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Second Project: Spotelektronik.com

As we mentioned many times earlier our main project is Kitapi, which is free to use, online library management platform. But we are a tech company. We can have many projects. and Spotelektronik.com is one of our ‘future projects’ that comes from ‘history’.

It is a ‘history’ because we first registered this domain in 2006. Yes, this is another ‘cousin story’ like Kitapi. We have been waiting to activate this domain for 14 years. We tried to sell it but it not worked. So, here we are. Spotelektronik.com online again as an e-commercial web site.

To create a WP based web site as easy as a pie for us. Thanks to Woo-Commerce extension having some commercial functions, screens, basket, etc is easy, too. There were a few jobs to be ready to register an online payment service like Privacy Policy, Customer Agreement, Visa-Master logos, About page. We have done all of it and applied to the payment service. Everything was ready the next day.

What will we put on this website?

Well… We have a dealer agreement to a wholesaler and we want to have more with others for later. Since we got this, we want to sell some computer stuff from this company. But their costs are so high to sell end users. But there is a specific category that we may have a chance: Projectors. We’ll continue with this category for now.

We just ignored the payment service’s percentage for the beginning. There is a good saying in our country for this: Millet alışverişte görsün. It means like ‘let the folks see you in shopping’.

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A domain for local

As a company, why we don’t buy a proper local commercial domain? It is not a big deal and also cheaper than other .com domains.

In our country, official documents must be provided if wanted to buy a commercial local domain. We have many of these 🙂 So to buy the domain has cost only a few seconds.

It is kodventure.com.tr

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We are ready and already started to work

A lot of things has done in the last two weeks. We got a commercial credit card to use for the company. All Internet-based services’ payment configurations that we used were converted to this card like Hetzner, GitHub, Name.Com.

A little e-store is developed on Kitapi, which is our main project. There are some physical little products like stickers or labels for books. Also, there are somethings abstract like remove the commercial for a month or a year. We already did a couple of sales this week. We have sent the first bills. They are electronic bills and no need to print them out. In fact, we are not allowed to prepare an old-style bill on paper. We wanted it that way.

We have been visited by a tax officer, yesterday. He checked out our address. He asked a few questions and took some pictures of my documents about the company. He was using specific software for this on an iPad.

We have been completed the whole set up after his visit.

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Our checklist has been completing

Well, we already finished the official chores. We have documents about registration and taxing. We have a commercial bank account. The next step is preparing about accounting. We are going to use Parasut for this. This is a very talented platform for accounting. It can be integrated with a lot of important services.

The other step is the electronic invoice setup. Our government provides us this feature but there are some chores about security to handle it. After that, we’ll no longer need to prepare invoices on paper.

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Now we exist officially

January 16, 2020, has been our official birthday. Today we finished all basic commercial registration jobs. There are a few steps more left but it is ok. We got the name: Kodventure Teknoloji AŞ.

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Make your own email server: done

For a tech company, emails are the most important. We had been using Yandex for mails before the company because it is free. But we decided to build own email server for future needs.

Thanks to Docker, it has been very easy to build one. We just followed the steps in this 20 min video on YouTube and it is done.

Because of the email server, we own another brand-new domain name: KodInbox.com

Maybe the “Kod” domain family will get bigger. We’ll see.

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The business is loading

The things are getting done. Our official procedures are continuing. Besides that, we as the crew are finishing real “paper” jobs like business cards or the letterhead.

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Own a logo

As you can imagine when you decided the name of the company the next step should be the logo.

We had no idea about the logo because we have had a brand-new company name. There is a lot of web site that you can create a logo just by a few words and some choices. We have gone with them for the beginning just to get some sketches. The idea of two little slashes for the icon part and a well-shaped font for the rest was good. The slashes symbolized the programming because they mean the beginning of the comment lines in programming.

We had no idea about the color, either.

We like shades of blue but we already use that color in our big project, we’ll talk about it in the future. So, we decided to separate the design language of our company brand from our products. And so, it has been red. But only the icon part. The rest is a kind of black.

The logo may be changed in the future. We like logos that have a story. Maybe we can put a little adventure into our logo, later.

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Choosing a name

You don’t have such a problem when you’re born. Your parents give you a name and you usually have a happy relationship with it. But when you start a company, things become very difficult. We’ve burned a lot of neurons over the last month to decide our company name.

We finally found a name that matches our soul. Since we are the coders thrown into this adventure, our company name should have been “codeventure”. Well, if all domains had not been taken, it would be. But we thought that we could figure out the problem with the closest solution and it becomes ‘Kodventure‘.

Moreover, in our native language which is Turkish, we pronounce code as ‘kod’. And it felt like home to us.

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Hello Tech World

We have just taken our first step but we are in this business for 20 years. We decided to start a company because we want to serve some of our projects that work actively for years with a more professional service.

We love web-based software technologies. Especially Laravel and VueJS are our favorite tools.

As a team who likes blogging, we plan to share more content in the future.

We wish 2020 will be a great year for everyone.