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  • Suggestion Box

    Hi All

    I am opening a suggestion box - as we do value your suggestions, the purpose of this is for you to post suggestions/ideas for the site, how it can be improved and how we can make it better for all.

    However - No discussion or debate on these will be entered into (please do not debate or discuss any issues or problems here, simply state the problem and the suggestion or remedy).

    Please note - there is no guarantee that they will be implemented.

    This way we can keep track of what has been suggested and possibly provide feedback on what we have implemented or are considering.

    Kind regards
    Cuan

  • #2
    Hi All

    Please do not post here if you do not have feedback or suggestions regarding the site.

    Thank you
    Cuan

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    • #3
      I’ve recently had (good) clients ask for discreet auctions on the items I sell. I sell gems not adult goods. I’m not very comfortable with it (as a buyer myself) as I understand that buyers may feel that sellers may abuse the system for schill bidding.

      However, I understand the opposite side which is that if you source your items on BOB you would like to keep your suppliers private. This also pertains to competitors and security.

      With this in mind I’d like to suggest the following:

      Keep the current Discreet auctions for sensitive stuff like adult goods etc. but use 1 or various combinations of the following for items where privacy is valued but there are schill bidding fears:

      A privacy option: the auction is public but the BUYER has the option when the auction has ended to make the purchase discreet i.e. the ratings and winning bid in the closed listing look like those of Discreet auctions. This way sellers cannot be seen to use schill bidding and the buyer’s buying record is private.

      A “private bid room”: only the bidders (or top 2, 3, 5 etc) on an item can see the others’ UserIds. Non Bidders see a Discreet auction regarding bids. After the auction has closed, the “bid room” falls away and bids and ratings are discreet, for bidders and non bidders alike.

      Temporary User Ids for discreet auctions. A user gets a temporary ID for discreet auctions, which shows in the auction, not the “D”. This ID is system generated and is fixed for a certain period such as month or two, after which a different ID is automatically generated. The reasoning behind this unless you are a casual buyer, you tend to bid on the same stuff against the same people. And you get to know their bidding habits etc. I think this may help with schill bidding fears.

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      • #4
        It would be really cool to arrange open auctions according to "Last bid on". :)
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        • #5
          For sorting listings...when I'm looking for items to buy, I'd like to have a way to first sort by ending soon then by lowest price within ending soon.

          Perhaps an option that will list items ending: today/tomorrow/next 3 days/next week/month/etc?
          then we can sort according to lowest price/location etc in the usual way.



          Oh, just thought that people may also want to search within price ranges...so allowing for upper and lower limit price might be nice too :)

          Currently looking for a phone and many sellers seem to list accessories under phones so the actual bargain price phones get hidden in between a ton of accessories!
          Perhaps have a "Suggest move to:" dropdown with all the other categories and that would send an email to BoB (probably have to hire a new person just to handle the number of suggested moves!) and BoB can decide which are appropriate moves....I think it would just make shopping a little less frustrating in this case :)
          Last edited by shamotz; 16-07-10, 20:15.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by shamotz View Post
            Oh, just thought that people may also want to search within price ranges...so allowing for upper and lower limit price might be nice too :)

            Homepage - Advanced Search (top right on the page) - Second option down is; Price Range from R...... to R...... ;)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by shamotz View Post
              For sorting listings...when I'm looking for items to buy, I'd like to have a way to first sort by ending soon then by lowest price within ending soon.

              Perhaps an option that will list items ending: today/tomorrow/next 3 days/next week/month/etc?
              then we can sort according to lowest price/location etc in the usual way.


              Oh, just thought that people may also want to search within price ranges...so allowing for upper and lower limit price might be nice too :)

              Currently looking for a phone and many sellers seem to list accessories under phones so the actual bargain price phones get hidden in between a ton of accessories!
              Perhaps have a "Suggest move to:" dropdown with all the other categories and that would send an email to BoB (probably have to hire a new person just to handle the number of suggested moves!) and BoB can decide which are appropriate moves....I think it would just make shopping a little less frustrating in this case :)
              Please have a look at the advanced search options - you should be able to do quite a lot of this using this page -

              Search on bidorbuy.co.za

              Thanks

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              • #8
                I have a few suggestions.... thank you.


                Under ALL SALES, there are these invoice options:
                Print Item List</SPAN> Print Packing Slip Print Invoice

                Can you please add on 'SAVE INVOICE' (for me to save on my computer)
                and 'EMAIL INVOICE' (so that i can email it to the buyer)

                because i like emailing the order invoice to the buyer(especially when it is a big order), and saying' thank you for your order, here is your tracking number'.

                ************************************************** *****
                Under Sales:
                SalesAuctionBuy NowPersonal OfferPast 2 Days0 5
                110.00 0 Past Week0 5
                110.00 0 Past Month0 56
                4,084.00

                Can you please add 'TOTAL SALES' ?
                so that we can see what our total sales is since we joined, it would be nice to know.

                This is a bit whatever, but could you also look into also having 'TOTAL PROFIT', and adding a space where we list each item, to put in our cost price, then when we get an order, it automatically tells us how much our profit is on that order. I would like that, as i have to work it out in my head, if i want to know what my profit is.

                ************************************************** ****************
                Sales totals + SNC Under Sales, it says ive sold say;
                Past Month 0 56
                4,084.00


                but i had a SNC of R2200, so its not a true reflection of my sales.

                Cant you change it, that once a SNC goes through that amount is deducted from the sales amount, so that it is a reflection of exactly what ive sold ?

