Is there a market for this here in the Philippines?
asked Jul 14 '10 at 14:00
Maybe not at present, but in the future, who knows?
Issues that need to be overcome by your solution, in case you pursue this path:
answered Jul 14 '10 at 17:22
I'm not very enthusiastic about this because of the following points:
I've been thinking about this for a while now and I'm convinced that penetrating existing markets with this kind of technology is far fetched. Your approach need to be disruptive enough to create new markets out of unserved niches.
If you want to make it globally, I would advise to take a look of what SquareUp is doing.
answered Jul 19 '10 at 08:19
Yes, I have a friend who owns a restaurant who has seen the potential of such systems. I can't recall the exact name of the product which he saw abroad but he was thinking of implementing a similar system here. The main advantage is that the head office can be informed of supplies and sales levels from all the branches in real-time. But of course, the system should still be able to support working offline, in case there's a power failure or there are connectivity problems.
answered Jul 19 '10 at 14:35
maybe you can change the market to sales people.., those people who sell lots of different kinds of products/services.
in this alternate scheme, "sales" for the masses kind of thing. (like force.com, but for the masses)
this is more like for entrepreneurial people who are selling stuff to calculate how much they've sold. for them to sort of have a system to record their profit.
it's essentially the reverse of mint.com (financial calculator based on the cloud).
features would include POS-like abilities: inventory tracking, receipt recording, and also as an added extra feature, force.com features like email promotion/lead tracking etcetara.
maybe offer it at a cheaper price (i.e. for the philippine market) than at force.com
answered Jul 21 '10 at 14:23
in my opinion, yes, but you would have to price it competitively that its less than whats commercially available without having you go bankrupt. my advice is to target small clients first, lets say, stores with 5 to 10 branches..
answered Jul 27 '10 at 11:38