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Website for discovering clothing choices

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by nullspace, Apr 27, 2012.

Would you use this website?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  1. nullspace

    nullspace Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Hi all, I'm kicking around an idea with some friends.

    We want to build a website where you can easily get recommendations or alternatives for a clothing item (maybe the item's too expensive or you're looking for something Made in the USA, etc.). The process is you post a picture of the item with a description of the problem, and other users can provide suggestions or recommendations.

    For example, instead of creating a specific thread on SF asking for similar items, you can go to a website specifically for this purpose, and at the same time, you can help out other users too with their interests.

    Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
  2. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Feb 16, 2010
    How do you make money? How do you get users?
  3. nullspace

    nullspace Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Getting users will definitely be a hard problem. My friends and I are going to start by getting our friends to join and trying to create as much engagement ourselves as possible in the beginning. I've been a lurker on SF and reddit mfa pretty frequently, and I feel like if we can incentivize users of sites like these to participate, we could get some initial traction. Some incentives could be a reputation or karma system that could potentially lead to additional privileges on the website (a la Stack Exchange), or rewards/discounts.

    For monetization, we have a couple of ideas. For one, users will be able to search for items using text, so we can advertise using a Google adwords like system. Stores/companies can bid on keywords (e.g. denim, shirts, suiting, etc.), so they will show up on the page during those types of searches (similar to the featured sponsors of SF).

    Those are definitely two tough problems to overcome initially, and we're still thinking about possible solutions. Thanks for asking and let us know if you have ideas!

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