I am looking to start an online auction website. It would be similar to EBay but would not need as the millions of items categories that are on Ebay. The services to be auctioned could be described or identified in small drop down questionnaires. They drop downs would be limited to 5-10 questions, the amount you are willing to spend or pay and the length of the auctions. This would be from the customer side.
On the business side the business would be able to make their offer in a one page message to the customer. The offer would be created by filling out a pre-set template with 10-20 items customizable options. Then the business could also be able to ad additional information to provide a further description.
Both customer and business would have the ability to read each others desires and offers. A customer should be able to login and see his bids. The business should be able to be notified if their bid is accepted. Both customer and business should be able to receive this information to his email or Facebook.
The pre-fill questions for customer and business is really the critical difference. There would not be a lot of categories or subcategories.
The power rankings aspect is not as important. It could be integrated later.
My main focus is to have the ability for a customer to describe what they are wanting and what they are willing to pay.
I also want the acutions to be location based so you can search for a service in a certain area. Country, State/Province, City.
Any questions just send them along.