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flip.uk - .UK Domain Auctions and Marketplace

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. Ben Thomas

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    DomainLore.uk anyone?
     
  2. Domain Forum

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  3. super-whois United Kingdom

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    There are many free platforms out there, the value for them is the data they collect...

    On the other hand, we have a platform where only the owner gets to see who bids on what names, and who loses out with smaller bids...
     
  4. lazarus

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    Hi Dee, For transparency reasons. Other Platforms are over complicated. A listing fee if this happens, a different listing fee if that happens, A percentage of final sale if if if... We all know were we stand if listing is free and zero commission. The option is always there to add a small fee for bold or something like that if the donations are scarce. But the platform will always be free to use.
     
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  5. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Some screens of the front end. Work in progress but in case anyone in intrigued.
    If anyone wants, I will have some test accounts available in the near future. BTW the domains in the screenshots or for demonstration purposes only :)

    19-browse.jpg 19-auction.jpg 19-wishlist.jpg 19-market.jpg

    The last screenshot is of a Marketplace listing from a visitors point of view, that has landed on the domain. If you are already on the flip platform you will see the normal menu etc.
     
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  6. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I have updated screenshot above to latest versions.
    Many new additions and I have finished the Wishlist which splits your wishlist item up into Auction and Marketplace items. :)

    Sellers will have to have a verified status to list an auction as apposed to marketplace where you just need an account.

    Auctions need approval before going live. Marketplace does not.

    No edits on live auctions but unlimited edits on marketplace.
     
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  7. JMI

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    Is there not an irony in building a domain sales platform where one didn't own the .co.uk, or if you can't have the .co.uk and .uk pair, you at least have to have the .com. If you didn't own flip.uk would you be embarking on this project.. and what about flippa.com?
     
  8. SecNam

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    Are you using PHPPRObid ?
     
  9. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Looks good!

    My only opinion is to be careful about saying it will always be free. My experience from this type of website and similar style websites is that they always tend to end up having to charge because customer support becomes a part-time job.

    Whenever someone doesn't pay for a domain they've bought (quite common), or delays in payments etc, everyone comes running to you first to handle/deal with it.

    I don't think anyone here has a problem with paying for a listing in the future if you have buyers coming to your site and domains are getting sold.
     
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  10. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    flip.uk is now open for testing.

    You are now able to login and have a play. I will verify the test accounts as soon as I see them come in.
    You can submit to Marketplace straight away but Auctions require approval (I will approve.)

    I still have much polishing to do but the functionality is nearly there. Please report any "non styling" related bugs to me.

    Feel free to submit a listing, Buy, Bid whatever... All listings data will be deleted after testing.

    Visit flip.uk

    Cheers!
     
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  11. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    I signed up, just to let you know the verification email went into my junk file for some reason.
     
  12. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi, DJ.

    Thanks for that. I will resolve.
     
  13. ClassicalGuitar United Kingdom

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    All the best with this new project
     
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  14. Jag Singh United Kingdom

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    Take my money !!!!

    Great work, keep it up ;)
     
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  15. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    Looks very nice :cool:
     
  16. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    Added names to auction and marketplace.

    Its a lovely platform to use, prefer it over dan, afternic, uniregistry, sedo, godaddy, domainlore.

    :D:D
     
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    Feedback:
    • Fonts, spacing and different sectors melt a bit too much together
    • Domain Marketplace - “Make Offer” buttons run over frames
    • Domain marketplace - not sure if users need “Show Count Down“ button on this page. Auctions are also shown on marketplace page?
    • Allow to show more than 80 domains on one page. 200 and over would be nice
    • Didn’t figure out how does notifications works if you add a domain in your watchlist. Useful little helper.
    • What function does checkbox have next to the user name?
    • You don't have to show "Buy now" button to owners because if owner clicks on it "You are the owner of the listing.". Just remove the button or replace it ... number of views or smth.
    • Six-figure price runs ower two lines

    Would be nice to have new options:
    • Marketplace & auction: .uk / .co.uk available or not? Own rights yes/no?
    • If domain comes again on the market would be nice to see history of the domain (last owner/ how long owned/price history)
    • Auction price and a new option “Buy now” button on Domain Auction main page/list. At the moment I see the option only when you click on a domain.
    • Sort: Most viewed
    • Search - if no results the give recommendations to keep users still on your platform
    • To see bidding history
    • Create listing is too clumsy and takes too many clicks. Try to make it easier
    • Add button "Add a Listing" or "Add your domain" on main sector on Auction and Marketplace pages because that directs users easier to add their listings

    Nice idea & good luck!

    flip UK-domain-auction.jpg flip UK-domain-marketplace.jpg flip-UK-price.jpg flip-uk-long-domain-name.jpg
     
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  18. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Scat, Thanks for that, I really appreciate it. It is good to have a fresh pair of eyes take a look at things.


