Marketplace for the construction supply chain

In construction, you usually need to call several suppliers to get material supplies estimates. This is very time-consuming so I wanted to automate that by developing a platform that connects each contractor's request with suppliers in 24 hours.

What happened

For every contractor that made a material request, I had to manually call 10 suppliers and ask them to sign up. Then, when I reached 30 active users, I was on the phone the entire day. No time to develop new features, no time to rest. That wasn't sustainable, added to the fact that it was unprofitable – I decided to shut down.

Looking back, I probably should have started as a one-sided SaaS where users themselves invite suppliers, no only me.

Inside the platform: Bid responses view

Inside the platform: Bid responses view