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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
WHO WE ARE AND WHY ZIBONOW.
We are a group of enthusiastic people located in Melbourne, Australia. Like millions of others around the world, we believe online buying and selling has become the norm yet many are accustomed to the limited tools and trading options that current "household-name" providers offer which are fast becoming outdated and restrictive.
This is why we are creating ZIBONOW. A true trader's marketplace where virtually anything and everything can be traded with multiple methods used as currency. Any product. Any service. Multiple trading options. We believe there are more ways to buy and sell than just with money. The root of commerce offered merchants multiple ways to trade for goods and services thousands of years ago so picture ZIBONOW as the modern day online trading hub of today's online marketplace.
Imagine having the ability to swap or trade unwanted goods for something you want without digging into your pockets and having to spend more money!
Imagine being part of an online marketplace where peoples' skills can be turned into a service that becomes a commodity used to buy, swap or trade for other items or services. ZIBONOW is more than just a place to trade. It is where members meet and communities formed.
HOW ZIBONOW IS DIFFERENT.
COMMUNITIES WILL BENEFIT.
ZIBONOW is being developed by a group of passionate people wanting to give back to communities everywhere. We understand that local communities around the world may lack the financial means to acquire goods or services. Now they can swap or trade for goods and services like never before without having to rely solely on money.
Let's picture a church, community centre or charity group wanting to acquire needed items by swapping unwanted furniture or acquiring various services at a discounted price by trading in donated materials. Individuals can also trade their services for things which community groups can offer in return such as free or discounted hall hires, rental of community space or in exchange for other goods or services.
HOW ZIBONOW IS DIFFERENT.
Is online trading a new concept? Absolutely not. Merchants traded goods and services thousands of years ago and this is how the basic principal of business evolved. There are many existing websites that allow goods to be sold and bought then there are many more that will allow goods to be listed and swapped. ZIBONOW incorporates the popular elements of traditionally online trading then adds more currency options, the ability to trade with both items and services and introduces new ways to mix up trading combinations like never before making the whole experience more fun and interactive yet easy to use.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP.
We have a solid prototype of the ZIBONOW online marketplace nearing completion and just need your support to fund final developments and general marketing costs before going live later this year. By supporting ZIBONOW, you will become an important part of building a revolutionary technology for online traders worldwide and be among the first to experience the freedom of a global marketplace where members are truly IN CONTROL! We need your help to turn ZIBONOW into a reality.
Risks and challenges
We want you to know that we are not tech experts but together we have a diversified set of skills and experiences to turn ZIBONOW into a reality.
We are a five-person team that came from different backgrounds including accounting, marketing, business management, web development and human resources. The one thing we have in common is that we all conduct fair amounts of online trading whether it be buying goods or selling merchandise and like many others globally; we want a more flexible, easy to use and diversified online marketplace.
We have been told that it will be difficult to compete against the existing "power players" and "household-names" currently dominating the online trading space. We know the odds but that's OK as we're creating ZIBONOW with the users in mind to give everyone a NEW CHOICE. There is little to lose and so much more to gain for online members globally so we don't mind putting in the hard work as this is a collective effort for all the online traders out there wanting to bring about much needed change.
We are looking forward to your support and hope we can turn ZIBONOW into a reality to benefit people, communities and users around the world that share in our passion!
Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The ZIBONOW team