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November 15, 2020 • Giftvite

Day 3 - Business Model decisions

John Chambers
Many of the web applications I have worked on are extremely complicated (In my opinion) with as many as 80+ Tables in the database. I've decided to keep this one simple.

Decisions made to keep simple

Monthly subscriptions will be $20/month + VAT

I'm using dollars to I don't need to change JSP much. Monthly fee is only to filter out businesses who are time wasters.

My marketplace will charge around 10% transaction fee per order.

  • Suppliers can list in their own currency
  • I will manage currency conversion rates
  • All product weights will be in Kg
  • No customisation
  • No subdomains or custom domains

Tech Stack
  • HatchBox
  • Jumpstart Pro
  • Stripe
  • Cloudflare
  • Stimulus
  • Tailwind CSS & UI

More to come later...

November 13, 2020 • Giftvite

Day 1 - The Idea

John Chambers
My plan is to build an online marketplace for companies to buy staff gifts they actually want or need.

  • Local businesses can list products
  • Using Stripe for payments
  • Platform will take a transaction fee on sales
  • Gift recipient will have a choice of gifts to choose from
  • Shipping and packaging will be streamlined to make the job of the local business shipping easier.

Today's Plan

  • Spin up Jumpstart Pro
  • Get the website online
  • Design the domain model for tables and associations

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