A platform connecting inventors and SMEs to manufacturers that are able to prototype and manufacture their products on a smaller scale. Aside from charging a % commission from each order placed what other adds on can I do to monetize the business?
The idea definitely does exist, and that's a good thing. It's much easier to start a service with a market that you know is there.
Rather than going commission-only, which puts all the risk on you, what if you were to help inventors and SMEs build a prototype and assess its market value.
Maybe they have an idea on a napkin, but have no way of knowing how to build it or why a manufacturer would invest in it.
Showing the path to market is very valuable for both the manufacturer and the inventor or SME.
Happy to explore this more, if you'd like to arrange a call with me.