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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).

FlexGo CE
Basics
Monthly price of the softwareStarting at $329Starting at $160*
Customer supportNot available
Tutorials, guides, and documentationNot available
Back-end hostingNot included
Front-end hostingNot includedNot included
Free sandbox environment for testing and developmentNot included
BackupsNot included
Software updatesNot included
Legal/regulatory complianceNot included
APINot included
Designed to be customized and extended**
Supported features
User management
Listing management
Location search
Booking & scheduling
Online payment
Reviews
Messaging
Booking calendar
Multiple languages
Third-party integrationsNot included
Customizable transaction processNot included
Possibility to build a mobile appNot included
Marketplace type
Renting products, vehicles, or spaces
Booking services
Selling tickets to events
Selling physical products
Free sharing of goods and services
Included SaaS services
Image CDNNot included
Email notificationsNot included
Server monitoringNot included
Server loggingNot included
Error reportingNot included

* The software itself is free, but there will be mandatory costs for hosting and running your own platform. $160 is an estimated base-level running cost calculated by Dan Moore.

** Sharetribe Flex is specifically built to be adapted. First of all, it comes with a complete website template that is easily customizable, so front-end changes are quick and cost-effective to make.

Secondly, the back end is built for flexibility from the ground up. For example, the transaction processes have been designed so that it is very quick and easy to adjust them. You can even create a completely new transaction process without coding anything.

With Go Community Edition, every change needs to be coded from scratch. Furthermore, you'll have to do a lot of refactoring to develop efficiently. This results in much more developer work needed and a worse developer experience.