Transparent work process from the first contact to testing

Professional Sharetribe Flex development

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Where to start, if you want to build you marketplace on Sharetribe Flex

Your project is one-of-a-kind, as is your definition of success. We believe in frequent and clear communication between you and our team, ensuring your goals are met every step of the way. Below, you will read about the process from the idea and your first contact with us to getting your market place into production.

Try marketplace capabilities in limited option sandboxes

Start by filling out this form at Sharetribe’s website, please keep in mind that it’s not possible to make transactions in this environment.

If you are not willing to create your own test environment, feel free to use test marketplaces placed on our servers: daily booking template, hourly booking template or product selling template.


Just with a few hours you can get your own full control sand-box. You will get a full functionality marketplace based on Sharetribe Flex (hourly or daily) template. Just give us your Stripe Test API keys (quick how-to you can find here) and this marketplace will run for a month.

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Sharetribe Flex marketplace development process

1. Fill out the form

Fill out the form (find here) with basic questions for us to better understand your needs. And read how to Build and launch marketplace with Flex (find here).

2. Book a call with our project lead

Once you have a clear vision, it is the right time to book a call with our project lead. We may bring in more clarity about the required budget or give new ideas.

3. Create your Demo Flex environment

Start testing Flex environments. There are several options either Sharetribe’s limited demo, IT House controlled demo or your demo limited for a month.

5. Polish your specification

Once you’ll play around sand-boxes, it gives the right feeling about the possibilities. Revise and send us your specifications based on the top of the Sharetribe Flex Demo environment.

6. Our part - prepare a guesstimation

Meanwhile, we’ll put together a guesstimate and provide you with a detailed cost break-down by stages.

7. Legal process & invoicing

We work based on a time and material contract. As a guarantee that you will get what you want and need is that you’ll have a complete overview of the development process using project management tools. Before we start, we do a 50% advance invoice for the MVP stage.

Get your minimal viable product within a week

If you are satisfied with “out-of-the-box” Sharetribe Flex features, choose Daily booking or Hourly template, move on with your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within a week, which includes the following features:

  1. Set up on virtual private server daily or hourly flex template;

  2. Give marketplace your identity by uploading your logo, photos, changing colors and texts, including static pages Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, removing extended data and changing search filters adapting to your location;

  3. Set-up mail servers to make sure that all emails reach recipient add safety certifications (SSL);

  4. If your marketplace will be in other language supported by Sharetribe (Spanish, French, and German) than English, it will be changed;
  5. Set up payment gateway API keys so transactions may happen and if required change the custom fee, by default, it is 10%;

  6. Put your site to production (live);

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A professional marketplace without spending a fortune

Our developer team will be glad about translating your ideas into functional marketplaces. We are happy to advise you on the essential aspects of a whole development process.

Extensive knowledge of the latest technology trends, modern application frameworks, advanced development techniques, and a quality-driven delivery model, which helps to minimize development time, programming efforts, and overall project costs, without sacrificing quality.

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.

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 labelled 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.


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 others.

Technologies & Learning

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

The primary programming language at IT House is Ruby on Rails, Elixir & React. 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

Free Consultation and Quote

Contact us for a consultation, project analysis, and a free quote for your marketplace development project. 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 Satisfaction guarantee, Custom designs, Agile development, Quality assurance and testing, Europe based team, a free consultation and a 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.

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

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