[This does seem to fall under the "Post your site for review or feedback" section of the Rules and Clarification post. If I misunderstood, please let me know and I'll delete this post. Thanks!]
I'm Bob and I'm a software engineer building a gumroad alternative. The platform is different in that it only takes a 0.1% cut (w/ standard 2.9% + 30c payment processing fee) instead of the standard 5% gumroad takes. No monthly fee either.
You can check out the platform here: https://flurly.com
I hope this can be useful to the r/ecommerce community. I believe more money directly to creators is a net good for the world. Some may wonder how I plan to make money on this. It's a fair question. My current plan boils down to two key factors:
- Cost efficiency: By utilizing technology platforms like Stripe/Firebase/Vercel, I can amortize the cost. Or in other words my costs grow with revenue/usage. This way, I don't need to buy physical hardware servers, or negotiate deals with banks or write my own database. Also since it's just me, I don't need to pay for employee health insurance, benefits, etc.
- Volume: Hopefully by lowering the cost of doing commerce, more people will buy and sell, increasing the overall volume of commerce. Since the commission is on the overall volume, hopefully I can recoup some revenue/profits that way.
LMK if you run into any issues and I'll look into it right away