In a 2 sided market, not only can expert listings be monetized, but company requests can be too.
Since the experthive theme doesn’t currently allow a plan to be associated with requests, limiting the volume the way listings are limited, can you please add a feature to associate plans with requests and limit the number of requests that a use can create, the same way listings are associated with plans and limit the number of listings that a user can create.
Thank you ihor, I understand. But who is charged a commission is important. If I could configure who is charged, my needs would be solved. The experthive theme charges the vendor (the job seeker!) and not the customer. Customers should pay, just like linkedin, indeed, glassdoor etc etc etc. I can’t charge a job seeker for looking for a job
It’s not possible to charge users for adding requests, but you can try adding a service fee as a custom tax in WooCommerce (if you process payments for requests via your site), e.g. 5% that users will pay extra on checkout (while accepting an offer).
A useful feature would be for vendors to pay to access or respond to user requests. This is a common business model used by sites like checkatrade.com and mybuilder.com that I’d like to implement but it is not available.
Yes, most of the monetization models available in the current version are mostly for charging vendors (via commissions, or via listing packages). We understand that some models may still be missing and we’ll try to implement this as soon as possible.
Yes, it has a high priority, but there’s no ETA yet. We realized that we need a single extension to offer the commission based monetization feature (Marketplace) and another one for all the restriction-based monetization features (this will most likely be released as a Memberships update).
Alright. I‘m working with a developer-team to create a plugin for this feature, since it will be necessary part for our platform. Would you be interested in working together or did you already began to work on this extension?