BidBlink is a penny auction website.
Auctions on BidBlink are a lot like the classic live auction where an eager auctioneer shouts encouragement as people in the crowd raise their hand to bid. A click on the "Bid" button is your hand raise, and the countdown timer is the auctioneer crying “going once... going twice..." To win it all on BidBlink, just be the last bidder when the countdown timer hits zero.
I want to take BidBlink into a blend between gaming and eCommerce. So even though real money is at stake, playing on BidBlink blends into playing a game, where you level up, gain badges, and interact with your friends, all while getting 'loot' (brand new physical products that we ship to you).
The same people who play on BidBlink tend to shop on Woot and Groupon. For fun, they might play Farmville.
The goal is to make 9 icons, each representing a reward/"ability" that the customer has invested in. The rewards are grouped in three "trees", where each tree has a set of 3 rewards that build on each other.
The 9 icons are:
Bids per Week
- Every week, get bonus bids added to your account -- for life! Each bid expires 1 week after it's added.
- Get bonus bids added to your account every week. These never expire, though!
- Get Buy It Now enabled bids added to your account every week. And nope, these never expire either.
Buying Bid Packs
- Whenever you buy a bid pack, get additional bonus bids.
- In additional to the above, get more Buy It Now bids as well when you buy a bid pack!
- When you buy a bid pack, get a promo code to buy another bid pack of the same size!
- When you win an auction, get extra bonus bids added directly to your account!
- When you win an auction, immediately receive a percentage of of the bids you placed back as bonus bids!
- When you win an auction, immediately receive a percentage of EVERYONE ELSE's bids placed on the auction back as bonus bids!
Visually, I'd like a it to look good at 200x200px, but also 80x80. I like simple and slick. I like the badges on badgeville.com, for instance.
Other visual note:
- Bids/Buy it Now bids: gold coins
- Bonus Bids: silver coins
- Expiring Bonus Bids: bronze coin