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Upcoming RM Marketplace 5.0.0, price increase and what's to expect

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Dear customers,

As you might have seen, we have significantly increased the price of our RM Marketplace add-on which is now available at 60€, with a renewal price of 30€.

Why are you increasing the price ?
The reason behind this price increase is the upcoming 5.0.0 version, with a BETA version to be expected hopefully before the end of the year.
This new version will bring a wider sales audience capability thanks to the compatibility with XenForo payment profiles support both for back-end (admincp) configured payment profiles (global and category based payment configuration) as well as front-end, in addition to the existing custom made Paypal payment feature.

Front-end compatibility of XenForo payment profiles was introduced thanks to the implementation of secured (crypted) storage of the user front-end configured data into the database to safely provide your users with these new payment capabilities.

For the back-end payment profiles configuration/selection, any XenForo payment profiles will be supported.
For the front-end payment profiles configuration/selection, the following XenForo payment profiles will be supported: Paypal, Braintree, Stripe, 2checkout. More available upon request.

Will I still be able to collect percentage on sales if I switch to this new payment processing mode ?
Percentage on sale is a key feature of our add-on as it is aimed at providing monetization for your forum, and thus ROI (Return On Interest).
So we obviously couldn't remove that feature from that mode and implemented it in a different way. Instead of being retrieved upon each purchase, the percentage on sales amounts are logged and summed over the month before being requested from the sellers through automatically generated invoices every month.

Are you also bringing other features ?
Of course we are !
Right now, in addition to the payment profiles support, we have performed the following enhancements to the product:
  • Revamped options page with tabs sorting
  • Revamped purchase confirm form
And we won't stop there, we also intend to add the capability to purchase for a friend (i.e. another member).
We will most certainly add few others features along the way, the complete list is not yet freezed.

Don't hesitate to give us your feedbacks as well as point out the features you really would wish to see coming to the product.

Stay tuned !
The Xen-Factory staff
 

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Changelog "slightly" increased:

Corrected bugs:
  • Default image incorrectly displayed when in grid layout mode when friendly urls option is activated
  • Incorrect grid view box layout with stars not fitting on a single line

Modifications:
  • Put buy and download buttons in a group when both are displayed
  • Permissions split into two categories: standard permissions/moderator permissions
  • Rewording of some permissions text

New features:
  • Revamped options page with tabs sorting
  • Revamped purchase confirm form
  • Featuring durations/featuring purchases links changed in admincp
  • Price added next to duration on admincp featuring purchases page
  • Capability to purchase a digital product for a friend (permission based)
  • Seller/Buyer/Valid licenses postbit indicators in resources discussion threads (style properties based)
  • New permissions:
    • Bypass percentage on sale permission
    • Maximum number of items on sale
  • Configurable automatically displayed prefixes in resources list to identify digital products/services/physical products/Out of stock physical products
  • Invoice preview button in Invoicing Dashboard page
  • New payment handling mode based on xF payment profiles

I want to add simple shipping cost handling for physical products and then I'll freeze the set of new features for the upcoming release.
 
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MtoR

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Hi,

Shipping cost has now been added, product is entering a Release Candidate testing phase and will be first tested by the customer who funded the payment profiles handling.

It should be hopefully released soon to all customers.

Clément
 
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