In late 2015 TheVapeTrader changed ownership and our new team has been very busy adding new features to the site. Below is a complete list of most all changes and features we have added in the last few months.
Pricing. For the last few months we have temporarily offered free ad postings in all Categories. We are going to continue free ad postings for a limited time and will then be going back to charging a small posting fee for all WTS categories. However, moving forward all WTT and WTB ads will remain free. Ad Pricing info will be updated HERE, when it changes.
Direct Buying, Pawn and Consignment Programs. In addition to our flagship Classified Advertising services, we now also offer Direct Buying, Pawn, and Consignment programs. These programs are ideal for those that do not have the time to sell their Vape equipment themselves, are looking for ‘quick cash,’ or for vendors looking to liquidate their overstock. All items acquired from these programs are available for purchase directly from the site via our Consigment Shop.
International Ads. Previously we only allowed ad postings from the United States and Canada. On our North American site (thevapetrader.com) now allow ads to be posted internationally, from anywhere Vaping and the import/export of Vape products is legal. More information on exactly which countries posting is allowed from HERE. Additionally, we are currently seeking franchise partners to help us launch standalone platforms for the following regions: UK/Ireland, Malaysia, Canada,
South Africa and Australia/New Zealand.
Seller/Trader Rating and Review system. Users can now rate all of their transactions with other users on The Vape Trader. More information on how to utilize this feature HERE.
Interactive Ad Listing Maps. Users can now browse ads postings on a Map to help locate nearby listings. This feature is available for our most popular Categories, as well as for most individual Categories.
Refined Searches and Sorting options. Within specific categories users can now refine their searches by price, location, manufacturer, color, and several other parameters. Additionally, results can now be sorted by date listed (default), price (low to high or high to low), and popularity.
Additional Categories. We have added several additional categories, that were not previously available including Unregulated Box Mods, Vape Bundles/Lots, Sub OHM Tanks, Dry Herb Vaporizers, Vape Business Ads (Job/Gigs, Vape Businesses for Sale, Trade Shows events, services offered) and several others. View all Categories HERE.
Ad Flagging System. Similar to Craigslist, we now offer a ad Flagging system, that allow users to report suspicious ads to help prevent any spam or fraudulent activity. You can report an ad directly from the ad page, by scrolling towards the bottom of the page and clicking “Report Problem.” Any ad that receives 3 or more ‘reports’ is automatically unpublished. Please help moderate to keep the Vape Trader a safe and honest trading community!
Additional Social Feeds. In addition to our Facebook and Instagram feeds, we recently started opened Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Google Plus, and Linkedin accounts. Please follow us on your favorite Social Media feeds and we will do our best to keep all of Social Media Accounts updated!
What else is in Store?
We are in the process of launching a Vaping learning center on the site, which will include weekly Video reviews on the newest and most popular Vape products, as well as Vaping tutorials and guides. We are seeking an experienced Vape reviewer to partner with us and head up these programs, so if this is something you might be interested in please get in touch to discuss!
These will be included in our Weekly Newsletter, as well Giveaway updates, a few featured ads and some great deals from our consigment shop. All registered users were automatically subscribed to our Newsletter when they signed up, but if you do not want to receive our Weekly newsletter you can easily unsubscribe from the emails!
Additionally, we are in the process of developing an alternative Auction selling format, which will allow users to buy and sell directly on the site (BIN or Auctions). We hope to launch this within a few months. Stay tuned!
Thank you to all of our users and the Vape community in general for your ongoing support. We are very excited for what the rest of 2016 has in store for our trading platform and for the industry!
Please leave a comment (below) or feel free to drop us a line if there are any other improvements you would like to see on The Vape Trader. We would love to hear from you!
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