    Fonts, spacing and different sectors melt a bit too much together
    I Agree the responsiveness needs further work and I am constantly working on this.

    Domain Marketplace - “Make Offer” buttons run over frames
    I just happened to be playing around with this while you were on the site so you may have seen weird things jumping about. This should now look OK. The Max & Min price in the left had search block should now also display correctly? This didn't happen in any browser I have so maybe you could check this for me your end.

    Domain marketplace - not sure if users need “Show Count Down“ button on this page. Auctions are also shown on marketplace page?
    Good point. I have now removed this from marketplace listings.

    Allow to show more than 80 domains on one page. 200 and over would be nice
    I agree. I will make extra options in this drop down.

    Didn’t figure out how does notifications works if you add a domain in your watchlist. Useful little helper.
    Would that be email notifications on when the auctions in your wishlist are about to end?

    What function does checkbox have next to the user name?
    This signifies that the user is a verified seller. A user needs to be verified in order to sell anything. For demonstration purposes I have been manually applying this to users when they join.

    You don't have to show "Buy now" button to owners because if owner clicks on it "You are the owner of the listing.". Just remove the button or replace it ... number of views or smth.
    I agree. It's on the dev list :)

    Six-figure price runs over two lines
    Yes, One the main listings page I have made the price element good to show 6 figures and Also jigged around with really really long domain names :)
    There maybe be other areas on the site that shows the price that will need to be adjusted to show 6 figures. I will correct as I come across them.

    I do have a version parameter attached to the main css file so it should auto pull down the latest version but a Ctrl-f5 if not.





    Would be nice to have new options:


    Marketplace & auction: .uk / .co.uk available or not? Own rights yes/no?
    Yes, When adding a listing, In the extension dropdown there is an option for .co.uk & .uk

    If domain comes again on the market would be nice to see history of the domain (last owner/ how long owned/price history)
    @seemly would may be interested? in including flip sale prices into his site.

    Sort: Most viewed
    I agree, that would be very useful. I have put it on the dev list.

    Search - if no results the give recommendations to keep users still on your platform
    Yep, That would be very handy for the user. It's now on the dev list.

    To see bidding history
    Bid history can be seen on the auction page. Is that what you mean?
    https://www.flip.uk/listing/cardomaincouk/265

    Create listing is too clumsy and takes too many clicks. Try to make it easier
    The bit that doesnt make sence at the moment is when you have to select "Domain Name" this is because eventually there will be other choices here. For example "WebSite"
    I have the bare minimum fields needed to list in marketplace or auction.
    I am working on a bulk lister that would be much easier to just upload :)

    Add button "Add a Listing" or "Add your domain" on main sector on Auction and Marketplace pages because that directs users easier to add their listings
    I agree, Good point!

    flipfp.png flipfp2.png
    The names on the front page should revert to ellipsis if they are too long.
    This is what I am seeing. I cant remember if I done this after you checked out the site? Please if you wouldn't mind checking again for me?

    If you are still seeing anything that I said I have fixed, not fixed, please... Ctrl-F5 and if not after that please can you tell me what browser you are using. Cheers

    Thanks again for your time. If you spot anything else just let me know!

    Kind Regards
    Laz
     
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    I certainly would. Something like an API or XML feed would be preferable if at all possible?

    I am in the process of creating a new API that will give me the ability to do things much easier in future, so adding new platforms will be super easy.

    It will also allow me to do things like having a dashboard of current domain auctions and list the same or similar domains, and how much they sold for, etc, linking to the source auction page.

    I have a lot of ideas but limited time to execute them... don't we all.
     
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  20. lazarus

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    Sounds good. XML wouldn't be a problem :)
     
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  21. DomainMagic United Kingdom

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    This looks really good!

    Just been playing with the "quick bid" option. I get the pop-up and can enter my bid, but if I'm lower than the current auto bid it tells me I've been beaten but it doesn't allow me to quickly add a new bid. You have to come out and start the process again, is this by design or can you allow a bidder to be out bid then type a new bid straight away, in the same way Ebay does? I feel if you allow a bidder to get into the excitment of a battle just by entering a new bid and hitting go they may spend a bit more cash while swept along in the moment :)

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to this going live