Five Jars Overview

$100 - $149/hr
50 - 249
2017
Five Jars is an international Drupal, Web Development, Web Design, and Strategy company led by leaders with 10+ years of experience in web development. In the last 4 years, we’ve delivered 75+ projects for clients in health & fitness, media, art & culture and NGO markets, including 10+ mid to enterprise clients such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Council for Exceptional Children, Fortune 500 organizations and numerous large YMCAs across the US.

Five Jars is an international Drupal, Web Development, Web Design, and Strategy company led by leaders with 10+ years of experience in web development. In the last 4 years, we’ve delivered 75+ projects for clients in health & fitness, media, art & culture and NGO markets, including 10+ mid to enterprise clients such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Council for Exceptional Children, Fortune 500 organizations and numerous large YMCAs across the US.

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Five Jars
68 Jay Street, Suite 201, Brooklyn, New York 11201
+13022328084
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Five Jars
10900 Stonelake Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78759
+13022328084
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238 Hampton Dr , Los Angeles, California 90291
+14156969490
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220 North Green Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Web Development
  • Maintenance & Support
  • Software Development
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)
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Client Focus
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Large Business(> $1B)
  • Small Business(< $10M)
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Industries Focus
  • NGOs
  • Education
  • Art, Entertainment & Music
  • Information Technology
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Five Jars Reviews

4.9 (14 Reviews)

I wanted to implement an online sale and delivery of flowers from my flower store.

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10 months ago
I am the founder of the flower company. I wanted to implement an online sale and delivery of flowers from my flower store. Before the pandemic, we were not represented online, but now it has become a convenient way to do business. I needed a development team that would be able to create a workable product in a short time so that we would be presented online as soon as possible.

The Five Jars team has developed an online flower store with an admin panel and user profiles. As an administrator, I can change item cards, add or remove them, accept payments, and track the status of an order. The users can make an online purchase of any item, edit their profile and track the delivery status. The team used Drupal to create the store, and they also implemented a Stripe payment system.
The design team has created a modern and lightweight design that reflects the concept of buying flowers as a daily pleasure.
Pros :
  • Ultimately, the Five Jars team built our online store even faster than we expected.
  • All team members were responsive and enthusiastic. It was a pleasure working with Five Jars.
  • I was in touch with our project manager in Slack daily, and we also used Jira to track progress.
Cons :
  • I don't think there's anything they can improve on — working with them has been a satisfying experience.
Project Details
Online floral shop and delivery
Web Development
$10001 to $50000
In progress
I wanted to implement an online sale and delivery of flowers from my flower store. Before the pandemic, we were not represented online, but now it has become a convenient way to do business.
10 months ago
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The Five Jars team has helped us focus on what we do best: cooking and keeping customers happy!

Michelle Paige
7 months ago
Since we are implementing a subscription delivery system, every week the team of chefs changes their menu, and new sets of dishes are combined and published on our website. Having collected all incoming orders, we manually created a table with all customers and their orders. All this took a huge amount of time and had to be automated. Initially, the Five Jars team acted as business analysts and studied all our processes in order to automate them effectively. Now, most of the preliminary work is done automatically, and not manually: the panel itself adapts and organizes orders, prioritizes them for chefs and builds delivery routes. Also, the panel now generates labels for orders with filled in addressee data. But the most valuable thing for us is that the team has developed a solution for automatically separating dishes from sets into individual ingredients. This allows you to transfer finished lists to the kitchen without manual labor. We are already using the MVP version.
Pros :
  • The guys listened to all my wishes and always supported me if I asked for a new feature. It was really comfortable to work with them!
  • Now the process of creating a list of food packages takes a few seconds instead of several hours, which can be done with a single click.
  • Processing orders in the system does not take much time.
Cons :
  • It's really hard for me to say something when it comes to improvement zones. It was a very comfortable experience, so I have nothing to say.
Project Details
Healthy food delivery platform for family restaurant
Web Development
$10001 to $50000
Completed
I am the owner and chef of a health food restaurant. Our family restaurant caters to the needs of vegans, vegetarians and people who maintain a healthy lifestyle.
7 months ago
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10 User Score
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Five Jars is a team of professionals with many years of experience.

