(CMR) CayShops has launched as Cayman's newest classified website offering some new and unique features for those looking to buy, sell, trade or even find a partner in the Cayman Islands. The site is doing a soft launch this week with additional testing and is welcoming user feedback.
Several years in the making, the new website has a sleek design with multiple plans available for both businesses and consumers. The site is designed to be easy to navigate based on broad categories divided into more specific sub-categories. Instead of relying on images on the home page, the design is purposely sleek.
Creating a free account is simple and can be completed in 2 easy steps. However, security for users is paramount to the design team. All users will have to initially have their account verified before they can begin posting ads. Additionally, at this time only people living in the Cayman Islands can post to the platform. Designers explained the security measures deployed:
“It's important to balance functionality and ease of use with safety. It's so easy for people to take advantage of others online and in times like this, we felt it necessary to ensure that is lessened as much as possible. No one wants to be victimized by scammers when looking for a bargain.”
CayShops will be full of bargains and opportunities for businesses to take advantage of reaching a larger audience. One such feature is the Product Spotlight which allows businesses to select a particular item or service and highlight it for website visitors. It allows the product/service to be fully explained with photos and testimonials included in the post.
The site is optimized for mobile users with intelligent search and user messaging system where sellers and buyers can connect and chat directly with each other.