Charging and Fees

What can your charge for?

Featured Status Listing Extra
You can set aside specific areas of your site to display listings and also charge for them. One prime location may be the top of your front page. You can place a featured module there and then charge your clients extra to make their listings appear there. There are a number of ways to charge for this feature and display the listings that have featured status.
Bolding Listing Extra
This allows your clients to make their listing stand out among the other listings no matter where they are displayed. You are essentially styling their listing display differently so you don't have to stop at bolding as you could change background colors or anything available within css to give this feature more impact for your clients without upsetting the design of your site. There are a number of ways to charge for this feature.
Multiple Regions per Listing
The region based filter tool is a powerful one within the software allowing the listing to appear only in the regions it was placed in. This feature allows your clients to attach a specific region to more than one region. You can allow this feature to be free, free for a certain amount of region choices or charge for each region attached.
Charge By Word/Character
A feature mainly used by newspapers where type isn't as cheap as it is in cyberspace. You can charge by the word or character within the title or description or site wide optional fields or combine all of them. You can also set charges per word/character at listing placement and listing renewal and set to allow a certain number of words/characters free before starting to charge.
Multiple Featured Levels
While most software gives you one featured option our software allows you to have up to 5 featured options. You can have a featured display at the top of your front page, a different one at the bottom of your front page, another featured status for the top of the category browsing results display and more and charge a different price for each. Your clients can choose them all. Just another revenue stream you can take advantage of. There are a number of ways to charge for this feature.
Tokens Available
You can issue tokens or allow clients to purchase tokens. Each token covers the cost of one listing placement. You can manually issue them within the admin tool to a specific user. You can automatically issue them at registration. You can also allow clients to purchase packages of tokens essentially giving them discount listing placement for gross quantity purchases..
Better Placement Listing Extra
This allows your client to make their listing appear at the top of the category browsing results no matter how old that listing is. There are a number of ways to charge for this feature..
Good Neighbor and Charity Badges
This allows your clients give to charitable organizations through your site. You charge them a fee that you pass onto the charity. The clients the has a badge display next to their listings showing they gave to that charity. You can charge a fee and have a badge display for any reason but the original purpose was to reward charitable contributions for good neighbor sellers.
Account Verification System
Ability to charge a one time fee before listings can be placed within the site. Or just force admin approval of all listings from users who are not verified users in the system. Optionally can place a "verified user" icon next to listings from verified account users to elevate their status within the site. Great tool to protect against spammers and scammers. They hate to pay to spam and scam.. .
Attention Getter Listing Extra
Another way to make your clients listing stand out among others is to allow them to display a icon or "moving" image next to it....and charge for it. We include some icons you can use but of removing them and/or adding your own. There are a number of ways to charge for this feature.
Charge Custom Fees to Client
You have the ability to add a custom fee to any users cart. The client can then log into the site and pay for charge through the cart system.

How do you determine the prices you can charge?

Fee Based Charging
Allows you to charge a flat fee per listing or charge by the listing duration chosen or charge a fee based on the value inserted into the price field....
Tokens Available
You can issue tokens or allow clients to purchase tokens. Each token covers the cost of one listing placement. You can manually issue them within the admin tool to a specific user. You can automatically issue them at registration. You can also allow clients to purchase packages of tokens essentially giving them discount listing placement for gross quantity purchases..
Subscription Based Charging
These price plans allow you to charge a flat fee for a time period to allow listing placement. You set a max number of listings that can be placed over the subscription periods you allow or use subscriptions to control access to the site....
Schedule Price Plan Changes
You have the optional ability to start a client using one pricing scheme at registration and can automatically change their price plan attachment at a specific date or at a specific date from registration. You can leave a user attached to the same price plan forever if you like. The choice is yours. You can also move users out of a price plan on a specific date automatically. ..
Discount Codes
This feature allows you to issue discount codes to some of your clients and give them a percentage discount for services they pay the site for. The client simply inserts the discount code provided within the cart. There are multiple configurations to control the use of the discount code..

How do you charge them?

Site Account Balance
With this feature you can allow your clients to build negative balances on your site and invoice them later. Another configurations for this feature allows you to force clients to add to a site balance and pay for listing placement from that balance saving you gateway fees.
Recurring Billing
When using a gateway that supports it any "subscription type" feature can be automatically billed periodically through the gateway. No matter period of the subscription billed (one week, one month, quarterly, yearly) the gateway can bill and automatically notify the software to renew the subscription automatically. .
Multiple Payment Gateways
The software supports many different gateways for you to accept payment within your site. The options include 3 Paypal Gateways, Authorize.net, 2checkout,...many more
Group Specific Payment Gateway Configuration
You may not want all user groups to have the same payment options within your site. You may allow some trusted clients the option of accruing negative balances to be paid by invoice later and then only accept credit cards from all others. Or you can allow the same options for all users. The choice is yours.