Connor Quinn
6 months ago
Our company produces and promotes entertainment channels on YouTube, such as a variety of content about creativity, quick handmade, channels dedicated to various ratings, channels with animated stories, and so on. We decided to create a small internal video editor that would allow us to quickly create this type of content so that producers could do it themselves without delegating these tasks to editors. This is a tool for internal use, so it's unlikely I can provide any detailed details. In any case, we saved quite a lot of time for our editors and automated the video publishing process. This greatly helps us expand our channels faster and helps us gain subscribers and distribute content.
Pros :
  • They don't go into a long learning phase but quickly move into development with a sufficient number of experienced developers.
  • Five Jars is a team of professionals with many years of experience.
  • Five Jars never missed deadlines and was always in touch, using Slack as the main communication channel.
Cons :
  • At the beginning of the project, the difficulty was their early working hours, since they were based in Ukraine.
Project Details
Video creation automation tool for YouTube Production Company
Web Development
$10001 to $50000
In progress
Our small web internal video editor project includes a fairly standard video editor interface with a timeline and a preview window. The tool allows you to upload several videos, crop them, move them around the timeline, add certain editing effects, titles and sounds, speed up or slow down the speed of video playback, and scale video fragments. The final step is to render the clip in multiple video formats.
6 months ago
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They are open to ideas and willing to innovate themselves.

Jane Ross
5 months ago
I worked in the luxury goods industry for a long time and realized that for the modern buyer there is not enough of something like a marketplace where luxury goods from different manufacturers would be collected. This would help save the buyer time and organize the purchase of all luxury items in one place. I chose Five Jars because of their price tag, attractive social media, and an office close to my home. Right now our MVP is ready for testing. It looks great and I think we will be ready to present the project to the world in a couple of months. Now I am looking for a more profitable hosting option for the aggregator.
Pros :
  • Communication with the team was easy and productive. Our project manager always responded quickly to my emergency requests in messengers.
  • They are open to ideas and willing to innovate themselves.
  • They are also really at the forefront of technological innovation!
Cons :
  • I can't assume anything, it seems to me that the company organized its work perfectly.
Project Details
E-commerce aggregator of luxury goods
Web Designing (UI/UX)
$50001 to $200000
In progress
The web application parses products from different source sites, such as marketplaces and brand stores. The product is registered in the database and its card is displayed on the site. In the admin panel, you can view disassembled goods, and edit their cards (description, photo, price, link to the official website).
5 months ago
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This is a real partnership when the development team becomes part of the business.

Jake Mackay
4 months ago
For quite a long time we took orders by e-mail or personally from customers. It took a lot of time, as we either made layouts by hand or printed them according to the vague requirements of clients. All these difficulties have pushed us to take a step towards the digital transformation of our business. Development of the backend system allowed to reduce hand work time for business operators 4 times. We continue to actively work with Five Jars - the guys have a huge number of ideas on how to improve all processes of our production. The command tries to improve the internal data processing processes for our site, as we now receive ten times more daily data than ever. We consider the introduction of a new product type - photo books with a variety of settings. This is our next step in digital transformation.
Pros :
  • We communicated on Skype and chatted in Slack, also Trello and Jira were used to track progress.
  • I can easily interact with the team, since we have no problems with the language barrier and the guys are always ready to listen to my requests.
  • The team is not afraid to take on difficult tasks, since many years of experience are on their side.
Cons :
  • I have nothing to say about this. This is a real partnership when the development team becomes part of the business.
Project Details
Web-to-print solution for print shop
Web Development
$50001 to $200000
In progress
The team of Five Jars has developed a frontend and backend for our web tool to create print layouts. It includes several mockups for products: standard mug, standard water bottle, standard T-shirt, badge and several more items. The user can choose the color of the object, its size and load print and edit it in the print field (zoom in, decrease, move), add a custom text or choose from ready-made clipart such as flowers and hearts. The editor allows you to make simple manipulations with the user-loaded picture like cropping it, making it brighter or paler, imposing a few simple filters or making a picture black and white. The editor allows you to upload most of the popular formats of pictures. After a user-designed a layout and chose the date of redemption of the goods, we receive an order with a completed document on the side of the administrator panel and we convey the goods to print.
4 months ago
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They dive into the project deep, suggest ideas and implement them.

