We started working on a new mobile app (side project for now) and can use some advice:
The app offers a new take on the traditional (i.e. boring) shopping experience in online/mobile stores, with a bunch of new features, a cool UI and engagement mechanisms (we think it's pretty awesome, but what do we know...).
For the MVP, our goal is to focus on the user experience and minimize our work and resources around operations or assets - so while looking to create a complete shopping experience from within our app and with our own UI (including shopping cart, ordering and payment), we do not want to deal with fulfillment/shipping/delivery and ideally not with returns or customer support.
Any suggestions on getting something like that done quickly?
We realize that commerce operations will likely be part of the long-term roadmap, but until we are ready to scale, would rather spend our limited resources on other things.
(In case it helps, we are looking to offer a wide range of products in the long term but for the MVP don't mind focusing on a smaller subset or a niche).