                ************************************************** ******************

                SalesAuctionBuy NowPersonal OfferPast 2 Days0 1
                100.00 0 Past Week0 6
                210.00 0 Past Month0 41
                1,274.00 0 All Sales

                Under sales, where it says all sales, cant you put an amount of the total sales in rand, like by all the others ?

                Do only the past 2 or 3 months sales stay on the system ?
                If so, cant a record of all the sales stay on, since we become a member on the site ?


                ************************************************** ******************************
                Viewing all my listings in categories
                When you view all a seller's listings,
                it looks something like this: - showing you the different categories

                Jewellery & Watches (11)
                Sport & Leisure (3)
                Toys & Hobbies (6)
                Unusual (2)

                Cant it be changed so that when we are viewing our own listings,
                we could also see it in categories ?
                Otherwise i have to scroll through all the pages to find a specific item.

                Also please add a search button by all a sellers listings, coz i edit my listings quite often, and have to scroll through 6 pages to find the item im looking for. ( i know i could put it in the pick list, but thats still 100 items, a search button will be easier).

                ************************************************** ************************************************** ***********

                Is it necessary for us to get an email for every automatic relist, telling us an item is now closed- when it is on for relisting 10 times ? - i dont need an email telling me that every time, when it relists, only on the last relist i would need an email ?

                And then when i go to view my closed items, those 10 relists are all there, as a closed item, i just need one of them under closed items, not all 10, because if im searching for a closed item, that i need to relist (because i maybe sold one of that item, and now i have more of it in stock, so i need to relist it, it is hard to distinguish between the ones that closed but have been relisted 10 times(therefore already relisted), and ones that were only listed once, and sold once, that i would need to relist again, if i get stock.


                Sorry for all my 'moaning', hope it all makes sense.
                Last edited by AngeLuv Goodies; 19-07-10, 19:39.

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                • #9
                  Hi - a tutorial for new buyers to help them to 'complete the purchase'? There may be one but I haven't been able to find it... I am having a lot of hassles with new buyers not knowing what to do and it's very frustrating for them especially as I find it hard to explain what to do over the phone or by email.

                  And.... I should have also posted my suggestion to be able to suspend (or 'sleep') a bidorbuy seller's account for a period of time without having to close everything and relist later, sorry, only opened my eyes and saw the suggestion box later... But all the details of this suggestion is posted under 'feedback to bidorbuy team'
                  Thank You!
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                  • #10
                    Is it possible to add a link on a seller's profile page that a buyer could click on to see what that seller has on paid promotions or upcoming promotions that haven't opened yet?

                    I have a few sellers I like to buy from and would really find such a feature very useful when it comes to planning a budget for future auctions.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AngeLuv Goodies View Post
                      I have a few suggestions.... thank you.



                      Viewing all my listings in categories
                      When you view all a seller's listings,
                      it looks something like this: - showing you the different categories

                      Jewellery & Watches (11)
                      Sport & Leisure (3)
                      Toys & Hobbies (6)
                      Unusual (2)

                      Cant it be changed so that when we are viewing our own listings,
                      we could also see it in categories ?
                      Otherwise i have to scroll through all the pages to find a specific item.

                      .

                      I also would like to view my listed items in catagory order not just closing soonest
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by booksallsizes View Post
                        Hi - a tutorial for new buyers to help them to 'complete the purchase'? There may be one but I haven't been able to find it... I am having a lot of hassles with new buyers not knowing what to do and it's very frustrating for them especially as I find it hard to explain what to do over the phone or by email.

                        And.... I should have also posted my suggestion to be able to suspend (or 'sleep') a bidorbuy seller's account for a period of time without having to close everything and relist later, sorry, only opened my eyes and saw the suggestion box later... But all the details of this suggestion is posted under 'feedback to bidorbuy team'
                        Thank You!
                        Definately I have had a buyer contacting me 24H45 one evening asking how to complete the purchase and to get to the banking details. Some buyers phone me as much as 5 times to get the complete purchace/order done.
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                        • #13
                          There are a couple of procedures on BOB that are named different on the buyer side and the seller side.

                          This is very confusing if a buyer ask you to help with this process and the terminology that you used is not displayed on there side. Also if you do have a new employee that you need train and you have to inform him either this and/or this is the same thing.

                          Egg: We as sellers are only talking or using the terminology: order and when you as seller ask the buyer to complete the order (for any reason, they neede to get the banking details or what ever reason) they do not have a clue what you are talking about as on their side it is displayed as Complete the Purchase and when complete the same link are refers to: order it is confusing to the buyer
                          Also the buyer is adding auctions to there WATCHLIST and on the seller side it is auctions traced/tracking

                          I know it is and most sellers know it. But when for some reason you need to explain it to a newbie it is confusing to them as you use the terms you are used to.

                          It would also be very nice to have a COMPLETE tutorial with every screen capture as to how to complete the order/purchase (with prompts) as we as sellers do not get to do this process often and when asked by a buyer what they should do we are not fully equip to help them as we are also just guessing and are helping them blindly.
                          Last edited by sungems; 03-08-10, 17:55.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by qball View Post
                            Please have a look at the advanced search options - you should be able to do quite a lot of this using this page -

                            Search on bidorbuy.co.za

                            Thanks
                            Thanks, I didn't think to use that before :D

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                            • #15
                              Sort by seller...

                              Would it be possible to include a "sort by seller" function?

                              I have mentioned this before on another thread but think that it may have been the wrong forum in which to raise it.

                              See this post... http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/feedback...html#post72578

                              Where I request for a function such as this:

                              So where one sees:

                              Sort by Default | Ending Soon | What's New | Lowest Price | Hot Selling


                              One would then see:

                              Sort by Default | Ending Soon | What's New | Lowest Price | Hot Selling | Seller

                              Please??
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