Building a Startup like Postmates

Postmates is a startup that simplifies that makes hyper-local delivery of goods simpler for millions. Most people believe Postmates to be a delivery company while it’s actually a marketplace. It facilitates the buying of goods for consumers and selling for local vendors and delivers the goods purchased. It’s simple yet brilliant if one really thinks about it. Its simplicity is one of the reasons why Postmates is a $2.4 billion company. Besides its simplicity, it also has some core features and functionalities. These are features that every marketplace needs and they stay constant right from the MVP stage to scaling stage and beyond.

TradyPlatform makes sure that these core frameworks are robust and reliable to ensure your success. Wondering what these features are? Here’s a list:

Social Login & Registration

A user who wants to register inside your apps to start using your services.

Depends on the business nature, you may want to have a different registration system for your users to register. We have the below list of registrations available in the app

  • Facebook Registration: An user can use their Facebook login to sign-in/ sign-up
  • Google Registration: An user can use their Google login to sign-in/ sign-up
  • Native email registration: An user can just any email which is not connected to 3rd party logins to sign-in/ sign-up
  • Phone number-based registration: An user can sign-in/ sign-up using their phone number with OTP verification in their first registration. In the subsequent sign-in, the verified phone number and password can be used to sign-in.

Customisable collections widgets

A user when he visits the home page of the app should be able to find a fresh collection of ideas.

Currently available

  • A recent list of accounts/stores/profiles
  • A recent list of Listings/Ideas/Postings/Ads

Coming soon on the self-serve platform (Available immediately based on manual request)

  • Custom collections based on tags
  • Using Attributes filter
  • Category (multiple)
  • Listing title
  • Price (less than, greater than, etc)
  • Offer percent (less than, greater than)
  • Location (kilometer/miles radius)

Carousel Banners

A platform owner is able to use the media section to show any sort of communication on this prime placement. and link these banners to be STATIC or to the product or a page, etc.

You can use this to

  • Important promotions
  • How-to Guides
  • Explanation of some features
  • Specific product promotion that leads to that product page
  • Advertisement placement
  • Towards a particular tag (A tag has a collection of listings)
  • And many other usages based on your ideas.

Built-in chat

A user able to chat with prospective seller/account/tutor profile, etc to discuss the listings

The chat feature is more or less like the WhatsApp features which allow the users to do

  • Personal and private communications
  • Share locations
  • Attach additional private photos and documents about the listings

Ratings for individual listings

User able to rate and review the listings he recently got serviced, purchased, made bookings, etc to share his experiences

  • Reviews & Ratings can be activated on account level (stores, campaign creators, profiles, etc)
  • Can be activated on listing level (products, courses, rides, campaigns, etc)

Currently available fields:

  • Rating (5 Stars)
  • Type of ratings
  • Photos
  • Descriptions
  • Short title

Coming soon

  • Configure the above fields to be optional or mandatory
  • Activate/Deactivate the above attributes from the super admin panel
  • Add new attributes from the super admin panel

Here we have shared a glimpse of what TradlyPlatform features but check the documentation for a detailed features list and also you can test our free demo apps to see how it works. And finally, check the pricing page if you are interested in a free / paid solution.

Industry-specific contents

We are constantly looking for ways to solve problems through digital infrastructure, here are some of the analysis we had and a few model use cases on how it can be applied