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Getting started

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.

Introducing Flex

Introduction to the three main components of Flex: your marketplace user interface, the Marketplace API, and Console. We explain the role each of these components plays and how they help you to build a unique marketplace platform. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

What development skills are needed?

In this article, we explain what skills are needed to successfully build a marketplace with Flex. This article helps you to evaluate your own skill set and what you need to learn. In case you are planning to hire a developer or to contact one through us, here you can find information on the expertise you should look for. Read more »

Getting started with Flex Templates for Web

Flex Templates for Web (FTW) are marketplace web applications that allow you to start customizing your marketplace user interface immediately. In this tutorial, you get step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Flex Template for Web and do your first customizations. Read more »

Getting started with Flex CLI

Flex CLI (Command-line interface) is a tool for changing your marketplace's advanced configurations such as transaction processes and email templates. This tutorial shows you how to get started with the tool. Read more »

Getting started with Flex Integration API

The Flex Integration API is an application programming interface that provides full access to your marketplace's data. It can be used to build applications that integrate different own or 3rd party systems with the Flex marketplace. This tutorial shows you how to set up an Integration API application and run an example marketplace report. Read more »