In just one month @steemshop has proven itself to be an active & steadily growing account where people can buy or sell anything they like using Steem or Steem Dollars. We are now ready to implement our Steemshop roadmap.
There were two posts announcing the arrival of Steemshop one month ago
In the @samstonehill account the announcement received 233 upvotes from the community.
Steemshop was conceived as a Steemit based marketplace to buy & sell products & services using Steem or Steem Dollars.
We intended for it to have two primary functions:
- To provide a useful service for the Steemit Community
- To improve the strength of Steem & Steem Dollar by increasing their use as a simple method of exchange.
But now we see the wider implications of attracting new users to the Steemit platform through a dedicated Steemshop website.
Initially the @steemshop accounts will offer generalised Buy and Sell pages. But ultimately we aim to expand into multiple categories by responding to the unique requirements of the community.
Steemshop will be expanded into six categories:
@steemshop - this will be the main feed for all categories.
@steemshopnews - weekly news updates, including features on the best products & services of the week, top sale of the week, milestones achieved and proposed future developments.
@steemshopinfo - in this account you will find our guidelines to successfully buy and sell in the steemshop. You will also find the answers to commonly asked questions. All aspects of the shop's functionality will be covered here and it is important that you consult this account before posting in the shop.
@steemshopbuy - posts from those who are seeking goods or services.
@steemshopsell - posts from those who are selling goods or services.
@steemshopescrow - the final account will be the all important escrow holding account. This account will be the intermediary account between the two trading parties, holding the Steem or Steem Dollars to ensure there is no foul play.
The escrow account will be transparent to all.
The seller can see that the payment has been deposited into the escrow account before posting the product. Once the buyer has confirmed receipt, payment will be released from the escrow account to the seller.
Our escrow account will be overseen by reputable members of the Steemit community.
As the marketplace evolves, so too will our escrow system.
It is strongly advised that whenever a physical product is sent, it is handled by courier or registered post with a tracking number. @steemshop will not be held liable for any disputes. Stick to our simple guidelines listed in the @steemshopinfo account and you will be unlikely to experience problems.
Here is a clear visual breakdown of the new Steemshop accounts and their functionality.
As the marketplace expands, more and more categories will be required, fragmenting steemshop into hundreds of accounts. And this will be both confusing & impractical.
Limit the @steemshop accounts to main categories and expand the marketplace into our full service website, listing as many categories as required and growing organically through demand.
To create a thriving marketplace where products & services can be easily bought or sold using Steem or Steem Dollars.
To build awareness around the great functionality of Steem & its blockchain as a method of payment. Instant and free transactions utilising simple username account keys makes this the perfect next generation coin for marketplace exchanges.
To eliminate the need for selling Steem for Bitcoin in order to make our online purchases.
To encourage the growth of other such platforms which utilise Steem and its blockchain.
To introduce users of the Steemshop website to the Steemit platform where they can earn more Steem with zero financial investment.
At this stage there is no funding required. We have an amazing team enthusiastically working on concept art, category development, marketing strategy and management of the resteeming process, required to get your posts into the correct Steemshop account as soon as possible.
When the marketplace expands to a point where it is no longer feasible to easily display all categories on Steemit we will migrate to our dedicated Steemshop website.
The Steemshop website will have simple functionality, high end visual design and a Steem/Steem Dollar payment system, all of which will aid the success of this unique marketplace.
Once active on the Steemshop site, new users will be encouraged to increase their shopping potential by joining Steemit and making more Steem.
The growth potential for Steemit is clear.
Steemshop Website Concept Art
We are working on a number of concepts currently which will be revealed to you soon...
We have prepared a roadmap which includes the launch of the Steemshop website.
For now we would very like to keep this marketplace firmly within the Steemit platform.
We will soon be listing the Steemshop codes of conduct, detailed information on how the escrow account works, terms & conditions and individual articles in the @steemshopinfo account covering the following questions:
- What is Steemshop?
- How do I start using Steemshop?
- Which Steemshop accounts should I be following to stay up to date?
- How does the payment system work?
- How do I give feedback or suggestions to Steemshop?
We welcome all suggestions from the community and are keen to hear your feedback in order that we can improve this service together.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of:
...all of whom have been very helpful and positive about Steemshop's potential development.
We would also like to thank those of you who have posted using the #steemshop tag over the last month.
The @steemshop account already contains a diverse mixture of goods & services:
- Protein shakes
- Lapel Pins
- Writing services
- Steem for Euro exchanges
- Polished clay amulets
- Handmade pendants
- Original paintings & prints
- Comic books
- Guitar picks
- Ground breaking solar products (coming soon)
Let us work together now to build this concept into a thriving Steem powered marketplace!
So my friends....
Take the weekend off to go through all that junk in your attic before creating your sale posts following these simple guidelines:
Clear photographs from multiple angles (2 minimum)
Name, age, materials and any further relevant description of item(s)
Dimensions in cm & weight in grams/kilos
Asking price in Steem or Steem Dollars (or both) - with an indication if you are willing to negotiate (WTN)
Location of item(s) - in order that delivery/shipping costs can be calculated. At this stage the buyer & seller must agree on method of delivery and be sure to keep all relevant documentation. @steemshop and associated accounts will not be held liable for any disputes.
Be sure to use the #steemshop tag as one of your five tags and we will resteem you into the Steemshop.
If you are seeking a particular item, be sure to give as much information as possible (ideally with photo references) and the price you are prepared to pay for it, in Steem and Steem Dollars.
If we feel that you are missing crucial information we will not necessarily resteem your post into the shop. Instead, we will contact you, outlining what we feel to be missing and after you have made the adjustments, your post will be resteemed into the relevant Steemshop category.
Every successful entry to the Steemshop will be upvoted by us and shared in the #steemshop feed on steemit.chat
We also have a Steemshop feed in Discord where you will be automatically reposted in the correct category to ensure maximum coverage.
If you wish to make donations to our amazing team please send them to the @steemshop account.
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