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IPS Marketplace Feedback
Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:57 PM
Depending on the marketplace API that IPS will be providing, the marketplace may add more time to the checkout and support response times. Because I sell mods through a subscription basis and offer support through the ticket system, the way I sell and support mods may need to change in order to be compatible with the new IPS Marketplace.
The old system is being phased out by IPS and I won't be able to post paid mod listings with a redirection to my site. I get quite a bit of traffic from the paid listings on IPS, so doing nothing will likely result in fewer sales and less risky/adventurous mod ideas.
In the end this is all about you guys, the customer, how to make it easier for you to purchase mods and get quality support faster so any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:48 AM
The way I find modifications etc. is through the Invision Power Board-site. I know there are other sites for IPB-mods, but it seems to me that most of the mods are added to the IPB-site and it just seems to be the most easy way to try and find interesting mods. So not being listed with your modifications on the IPB-site would not be ideal, since less people would know about them.
With that said, Im not sure what to think about the decision IPS made. Will they not allow the authors to link to their own marketplace solutions? How do you feel about it?
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:54 PM
Of course there is nothing to stop an author from offering a 10% discount on their own website, and perhaps increase the cost on the IPS website by 5% - this will encourage people to visit the authors website to get the discount.
This could be done via a coupon to encourage sales directly - whether the IPS market place allows the mentioning of a coupon in the description with a URL I do not know.
However I think it is a good idea, especially when they build it into the ACP.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:35 PM
If I recall correctly, you use an automated system which is great and I remember having access to files immediatelly.
Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:16 AM
Edited by nonibanacu, 24 November 2010 - 04:16 AM.
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