We asked Andy Family founder Marie Fauchille, about building a marketplace app where users can sell and buy used toys. Marie worked for a toy retailer before discovering the need for a marketplace for used toys. She chose Bubble because the no-code platform offered all of the features necessary to build her app quickly.

Tell us about your app and what it does.

Andy Family is a marketplace for preloved toys. People can sell their used toys and buy other people's toys in France, 40 million toys are thrown away each year, whereas most of them can have a second or third life.

How does your app work?

The first user goes to andy.family, uploads all the data about their toy. Then, Andy Family validates the informatino and allows user two to see the toy on andy.family. If the user loves it, they buy it! User one sends it, and the money goes back to andy.family to purchase a new toy.

Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.

I have a retail background, worked for a toy retailer, discovered the problem. I wanted to build it, but I had several features in mind (multicart, one user can both buy and sell) and couldn't find a platform, then I found Bubble.

Why did you build your app on Bubble?

I had several features in mind, and couldn't find any other tool. I did not have the money for a developer or an agency, so bubble was the only option. Bubble also provided the velocity of time to market.

What have been your milestones or successes so far?

Getting my first article in the media. Almost 350 products have been sold online and my website is getting 500 monthly visits.

What are your next steps or future plans for your app?

My goal now is to focus on acquisition more than on the app but next step is to put everything on the new responsive engine. Then providing what my users are asking for.

Andy Family logo
Andy Family logo

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About Bubble

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