This week we’re thrilled to launch our new auction page.
It’s the result of months of researching and testing with users, with a new design, a focus on buyer safety and a greater emphasis on trust, data and due diligence. The new auction page is available for websites, domains, and apps!
Improvements for Buyers
- Know the seller at a glance
The seller’s profile, history, feedback and real name are prominently displayed on each auction so you immediately know who you’re dealing with.
- Verified data takes top billing
Previously, a seller’s claims received equal billing to verified data. Not anymore. Verified data now comes first on the auction page, even before the seller’s own listing description. Data that’s been sourced via an API or is verified is displayed in green, while seller supplied data hasn’t been verified is shown in black.
Listing with verified data, including both AdSense and Google Analytics will also appear higher in search results across the site.
- Buyer Timesavers
To let buyers to immediately know the status of an auction, we’ve designed a box at the top of the auction page which displays all the relevant information: current price, reserve being met, number of bids and time left.
To give buyers a head start, we’ve also included helpful due diligence tips tied to various metrics on the auction page.
Turnkey template listings are now distinct from the rest of the marketplace, to help you distinguish a Turnkey site from a web business.
Finally, after such an overwhelming response to our new ‘Make an Offer’ system, when an auction has ended without a buyer, it now has a big shiny button on it inviting offers.
Improvements for Sellers
Build your profile as a trustworthy seller with the new prominent placing of the profile on auction pages. By uploading a photo of yourself, using your real name and having great feedback – buyers will know they can trust you and will prefer you over other sellers.
Auction management is now simpler too. Once you auction is live, an auction management centre will appear. This will tell you what you need to do, when you need to do it and what’s going to be most effective for your auction.
Over to You
We hope you like the new design, look for the green ‘try the new view’ button at the top of all website auction pages to opt-in (you’ll need to log in first). Check out some web businesses for sale now!