This may be a stretch, but do you think a better Grailed could be made? What bothers you about the site/what features do you wish it had? Could the UI be better?
I'm strongly considering developing a competitor as a project, but I need to do some research into what people want first. Also I feel like Reddit would be swarming with Grailed shills, so.
For the most part I'm fine with how Grailed works at the moment. The only real complain I have is the filtering system, but nothing major. I think generally most people want security when using a site like Grailed.
Right, I definitely understand the need for security.
An interesting thing I think about with this idea is that I could launch the site with commission as Grailed did and just undercut them by only taking say, 4% instead of the 6% they do. People are surprisingly fickle as long as the quality of the site is >= Grailed.
mobile app that isn't garbage
Grailed mobile app has no filtering options, even for size or label
I'm guessing they will add features like that later, but don't roll out your fucking app if it's not practical and useable yet.
Adding onto this, my biggest pet peeve online shopping is no sort of scale. Make it mandatory for a picture on the wearer with their height/weight. Also make them give a few set pictures. (i.e. for a winter coat, they need to show the inside, zipped up, hood on/off, etc)
a few things I thought about
1) possibly allowing people to follow each others accounts. (keep up with the items they are favoriting and putting up for sale)
2) Making giving reviews actually meaningful. The whole giving reviews bs is pretty useless right now other than to show how much shit you've bought.
3) Do what grailed did. The whole grailed100 event was pretty damn great. Keep it consistent . (do it twice per year) *FW & SS*
I like the idea of following people, and I'd definitely like to have profiles mean more to users.
Something like Grailed100 won't really be feasible until after the project is established and is funded/making money like Grailed is. After all, I'm just a single full stack dev/designer atm.