I am happy to announce that today is the day you finally get to see the marketplace. Nothing will be the same from this day on. In honor of the release we have a special limited item, it's called "Game On!". You have 15 days from today to grab your own!
For those of you who are quick, some of our npc's are having a sale in the marketplace. Some selected commons are 25% off, it's on a first come first serve basis.
Let's talk about the market features.
Maybe you didn't notice, but the trade tab has a new label, the trade part has been sub categorized under the marketplace. The market tab will glow in color, just like before indicating a trade.
Get a quick overview of the market, personal stats, & have a quick glance at "Recently added items", "Ending Auctions", etc.
#2 Manage sales
Title may sound self explanatory, but there is a small learning curve. Before you can manage your sales, you must first: bid on, or sell items. This page is split up into "your sales", "your auctions" and "your bids on other user's items".
So, what can you do here? You can update the price, have a quick overview on what sold, what did not sell, or check if you are leading in a bidding war.
#3 Sell an item
At the very top, there is a blue "edit" button, this is where you can give your shop a title, & little introduction to potential buyers when you list your items.
To sell, you simply click on, or drag an item into the left golden region. Then decide how you wish to sell the item.
You can easily sell hearts, first, type in how many hearts, then for how much and click sell. just below the hearts will print out a small sentence which will help you find out exactly what is going to happen before you list your hearts for sale.
Small changes here:
In the main panel, left & right, under the username link, we added back the trade message text.
The trade logs have been moved under "History > Trade". These logs are cool, if you click on the username inside of the log, a yellow review box will appear at the bottom, summarizing the entire transaction from that particular record.
This section is not 100% ready, however, you may still use the gift function. This feature is heaven sent for those wanting to transfer items to a mule or a friend. All of these transactions are still being logged under "History > Gift".
Here is what's coming soon:
#1 Ability to gift while being anonymous
#2 Small message from the gifter if they so choose to write one.
#3 All received gifts will appear as a flip-card with information about the gift.
Instead of having history scattered all around the website using different methods. We decided to centralize all of the history logs under one main category with specific sub-sections.
Get an overview of everything, trades, gifts, auctions, bought & sold items.
Just the trades.
Just the gifts.
Just the auctions.
#5 Buy Now
All store activity, bought or sold.
This is the heart of the marketplace, you may simply click the yellow "search" button without any keywords, this will display everything in the market.
How to buy?
Depending on the type of sale, "Buy Now" or Auction, you click the appropriate button to the right side. Then at the very top a shop appears. This is the seller, with the greeting message, other items & more.
Search > Buy Now or Auction.
There are three sections to the store:
#1 Store Front - First slide
Able to buy & bid
#2 Item Preview - Second slide
Try on the item
#3 Item Stats - Third slide
Review average price, graphs & get an item description (we have so many items, and our volunteers have been helping us write our item descriptions. Only some items will have a description, but stay tuned, these will keep being updated.)
What's to come!
What do you mean, is there even more?!
You will be able to have your own exchange shop, with items listed in the marketplace search and linking to your exchange shop!
Already detailed above, the gift page will be completed and fully functional.
#3 Items description
Already mentioned above, we will keep adding the descriptions for every single item on the website. Very handy for previous DIs, or even event items for a quick overview of when they were first released.
The notifications for the marketplace will be integrated in the global notification side bar.
You will be alerted of any gift received, sold item, if you've been outbid on an auction, etc.
Note: There will be bugs, we know that, this was a huge undertake of a project, when you encounter an issue, we ask that you write the steps to reproduce the problem. But we will fix all of the bugs, of course if something is broken it's going to get fixed.
Bugs are not to be posted as feedback. Bugs shall be posted in the bugs forum for us to fix them.