Our team embraced Turnagain Collectibles’ vision and transformed it into a vibrant and functional online marketplace. Our designer, Tina, meticulously crafted the website’s branding, selecting a palette of blue, orange, and warm greys to reflect the Turnagain River and evoke a welcoming, antique atmosphere. The site’s design incorporated muted tones to mirror the nostalgic essence of collectibles, with fonts that were both bold and elegant, featuring a vintage flair. This aesthetic was complemented by half-tone textures and comic book filters on category images, ensuring that the site stood out while remaining intuitive and reminiscent of familiar buying-and-selling platforms.
From a development perspective, Brian implemented a range of functionalities to cater to the diverse needs of sellers and buyers. The website allowed items to be sold through set pricing with an added ‘Best Offer’ feature, and also included full-fledged auction capabilities with reserve prices and incremental bidding. Emphasizing community involvement, the marketplace was opened to other sellers who, upon approval, could sell their own collectibles and set up auctions. A comprehensive dashboard was integrated for sellers to track sales and for buyers to manage purchases and follow their favorite shops. This approach not only provided a streamlined and user-centric experience but also fostered a sense of community and individuality within the Turnagain Collectibles marketplace.