Building your marketplace app with Dev Agency vs SaaS / PaaS Solution

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Building your marketplace app with Dev Agency? In this post, we will try to understand the benefits of choosing SaaS-PaaS solution vs Development agencies building from scratch.

You have decided that you wanted to go ahead with your idea. Making the initial decision about whether you should outsource to a development agency or using turnkey solutions is going to bit hard.

We have been in the same situations before and our clients too. So sharing here the honest pros and cons of taking this approach. Whichever way it is, we wish you the best. Let us know if you need any help.

Development Agency

ProsCons
Everything is under your control and based on your requirementsThis also means you need to have a project manager and product manager from your side + agency side
You will be owning the code Whatever the issues/bugs you face with the code, you need to rely on the agency
You can pivot the project often if needed and change Increase your cost/budgets if you keep changing

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SaaS & Paas solution like Tradly

ProsCons
You are fast getting your platform out to the marketYou can’t make drastic changes if you are rushing to launch in two weeks

You just going to spend a fraction of the cost to develop a similar platform like this and less than a monthly salary of a single software engineer
You de-risk the uncertainty of developing a platform on your own. Things like selecting the right stack, having scalable infrastructure, Secure and data protection are taken care of by experts
You avoid cost overrun through uncertain requirement changes (It usually happens in most tech projects). 
You save a significant % of your biggest in IT spending  As it’s a cloud solution, you will not have visibility on how it works
You will have new releases and new features without paying an extra cost
You will have free marketing tools and other integrations pre-built for you.
You will have everyday support without paying additional hourly fees or resource fees like in development agencies  SaaS solutions like Tradly provider might not solve noncritical things as per your plan but as per the SLA agreement.

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