Our niche experience gave us an understanding of the key aspects of marketplace development. Most great companies think only about the tech side of the application. We are different. Our approach goes beyond the technical understanding, we take into account future business processes and user experience. We care about the end client and always use an analytics approach in each decision we make.
We solve challenges and care about future project scalability and offer a white-label solution that can be customized for the specific project. It is built using the latest technologies (SPA) and can be integrated with payment providers, 3d party logistics, inventory management software.
Why a discovery phase is needed?
It is needed to prevent the startup from failing. Our goal at this stage is to invest time into the preparation to save time and money later. Measure thrice and cut once.
Deliverable: complex market research, development plan, software requirements specification, tech stack, platform architecture, user journey.
Before we start project development, we gather, analyze, and specify requirements through our thorough elicitation process. This process includes stakeholder meetings and interviews, user observation, workshops, brainstorming, use cases, and prototyping. We define the objectives for the product, what needs to be accomplished, and how the product should be used.
What does MVP contain of?
We create MVP to test the idea with minimum time and resources. It has basic features and the main idea to attractt early adopters and get their feedback.
What are the options?
If your budget is under $15-20k, we will develop the MVP using one of the popular SaaS solutions to build the marketplace. These solutions may have some limits in the functionality, however, we can improve it and add more features.
Our white label solutions can also be a decision for you to test the idea. It is build using SPA technology with a clean and fast code. (PHP, Laravel + vue.js + Elasticsearch)
Deliverable: Minimum Viable Product
We build a fully functioning product that will be ready to collect customer feedback. Developing MPV, we keep in mind future product architecture. The scalable architecture will later help us to build a fully-featured marketplace in the future.
We help our clients to receive data and do the analysis of the idea. To make this happen, our business analytics specialists and marketers will assist you in attracting early adopters, gather product stats, analyze the data, and propose options.
Why Softwared Solutions?
There are many professional companies on the market. Our strength is niche expertise, willingness to create the maximum value in a long-term relationship.
How does a service marketplaces differ from a product marketplaces?
From the technical side, there are some differences:
- No physical delivery. This means we will not connect logistics providers;
- No cart. This means, that we will connect a calendar or other features that service marketplaces have;
- Different user experience design.
Deliverable: Fully-fledged Custom Marketplace
You receive a marketplace that you will be proud of and that will solve your client’s needs. We will integrate supply chain service providers, payment gateways, inventory management software and etc. Before the start, we make sure every inch of your startup works perfectly. As a result, the product will be ready to serve both buyers and sellers.
In addition, we will care for the SEO on the development stage, making your marketplace favorable for search engines.
How do you characterize your support?
We work 24/7/365. Our offices in Canada, Estonia and Ukraine are opened for better client service and the ability to be available for you all the time.
Deliverable: a long term cooperation process
Our maintenance activities include error correction, enhancements of capabilities, and optimization.
We support and modify applications to cope with changes in the software environment, meet new user requirements, and ensure greater reliability. We cover:
- Software maintenance
- Product updates
- New feature development
- Continuous product improvement
- Continuous design improvement
- SEO support
We truly understand that the budget can be very limited. In our work, we always recommend the most suitable option depending on the individual business situation. If your startup is just on the pre-seed round, we help to create an MVP using one of the open-source software on the market. Shartribe is a great option if your budget is limited and you need to test your idea.
There are also the drawbacks of the off-shelf solutions. In most cases, it is hard to customize most of the builders and include more features in them. For example, if you choose Sharetribe, there is a certain limitation in the architecture expansion. In addition to that, Shartribe is written using a programming language called “Ruby”, which is more costly to maintain and harder to find developers comparing the PHP or Python. In marketplace development, you should always consider how would the application change and will the chosen platform satisfy your business needs.
Do not hesitate to contact us and get a free consultation on which platform to choose in order to maintain the technical resilience of your business.
Our clients are entrepreneurs and businessmen. They are smart, brave and charismatic. They have a passion for what they build. We cooperate with them in a long-term perspective, creating a successful technological identity.
We believe that our tailor-made solution in the combination with a great team will bring our clients the right product in the set time.
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