Looking to start a packaging marketplace where businesses can shop packaging type, size and upload their designs or work with our inhouse designer.What should I focus on/pay attention to most?
Best way to scale when you're on a budget?
Focus on what people who actually purchase packaging need, want, are willing to pay for, where they are, and how to reach them. Your question is too specific to get distinct answers here, but this service already exists within each and every packaging company independently. A marketplace is not solving a problem that I'm aware of, so be very circumspect in the assumption this is something customers need.
Find the need within your business, make sure that need is your ONE THING, then continue to branch off.
Marketplaces scaling is the key to reach break-even. As for me, the most important area of focus is the strategy on how you tackle the 'Chicken & Egg' story. Unless you have Sellars, Buyers won't come ---- Unless you have Buyers, sellars won't come.
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