5. Search, don't sort
We put seach right up front. No more clicking through ad after ad of stuff your might or might not want, or scrolling through pages of postings just to find the really obscure item you're looking for. Cut through a lot of the noise quickly by searching and you're done!
And when you really do want to just "window shop", browsing your way through listings, you can still do that too.
4. Fewer spam posts
Everyone knows that spam sucks. When posts are listed with the newest stuff on top, there's motivation for users and spammers to post and re-post their ads multiple times per day in order to keep them toward the "top".
FeelGoodTrader doesn't allow a user to post the same ad more than once, and for good reason. If your ad is easily searchable, you don't need to worry about whether it's "new" or "old", or how close it is to the top of the page. You only need to make sure that your ad can easily be found by the people who are searching for it. That's it!
Another source of spam comes from anonymity, and the fact that anyone can post anything at any time, as many times as they want. Anonymity for spammers results in a lot of junk ads and scams, the same way that anonymity in email is one of the things that allows for so much spam email to exist on the net.
But doesn't anonymity equal privacy? No, not really. FeelGoodTrader will provide a number of controls to its users that will allow you to be private, and buy and sell to the people you want to deal with. But removing anonymity for spammers means it's a lot harder for them to spam the site and get away with it. It means a better experience for everyone who is actually legitimately trying to use FeelGoodTrader for a useful purpose.
3. Tagging support
Tagging isn't exactly a new idea, which is why we're wondering why no decent classifieds site support it! The lack of support confuses us, really. That's why when we built FeelGoodTrader it was obvious to us that being allowed to tag your classified ads needed to be in the mix on day one.
Users can search tags, ad titles, and the ad descriptions easily. You can also click on tags to filter listings down to a given category with a single click! Any why doesn't anyone else do this exactly?
FeelGoodTrader provides a number of notifications through email and SMS on your ads. You don't need to log into the site to be connected.
1. The almighty Browse Box!
We think one of the best features of FeelGoodTrader is a way to more easily comparison shop.
Looking to buy a good, used mountain bike? If you find an ad that you're interested in, just add it to your "browse box" by clicking the friendly, green "+" sign. Add as many ads as you want to you browse box. When you're done browsing and ready to buy something, just go into your browse box and all the ads you were interested in are collected in one spot.