Beginning Designer Enrollment Process

When we first started Fiber Club, we envisioned building a community of like-minded individuals all interested in knit and crochet patterns. As part of that community, one of the concrete items we’ve started working on is the designer verification system. This is the system we will use to verify designers, as well as review their patterns and listings to ensure they meet a certain quality threshold, as well as designers that agree with our values and mission statement.

The first step of this was to create a designer role in the backend. This role enables designers access to the Fiber Club admin portal, where they’ll be able to manage their brand details, their listings, and other features. To be able to get this role, a designer must pass a manual verification by a Fiber Club staff member. We call this process the designer enrollment process.

With the role created, we also worked on endpoints to submit designer enrollments, and for Fiber Club staff to retrieve and review enrollments. A designer can only submit one enrollment, but can edit, amend or retract their enrollment at any time.

We still have work to do on the enrollment process, but it’s shaping up nicely thus far. By implementing a verification process, we hope it will encourage designers to list their patterns next to other high quality designs. Our hypothesis is that this will translate to increased sales and a better user experience.

Lastly, we continue our read of The Lean Startup, this time focusing on the Steer section and how to create experiments that nudge our service in the right direction. Thanks for reading! Until next time.