Sharetribe Flex is the best way to build your sharing economy platform. It is the only marketplace solution designed for the entire lifecycle of your business, not just the launch.

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Mike Williams
Mike WilliamsHiring@yoroomie · Building & investing in startups
Congrats to @kusti @sjoerdhandgraaf and team on the launch! I'm a happy Sharetribe customer myself and have been using Sharetribe Go (hosted platform) for about two years now. I used Go to build the initial Studiotime MVP in an evening, launched on Product Hunt, and then as the marketplace grew and required more features beyond the initial MVP, I had to heavily customize it using mainly front-end hacks and other tools. I think it would be fair to say that I really stretched the capabilities of the hosted platform! I'm one of the first Flex customers though and having been on the new platform, I really like the new product, it's capabilities, and the support from the team so far. This has allowed me to now finally start building out some of the more complex features that Studiotime requires and we'll be relaunching on Flex ourselves soon!
Walid Ark
Walid ArkHunter@walark · Viaiv
Congrats on the lunch @kusti @sjoerdhandgraaf ! I ll throw the first stone :) How Flex is different from your other product, Sharetribe Go?
Juho Makkonen
Juho MakkonenMaker@kusti · CEO, Sharetribe
@walark thanks a lot, that's a great question! Sharetribe Go (which was hunted earlier here https://www.producthunt.com/post... )remains the easiest way for anyone to set up an online marketplace website quickly and without technical skills. It's a great tool for building your Minimum Viable Platform and start validating your concept immediately. Meanwhile, with Sharetribe Flex, you can build your ideal sharing economy platform (whether web or mobile) for approximately 5-10% of cost in terms of time and money, compared to building your platform from scratch. Also, it's not built with just the launch in mind, but for the entire lifecycle of your business: it will help you build the first version quickly but also scales with you as you grow your business and revenue to millions. This is a marketplace solution you will never grow out of. As its name states, Flex is extremely flexible: it offers the standard marketplace features out of the box so you don't need to reinvent the wheel, but it also allows you to build your "secret sauce", the featurs unique to your particular concept, on top of it. You can do this yourself, if you're a developer, or alternatively hire developers to do it. There's no limit to how much you can extend your platform by tapping into our APIs.
Walid Ark
Walid ArkHunter@walark · Viaiv
@kusti Thanks for your detailed answer.
Pierre Lapointe
Pierre Lapointe@pierreatvinty · CEO drivevinty.com
Well done @kusti, looking forward to trying this out for Vinty :-)
Juho Makkonen
Juho MakkonenMaker@kusti · CEO, Sharetribe
@pierreatvinty thanks a lot!
Saurabh Bhatia
Saurabh Bhatia@_wub · Founder, Comix. Polyglot Developer.
Congrats on the launch @kusti @sjoerdhandgraaf :) . I have a question regarding the pricing. Is it higher than existing Sharetribe or in a similar range? Thanks
Juho Makkonen
Juho MakkonenMaker@kusti · CEO, Sharetribe
@_wub thanks a lot! The pricing will be a bit higher than the for Sharetribe Go, as Sharetribe Flex is targeted to a bit more advanced audience, and some custom development is required per customer.
Alex Kissel
Alex Kissel@cyberne · investor
are you accepting anyone interested in using this platform?
Juho Makkonen
Juho MakkonenMaker@kusti · CEO, Sharetribe
@cyberne we are, but unfortunately right now we're a bit overwhelmed, as we got more than 1000 early access requests! Right now the process is still a bit manual from our side, so we need to hand-pick the projects for now and only allow a very limited number of projects in. However, we hope to get as soon as possible to a point where we can make Flex accessible to anyone, with a fully automated onboarding. It'll still take us a while to get there though. Thanks for your patience!
Alex Kissel
Alex Kissel@cyberne · investor
@kusti Can you provide a link to your "Terms of Service" ("terms and conditions") for the use of Flex Platform?
Alex Kissel
Alex Kissel@cyberne · investor
@kusti Also, could you point me to any website that's currently using FLEX platform?
Juho Makkonen
Juho MakkonenMaker@kusti · CEO, Sharetribe
@cyberne sure! The terms of use are the same for both Go and Flex. You can find them here: https://www.sharetribe.com/terms... Here are three examples of our customers using Flex today: - Studiotime, "Airbnb for record studios" https://www.studiotime.io/ (US – try searching for Los Angeles) - Kinspiring, "Airbnb for strollers and other baby gear" https://www.kinspiring.com/ (Finland – try searching for "Helsinki") - Swimmy, "Airbnb for swimming pools" https://www.swimmy.fr/ (France, try searching for "France")