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Embracing innovation and excellence - Koorong's digital transformation

By Aaron Luo

28 Mar 2024


In an era of rapid technological advancements, businesses must adapt and evolve. Koorong, as Australia's leading Christian retailer, understands the importance of staying ahead in the digital landscape. With much prayer, and a deep commitment to our customers through excellence, innovation and security, Koorong embarked on a remarkable digital transformation journey. This article explores the transition from our bespoke systems to a new MACH architecture for Koorong's eCommerce website, highlighting its benefits for our customers and staff, the necessity of this change, and how it aligns with the company's core values.

The Need for Change

Since our inception from a garage on Koorong Street in Marsfield, Koorong has always been dedicated to faithfully serving its customers with the highest quality and service. However, our traditional bespoke systems that powered Koorong.com and brick-and-mortar stores were starting to show their limitations. These systems were built on what was previously cutting-edge technology, however, they lacked scalability and hindered our ability to deliver an exceptional online experience for today's demands. Recognising the need for change, Koorong boldly embraced a nation-leading approach to revolutionise our operations and digital presence.

Embodying Excellence and Innovation

Striving for excellence and innovation is core to Koorong's values. By adopting a MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless) architecture, Koorong has taken a significant step towards achieving excellence in the digital realm. Our technology partners form the foundation of our new eCommerce website, ensuring seamless integration and enhancing every facet of our online, in-store, and warehouse operations.

Benefits to our Customers

This transformative journey enables us to deliver personalised content, optimise media assets, encourage a sense of community, and bolster agility in our operations. Embracing these modern technologies enables Koorong to stay at the forefront of the industry, serving our customers with faithfulness, efficiency, and innovation. As we continue to evolve, we remain steadfast in our dedication to providing the Australian Christian community with servant-hearted service and the world's best Christian books, Bibles, and gifts at affordable prices.

The Koorong and Bible Society Australia teams strived ceaselessly for this project's successful delivery. We thank you for your custom, prayers, and patience during this continuous improvement process.

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