Sharetribe Flex resources
Index of resources to help you get familiar with Sharetribe Flex
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If Flex is new to you, these index of articles will help you get familiar with the most important aspects to consider and content to read in the process of building your marketplace. This index contains many links to information you will need: from resources with Flex information and explanation of how different aspects of the Flex environment work, to resources about building a marketplace business in general from our Marketplace Academy.
Feel free to dive deep into all the Flex documentation as well as the Marketplace Academy if you need to. Remember that the Sharetribe team is here to help in case you have any question.
These articles will help you get an overview of what is Flex and its components and what you need to customize your Flex marketplace.
- Flex Overview: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/introducing-flex/
- How to build a marketplace with Flex: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/how-to-build-and-launch-with-flex/
- What development skills are needed to customize Flex: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/development-skills/
- Flex Templates for Web (FTW): https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/operator-guides/concepts/#flex-templates-for-web-ftw
These two articles will get started with the front end template that we have made available for you. Though, bear in mind that you don't need to use it, if you have different front end plans.
- Getting started with FTW: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/getting-started-with-ftw-daily/
- Customization checklist: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/ftw/customization-checklist/
These articles contain a primer on how to understand and customize your transaction process.
- Transaction Process information: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/concepts/transaction-process/
- Flex CLI: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/getting-started-with-flex-cli/
- Custom Pricing: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/how-to/how-to-customize-pricing/
- Time-based bookings: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/how-to/enable-time-based-bookings-into-use/
The following articles explain how to add extended data (extra fields) to your marketplace users or listings and how to leverage this data to create filters in your search page.
- Extended data information: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/references/extended-data/
- How to extend listing data in FTW: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/how-to/extend-listing-data-in-ftw/
- How to setup search filters in FTW: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/how-to/change-search-filters-in-ftw/
Flex uses Stripe Connect with Custom accounts for its payment gateway. Integrating other payment gateways is not possible at the moment. The following articles clarify the way Stripe Connect works and how to set it up with Sharetribe Flex.
- Using Stripe Connect with Custom accounts: https://stripe.com/docs/connect/custom-accounts
- Stripe Connect with Custom accounts works only when the marketplace operator and providers have accounts located in the following countries: https://stripe.com/docs/connect/custom-accounts#requirements
- How to setup and use Stripe in Flex: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/how-to/set-up-and-use-stripe/
Ready to launch? Consider these articles.
- Going live process: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/how-to-build-and-launch-with-flex/#4-going-live
- How to deploy FTW to production: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/ftw/how-to-deploy-ftw-to-production/
If you are new to Flex and have some technical knowledge and want to move forward with your project, check out this content.
- Flex Documentation: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/
- Flex API Reference: https://www.sharetribe.com/api-reference/
- FTW-daily Repo: https://github.com/sharetribe/ftw-daily
- FTW-hourly Repo: https://github.com/sharetribe/ftw-hourly
- FTW-product Repo: https://github.com/sharetribe/ftw-product
- Flex Developer Slack Channel: https://www.sharetribe.com/flex-slack
- Flex Support Email: email@example.com
You need a push in the right direction for designing your marketplace? Check out the following design articles.
- Designing your marketplace in Flex: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/introduction/how-to-build-and-launch-with-flex/#2-designing-your-marketplace
- FTW-daily, FTW-hourly and FTW-product Sketch files: https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/design-toolkit/design-files/#assets
- Customer Journey Map Toolkit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kI8-PDF6gi926AqlnXaMH66bJhmJbmvI?usp=sharing
- Partner Toolkit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Gcr54bvvajqSxZG-4ktLApcn12mg_PCD?usp=sharing
General information to build a marketplace business.
- A practical guide for building an online marketplace business: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/guide/
- How to build a Minimum Viable Platform: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/how-to-build-a-minimum-viable-platform/
- How to build the supply of your marketplace: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/how-to-build-supply-marketplace/
- How to launch your marketplace: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/how-to-launch-your-marketplace/