I think the shop is a very good idea Sharks, and all trading related material should be available. In particular trading software and systems. But here's the crunch.
1) To avoid being just another run of the mill site flogging stuff off.
I think items like trading software should only be allowed after being evaluated by at least 3 competent T2Winners. At least 3 for a balanced view.
2) If the vendors will not agree to this prerequisite then it shouldn't be allowed to grace this fine site. We all know there is one hell of a lot of rubbish out there. If just a tiny fraction of it finds its' way onto these pages, that will be the quickest way to say bye bye to the site and to the integrity that runs through it.
I don't wish to appear snobbish or elitist in any way, but I would hate for the site to become compromised.
(PS. If you are going to let anyone sell their wares on here, let me know 'cause I can knock up a trading system in 2 minutes that I can flog for a grand a go.)
Where software is concerned you need to be careful and in this respect I mean the black box systems out there. You could find a situation where T2W is selling software in the shop that is getting a real slating on a thread. Books etc are fine so maybe it should have limitations as to what can be sold.
I'd go for the shop too. I don't think 'vetted by x members' is necessarily a good idea, just say on the sales page(s) that T2W has negotiated various discounts etc but doesn't necessarily endorse the products... provided there's no vetting of posts to pull adverse comment if a company complains then I see no reason why I should need other members to tell me if it's a good buy or not. Perhaps an Amazon style option to comment / post a review attached to the product details might be a nice idea?
Do you mean an online store with carts and payment routines
etc or do you mean 'promoted' links to suppliers online stores ?
if the former presumably you have to develop something yourself
or rent a package to do it and glue it on ?
Please, please do not take on anything that slows down the servers. Please.
We don't all have broadband.
After that I expect you will be limited by what offers you can negotiate ? per sale ?
I suggest you keep it mainly for beginners. Old pros may want to
touch and feel or even 'kick the tyres' before buying. Especially
at the high end.