Marketplace development

We are top marketplace developers

IT House has experience and knowledge building different kinds of platforms, which are based on the principles of the sharing economy.  We have built and smoothly running crowdfunding sites multi vendor platforms or peer-to-peer marketplaces.

For several years IT House was working on its own spin-off – marketplace RentMama. RentMama is an internet marketplace where car rental companies offer cars that suit client needs with few simple clicks. Marketplace significantly simplifies the way how a customer can get offers and deals from a multitude of small and medium-sized car rental companies anywhere in the world.

Creating projects, again and again, which are sharing the same idea, we all know that it helps to save time&money if we can re-use existing functionality and just adapt unique features.

We found Sharetibe! A fantastic tool to build marketplaces out of the box. 

Sharetribe Go or Sharetibe FLEX is a type of e-commerce site where products or services can be provided peer-to-peer. And transactions are processed by the marketplace operator.

Have a great marketplace idea and search for top developers?

The idea behind sharing economy

One of the fastest-growing internet and business trends in history is the sharing economy. An estimated $23 billion in venture capital funding has poured into the market since 2010, funding startups with the shared-based model. The total size of the sharing economy is much harder to estimate because most of the platform providers are private.

The sharing economy is a term for a way of distributing goods and services, an approach that differs from the traditional model of corporations hiring employees and selling products to consumers. In the sharing economy, individuals are said to rent or “share” things like their cars, homes, and personal time to other individuals in a peer-to-peer fashion. In the very simplest terms, it’s the use of technology to facilitate the exchanged access of goods or services between two or more parties.

The term sharing economy arises from the notion that involved parties can share value from underutilized resources or skills. These skills or resources are exchanged through marketplaces or peer-to-peer platforms.

If we take a look closer, we will find circumstances that the sharing model isn’t a new concept – as people in the past from different communities lived with the same idea via bartering. However, thanks to the accessibility of the internet and mobile technology, managing share-based transactions has never been easier.

Building marketplace on Sharetribe FLEX or GO

Sharetribe FLEX allows building your marketplace, providing 90% of what you need

With Flex, you have full control over your marketplace’s user experience. Design and develop a completely unique frontend on the web or mobile. Build custom features and integrations on top of powerful APIs, which even allow building a standalone mobile application.

Flex gives a robust back-end with all the features you need for an advanced service, rental, or events marketplace. You will never need to employ a sysadmin or worry about traffic spikes, performance, data security, or compliance.

Although Sharetribe Flex provides 90% of what you need, setting up a project and make adjustments to your business may require some development skills. In this case, the IT House will be useful in setting up the project and implementing your unique features, even a standalone mobile application.

GO (OpenSource) has marketplace website essentials

Out of the box it let your users rent or sell goods, spaces, or services online. Whether you’re starting a niche peer-to-peer platform or dreaming of a global B2B business, Go has the features you need to get your idea out into the world.

Marketplace owner in by default will have following features:
 – let your users create profiles,
– list their offering,
– interact with each other,
– and make online payments. 

Go makes sure your marketplace website is smooth and enjoyable for both the providers and the customers of your marketplace.

Choosing an OpenSource model allows you to create a unique marketplace; however, you need to keep in mind some limitations. 

Find out more about marketplaces that we have built

Our developer team will be glad to share our knowledge and expertise in building marketplaces. We are happy to advise you on the essential aspects of a whole development process.

OwnOutDoors – a marketplace built on Sharetribe

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BikerBnB – a marketplace built on Sharetribe by IT House

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FreeDM – a marketplace built on Sharetribe by IT House

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Sharetribe GO core development

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ManifestoKids – a marketplace built on Sharetribe by IT House

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OpenCourtclub – a marketplace built on Sharetribe by IT House

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RentMama – car rental marketpalce

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CrowdCulture – Crowdfunding portal

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How we translate your ideas into functional products

New custom application development

Complexity delivered in a simple solution, create projects faster—by using tested and reliable Sharetribe, Stripe or other Ruby on Rails framework and agile development practices.

  • Clean, concise code that accomplishes exactly what you need elegantly and effectively.

  • Quality first without sacrificing superior quality.

Back-end services for mobile or web solutions

Transparent middle-ware and powerful back-end services bringing a seamless data interchange between front side application and background system architecture.

We use Model-View-Controller (MVC) – separating Program Logic and Actions from Layout and Design, allowing multiple simultaneous designs and interfaces, based on same background functionality.

Reducing testing and development time, and creating native multi-platform functionality.

Advanced front-end development

When exceptional functionality meets beautiful design—that’s when your website really makes an impact.

Create an interface that your users want to use and actually enjoy.

Combine an artistic spirit with a business mind, providing a website that not only looks great, stands out and is practical, but achieves your goals at the same time.

