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April 16th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Is there a way to disable the Quantity Of Ads feature, or allow for unlimited ads?
Example: I want my users to be able to post an ad for 30 days, and be allowed to sell as many of a specific item as they want in that time. (for non-auctions of course)
April 16th, 2011, 06:48 PM
The way the software works is your allowed quantity would multiply any price set to place an ad. Doing anything else would constitute a bug so your idea would best be served by modifying the code to suit your needs.
April 16th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Well that's not good. I chose to replace my PHP Classifieds with Photopost Classifieds because I thought it did everything PHP Classifieds did and more. That is standard functionality in PHP Classifieds (and most other classified systems I have looked at)... (an ad can be posted for a month, and the user can sell as many as they like)
Example: If I charge $3 to post an ad .. and the user wants to sell a $5 item .. there is no point unless they can sell 25 of them in a month etc.
The only other way, would be to take a commission based on the item price .. but you can't do that either - correct?
What to do now? (other than asking for my money back - I don't want to have to do that, I would rather find a working solution)
April 16th, 2011, 09:21 PM
How exactly does everyone else using this system manage selling ads for items with a range of prices. (mine range from $5 to $5000). I normally would charge $3 / month regardless .. and they can sell as many as they like. Usually, the $5 items sell multiple, and the $5000 one may or may not sell etc. It seems to work out in the end. Any ideas?
April 16th, 2011, 10:33 PM
How our software works is how it was explained. Your free since the software is not encrypted to modify it however you wish. If as an admin you elect to charge $5.00 for an ad then the software will correctly charge $5.00 times the quantity of ads the user elects to sell. It is not $5.00 for unlimited ads as most customers in the classifieds business would consider your thinking a bug as I stated before.
Most people since the charge is per category create categories to house different types of things. That way you have a range of categories for different things.
April 17th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Why couldn't you just add an admin option in the next version for having an unlimited ad? A user pays a fee for an ad for a specific time (a month) and that's it. I have users that want classified ads for a service as well. How would you do that in your system? Perhaps I'm just not understanding it.
Example: Currently, if a user pays $3 for an ad and says 30 days, and it is a $5 item, and it sells - does the ad disappear?
April 17th, 2011, 05:53 PM
why not just add a new duration to your uploadproduct templates like this
April 23rd, 2011, 03:19 PM
I'm not looking for an unlimited time. I would want 30 days, but allow them to sell more than 1 of the item for a set price.
Example: Lets say the user wants to sell t-shirts, they should be able to post a 30 day ad, and sell as many as they want within that time. As far as I understand, with the way it is set up, if they sell 1, the ad will disappear - correct?
April 23rd, 2011, 04:18 PM
The way it works is users are allowed to have multiple quantities on an ad. if there is more than one quantity when one is sold then the ad still shows and the quantity is reduced by one. when there is only one quantity and that is sold then the ad is expired.
The pricing structure is set for a charge per ad per category price. Any quantity would result in the correct math being done and right new price being charged to the customer.
You would have to alter the code because you want users to sell multiple quantities for the single ad price. Yours is just a different cost concept from what the software is designed to do and what our customers wanted when the quantity feature was added. I doubt most customers running our software would want to charge a flat fee and let users sell as many ads as possible. Your cost concept would mean for instance say you charge 3.99 to post an ad in a category and a user could put in 200 quantity and effectively sell an ad on your site for the next year. That is not the way most people envision it to work. If they charge 3.99 to post an ad and a user wants to sell 10 quantity then they would pay $39.99
April 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
OK. Thank you!
May 1st, 2011, 09:43 AM
I can see what Chuck is saying and the first part I like. But I think there should be an option for not multiplying the quantity by the ad cost.
I would like to see if a person is selling a bunch of low cost items, they can post the quantity so that they can use the same ad to continue selling multiple items over the duration without increasing the cost of the ad.
May 1st, 2011, 10:16 AM
Adding a setting is very possible for a future version. The point being doing what is stated here is NOT what most customers running a classifieds would do as they are not going to give up the green. ;)
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