One-to-one messaging & Providers’ portfolio

July 12, 2007

Firstly, thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions – keep them coming!

As you would have noticed, the site is being improved on a daily basis and new features are constantly added.

Two new features have just been also introduced due to popular demand; please try them out and let us know what you think:

 1) Online Portfolio for Providers – this feature was requested by a number of providers, especially in the design categories, but it is applicable across the board. Simply log in with your Provider credentials and you will notice the new option ‘My Portfolio’. You can upload up to 10 files of your choice in your portfolio (e.g. images of designs you have produced, word documents with articles you have written etc); these are then displayed on your profile page, enabling you to showcase your abilities and thus increase your chances of winning work. 

2) One-to-one private messaging – this feature was requested mostly by Buyers, but again it will benefit everyone on the site. Buyers can now ask questions/clarifications in private about the bids they receive and Providers can respond to them. Please note that only Buyers can initiate a private exchange of messages (to avoid flooding the Buyers with messages) and Providers can only issue one reply per question asked by the Buyer.

To ask a question, simply log in and navigate to the particular bid (in My Projects) you want to ask a quesion about and write your message in the box at the bottom of the page. Similarly Providers can respond by logging in, navigating to the relevant bid (in My Bids) and clicking the Reply link next to the Buyer’s question.

 We hope you find these new features useful; as always, comments/feedback is most welcome!

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