Existing system improvement, re-design

Follow the latest trends in design and technology, to give your customers the functionality, atmosphere and support they deserve.

  • New and extended functionality

  • Improved usability and user experience

  • Improved website conversions and sales

  • Stand out from your competitors and attract new loyal customers

Third party platform integration and customization

A fully functional end-to-end solution that connects all your systems to work in synergy.

  • Seamless data transfer

  • Always up-to-date information

  • A complete overview of business related information

  • Interactive dashboards and triggers

  • New and extended functionality

The Team

We believe you will agree that the team behind is the reason for success. We have our in-house team, no 3rd country outsourcing, which means that we are 100% Europe Based reliable team of experienced developers, project managers, and domain experts. We provide the best software Engineers at an affordable price. Our managers are Co-Funders of TechHub Riga and are organizers of Ruby on Rails Baltics Community groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Meetup.

Our team has extensive knowledge of the latest technology trends, modern application frameworks, advanced development techniques, and a quality-driven delivery model. To minimize development time, programming efforts, and overall project costs, without sacrificing quality.

Web developers do believe that lifetime learning is key to success. In the tech space, skills become obsolete every two years, give or take. So, it’s better to hire a web developer who can learn new technologies easily, rather than someone who knows a specific technology now. But may not adapt when a new one comes along. We do stay up-to-date with the latest technology!

The Management

Agile Scrum Project management methodology is not just a management process. It’s a style of work that incorporates many project management core values like communication, transparency, incremental development, short development cycles. It is entirely transparent project management that matches your business realities and expectations.

Use of Model-View-Controller (MVC) – separating Program Logic and Actions from Layout and Design and allowing multiples contemporary designs and interfaces based on the same background functionality. Reducing development and testing time and creating native multi-platform applications.

We work in short development iteration cycles. So we can quickly build working prototypes to test. What allows us to evaluate before going public. Short development cycles allow market-driven development with the flexibility to adapt to market needs and desires quickly. Our customers are free to attend any planning and development meeting to give direct feedback, and clarifying questions to achieve the best result.

Quality assurance and tests

In all projects, we perform a thorough automated system Testing. To maintain high quality and eliminate any bugs way before they reach the public stage. Performance, load, and stress testing.

Almost every feature in the systems has its quality test to make sure any new updates do not affect previous systems. Thorough testing enables continuous development, fewer bugs in production systems — clean, highly maintainable code. Keeping the code clean and labeled correctly, so someone else can efficiently work with the code. It reduces total production time (especially for complex systems), allows quick problem solving, is faster and more stable. Besides, it will enable easy updates and migrations, simple scalability, multi-browser compatibility, excellent usability, scalability, and universal compatibility.

Expertise

We have wide experience in different domains, solutions, and technologies – we can build the type of system you’re looking for.

Almost no system is entirely new, there are always parallels in structural, functional, or technological levels, and in a new domain, this can even be an advantage if you want to introduce new innovative solutions and approaches.

Industry-leading design – whether you prefer realistic (skeuomorphic), flat, or the new and trending Google’s Material design, we’ve got you covered. Industries and segments covered – Social Networks, Community sites, Crowdfunding Sites, E-commerce, Web Portals, Media Content Distribution, and other.

Technologies

In-House Open-Source content management system nominated for Award. Incremental product delivery, Multi-level staging environment, continuous integration, fast development. Experience in the technology you want your system built-in. Cross-platform and cross-device support, advanced front-end frameworks. Resilient server infrastructure.

The primary programming language at IT House is Ruby on rails. Therefore it deserves its section. Also, it is the basement of most of our advanced web applications. Ruby on Rails has been the platform of choice of many world-famous companies like Shopify, Crunchbase, Groupon, Airbnb, Sharetribe, SoundCloud, Hulu, SlideShare, and others. It is the primary choice of most new tech companies in Silicon Alley USA.

If you want find more about technologies used by IT House, visit page “Used technologies

Different time zones? It’s not a problem. We’ve successful projects and happy clients around the world.

Free Consultation and Quote

Contact us for a consultation, project analysis, and a free quote for your Custom Web development project.

Let us go through the main points to find the best possible solution for your particular idea and project, and then you can decide if you’d like us to perform this project for you.

There is no pressure or obligation to work with us after the call. If you decide not to work with us, at least you will have great advice from experts working in the industry for more than ten years – we’ve seen a lot.

We offer a Satisfaction guarantee, Custom designs, Agile/Scrum incremental development methodology, Quality assurance and testing, Europe based team, Free consultation, and a free quote. 

P.S. We are a small, consolidated and resilient team, but to maintain our quality standards and full attention to project management and development, there is a limited number of projects we can take on.

And we want to keep it that way!

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