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Marketplace to Buy and Sell Toys and Accessories

HIIVE CASE STUDY

Hiive is a peer-to-peer secondary marketplace for kid stuff, that provides a storefront for kids to create and run, trade, and find the latest styles with the parents’ supervision.

Industry

Online Marketplace Platform


PROJECT OVERVIEW

Richard Garner the CEO of the application wants to educate kids to realize the value of their belongings. Hiive is an online secondary marketplace app for toys and games that will allow children to select and list items with parental oversight. The goal of the project is to provide a simple user interface to allow kids to make selections without assistance from parents.

The mobile application buys and sells gently used kid’s clothing, shoes, toys, homemade items, sports goods, and baby gear, so it helps parents to recycle their children’s nearly new items and get paid on the spot. This allows educating kids to realize the value of their belongings.

APPROACH

The platform helps parents keep up with their kids​ constantly changing needs – from the next size to the next style to the next season – by providing a platform through which they can shop and sell a curated selection – all within a trustworthy, environmentally friendly parent community.

The platform will consist of hybrid iOS and Android applications for end users built using the React Native platform. A web interface will be created for the administrator to control activity, users, and inventory. Finally, a basic content website with links to the app store and marketing content will be created to promote the applications. This platform has a variety of localized benefits for parents and children as well as larger benefits for the environment. 

RESULT

There is a single version of the app for both Parents and Children. This allows both actors to use a single code base, unlike two unique apps each designed for each actor. Parents are managing their kids on this platform from the beginning to the final stage. At the registration time, parents’ email addresses and kids’ name combination identify a user. Hiive is a great way to clean out your kid’s closets and make extra cash on the things your kids have outgrown. It’s where the good stuff goes to start a new life, and where smart parents go to score great finds.

The online platform Hiive has a variety of localized benefits for parents and children as well as larger benefits for the environment. If successful, it would be easy to assume that this concept will be easily accepted by the target market.

Selling and Buying made easy in Hiive

Sell a Toy:
  • Take a photo of item
  • Describe and price item
  • Request adult approval to sell

Buy a Toy:
  • Kid sees what others are selling
  • Decides to buy an item
  • Requests adult approval to buy

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