Update 11/9/11: The Marketplace is now open. Vintage User members can now post their items for sale. Remember, all listings are completely free through the next 2-3 months while the Marketplace is in Beta.
As some may have noticed there is now a Marketplace menu item in the top bar of the website. In the coming weeks I will be rolling out the new VeloBase.com Marketplace feature which will allow users to Buy, Sell and Trade items with one another. Right now, most features are hidden from users while I conduct the first round of live testing to ensure that all of the data structures and new code are functioning correctly. Once I am satisfied that the new system is operational, I will start opening up features to users. I will outline the general development plan which should unfold in the next few months.
Beta Phase I (2 - 5 days):
- Admin level testing of core features: Listings, Photos, Transaction, Feedback for For-Sale functionality.
Beta Phase II (4-6 weeks):
- (NOW ON-GOING) Open Beta for Users of VeloBase.com. Vintage User status members will be able to post unlimited Listings to the Marketplace. All members will be able to buy these items listed For Sale.
Transaction List improvements - amount/shipping/etc. DONE
Development of 'Offer' for For-Sale, Want to Buy, and Trade Listings. Done
Completion of Want to Buy and Trade functionality and release into Beta.Done
- Marketplace Listing link to VeloBase Collection.
Marketplace Listing of Frames, Tools, Frameparts, etc Done
Beta Phase III (4-6 weeks):
Marketplace Listing Search. Done
- Marketplace Search from VeloBase Collection.
Marketplace Email Notification development. Done
- Marketplace Free-Listing development (TBD - will be giving some one-time and/or monthly/yearly free listings at the end of Beta test)
- Marketplace Fee payment development (TBD - will be flat-rate, no % of value fees)
Marketplace Full Release
- End of Beta Testing. Full Marketplace Functionality.
Feedback in this thread is welcome!