Stephen Avery
9 months ago
I am a professional artist who is part of a community of professional painters, decorators and frames. Our team strives to make it easier for businesses and individuals to purchase and collect art. Our community launched a startup selling contemporary art and customizing frames and glass for that. We were looking for a provider with similar cases in the art industry. On the Five Jars website, we saw that the team has experience in implementing a project for George Washington's Mount Vernon. The Five Jars team made it a goal to reduce the number of processes associated with the purchase of works of art. The user can find a list of paintings with a detailed description, including the author, sizes, materials, prices, and then add the picture with the glass and frame they like. We are planning to add an NFT purchase to the site shortly, so our partnership with Five Jars continues.
Pros :
  • The Five Jars team are real partners, not performers. They dive into the project deep, suggest ideas and implement them.
  • The designer of the team created a modern and attractive design based on our wishes.
  • We also found them in several rankings and articles of the best web developers.
  • We could control the development progress in Jira and use Adobe XD for the design.
Cons :
  • Working with them was an amazing experience so I have nothing to say.
Project Details
Web Development
$10001 to $50000
Our e-commerce website is dedicated to selling paintings and custom frames to art consultants and interior designers. The site is based on simple Drupal CMS software and an e-commerce plugin.
9 months ago
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I'm satisfied with the MVP we've done with the Five Jars team.

Colin Knox
5 months ago
The team developed a site for creating and searching for events. Parents and event organizers play the main roles here - this is a truly family-friendly application that is designed to attract both parents and their children. The application itself contains all the events for children in the selected city in the form of a calendar based on filters, such as the age of participants, topics, duration, and so on. In addition, there is an event blog where users can comment on events or even share them via Facebook. I love working with professionals when I don't have to dive into a whole area that I don't know. Working with the Five Jars was a real partnership where the other side fulfilled their obligations without my constant checks.
Pros :
  • I'm satisfied with the MVP we've done with the Five Jars team. I am currently looking for an investor for this project.
  • We had Skype calls several times, but most of the time I prefer text messages.
Cons :
  • I think the team needs to expand the development staff because sometimes the implementation of a feature was delayed due to other projects.
Project Details
Philadelphia Family Events Aggregator MVP
Web Designing (UI/UX)
$10001 to $50000
Completed
My wife and I came up with this startup at a time when we got tired of searching the Internet every weekend for events where we could entertain our children. At that moment, we decided to make a website that would collect information about events in our city and facilitate the process of finding family entertainment. We decided to start with our community and, if successful, make separate versions of sites for other cities.
5 months ago
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10 User Score
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Web Development Part of Online Education Platform with Multilingualism in mind

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11 months ago
We searched for a partner to implement the web part of the project based on reviews and mentions in the TOP lists and chose Five Jars.

The Five Jars team developed a multilingual web platform and an admin panel in addition to the mobile application that our team developed for the end customer. The admin role has been implemented and this allows the end customer to create marketing campaigns and inform the admin of the success of the campaign. More precisely, the Five Jars developers have integrated third-party marketing analytics to offer advanced A / B testing and seamless integration of online marketing tools.

The team also implemented a user role and a personal account, from which the consumer can edit their profile, manage course subscriptions, as well as track the lesson schedule and do homework.

