I am aiming for an MVP (minimal viable product) that will proof the concept of the app to my potential clients. I am looking for full-stack developer that will develop the core app and website. I will also need some marketing in the future like SEO for the MVP.
1. Brief about the project so you can have better clarity?
In the US market, trucks are being underutilized. This can land a huge cost on the logistic companies and trucking companies. Creating a map-matching digital service that can connect shippers and carriers having the same route will make sure to utilize the trucks more. On top of that, we are aiming for clients to use our map-matching service aside form logistics and truckers. I want the client to post that he’s wanting to send a shipment to a desired destination, and using our app, logistics can accept his shipment, and re-route the order to the nearest truck. There are unique solutions we are proposing as some competitors like Convoy & FlockFreight, which have the same core concept.
2. What will be the registration process for shippers and carriers?
The registration process is pretty simple, truckers (carriers) enter an MOC or dot number, which is like a VIN number to the trucking company/drivers. For logistics (shippers), we can have them integrate their own Transportation Management System with our platform to get them a pool of trucks around them.
[login to view URL] payment system will be inside the system or outside the system? If inside the system how will the payment and commission structure work?
The payment will be inside the system. Let’s say a logistics company XYZ using our platform posted that there will be a shipment costing $500 moving from point A to B. The client will pay the $500 fully to XYZ, and then XYZ will see trucks around to fulfill the shipment. They find a nearest trucking company RTS and they paid them $200. Now, we will be taking commission from the two sides. Hypothetically speaking, we will take 2.5% from the $500 to XYZ and 2.5% from the $200 to RTS. The percentage depends on the many factors like availability, time, and how often company XYZ have shipments.
4. What will be the most appropriate programming language for this project?
I have worked so far with Java, but it all depends on the response rate. I know that C++ is the fastest.