2020 - E-commerce store selling bespoke prescription glasses (React, TailwindCSS, Next.js, Stripe)

Having seen the insane numbers that some dropshipping stores were raking in monthly, I wanted to try my hand at it.

I had found a big price disparity between prescription glasses prices in the UK vs China. This seemed an ample opportunity.

However, a generic templated Shopify site wasn't going to cut it for me. I wanted a "build your own glasses" experience for the user. And there was a certain minimalistic branding I was going for.

This was prior to the ecommerce features of Next.js.

My usual project planning session produced an interesting thought. It was potentially possible to build this store without a backend! A frontend plus Stripe would be enough, possible by metadata capturing on Stripe. This was a challenge I was willing to take.

It took two weekends to build the store.

Hassan Tahir