To offer the greatest possible functionality, Five Jars integrated various third-party services such as user identification and payment gateways.
Pros :
  • Five Jars has an impressive team of development professionals on board, capable of solving complex problems quickly and offering multiple solutions.
Cons :
  • We have nothing to say. Our team is pleased with our cooperation with Five Jars and planning a long-term partnership.
Project Details
Online education platform with multilingualism in mind
Web Development
$50001 to $200000
Completed
We are a digital transformation shop that creates custom software solutions. Our team works in fields like e-commerce, retail, and real estate, helping companies connect with valuable users and customers through reliable software. We also help enterprise companies to streamline their software projects and integrate digital technology into their business.
11 months ago
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The Five Jars team has done a great job taking our first steps in digital transformation with us

Kevin Avery
9 months ago
I am the CEO of a large manufacturer of custom folding cartons - we produce different types of cartons. We needed to create a web application for customers that would make it easier and more convenient to order the necessary materials, track stock balances and find out the current status of their orders. For a long time, we used spreadsheets for databases and the company's customers sent their orders in Excel or CSV format, and this was processed manually by the company's specialist. It was inconvenient for us and for our clients. The Five Jars team has helped us go through the full digitization journey. They implemented several off-the-shelf tools such as product configurators and a WYSIWYG editor for packaging, but most of the work involved custom development. Now the Five Jars team is focused on automating the workflow between departments within the company. This is a long and productive partnership that we plan to continue.
Pros :
  • They easily get in touch and at any time are ready to discuss the details of the project at the level of understanding of the client.
  • Throughout the work with us, our project manager is in touch every day, who always knows the status of each task and at what stage the development is.
  • We have gone from spreadsheets to a stunning modern product with Five Jars.
Cons :
  • I have absolutely nothing to say about this, except that Five Jars needs to increase the development staff, as they have more and more projects, as fa
Project Details
Software Development
$200000+
We needed to create a web application for customers that would make it easier and more convenient to order the necessary materials (various types of packaging), track stock balances and find out the current status of their orders. For a long time, we used spreadsheets for databases and the company's customers sent their orders in Excel or CSV format, and this was processed manually by the company's specialist. It was inconvenient for us and for our clients. With the onset of the pandemic, the demand for carton packaging has skyrocketed as a large number of purchases have been made online. Our goal was to simplify and speed up the experience of our customers in ordering and customizing carton packaging as much as possible.
9 months ago
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Five Jars Executive Interview

Alex Schedrov
Alex Schedrov
CEO, Five Jars
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
Five Jars is an international Drupal, Web Development, Web Design, and Strategy company led by leaders with 10+ years of experience serving mid to enterprise clients in health & fitness, media, art & culture, and NGO markets.

