  1. Reviewing recorded interviews of potential candidates
  2. Reviewing technical test results to assess their relevance to the company's needs
  3. Engaging in a final round of interviews to evaluate candidates' skills and cultural fit

"Remote Office provided us with a network of high-quality candidates. We were thoroughly satisfied with the interview and onboarding process."

By opting to source talent globally through Remote Office, our clients successfully built a world-class development team composed of top-tier professionals from our extensive talent community.


Once the candidates were locked, the dedicated vHr team from Remote Office organised a secure onboarding session to integrate the remote development team with the company and its culture.  

A certified Scrum master (titled as Service Delivery Manager) appointed to the team as Service delivery manager ensured that new hires had the tools and information to become productive members of the team. 


Going forward, the Service Delivery Manager facilitated collaboration, communication, scrum/sprint disciplines, retrospective principles, reporting cultures, KPI cultures, iteration techniques, and problem-solving within the team to maintain a culture of agility, adaptability, and continuous improvement. They worked with the team to establish agile discipline and took care of planning and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the remote development team.

At the other end, the vHR team continued to work with the client to co-create a virtual culture and set up the event and ceremony rituals and assisted them in  leveraging the Remote Office App to efficiently manage and monitor employee leaves, attendance, and performance.

The Results: Quantity, Quality & Speed

Working with Remote Office, the Dev team was able to build their new Shopify website within the stipulated time of 12 weeks.

  • Fast and responsive website with a bold store design that used striking features including slideshows, and fade-in transitions.
  • Advanced features and custom apps to elevate user experience.

The client was able to double its revenue through the online store within 3 months of launch. The e-commerce store built using Shopify Plus also enabled them to build a loyal customer base through the effective use of in-store and online data.

The Future: Looking for skilled Shopify developers?

The development team continues to support the client with updates, app maintenance, support, and more. 

By leveraging the services of Remote Office services, the client can continue to expand globally and hire top tech talent with confidence, knowing that compliance with local employment laws, taxes, and benefits will be expertly managed on their behalf. This strategy empowers companies to sustain their competitiveness and fuel innovation.

Build a team of app developers with Remote Office

As the world progresses towards an agile and sustainable workforce, companies the world over are recognizing the value of remote teams to maintain their competitiveness. Nevertheless, establishing and overseeing a remote team can present challenges, particularly in sourcing high-caliber talent. This is where Remote Office steps in.

Remote Office serves as the bridge between companies and an exceptional talent pool proficient in various programming languages and frameworks like Python, Ruby on Rails, React, and more. This platform empowers businesses to discover the ideal candidates tailored to their specific requirements.

We enable you to expedite the hiring process by connecting you to our exclusive community of pre-vetted developers.‍

Our process is simple:

  1. Tell us about your technical hiring needs.
  2. We’ll find qualified candidates for you to interview.
  3. You hire your favourite(s) while we manage the paperwork * and day-to-day management of the team.

We have remote developers in EVERY technology stack, so you are certain to find the ideal candidate.

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