Charge users a one-off fee to post a listing
Sometimes you may want to charge users a fee to list their item. This would be most useful when combined with free listings.
For example, free listings could be limited to a certain period such as 1 day. If the user finds the free listing effective enough they could pay to upgrade it to another week.
1. Different plans for different users:
Not every user can purchase and use premium plans. So, Listing Fees provides flexibility to the users and can introduce them to the free plan, which allows them to post up to 10 listings(customizable by the marketplace owner). This plan is suitable for the customers who are just trying out the website before making any decisions and purchasing the premium plans.
Likewise, there are other plans for those who want to post more listings and want more features on the site. The price and the permissions can be set by the marketplace owner.
2. Easy to use:
Creating and implementing listing fees on the Marketplace is very easy. You don't have to go through the hassle of all the complications that are involved with listing fees on other sites.
Who should use this addon?
This addon is useful for those marketplace owners who want to charge their users for the listings they add on their site and the features they want to use. With the help of this addon, the marketplace owner can restrict the privileges according to the user plans.
Listing fee prices can also be variable depending on category and price range. For example, something listed in the “Vehicles” category can be higher than something in the “Electronics” category. A car could be listed for sale for £1000 while a mobile phone £100. It's fair to increase the listing fee for the car. You could go a little further and set limits per price range. A car worth £1000 might have a listing fee of £4.99 while a car worth more than £5000 a listing fee of $19.99. It’s up to you what you want to do.
Why use this?
With the help of this addon, you can limit free listings to have a certain number of photos and less priority in searches. Users who find your marketplace useful can upgrade to paid listings to better demonstrate their product and gain more visibility.
- To restrict the users from additional features according to the plans they're subscribed to.
- To attract users with more additional features.
How it works
Adding a Listing Fee
To use this add-on, you need to first enable it on the "Addons" tab. Go to your panel and click on "Addons" or directly type in "yourdomain.com/panel/addons". On the addons page, click the toggle icon on "Listing Fee" to enable it, then click on Settings to open its settings.
You can see the default listing fees available on your site. You can either edit the existing listing fees or add new ones as your liking.
You can edit the existing listing fee by clicking on the settings icon on the right.
On the edit page, you can give the listing fee a name, description, group, price, number of credits required(only if the credits module is enabled), duration of the listing, duration period, min. price, max. price, etc.
- Restrict users from listing more than they're allowed to.
- Enable subscription module.
- Limit the number of listing per plan.
Hosted version only
This add-on is currently only available in the hosted version. Please contact us if you want to beta test an early release.
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