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Sharetribe is an open source platform to create your own peer-to-peer marketplace.

Would you like to set up your marketplace in one minute without touching code? Head to

Want to get in touch? Email


Note: If you encounter problems with the installation, ask for help from the developer community in our developer chatroom. When you join, please use threads. Instructions for this and other chat-related things can be found at Flowdock's chat instructions.

Before you get started, the following needs to be installed:

  • Ruby. Version 2.1.2 is currently used and we don't guarantee everything works with other versions. If you need multiple versions of Ruby, RVM is recommended.
  • RubyGems
  • Bundler: gem install bundler
  • Git
  • A database. Only MySQL has been tested, so we give no guarantees that other databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) work. You can install MySQL Community Server two ways:
    1. If you are on a Mac, use homebrew: brew install mysql (highly recommended). Also consider installing the MySQL Preference Pane to control MySQL startup and shutdown. It is packaged with the MySQL downloadable installer, but can be easily installed as a stand-alone.
    2. Download a MySQL installer from here
  • Sphinx. Version 2.1.4 has been used successfully, but newer versions should work as well. Make sure to enable MySQL support. If you're using OS X and have Homebrew installed, install it with brew install sphinx --with-mysql
  • Imagemagick. If you're using OS X and have Homebrew installed, install it with brew install imagemagick
  1. Get the code. Cloning this git repo is probably easiest way: git clone git://
  2. Go to the sharetribe project root directory
  3. Create a database.yml file by copying the example database configuration: cp config/database.example.yml config/database.yml
  4. Create the required databases with these commands
  5. Add your database configuration details to config/database.yml
    • You will probably only need to fill in the password for the database(s)
  6. Run bundle install in the project root directory to install the required gems
  7. Initialize your database: bundle exec rake db:schema:load
  8. Run Sphinx index: bundle exec rake ts:index
  9. Stat the Sphinx daemon: bundle exec rake ts:start
  10. Install and run Mailcatcher to receive sent emails locally:
    1. gem install mailcatcher
    2. mailcatcher
    3. Create a config/config.yml file and add the following lines to it: yml development: mail_delivery_method: smtp smtp_email_address: "localhost" smtp_email_port: 1025
    4. Open http://localhost:1080 in your browser
  11. Invoke the delayed job worker: bundle exec rake jobs:work
  12. In a new console, open the project root folder and start the server. The simplest way is to use the included Webrick server: bundle exec rails server

Congratulations! Sharetribe should now be up and running. Open a browser and go to the server URL (e.g. Fill in the form to create a new marketplace and admin user. You should be now able to access your marketplace and modify it from the admin area.

Running tests

Tests are handled by RSpec for unit tests and Cucumber for acceptance tests.

  1. Navigate to the root directory of the sharetribe project
  2. Initialize your test database: bundle exec rake test:prepare. This needs to be rerun whenever you make changes to your database schema.
  3. If Zeus isn't running, start it with zeus start
  4. To run unit tests, open another terminal and run zeus rspec spec
  5. To run acceptance tests, open another terminal and run zeus cucumber. Note that running acceptance tests is slow and may take a long time to complete.

To automatically run unit tests when code is changed, start Guard: bundle exec guard

Setting up Sharetribe for production

Steps 1-6 from above need to be done before performing these steps.

  1. Initialize your database: bundle exec rake RAILS_ENV=production db:schema:load
  2. Run Sphinx index: bundle exec rake RAILS_ENV=production ts:index
  3. Start the Sphinx daemon: bundle exec rake RAILS_ENV=production ts:start
  4. Precompile the assets: bundle exec rake assets:precompile
  5. Invoke the delayed job worker: bundle exec rake RAILS_ENV=production jobs:work
  6. In a new console, open the project root folder and start the server: bundle exec rails server -e production

It is not recommended to use the built-in WEBrick server (which was started in the last step above) for production due to performance reasons. A dedicated HTTP server such as unicorn is recommended.

It is also not recommended to serve static assets from a Rails server in production. Instead, you should serve assets from Amazon S3 or use an Apache/Nginx server. In this case, you'll need to set the value of serve_static_assets_in_production to false in config/config.yml.

Advanced settings

Default configuration settings are stored in config/config.default.yml. If you need to change these, we recommend creating a config/config.yml file to override these values. You can also set configuration values to environment variables.


Sharetribe's open source version supports payments using Braintree Marketplace. To enable payments with Braintree, you need to have a legal business in the United States. You can sign up for Braintree here. Once that's done, create a new row in the payment gateways table with your Braintree merchant_id, master_merchant_id, public_key, private_key and client_side_encryption_key.

PayPal payments are only available on marketplaces hosted at due to special permissions needed from PayPal. We hope to add support for PayPal payments to the open source version of Sharetribe in the future.


See release notes for information about what has changed and if actions are needed to upgrade.


Would you like to make Sharetribe better? Follow these steps.


Sharetribe uses WebTranslateIt (WTI) for translations. If you'd like to translate Sharetribe to your language or improve existing translations, please ask for a WTI invitation. To get an invite, send an email to and mention that you would like to become a translator.

All language additions and modifications (except for English) should be done through the WTI tool. We do not accept Pull Requests that add or modify languages (except English).

Known issues

Browse open issues and submit new ones at

Developer documentation

MIT License

Sharetribe is open source under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

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