The Future of Retail is Democratized
SHOP will not be another retailer, eCommerce platform, or centralizing authority. We will operate for the benefit of all participants in a member-led democracy, decentralizing and reorganizing the retail core onto a blockchain protocol.
This radical redesign of supply chain economics will provide a new type of alignment that the system has never before seen. Making data available will empower SHOP Members to create new kinds of value exchanges, fair approaches to margin and price, and represents an opportunity to drive innovation in unforeseeable ways.
As the most authentic way of managing a physical, real-world structure of people and companies against the decentralization of a blockchain protocol, the Co-op commits to the principles guiding the cypherpunk dream. We are not here to control how these entities will interact and collaborate. We are here for our members and the innovative ways they choose to engage.