Hi! I'm Kriang and I am the founder of PuppetVendors. A creative developer based in Singapore. In December of 2019, I started working on PuppetVendors, a multi-vendor commission and payouts reporting tool for Shopify stores that are run as a drop-shipping and marketplace business.
Why am I building PuppetVendors?
The idea for PuppetVendors came about while running a previous start-up which was a sustainable fashion marketplace. The team was bogged down with the task to calculate commissions and make payouts to our suppliers/vendors on a periodic basis and a tool like PuppetVendors would have significantly helped save time.
Where are we at?
PuppetVendors is fully bootstrapped and was launched in April 2020. The app currently supports a few hundred merchants.
The product wasn't at all what it is today. Based on merchant feedback, the app has changed directions and is heading towards becoming a full-fledged marketplace. I have enjoyed the journey so far and look forward to what is to come.
With this blog, I plan to document our journey, the lessons learned, and findings along the way in building the app along with useful resources to launching your own marketplace. I would love for you to keep in touch. Feel free to write to me or join the mailing list.