As CEO, Director of Business Development, and Digital Strategist, I lead the company’s growth and expansion and build relationships with clients and partners.
What is the story behind starting this company?
Five Jars was founded in 2017 by a group of technology enthusiasts, digital experts, and dreamers with years of experience in other Drupal companies to deliver high-quality web solutions. The desire to be not just another web development agency but to provide clients with an exceptional boutique service has united these Drupal professionals. The main people core of the Five Jars is obsessed with honing processes, striving for perfect results even in small things and full ownership of the projects they work on. We gathered together only top talents to produce quality products and be as successful as our clients. Our enthusiasm, passion, and focus drive our efforts to meet our clients’ needs. We’re proud of our client partnerships, and we love what we do.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We are a group of professionals who are looking to disrupt the way digital agencies work sustainably. Because we want to change the industry, we do things differently. We are convinced that creativity, talent, and potential are not bound by borders. That is why we have people all around the world. We only hire the greatest people - it doesn’t matter where they are located. We believe in opportunities and do not only hire well-experienced experts but also people who bring a new drive to the team. The mix of fresh ideas and established experience is the key to our success. That said, we have an in-house team but with an extensive network of partners.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
We are a leading innovation agency that has built many progressive products. We aim to provide cost-saving strategies and always care about security. It is what really distinguishes Five Jars among other vendors. We build and support websites and perform overall digital transformation starting from work on the website, and we make a digital ecosystem and aim to increase our clients' revenue. Additionally, Five Jars team grew out of the Drupal community. We continue to be active participants in the community, allowing us to grow and evolve.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We cover multiple industries with in-depth expert knowledge and extensive experience. Our main development tool Drupal is great for certain industries (such as nonprofit, art and music, culture, health, fitness, etc.). It allows us to focus on certain technologies and evolve. Most of our clients are nonprofit organizations, and through our work, we are part of the impact of their missions. Our best products are present in industries such as education, health, and fitness, media, arts and culture, nonprofits, and enterprises.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
We believe, and our clients confirm, that everything starts with web development. Five Jars is renowned for being at the forefront of development trends, and our developers are among the most experienced and senior ones on the market. Our teams are interdisciplinarily organized and consist of developers, marketing experts, design gurus, and many other professionals leading in their very own fields of expertise. On the other hand, Five Jars is more than a developer. We create a product strategy together with the client and also offer design, hosting, support, and integration services.
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
Five Jars have tried different approaches to communicating with customers over the past few years and empirically came up with a combination of factors that work best for us. We’re transparent: we organize our work using Agile & Scrum and provide clients with regular status reports. Our empathy helps us maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. We look at each problem through the eyes of the customer and try to create solutions that help clients reach their goals. Speaking of the practical side of the issue, our team also uses collaborative tools for communication and tasks so that the needs of customers are heard as quickly as possible and implemented literally before their eyes.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
We see ourselves as partners rather than service providers. Five Jars emphasizes long-term collaborations when it comes to supporting agreements. Together with clients, we develop an audit and maintenance schedule which integrates their unique peak times and requirements to accommodate clients' goals in the most efficient manner.
  • Platform upgrades
  • Security upgrades
  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Website monitoring
  • Personal support
  • Regular checks of your website and its proper functioning
  • Support in using all functionality
  • Ongoing website testing to ensure functionality after browser updates
  • Content management support
  • Analytics support
As said, we see ourselves as partners – and we prove that with everything we do.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
In our practice, Five Jars accepts both fixed prices and time and materials. The Fix Price strategy is based on detailed planning and sequentially defining milestones before the real development process begins. It works best for projects that have a well-defined execution strategy, a ton of project documentation, and a clear roadmap.
The T&M method does not throw a client into unpredictability as it might seem. Even if the agreement doesn't have a set ultimate sum, Five Jars nonetheless gives a customer an estimation of the number of hours needed to finish the job. Detailed terms of cooperation and penalties in case of violation will be specified in the contract. Our team values T&M for the flexibility and transparency of the payment method.

The selection of the correct pricing is directly related to the selection of the development methodology and must be consistent with the requirements and objectives of the project, as well as the overall costs incurred by the developer.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We have some basic requirements for the project. These are technology, organization size, budget, and timeline. They vary across industries, but we try to clarify them to guarantee that we have the capacity to start and finish the projects in time.

In our experience, small opportunities may lead to long-term and fruitful partnerships, so if we feel like we are a good match for the client, we may lower the bar of the entry budget, so it is a variable rather than a constant value.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2021?
Given that we offer various services for long-term and newly onboarded, that number should be reviewed case by case. On average, we worked with budgets of $50,000 - $250,000+ depending on the type and size of the project.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
Five Jars will become a large company, a leader among other outsourcing companies. We will continue making a significant impact by providing the best in class services. Our projects and products will continue helping millions of people worldwide. Five Jars continues helping the largest and the best brands worldwide succeed by building innovative digital experiences and capitalizing on business and impact.

Five Jars Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients
  • YMCA of the North
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • YMCA of Greater Brandywine
  • Spooky Nook Sports
  • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
  • Fortune 500 company
Portfolios
Spooky Nook Sports
Mount Vernon Video Portal
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
YMCA of the North
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
Council for Exceptional Children
Video Automation Tool
YMCA of Greater Brandywine
YMCA of Greater Seattle
Digital Signage
Amazon Alexa Skill
Channel Islands YMCA
Early Childhood Learning Centers
Virginia Alliance of YMCAs
The Virtual Y
Team Members
Alex Schedrov
Alex Schedrov