How can we translate the experience of going to the mall with your friends to online shopping? How can we experience the serendipity of finding cool products online with friends?
We're building an e-commerce platform where you can have a curated shopping experience with your friends! Tell us what kind of things you're interested in looking at, what kind of shops you like, invite your friends to do the same, and we'll take you through a "mall" tailored to you!
We'll take you and your friends' preferences into consideration, and create a curated list of shops for you. You will then be brought into a shopping trip, where you'll be connected with your friends over video chat. You'll be brought to the first store front and you can check out the store! If you like something, save it and we'll add it to your list, shared between only you and your friends. When you've decided you want to buy something, you'll be linked back to the product and you can purchase it. A fun shopping experience, supporting small e-commerce businesses with your friends!
We got pretty far with showing the experience, but have more technical work to do, such as implementing a place for stores to become part of our database and checkout for users. We'd love to add a feature for users to say where they are located so that they could surface stores based in their city if they choose.
We used: Node, React, & daily.co for video