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I have an idea and I wonder if anyone wanted to work on something related to the e-commerce space, Initially it will be a cool project for your resume and if it takes off, we can talk about partnering and starting up.
My partner was chatting with me in the kitchen the other night, as we know the best ideas come from the kitchen! She told me about how she wants to setup a shop. She said, what about the made to order strategy.
Normally I think that made to order is for the realms of etsy, It doesn't scale... but hang on why doesn't it scale in the age of scale?
I know why and I'd love to tell you more!
But let's get my credentials out of the way first.
Why work with me? I love great technology, I love to learn and build cool things but that is not enough.
I worked on Dyson's global public facing websites internally for a couple of years and In that time, I found out what was a pain in the ass to build and maintain. One aspect which I cant reveal here. This one thing, it can be turned into a service.
- A scaleable, marketable service
- Enhancing a portion of a typical e-commerce journey and allowing for integration and theming
- A way to make your shopping experience more immersive and engaging
- Bringing a new experience to shoppers worldwide
Does this thing exist already in the wild?
Yes and no. No this is not a Shopify clone, it is out of scope for them. It's something that does already exist that some companies do make for their websites but its usually quite low on the priority list and tends to never work amazingly, or its outsourced to an agency, or its full of bugs and takes up a lot of time, its also a really cool and creative thing to build and can be wrapped up into a templated form and sold.
Will it be open source?
I strongly believe in free software for those who cannot spare the expense, so for small business yes this will be free to use. And yes there will be an aspect of open source to some degree, but to core engine will remain closed.
If you like the sound of any of the following, reach out an we can start something, even if it's a couple of hours a week (what Im doing).
- 3D and Web game development
- Kotlin / Rust web development
- State Machines and Actors
- UX and UI Design
- Accesible web
- Integrations design
Sweet thanks for hearing me out. 👋
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Update: 🥳 looks like we are using svelte! A new experience for me, excited to learn something new!