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Author Topic: Shop plugin, convert your OSClass into a shop [in development, ideas needed!!]  (Read 37051 times)

_CONEJO

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Hi people, we're glad to announce that we're currently working on a "shop plugin" that will turn OSClass in a shop-site were your users will be able to sell & buy items. The development is quite advance at this stage and I'm writing this to know your opinions/ideas about it, so we could create an awesome product.


First, let's say what this plugins does (or intent to do) :
As seller :
- When posting an ad, it will ask you how many items do you have, if you accept paypal and bank transfers as method of payments (any other method we should consider? I think those are the most used)
As a buyer :
- You could buy items (1 or more - as many as the seller placed before)
- You could pay via paypal with only one-click (only if the seller accept it).

Then the process is "same" for both (seller/buyer) and it's similar to the one in eBay.
You have to "mark as" (mark as paid, mark as shipped, then the buyer vote the transaction and the seller vote it)
Note: If you pay with our paypal link, the item will be marked as paid automatically.

In addition to that, the plugin will also display user's profile, a page where you could see last items from that seller, their score (based on votes of the transactions), add it to your favorites or contact him.
You will also have a fav sellers page and alert system (like weekly or monthly alert on their last items)
Internal contact system, private messages as in the forum (no emails, so you could keep track of all of the messages).


IN SHORT:
- Buy/Sell items over OSClass
- Paypal support (the payment is done to the SELLER directly!)
- Process overview (know in which step of the process you are)
- Historical view of sold/bought items
- Rating system for sellers/buyers
- Favorite system
- Email/Alert system (know when an item of yours is sold, when your fav sellers/shops publish new items,...)
- Internal message system (keep track of all your communications with sellers/buyers)
- Allow digital goods to be delivered (it will allow to buy/sell downloadable things in a near future, but probably not at release day ;( )


WHAT WILL IT *NOT* DO (in a near future):
- A bid system, it will be added in a far future, but not now
- Ask for a fee from the payments (but it could be added in the future, but not really planned) You could ask for them manually ;)


So, Are we missing some kick-ass feature that should be included? Do you have any great idea to improve the design of the plugin? Tell us, we want to heard your suggestions!!

usclassifieds.org

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Wow that sounds great, will there be shipping fees when buying? And what would have to happen if the seller didn't ship the item?

_CONEJO

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Wow that sounds great, will there be shipping fees when buying? And what would have to happen if the seller didn't ship the item?

Well, that's a problem we can not solve on our part. That's the same as if you buy something at any random online store. eBay has something great and it's that they own paypal, so also hold the money for a time (until the transaction is over or an amount of time is passed). In theory, Paypal and credit cards services do the same for any real-world/online store (return the funds, block the seller after X disputes/problems,... ).

The problem is that :
- Seller could not send the item but mark it as shipped anyway
- The buyer could receive the item but didn't mark it as received (happened to me on eBay as a seller)
- The item could get lost

Those are real-world actions, so we have to trusts our users.

You should warn your users and be extremely caution when buying online, always ask for a tracking number so you know where your package is.

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This is a concept which has always been itching to be brought up..

I haven't mentioned it as i hate requesting things! :)

But what a great idea.. It makes everything far more effective, ensures visitors to the listings know they can guarantee the item straight away..

Paypal is an obvious must for the payments side anyway!

A digital download would also be an interesting feature.. Purchasing downloads such as scripts or digital photography etc etc...

Most certainly this will be a hug step for OSClass..

If you need ANY help whatsoever let me know!

BuySellAndSwap

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What about adding a support ticket service for things like disbutes etc... Would that be possible?

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Good idea...

Digital downloads are good feature..

Suggestions.

Apart from Fee for premium Adverts.
Publisher must deposit say $5 deposit to website owner for offering Digital downloads.
Then charge say 25 cent per digital download. when the advert expires the remaning balance of $5 is refended to publisher!
 

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Nice!
What about Coupon codes?

aegypius3

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any advance? when will it be released?

_CONEJO

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Hi aegypius3,

It will be released along with version 2.3, it will be mostly compatible with 2.2.3 version and it's already in a pre-release/testing status. We want to be sure it doesn't broke with 2.3 version and also test it a little more.

Thanks

Inaxus

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do you need testers? I can help also translating to Spanish, and some php, css, html but on data bases i am not good yet, i will love to have this module,
i suggest the plug-in will be an alternative to the user , that way it can select to sell it online or use the regular classifieds system.



_CONEJO

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Hi Inaxus,

Yes we need testers, we're finishing it and will contact you if you're interested in testing it.


Thanks

BuySellAndSwap

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I'm intrested in testing :)

aegypius3

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Another tester over here, please contact me too. Thanks

alphanum

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Hi, very much interested in testing this! Please let me know how you get on!


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hi i would be very greatfull if you would include me for the testing of the shop features

kind regards
 pagan 381