needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Sat, 22 Aug 2020 19:51:00 +0000 Disinfecting amazon packages #hygiene #ecommerce Everyone is ordering from Amazon or other ecommerce sites to stock up and prepare for the next lockdown. But when I see the packages on my door step, I'm worried whether they have COVID-19 virus on it and I'm sure there are many others who feel the same way.<br><br>I'm spending an awful lot of time disinfecting the Amazon delivery packages, before taking it inside the house. Some days, I have to repeat this 4-5 time; each time I get a package delivered. Disinfecting the package isn't an easy task as well, I have to gear up each time, ensure that the disinfectant doesn't get inside the package and dispose the protective gear carefully.<br><br>I wish there was an easy and safe way to disinfect the packages received from ecommerce sites or any other postal delivery. How are you all solving this problem? 5 points posted by Nancy Ilias /problems/137-disinfecting-amazon-packages-hygiene-ecommerce 137 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:40:00 +0000 YouTube like public chat for ecommerce websites #chat #ecommerce I like how public chats on YouTube, Twitch can be used to discuss about the content with several others. When I buy something online, I wonder why there is no public chat facility on these websites and only person I could chat with about the product is the store employee or a bot.<br><br>When I buy something online, I search for reviews, competitive products and possibly lower price elsewhere; it would be nice if there was a public chat on Amazon or other ecommerce sites where I can discuss with other buyers directly instead of unreliable and often fake reviews on the ecommerce websites. 3 points posted by Natasha Taylor /problems/141-youtube-like-public-chat-for-ecommerce-websites-chat-ecommerce 141 Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:21:00 +0000 Alert me when slots in BigBasket is open #India #ecommerce Online grocery delivery sites such as BigBasket to Grofers are <a href="https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/newsbuzz/covid-19-impact-from-bigbasket-to-grofers-mounting-orders-and-staff-crunch-stretch-online-grocers/articleshow/74941071.cms">operating at 60-70% capacity</a> due to manpower shortage and supply constraints from COVID-19 lockdown. But the demand for online grocery delivery has sky rocketed for obvious reasons.<div><br></div><div>BigBasket has a slot system, which opens up at random for booking and so I have to keep checking the app for open slots and I'm rarely successful. This activity is very depressing, I have spent several sleepless nights on this already.</div><div><br></div><div>I wish, someone could build a solution to alert the users when the slots in BigBasket is available for booking. I'm not sure why BigBasket itself hasn't provided such a feature.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm sure this problem is being faced by thousands in India and so a solution for this would be much welcomed.</div> 3 points posted by Ellakiya Raju /problems/112-alert-me-when-slots-in-bigbasket-is-open-india-ecommerce 112 Sun, 19 Apr 2020 04:57:00 +0000 Identifying fake reviews in Amazon, other sites #ecommerce #reviews Almost every review for accessories of a newly launched product I see on Amazon India is a fake review e.g. Smartphone case, Tempered glass etc. I see that reviewers have left similar, positive reviews with 5 stars rating for several other products.<div><br></div><div>I'm sure this is not just limited to Amazon India, as I could find other news detailing the ways the sellers <a href="https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/amazon-sellers-facebook-chatbots-fake-reviews">employ common people to give fake reviews in the promise of free goodies</a>. So, this practice must be common among several sellers across different ecommerce sites.</div><div><br></div><div>I would want a service which can differentiate fake reviews and genuine reviews seamlessly in the ecommerce sites.</div><div><br></div> 3 points posted by Asra Banu /problems/42-identifying-fake-reviews-in-amazon-other-sites-ecommerce-reviews 42 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:22:00 +0000