The web entrepreneurs amongst you might have noticed that the SitePoint Marketplace development team have been a bit quiet on their blog lately.
There’s a very good reason for their lack of updates: they’ve been quietly slaving away on a brand spanking new version of the marketplace!
I’m very excited to be able to announce that the web site and domain sales on the SitePoint Marketplace will be moving very soon to an entirely new site — introducing flippa.com, the new place to buy and sell web sites! You can check out the site right now (it’s a public beta, containing only fake listings for testing purposes) to see exactly what’s around the corner.
If you’re an existing user of the SitePoint Marketplace, you can use your existing login to create listings, bid on listings, and generally put the site through its paces. The flippa team welcome your attempts to test all of the new features that they’ve created, so that any bugs can be dealt with before the site begins accepting real listings (there will be some — it is a proper beta, after all!).
Long-time users of the marketplace will no doubt have lots of questions. The flippa team have a brand new blog, which will hopefully answer many of them. You can follow to stay in the loop about new features and other updates. They’re also using UserVoice and ZenDesk to handle all customer suggestions and support inquiries, and you can follow the team on Twitter at @flippa.
Go take a look, experiment with the new site, and give the flippa team any feedback you might have — positive or negative. Whilst it’s impossible for big changes like this to please everyone, I’m sure you’ll agree that the simplicity of this new interface is a huge step forward for the marketplace.
Buying and selling a web site has never been easier — visit flippa.com now and let the team know what you think!
Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and sitepoint.com. He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.