Recently I was at the launch of a local accelerator program, where we had a group of venture capitalists, investors, aspiring startup owners and people out to network. Over lunch, I met an uncle who runs a service-type of business (e.g. : maid agency, nanny agency, barber shop etc) and I asked him if he would consider having a booking feature plugged into his website.
All the sudden, a friend who was listening in, suddenly jumped in and said, “Wouldn’t that be really expensive? Like sixty to seventy thousand ringgit? (USD 15-18k). After all, I get quoted that price by developers”
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you see it), you can actually have a booking system for your site via some WordPress plugins. Due to the growth of WooCommerce, you can easily have an advanced e-commerce store for your startup while focusing on your traction.
Here’s a list of startups you can launch with just WordPress and WooCommerce after the break. [Read more…]