Public Market

Commission-free eCommerce

#1 Product of the DayMay 11, 2018

Public Market is restoring the Commercial Commons by building an open, transparent, and competitive architecture for marketplace eCommerce by leveraging blockchain technology to replace these closed, private, rent-extracting intermediaries with an open architecture and protocol for eCommerce.

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Raul Gasteazoro
Raul Gasteazoro@raul_gasteazoro
Best idea I've heard in ages... combining commerce, open markets and free trade, with the power of crypto
KJ Erickson
KJ EricksonMaker@kjer · CEO
@raul_gasteazoro glad you think so! thanks so much for your support.
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@raul_gasteazoro Hi- I wanted to let you know that we have launched the beta of Public Market's flagship storefront. Since you were one of our early supporters here on Product Hutnt, I'd love to get you into the early access group. Use this link to sign up for our waitlist, and we'll get you whitelisted within 24 hours! https://www.public.market/?kid=R...
Davis Baer
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
Commision free, free shipping... @kjer How do you plan on monetizing?
KJ Erickson
KJ EricksonMaker@kjer · CEO
@daviswbaer it’s an entirely different business model based around a token. The protocol itself lives within a nonprofit foundation, and gets supported by the token itself. These new business models are pretty revolutionary, actually!
Davis Baer
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
@kjer Sounds interesting :)
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@daviswbaer Hi- I wanted to let you know that we have launched the beta of Public Market's flagship storefront. Since you were one of our early supporters here on Product Hutnt, I'd love to get you into the early access group. Use this link to sign up for our waitlist, and we'll get you whitelisted within 24 hours! https://www.public.market/?kid=R...
Carlos J. Argüello
Carlos J. Argüello@cjarguello · Product Manager & UI/UX Designer
Decentralizing eCommerce for GOOD
Cody Fitzpatrick
Cody Fitzpatrick@codyfitzpatrick · Founder @ Timeline.io & OrbitalOne
Surely the company will attempt to make money somehow, which brings to question the necessity of blockchain. You could more easily create an e-commerce platform similar to the pre-existing options, with fees only slightly greater than the cost of running the platform if you're truly out for sellers' best interests. Will users be required to buy your virtual currency in order to pay a (more likely than not) monthly fee?
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@codyfitzpatrick No, there are no monthly fees for sellers. No commissions. No listing fees. As KJ said in an above answer, it’s an entirely different business model based around a token. The protocol itself lives within a nonprofit foundation, and gets supported by the token itself. Stay tuned for updates and the release of our product and white paper by signing up at publicmarket.io or joining our Telegram community https://t.me/publicmrkt
KJ Erickson
KJ EricksonMaker@kjer · CEO
@codyfitzpatrick Good insights. To answer your question, no -- our tokens function as rewards points, and we don't have plans to use them to charge a monthly fee. We're building the business model around the token itself. Exactly how it works is somewhat in depth for this response, so I encourage you to sign up for our white paper when it's released (publicmarket.io). In the meantime, Chris Dixon has a nice post investigating how these new network models can work: https://medium.com/@cdixon/crypt...
Cody Fitzpatrick
Cody Fitzpatrick@codyfitzpatrick · Founder @ Timeline.io & OrbitalOne
Thank you both (@wubledoo & @kjer) for the informative responses. I look forward to reading the whitepaper when it's released. I'll brush up on Chris Dixon's post in the meantime. Wishing you all the best with this venture!
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@codyfitzpatrick Looks like KJ and I are both answering at the same time! Giving you a lot to read! :)
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@kjer @codyfitzpatrick Thank you! We look forward to knocking your socks off!
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore@kevrmoore · Capitalist
This sounds lit AF!
KJ Erickson
KJ EricksonMaker@kjer · CEO
@kevrmoore we like to think so ;)
Robin Jones
Robin JonesMaker@robin_jones
@kevrmoore Hi- I wanted to let you know that we have launched the beta of Public Market's flagship storefront. Since you were one of our early supporters here on Product Hutnt, I'd love to get you into the early access group. Use this link to sign up for our waitlist, and we'll get you whitelisted within 24 hours! https://www.public.market/?kid=R...