Over the years, Star Republic has been responsible for the custom-built e-commerce solution with a primary focus on back end and integrations. From the start, "Real Postcards" has been a feature-intensive solution with periodically higher popularity due to holiday periods, which creates an extra high demand on performance. The solution contains a number of integrations with, for example, the address register hitta.se, printing houses and PostNord's internal systems.
After developing the original architecture for many years, the decision was made to rebuild “Real Postcards” using AWS Lambda, a modern scalable architecture as a foundation, in order to better meet the future and handle the extra high demand for postcards during, for example big holidays. In addition to a better performance, scalable architecture also helps PostNord cut the cost of hardware by only increasing the amount of it during periods of high demand rather than staying on high levels all year round.
Together with Star Republic, PostNord also aims to deliver an even more relevant service for the customers as well as increase the number of orders. 2020 will be an exciting year where the hope is that even more postcards will brighten up their recipients' days.