I mentioned this some time ago and don’t remember if I ever received a response so I am posting it again only because it may be making things difficult for many people as it has done for myself.
For marketplace listings, I had previously increased the price to some of them but ever since doing this, I can’t DECREASE the price again. It only gives the option to increase the price for all of them. I also only have the ability to apply a discount to some when I would like the ability to apply a ‘discount’ to more than that if I so choose. Seems SH applies their own discounts as they see fit occasionally here and there to names they deem fit to do so to, but in my case it seems to happen to the names I’d rather not be offered at a discount at a time that I’d not like there to be a discount. Why, if SH can have this ability, can I not have more ability and control as well? I ask because I’ve noticed the past few times there has been a SH applied discount that my percentage actually goes DOWN by a lot because I’ll get more views, probably from people that have already shortlisted it but the shortlists rarely increase. Yet when I’ve applied a discount of my own choosing, the few times I have, it’s been more balanced. Not that this is SH’s fault at all. I just think sometimes a discount should be factored into how well a name is performing with views and shortlists.
So can we get more power over choosing the prices for our listings as well as when discounts are or aren’t applied, please? I would so very much like to be able to drop the price of some of mine and put a few others on discount and even increase the price of others via the stats that I’m able to see. I’m sure others would greatly appreciate these abilities as well. Maybe if we can have the ability to DECREASE to where our own profit would be the LOWEST of $200 (and allow there to be options from wherever it may be currently to that number. Maybe even increments of $100 dollars i.e. name.com is set at $1599 but the percentage isn’t doing so well – give me a drop down that offers 1499, 1399, 1299, 1199, 1099, etc until my profit would only be $200. Conversely, name2.com is also $1599 but it’s got a huge shortlist percentage, give me options to increase) so maybe an algorithm that determines for each name what the lowest sale price would be that we can only receive $200 for ourselves and apply decreasing prices for each name to that amount and increasing prices to indefinite amount (only because I cannot say ONE price because all names are worth different amounts and creatives should be able to name prices at the risk themselves of the percentages dropping and SH not wanting to rebuy the name come renewal – or whatever the process could be – I’m not an expert here for the whole alternate end of the things but I think giving choice gives responsibility and it could pay off for many, maybe? Also it will fix the ability to decease sales price when we need it).