RE: New Payments/Products etc Modules
Can you walk me through an example? In a simple case lets say a band is offering to play at events. (For example at USC you can contact the university's music department and hire a musician - alumini or current student). If I list that service on my site the presumption is that there is no conversation or negotiation to arrive at a mutually agreed upon cost , time and terms. Very few service transactions are paid up front. Especially if the business is just starting out and has little in the way of reputation in the market. Few people get paid in advance when they go to work. We get paid after we show up and do the work.
Is there a way to list the service without requiring payment up front so buyer and seller can introduce themselves and start negotiating aterwhich you can get paid in full or partially until the work is completed? Something aligned more around the sales process of pitch, negotiation and close.
The service shop is a great idea but not every transaction will result in a closed deal. Personally, I like to shop and meet the service providers until I'm comfortable with their abilities. And as a service provider I would expect to have to sell my services.
I love this idea. It has great potential value. But in my very humble opinion ( I'm a newbie trying to learn quickly) it has greater value if the service listing and offer are uncoupled until a deal is made. Maybe thats already built in and I'm missing it.