If you're reading this post, congratulations! You made it through 2016. The past year has been big for Marketplace.tf; we started the Seller Beta, sponsored numerous content creators, secured over $45,000 in donations for Tip of the Hats in conjunction with ScrapTF, and massively improved our own internal systems. This blog post, however, is about what you can all look forward to in 2017.
Please note that this is simply a taste of what 2017 will hold; we have some super special surprises in store for you that aren't in this blog post.
Very soon, we'll be opening the seller beta to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. What this means for you is that if you want to sell your items for cash, you can! You don't have to wait to be approved to sell. We're very excited for this, and we think you'll love it.
Astute observers may have noticed the new "Gift Cards" link in the top user navigation menu. Currently, these gift cards can only be obtained by being given one by Marketplace.tf support; however, soon, you will be able to purchase these gift cards for yourself! They'll come in a large range of possible values, and you can either use them for yourself or give them as a gift to others.
Soon, you'll be able to win Marketplace.tf gift cards just for selling an item with us! More details on this later.
We'll be continuously improving the seller experience. Some of the things we'll be focusing on is the ability to run limited-time discounts, improvements to account security, better stats, and the ability to create private listings.
We'll be focusing on the simple things as well. We want to improve the checkout process, make the search function more powerful, create shortlinks for your seller shop and items, and more. This will be an ongoing, steady process of improvement.
There are a number of features that we'd love to tell you about, but we can't right now. Trust us: this is only a small taste of the great things coming to Marketplace.tf in 2017. This is going to be a great year!