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Collective Goods Mobile Apps & POS Kiosks

Collective Goods, formerly Books are Fun, offers novelty products to customers through corporate book fairs and school display programs. Sales Reps visit more than 55,000 locations across the United States; setting up displays, fulfilling orders and collecting cash, check, and card payments. 

 Collective Goods helps schools and corporations raise money through fundraising opportunities, giving back to the communities it visits. 

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WHO: Novelty products manufacturer and retailer

CHALLENGE: Transition from cash and check transactions and paper tally sheets into Paypal and Card payments with a mobile app for iOS and Android, and a tablet Kiosk

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SOLUTION: Understand the business model, identify opportunities for improvement in the stakeholders' journeys, designed user-centered mobile apps and an Order Management System that integrates with Collective Goods' structure.

IMPACT: Sales and market data visibility, more people reached, significantly increased sales - a true digital transformation that, paired with the company's rebranding, have even triggered a business model shift and overall growth.

  • Inception
  • Design
  • Development
  • CI/CD
  • Replatforming / Migration
  • Maintenance


Full commerce capabilities. The app has a catalog, payment methods, purchase history, etc.

Braintree Payment Integration. CG's customers can now use their debit and credit cards or use PayPal to buy. The convenience is not only for customers, but for Collective Goods's system as well, as there is now full visibility of sales data (quantities, products, locations, order history). 

Swipe, scan or manually enter card information.

Order Management System. Orders and money are managed automatically instead of manually, and they are traceable in case of errors. Simplified sales rep workflow.

Notification reminders let users know if a sale event is coming, ending, to deliver cash/check or when an order is delivered.

Location. Catalogs available are based on a specific geographical location.


Get the App / Resources

Use the links below to try the app and check out Collective Goods' sites for further information.


See the Web and Mobile apps in action.

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Design Process

At DVmobile, we focus strongly on the initial 15% of the project - the most critical insights and decisions happen here. Understanding our Client's needs, customers and structure is the first step.

(When the project started, the company was named Books are Fun).

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1. Understanding the ecosystem and the positioning of the order processing elements.


2. Conceptual flow diagrams and Wireframes.


3. UI mockups that add branding and color, the flow and features are refined.


4. Design Guidelines and Slicing of graphical assets for development.

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  • Native Custom iOS & Android applications, mobile and Kiosk versions.
  • Brantree & PayPal SDK integration, including Swipe for Kiosk.
  • SDK integration for scanning credit cards.
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Jenkins
  • AWS Container Svcs
  • DVblueprint Epic
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • bootstrap 4

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The Collective Goods mobile apps, kiosk, & Order Mgmt. System are Colorado Designed Software.

DVmobile is a Colorado Company.

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This product was built using Amazon Web Services.


As a long term partner of Collective Goods, we are proud of our role in their growth and digital transformation. We have faced the challenges of today's market and software together and built amazing products that improve the quality of life of many people in Colorado and across the country.

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