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Explanations and background information for important concepts and design decisions behind the platform.
Overview of how Sharetribe Flex works, and how you can build your online marketplace platform using it.
Explanation of the key concepts we use when we talk about Sharetribe Flex. The concepts are used in the API and throughout the documentation.
What development skills are needed?
Building a custom marketplace with Flex requires some software development skills. This article explains what you need to know when customizing the platform.
This collection of articles is the starting point for your journey with Sharetribe Flex. These articles will walk you through the basics of building a marketplace platform and show you how you get the most out of Flex.
This article provides an overview of the most important features of Sharetribe Flex.
This article introduces transaction processes and how they define marketplace order flows.
How routing works in FTW
This article explains how the routing setup works in Flex Template for Web (FTW).
How the Redux setup works in FTW
This article explains how the Redux setup works in Flex Template for Web (FTW).
How to build and launch your marketplace with Flex
This article describes what it takes to build and launch your marketplace with Sharetribe Flex. There are four main stages in this process, and we'll go through each one in detail.
How to know if Flex is the right fit for your marketplace idea
The purpose of this article is to give you a general overview of whether Flex is a good solution for building your specific marketplace idea.
This article introduces you to the concept of custom pricing and how it differs from other pricing methods.
What is the difference between Flex and Go Source Available?
This table illustrates the essential differences between Sharetribe Flex and Sharetribe Go Source-Available (Community Edition).
How PaymentIntents work?
Overview of how Stripe PaymentIntents work with Sharetribe Flex, and how you can build your transaction process with support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).
How Strong Customer Authentication works
This article gives an overview of Strong Customer Authentication, a way to add additional security to online payments required by European legislation starting from September 14th, 2019.
How the search works
Listings search can be crucial for your marketplace to thrive. Providing people with the right kind of search parameters and filters will help the users to easily find listings relevant to their needs.
How saving payment card works in FTW
An overview of how the Flex Template for Web functionality for storing payment cards works.
Automatic off-session payments in transaction process
With off-session payments you can automatically charge your customers closer to their booking times. This allows for money to be held in Stripe throughout the booking period even when the booking is placed long time in advance.
Using stored payment cards
This article gives you a brief overview on how the Flex functionality for storing credit and debit cards works and what are the different use cases for it.
Solving payout problems
A payout is the part of the payment process where the price of a booking is paid to the provider's bank account. This article gives you an overview of how payments work in Flex, what problems you may encounter with payouts, and how to solve those problems.
Flex Marketplace API and Integration API
Description of the different Flex APIs and how to choose which one to use
This article introduces FTW-hourly and what's different compared to FTW-daily.
Description of the Flex Authentication API and how the Marketplace API and Integration API applications use it
Commissions and monetizing your platform
Flex provides configurable options for monetizing your platform. You can collect commissions from providers, customers, or both. This article will provide you with basic information on the mechanisms supported by Flex for monetizing your platform.
Flex Applications are the entities that authenticate to and access the Flex APIs.
Changes to Stripe provider onboarding and Stripe Capabilities framework
Capabilities framework offers tools to manage regulatory aspects of provider onboarding. This article outlines mandatory changes to the framework and instructions regarding your actions on reacting to those changes.