Startups | Unicorn Socks

Unicorn Socks

Problem

There is a relatively large group of people who are very passionate about unicorns and who love unicorn-themed products. There is a limited number of options for a person who wants to buy bold and stylish unicorn socks. The choices are of poor quality or very childish design.

Solution

An e-commerce store that is #1 place to go when you are looking for unicorn-themed socks.

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Startup Ideas | Reorder Office Supplies

Problem

As an office manager, it is hard to keep up with the supplies and accessories your team may need. Think milk, snacks, coffee beans, HDMI cables, USB-dongles, etc. Anything that the team needs on a regular basis. How do you keep track of all that’s needed? Often, the office manager has to go around and check what needs replenishment, or if there are any requests for extra accessories/equipment. Or a more usual scenario – when employees already need something right now, they ask the office manager to re-order something and then wait for another few days to get it in the office. This works on an ad-hoc basis, which makes it easy for many things to get missed.

Solution

A mobile app, potentially, with Slack (or slack-like) bot to make reordering of regular items 1-click easy. Employees launch the app (or slack) and click items they want to get re-ordered. During the day, the office manager receives notifications of incoming requests and approves/rejects them, then the app submits the order at a defined time of the day. For scaling and optimizing delivery can combine daily orders from several offices in the same building/area.

Startup Ideas | Farmer’s E-market

Problem

As a person who wants to eat healthier produce and other foods, it is a very manual and time-consuming process to find local farmers markets and go there to buy something. Their “lifespan” is very short and it is often hard to combine these trips with the work schedule. Their locations are also very limited.

Solution

An e-commerce store allowing farmers to sell their products with delivery. Like a global marketplace, with crowd-buying option to optimize delivery costs.

Startup Ideas | Personalized Disaster Supply Kits

Problem

With the abundance of stores selling disaster/survival kits, I was surprised to find out they are all quite generic and offer the same kind of products without considering the geographical specifics. So, if you want to optimize your kit to your geographical, family, or other special needs, you will have to find and buy the missing items yourself, which takes a lot of time and effort.

Solution

An e-commerce store which offers emergency supply kits based on your location (to consider geographical specifics of the area you live in, e.g. maps, terrain nuances, etc.), family structure (do you have children, seniors, pets, etc.? e.g. something to occupy your kids with), and other personal circumstances (e.g. mobility or other health constraints). Also, automatic restocking reminders when items in the kits expire, so customers don’t have to be checking this themselves.

Startup Ideas | Mens’ Skincare E-commerce Store

Problem

Modern men are getting more open to the idea of taking care of their skin to age slower. When traveling for work I see more and more men of “executive” appearance stopping by skincare shops in the airports and buying some products to treat their skin/body. My assumption is that these people are usually very busy and don’t have a lot of time understanding what all the options are, what they need, and where they can go to buy stuff for their skin. And I think this is a large market that will be increasing even more.

Solution

An e-commerce store with a very easy (icon-driven) way to filter through the products based on age and what part of the body they are interested in. Potentially, add subscription to reduce friction even more. Just sign up, set your preferences and get favourite (or recommended by a skincare expert) products in your mail.

 

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