Metals & Catalysts

Metals & Catalysts

Overview

Metals and Catalysts specializes in recycling a wide array of different materials. We partnered with Metals and Catalysts to build an app to facilitate the selling process for the company’s customers.

Branch
Service
Mobile
Technology
React Native

About

Metals & Catalysts

Established over 40 years ago, Metals and Catalysts is a family-owned business that operates across the UK. Metals and Catalysts buys and recycles catalytic converters, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and lead-acid batteries. The company has over 10 years of experience in scrapping catalysts for precious metals.

What was the problem_

Metals and Catalysts wanted to improve its reach and help its customers sell their catalytic converters more efficiently. 

We worked with Metals and Catalysts a couple of years ago, building their first mobile app for iOS. Now the company came to us with two tasks: an upgrade of the existing app and the development of a new app for Android.

How did we solve the problem_

To help customers sell their catalytic converters, Metals and Catalysts needed an app that would make it easy for users to valuate their catalysts. An efficient valuation process requires the creation of a catalyst catalog with an easy method for inputting car information to browse the catalog. A content management system (CMS) in the app is also necessary to keep information relevant. A built-in admin panel gives the company insight into who’s using the app.

Search Catalysts

An easy search feature with pictures, part number, and car make and model, which helps users quickly find their catalyst.

Add a Catalyst to My List

Users can add their catalysts to a "reverse" shopping cart where the parts will be valued based on predefined precious metal prices.

Share Your List

A share feature lets users show their valuation results across social media channels.

What was the scope of the project_

Our cross-functional team approached the project from multiple angles. We revamped the old version of the iOS app and introduced a few new functionalities.

To improve the selling process for the company, we introduced business-focused features in the app. In this case, adjustable algorithm for the price of precious metals, adding catalysts to the catalog, and user management — all accessible via a CMS.


What was the business outcome_

A highly intuitive mobile application for iOS and Android. The app features a robust catalog of catalytic converters with pictures. Users can browse through the catalog seamlessly and quickly find a catalyst by car make and model. Employees at Metals and Catalysts can adjust price-determining algorithms to reflect current precious metal market prices.

Simple navigation and intuitive UI help users overcome communication issues by making it easy for anyone interested in selling their catalytic converter to look up a relevant catalyst, add it to cart, and receive a valuation.

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