BinitUK is a hassle-free waste removal and recycling services for businesses that have a low volume of waste and limited storage. Philippa, the founder of BinitUK, built her business in 2019 as she saw a need and developed a service for a segment that was underserved with efficient waste collection.
The business achieved great initial traction and a lot of positive customer feedback, but the business had some critical issues preventing future growth. They struggled with operational inefficiency due to manual processes, inability to scale nationally without personal contact, customer churn and a large amount of support calls.
BinitUK approached d.labs to help them reevaluate the value & usability of the app, scalability of the current tech and efficiency of their client-facing processes in order to secure the next investment round and grow the business.
Research & Analysis
UX expert review
Product strategy deck
After the initial workshops intended for the team to immerse themselves in the startup's industry and get customer insights, we dived into the Service Blueprint workshop to identify friction points beyond digital channels to make sure BinitUK was providing a cohesive customer experience, but also to maximise the effectiveness of internal processes. This helped us frame the challenges as opportunities and ideate on different solutions, where we prioritised those that were "quick wins".
Our design team performed a UX expert review of the existing app, to identify usability issues that customers are experiencing and provided recommendations for improvement to increase usage and reduce the number of customer calls. With the Tech audit we looked into the tech stack choice, complexity of code, safety and performance of the app. Strategy Canvas was used to gain a broader understanding of the industry and identify unique opportunities for BinitUK to stand out.
Based on all the learnings we designed a prioritised Product roadmap that reflected the company’s vision and long-term goals. The founder and her team also received a Product backlog that detailed the initiatives from the roadmap and provided a timeline and cost for future product improvements.
We used an approach called UX Expert review to identify the existing app's usability strengths as well as problems, rated by severity and equipped with recommendations. The review showed some critical issues:
Based on these findings we redesigned the entire app flow with easy-to-implement usability improvements.
We conducted a collaborative Service Blueprint workshop to understand the whole customer experience, including all internal and external factors that influence it. An extensive workshop with the entire cross-functional BinitUK team gave us a complete overview of frontend stages, internal processes, tech and all customer touch points. We identified several areas of friction and highlighted processes that needed change.
Some of the improvements were low-hanging fruit such as adding a phone number to the quote section, and others were required a bit more effort to implement. Key suggestions included:
In 5 weeks, we: