Sidestep

Easiest way to buy concert merchandise.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@lylemckeany this is similar to an idea you were exploring several months ago. What do you think about this?
Lyle McKeany@lylemckeany · growth marketer
@rrhoover Thanks for bringing me into the discussion. I think this could be really awesome for big concerts. I think it will be hard to scale a product like this initially, but in the spirit of Paul Graham's "do things that don't scale," I'm all for it! When I was researching and doing customer development on my idea, I was mostly looking at the merchandise piece as a potential monetization feature within a different idea for an app. The problem was that my idea involved check-ins (which hardly anyone actually does anymore) and attempted to get people to share on a dedicated app, rather than via Twitter, FB, and Instagram where all their friends are already.
PETIEMaker@petiepizarro · Cofounder, Sidestep
@lylemckeany Hey Lyle, I'd love to hear more about the ideas that you came up and the projects you're working on now. Im in SF as well, let's coordinate something!
Lyle McKeany@lylemckeany · growth marketer
@petiepizarro Sounds great! Shoot me an email, firstname.lastname @ gmail.
Eric JonesMaker@iamericjones · Founder, Sidestep
Hey everyone! My name is Eric Jones, founder of Sidestep. At Sidestep, we're creating an interactive marketplace for live events where fans can browse and buy event merchandise before, during, or after the show for pickup and delivery. We believe communication is key to further driving merchandise sales and producing an incredible experience for attendees. Don't hesitate to ask me any questions about what we're working and thanks for checking us out!
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeréHunterPro@nikkielizdemere · Community Growth at Zest.is
If you've been to a major concert and have had to wait in line to buy merch, you know that this app is pretty cool. :) At smaller concerts I don't mind waiting in line because it usually means I get to meet one of the artists.
Eric JonesMaker@iamericjones · Founder, Sidestep
@nikkielizdemere Thanks for the kind words :). Happy to hear you like what we're working on.