As co-op students, we would have to transition from one location to another every four months. Making it a hassle to live comfortably in a place that has a bed to sleep on. There had to be a better way than buying furniture and then trying to sell it or throw it out at the end of the term.
What it does
The platform allows you to rent furniture on a subscription basis for as long as you need. It's made to help students easily move into their new place and order their furniture online as simple as 1,2,3!
How I built it
We used a backend to handle our inventory and customer information while using the front end to create a simple and clean user interface. Using braintree/paypal's api along with coinbase, we have set up a subscription model students can pay on.
Challenges I ran into
Connecting the backend to the frontend, it was our first time and thanks to firebase it finally worked!
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We created an idea that can actually be transformed into a company which will not only provide a significant impact in the way students move from one place to another, but also in terms of breaking into the furniture industry and helping students be more flexible to working anywhere!
What I learned
Do backend first, and then front end.
What's next for Furnish It!
We'll see what happens, we might end up moving forward and making it into a company, otherwise we might sell it to a company that does something similar.