We want to create something close to craigslist posting engine.
It should be very similar to this website "http://www.olx.com/".
We also want to implement some way to charge our users to post in specific category. (more detail in pricing strategy section)
The website should also support multi-language, at least English and Chinese one.
give free postings to average person
need to balance sense of community, diversity of posts, with desire to profit from posters
fees charged for:
-value added features in a post
-poster is offering a service (professional, maintenance, etc)
-advertisements on right hand column
-poster wants multiple posts in short time frame for media blitz
-poster wants posts to last more than 72 hours
-poster wants discount for purchasing right to place multiple posts
graphic packages enjoy smaller discount than text packages
we don't want stale postings so our ads are all within 30 days
Features of a post
Can be in English, Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese
post will expire after 8, 15, or 30 days
post can be deleted and re-posted by Poster but will count against the total number of posts purchased
photos will be reduced by administrator to acceptable size
package posts expire after 30 days
media blitz posts expire after 8 days
auto notification 72 and 24 hours before posts expire to request payment for auto re-post
graphic-only posts need to type in key aspects of their ad in the subject section to enable search
package posts can post in any category on the site
each post can hold a max of ## photos without compromising speed and connectivity
package purchases must use up all posts within 12 month period from date of first post
option to "Give back to the community" from 1 cent to max
Please let me know if you have any questions.