Gordon William’s “Espruino Puck.js” product has sold over 100 units just on Tindie in the first two days. I got to catch up with him via email to talk about what his new product is all about, and what has made this product such an instantaneous success.
First things first thought, you probably want to know is what the Espruino Puck.js is, and what inspired Williams to actually make it. According to him:
Tindie is nice and easy, and because Tindie hold the payment for you until you ship, it’s more friendly for customers – if you’re like me, it might be 1 or 2 days before you get time to pack and ship devices. There’s also a really easy API, which means it only took me an hour to come up with something that printed invoices and address labels for each customer (if only this came built-in! 😉However, Tindie is only in US dollars, and there’s no way of handling tax for different countries. Unfortunately for me in the UK this means I have to raise the price by 20% for everyone because I am unable to add the VAT I have to charge to only European customers. It makes my invoicing script a bit more exciting, and I’d be pretty sure it deters some people (as does the US-only currency).If you’re selling from home (at least in the UK) you don’t need to charge tax though, and for people doing that Tindie would be pretty much perfect.