Soul Source Select Offers
Select Offers is a revamped feature that has just been re-added to the Soul Source site and will be running along side the existing sales forums
The previous version (up last year for a few months) was found wanting due to a poor auction format.
This revamped version shifts the focus from an fixed basic auction system to a more flexible 'offers' system
Basically a 'Make an offer' feature - a basic inhouse system designed to offer members a more structured version of the "open to offers" sales procedure...
Which should now offer to all members a more structured formal method of buying/selling records, that offers features that go beyond those offered by the soul source sales forums.
The feature takes advantages of the many built in Soul Source features
Multiple scans/images - can be added via the attachment feature (same method as per forum post - jpg, gif or png format)
Sound clips - mp3s can be added via the attachment feature (note only mp3s at moment please)
A more info/description section - a dedicated place for detailed info such as grading, payments, postal/shipping details etc
Questions - a question to seller section
Offer System - an inhouse 'make an offer' system
Forum - each offer item will be auto posted into the sales forum
Exposure - social sharing features, banner system and more to help both keep members informed and up to date
Notifications/Follow - all sellers/buyers can use the notification system to be informed on updates to listings/offers etc Settings and choice of notifications can be set if wish via profile settings
Sellers Info - members reputation, feedback, etc etc all show on the item page
Offers is open to all members to list however have adopted a listing fee policy for this feature
The reasoning behind the listing fee is threefold
- Assist the site in achieving full self-supporting status to try to cover all the various site costs and allow improvements
- To try and ensure that the listings are vibrant and worthwhile, having a fee will hopefully avoid bulk block listings, over pricing and repeated posts/bumps etc
- Validation of Accounts - By using fees it does means all sellers need to pay via a paypal account or credit card, which may lessen the concerns regarding unknown sellers identities.
Current listing fee for this opening period is a special opening offer of just a flat £1 per item
Payment is via paypal/credit card and is integrated into the listing submission procedure automatically
It is aimed to be a complimentary feature to all the current sales features we offer, and as with all features as the use and such develops so will follow improvements and new features
For further details/information
Please see the FAQs guide to submission of items and the guide to system
Any question on this or any Select Offers feature then please use the site support forum via link below
Select Offers Feature:
get set be ready....
there is a test/demo offer setup so feel free to use the 'make an offer' features on this test item