For the past three weeks, I’ve been busy working on an online trading platform for ICS students. It’s a MAD Project for me and 6 other friends and is led by Ryan Ho. Allow me to introduce… Vitaku! (If you are thinking why such a weird name, blame Danchu).
Anyway, I just thought showing off a little bit would be cool, so here we go. The site won’t be officially launched until another week, but yup.
This is the homepage. Nothing much is on there other than some quick links and tutorials, and we thought leaving it this way is sexy.
The “buy” page is really the “main” page of Vitaku – this is where you basically find stuff to buy. There is a huge “featured” box there that we promote whatever we feel like worth promoting (such as a really good seller). There’s also a list of categories at the bottom, so yup. If all else fails, try search for the stuff you want, and I’m sure you’ll find it.
The “sell” page is, obviously, where you sell your stuff. There are options to upload a picture, provide detailed descriptions (with images and stuff, just like you woudl on eBay), and of course, to set your price.
Last but not least, the “My Vitaku” page – it shows you your stats, current transactions (things that you pretty much want to deal with as soon as possible), and stuff that you sell. Later on, based on suggestions and what not, we’re going to add even more personalized stuff to it.
The way that transactions work on Vitaku is actually pretty straight forward. When a buyer is interested in buying a thing that the seller has posted, he’ll click the “buy now” button, and be redirected to a page where he can suggest how the trade should be made.
The buyer and the seller can go back and forth on these details, and when both are happy with it (the person that didn’t make the last edit approves), they’ll trade, and come back to “complete” the transaction.
Then, each of them are going to have an option to rate the other person. This will help the other users of Vitaku a lot when the make decisions on who to buy from.
I know you are just as excited as the team to use it. Be patient! When the site’s ready, we’ll be sure to let you know