Disruptive tech businesses carry high risks. Even if you manage to propel the business forward, you may still face tough competition, legal challenges and/or just be too far ahead of your time (thinking of the likes of kalahari.net, uber, bitcoin etc).
Parcelninja is offering a disruptive solution to other distruptors, mitigating their risks and enabling their growth.
In your experience, how do you mitigate the risks of disruptive business or gauge if it's worth the investment (time / money)?
Although massive opportunities have arisen in ecommerce, your product tends to dissapear amongst millions of competitors. There is no SEO (overtraded) for this. The catch 22 is that you must sell (or pay in dollars) to move up the ladder. My wife closed bher ETSY shop because the costs were more than the income. Is there another way.
Do you think the pressure on online stores to provide on-demand and same-day deliveries will increase or will the high costs of providing this level of service always make this a niche market in South Africa ?
Do you think that in South Africa it is feasible to invest in my own "custom tech products" eCommerce platform?
If so, which shipping method would you advise a small startup such as myself?
(I ask as this is something that I am currently persuing)