As more and more of e-commerce becomes systematized, the oppurtunities to systemitize move outwards. The cart has become a solved problem, but there are many problems around e-commerce that still need solving.
It’s just a matter of finding where people spend time, and making those areas easier.
One place I’ve been thinking about is around product creation. Making it easier to add a new product to the catalog.
Most e-commerce solutions assume creating a product is a single event, and they model it as one screen. In reality it’s a process that can has multiple steps and multiple collaborators, each should be tracked and revewied.
For example, we may want to assign a photagrapher with taking photos of multiple products, or we need the social media or advertising folks to prepare for a launch.
So I came up with a high level flowchart of what an app flow can look like: