Standard Features for a Product Marketplace Site

See our standard features included in the starter site. Anything added or modified from here is doable – it’s simply an add on feature or customization. Please book an appointment or email us if you’d like to discuss these modifications and get a quick price quote.

Standard Features Included

Landing Page Example
  • All images are uploaded by site administrator
  • All text is written by site administrator
  • All colors of text and buttons are chosen per site administrator preferences
  • Explainer videos may be added to the homepage
  • Customized 1, 2, 3 process of how the marketplace works
Social Registration or Simple Sign Up
  • Users may register for the site using their email and password combination from Facebook or Google
  • Users are only required to give email, password, display name, and location in order to use the site
  • Registration page may be required either before browsing or when they are ready to make a purchase
  • Image and all text are customizable for this page
Browse Products
service marketplace, rental marketplace, product marketplace, marketplace platform
  • All users will be able to browse the site based on the below criteria
  • Location
  • Category
  • Subcategories
  • Tags
  • Items users are in search of
  • Keywords
  • Price Range
Product Listing Page
  • Detailed questions pertaining to that product must be answered as the site admin requires - these will be specific to the overall category
  • Each item will have specifics on return policy for each item
  • Each item will have delivery terms per item
  • Each product will have reviews for the item or feedback on the seller
  • Sellers will complete required information on each product they wish to sell in the marketplace
  • Each item will be associated with a specific predetermined category, subcategory and affiliated tags
  • Site administrator will determine these as they are offered as drop down options for ease of use, and organization for what is sold in the marketplace
  • Seller will list the price of the item for sale
  • Seller may include images, PDFs, and videos for each item listed for sale
Messaging
  • Messaging system to allow for conversations and questions inside the marketplace
  • Personal Contact details are hidden from users to keep users inside the marketplace
  • Once sale is made or service is hired, relevant personal details are released in order to ship the product or fulfill the service
User's DashBoard
  • User profiles all accessed by individual email and password
  • Users will manage their own display name and full contact details
  • Users manage profile picture and all pictures associated with each item for sale
  • Users may attach their social pages
  • Users manage funding details through which they will be paid
  • All users have current and past transactions and history
  • Users will be able to buy and sell in the marketplace
  • All users may create a listing of an item they are in search of
  • All users may send and receive messages
  • All users may manage subscriptions and upgrade or downgrade at any time
Easily Upload Products
  • Sellers may upload and manage each item they have for sale
  • Sellers may add photos, video links, or PDF’s to showcase their item for sale
  • Sellers will select from site administrators predetermined categories, subcategories and tagging to list the item
  • Sellers will also be required to answer site admin determined questions per category of item for sale
  • Sellers may choose the price for each item
  • Sellers will list the item title and description
  • Sellers will input return and delivery policies per item listed
Verified & Non-verified Reviews
  • Each user may collect verified and unverified reviews
  • Verified reviews are received after an item is sold through the marketplace via a unique link
  • Verified reviews have a check icon next to the reviewers name
  • All reviews contribute to the users overall rating
  • Buyers and sellers may both collect reviews
  • Reviews may be collected as both a 5 star rating and free form text box
  • Non-verified reviews may be collected at anytime by users and non users
  • Non-verified reviews may be requested by users - they may attach their email address book or post on Facebook, Google, or Twitter to request reviews
  • Non-verified reviews contribute to overall rating but do not have a check mark
Purchasing Options
  • Buyer may select quantity and add item to the shopping cart
  • Buyer may select quantity and buy now
  • Buyer may request a custom option and message the seller directly in regards to a product listing which may incur price variance
Checkout Process
  • Marketplace will include a shopping cart
  • Shopping cart will combine all products in one space
  • Buyers may edit quantity or remove items from the cart
  • Shipping details will be separated based price calculated from each seller after the cart is confirmed
  • Single payment made for all products together, and includes all shipping totals
Shipping Section
  • USPS real time calculations based on buyer and seller location and desired shipping speed
  • Seller may input tracking details from the shipments prepared off the site
  • Free form box for designated shipping cost per item (will override USPS shipping)
Make Purchase
  • Users may make purchases with credit cards
  • Users make one payment for all products and shipping charges
  • Users have the ability to store credit cards
  • Payment processing occurs through a third party processor - either Braintree Payments or Stripe
  • Single payment made for all products together, and includes all shipping totals

We allow you to put the power in the buyers hands too

Users may post what products they are in search of
  • Searching may be broken into overall project, and specific items associated with project
  • This “in search of section” may be accessed in the buyers dashboard and modified or removed at any time
  • Sellers may apply to each individual item that they can fulfill
  • Sellers will get automated email if their product matches the buyers request
  • Specifics of the buyer’s request may relate to price, when they need the item by, and details of the item they are in search of
  • Items users are in search of
  • Keywords
  • Price Ranges
Matching sellers will be notified of buyers request
  • Automatically match products that buyers are searching for with major category of items that sellers have listed for sale in the marketplace
  • Notification are sent to the sellers with matching a category via email
  • Sellers with items for sale in desired category also have a “match” notification in their dashboard
Buyers and Sellers agree on terms
  • Sellers have the ability to sell items directly to buyers searching for a specific item via the internal messaging system
  • Seller will include photos and details of the item they are selling through that message
  • Buyers may accept the product offer if the specifications and details meet what they are searching for
  • Buyers may decline the product offering
  • Buyers may revise the product offering and update pricing, details or delivery date
Automated Emails
  • Emails may be modified at any time by the site administrator
  • Client constructs design and content for emails, marketplace sets the triggers that sends them
  • Site includes automated emails when standard actions occur in the marketplace for all items listed below
  • New user welcome
  • Password reset
  • Message received
  • Item sold
  • Item matched
  • Item shipped
  • Review Request
  • Money Exchanged
Included Pages and Links
  • Landing Page
  • Terms of service/ Privacy Policy
  • Linked Blog
  • Marketplace social media links
  • About us or Why us
Included Social API's
  • Social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest available on each item listed - pushing to those platforms
  • Social logins through Google and Facebook available at registration
Responsiveness
  • Desktop, tablet and mobile responsive via the Internet Browser
  • Site attaches client owned domain
Admin Panel
  • Update text, images, and colors on landing page, registration and login page
  • Provide Logo and social media links
  • Access to update, remove, or add categories, subcategories, and tags
  • View users and export based on filters
  • Impersonate users to help with tech support or read messages
  • Delete users if in violation of policies
  • Locations users may enter the site
  • Update emails
  • Write required questions in regards to each category for sale in the marketplace
  • Rate units
  • View sign up metrics by day
  • Export users at any time
Monetization Methods
  • Transaction Model implemented to allow for % of transactions on each purchase
  • Preferred Processors allows for transaction fee to be taken before seller is paid
  • Subscription or Membership, Custom or Native Ads, Featured Users or Products, Buying fees available (subject to additional charge)

We can add any Additional Features you want. Here are just a few ask about your unique feature to get a price quote.

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