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My idea

Discussion in 'General Business and Entrepreneurship' started by Foxus, Dec 8, 2015.

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  1. Foxus

    Foxus Member

    Hi all, thought I would share my idea with ya'll.

    Its a e-commerce business (e-commerce being predicted to be a booming industry), specializing in produce of both vegetables and fruits, maybe eventually ethnic foods. Consumers would be able to communicate with farmers/supplies directly, and have direct-to-home delivery. No middle man, no having to leave the house, consumers are always looking for new ways-new, convenient ways to not only get food, but eat healthier as well. From gourds to watermelons to corn cobs to jalapenos, it would be available 24/7, fresh from the ground. Suggested recipes included.

    Consumers could pay via PayPal or by credit card.

    Doing some Google searches, I haven't been able to find anything like this.
    Najam Abedi and dyanmarie25 like this.
  2. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Member

    It's a pretty great idea, @Foxus. That sounds really convenient for the consumers. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, and all the best to you. :)
  3. Najam Abedi

    Najam Abedi Member

    Great Idea
  4. EF-Roger

    EF-Roger Member

    Keep us posted should you decided to look into this further
  5. Foxus

    Foxus Member

    So I did use different keywords and found a competitor who does kinda what I'm wanting to do, called Fruit-Commerce. It describes on its site that it is for "professional sector operators with the option of allowing buyer and seller to negotiate prices in real time." Now, I don't know what they mean by "professional sector operators," but I know its a competitor that would be doing what I'm looking to be doing. It also describes itself as "the commercial evolution of the fruit and vegetable sector."

    How do I separate myself from competitors like that? I thought about the name, Produce Pounce. Secondly, there is a competitor called Greencart, that earlier this year just raised $1.5 million angel funding from a Techno Group. I don't know, I'm starting to kinda doubt this idea, how to I keep confidence as well that it could work?
  6. There are a few people in India doing the same but not direct from farmers to home - not sure of the cost / benefit analysis of it, but if you have something proprietary that you are building to solve this problem. Its an awesome idea.

    Don't worry about investors - usually a lot of investors are invested in exactly similar idea for example Tiger Global is invested in Uber as well as Ola both competing taxi services in India.

    Hope that helps.

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