There are certain points in the lifetime of a business that feel legitimately important. It’s a hard thing to quantify – this feeling that you’re on the right track, but that big things need to happen to enable that next step and they need to happen now. It’s a heady, exciting thing, and is one of the reasons I joined WeSwap as the Head of Product towards the beginning of the year.
Since then, the lovely people here at WeSwap (and they ARE lovely) have rebranded from the ground-up as well as lots of that under-the-hood work that you rarely see – functionality including adding the ability to upload your identity documents directly in the app, upgrading our anti-fraud and compliance automation, or working on system performance so everything happens that little bit snappier.
And on top of all that, we’re inviting our travellers to become our shareholders! Yes, you can own a part of WeSwap.
But before you pre-register your interest, you’re probably wondering what we have planned? Well, we have big ideas for the WeSwap platform, and an aggressive plan to try and get there. Here is a list of some of the initiatives on our list for the next quarter and beyond:
Clarity and Simplicity
We know that not everything on the WeSwap platform is quite as perfect as it could be. We want to change that, here are a few things we’ve got planned:
On top of that we’ll be doing a much better job of highlighting stuff like limits and rules so that you never get unexpectedly caught out when travelling. We all work hard for our holidays – we want to be making yours better, not adding to the stress.
Getting smart around your travelling
What is helpful to you when you’re travelling is not necessarily what’s helpful to you when you’re home.
Tap into the power of the People’s Currency Exchange
You, and the rest of our amazing, intrepid travelling community do a whole bunch of interesting things when you travel. We want to use all the lovely data you generate to help other WeSwappers have the holiday of a lifetime.
That’s people power!
New product lines
We have a vision to help you stress less and travel happy. That doesn’t just extend to swapping money just before you leave. We’ll never stray far away from the travel currency realm, but we’d love to develop options to:
The way we see it is that we are infinitely stronger as a group, and we can all share the benefits of that strength with more drinks on the beach, more day trips to the water park, and definitely more pizza. Lots and lots of pizza…
And this is where you can help us. As an investor and part-owner of WeSwap, we want your ideas and your feedback on upcoming features and ideas. The next chapter of our growth is going to be super exciting, and we want you to come along for the ride! Up for it? Excellent!
Head of Product
To find out more, visit www.weswap.com/invest
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