Manual Processes for Pulling Data & Reviewing Businesses
In order to best assess businesses on their platform, Kickfurther wanted to go beyond high level banking data, random CSVs from different tools and top level information.
Looking to find more granular data, Straub and the Kickfurther team searched for a solution.
Prior to Rutter, Kickfurther’s operations team spent a lot of time manually pulling data and reviewing every business that applied to work with them. These manual processes were slowing down their ability to onboard businesses and grow.
A Universal Ecommerce API
Kickfurther leveraged the Rutter API to automatically pull order, inventory, transaction, and payout data within hours of a new customer signing up.
Increasing Efficiency & Saving Hours of Manual Work
Straub shared, “It has massively increased our capacity to be more efficient by at least 3x. This has completely changed our business and has sped up our vetting process from hours to minutes.”
Improvements in Quality of Vetting via Richer Data
With Rutter, Kickfurther gets much more granular sales and inventory data from merchants, which led to faster and more scrupulous vendor assessment process and an optimized risk profile. The fact that Rutter has the best integration coverage was also a game changer. Straub shared, “A lot of these businesses we work with sell via omnichannel so platform coverage was something really important for us to get the whole picture.”
Access to Historical Data for their Marketplace
Straub is excited to leverage the Rutter API for new products including being able to present data for their two-sided marketplace. He shared, “We want to be able to present information about businesses in our platform in a more consistent apples to apples format with more nuanced and reliable data and Rutter’s universal schema enables us to easily do that across any type of business.”
Advice for Other Head Of Products on Build vs Buy
After first scoping out these integrations in-house and then with an agency before deciding to use Rutter, Straub shared some thoughts on the build vs buy decision.