i would prefer to see all the listings in a single list, ordered by the date and so, the expired one should show as last, with a mention "expired" and with a button next to edit and delete to renew them . We have alerts that notifies the user that his ad will expire and he can't perform any action. UNBELIVEBLE.... he should just sit and look and create the listing again when it has expired? Where is the logic into this?
"Why allow reposting? Why not let ads to never expire in first place?"
Well, in my country, Olx have introduced the renew feature a few years ago and it is a huge success.
A user will list his ad for 30 days and when those 30 days are gone, he gets a email in which he is asked if he wants to renew his ad, to delete it, to edit it (all these from pushing buttons from email).
If he chosen to renew it, his ad will be activated for another 30 days and it will go on top of all standard ads. Each user has this option and this way, the ads rotate and gets the option to be see in the first pages of ads where most users will look (except search function)
If your category has 2000 ads listed for unlimited time and a user starts to look page after page, how much time will it take to reach the 2000 ad which may interest him? And from those 2000 ads many of them may be not available anymore since there is nothing to remind/force sellers to confirm that their listings are still up for sale. A simple but brilliant idea.
Olso, can anyone explain why do we have emails that notify the seller that his ad will expire in x days but offer him no option to extent the listing, renew it or do anything at all. This is unbelievable.
Flynax has a nice version of this feature.
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this is a standard feature on any classified website so not cool to have it missing from osclass.
Olx for instance have such email with links to share, view edit and delete the listing, directly from the email.
Feedback system without bid system is 0. A user must win a auction so that he may give a single feedback, based on exactly that listing. In a non auction system, what will prevent any user to go to another user and give a false feedback? We will end up with countless shiny sellers which do not deserve the feedback.
This is a requested feature by more and more users. I have installed Payments plugin just to see that is so limited and to make thing even worse, it created a new area in my account in which is showing just 5 of my ads. We should not have a duplicated area with all the listings. All we need are 2 buttons attached to each of our listings: Pay and Make Premium. Pay should be hidden if the option is not activated in admin.