Roast My Idea: Widget to track order progress

This widget will have stages and show which stage an order is currently on, like e-commerce delivery stages. Let's say you are a freelancer and you have a website. You set up the widget. The client orders some service. You control the widget state of that client from the dashboard. The client always stays informed of the order progress. This makes your relationship with clients more trustworthy and engaging.

Is it a good idea?
  1. Yes
  2. No
  1. 5

    This reminded me of feedback.fish widget. Nice idea overall, but you should find market fit first.

  2. 4

    I like it. Reminds me of the order tracker with Dominos, which they control on the backend as a pizza order moves through stages from order to delivery.

    1. 2

      Yea, I think restaurant websites may use this widget on their websites.

  3. 3

    Sounds cool! I know a lot of e-commerce stores use email for this type of communication.

  4. 2

    That's a great idea! it would be cool to be able to add images/videos to the progress bar, so you can show progress in many forms. Keeping the dominos pizza example I would love to see a snapshot of my pizza leaving the hoven!

    1. 1

      Thank you!, the idea with images/videos is brilliant, I think I am jumping on the project

  5. 1

    Sounds interesting! Have you already started developing it?

  6. 1

    You may need to expand on this a bit more. On the face of it yes, but why should someone download this widget? I don't get the problem solve.

    1. 2

      Hi, yes you are right, I thought for a bit and it doesn't actually solve any specific problem. So I expanded on the idea: what do you think about a platform of website widgets, which you can drop on your static website and get different functionalities without having to build them yourself? (I think it solves the problem)

      1. 1

        I may like it, but it doesn't matter. Who are you building this for? Define and refine your ideal customer profile and go speak with them. Everyone has advice and thoughts, but it's your customers that will define if your product is solving a problem and what your solution is worth to them. Please speak to your ICP before building.

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