What is the need / problem ?
Enterprises have to find quality photos of the produce they sell for their shops. This can take a lot of time to source, ensure quality, upload. It also (as a side note) takes up more server storage, which is more energy required, etc etc.
Who does it impact ?
Enterprise users, mostly those initially setting up a shop but then also as they continue to add products to the shop.
What is the current impact of the problem ?
- A poorer experience for shoppers if the photos are crap or non-existent
- Time and effort required by the enterprise to source and upload the images
What is the benefit of focusing on this ?
- Improved shop experience for shoppers with quality images
- Less time required for enterprises in setting up their products with good images
- Less server space required to store images of the same thing
Potential solutions that will solve the problem ?
- Creating our own database of images (crowdsourcing / using existing) and allowing for access via the create/edit product UI
- Recognising products and offering the an image from the database (“use this one, or upload your own”).
- Allow user to set default “Always use OFN image if one is available” (would help with bulk upload)
- Connect to a 3rd party food image repo (does such a thing exist?)