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NYU Used Books Marketplace


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Title: NYU Used Books Marketplace

NYU Used Books Marketplace
  • Requirements and Specification
  • Presented by
  • Kaushik Jagadish
  • Group Members
  • Mike
  • Casey
  • Danny

What does it do?
  • Offer a web-based interface for NYU students to
    conveniently buy and sell their used books
  • Students will be able to offer their used books
    for sale at their own prices
  • Students wishing to buy used books will be able
    to search the listings for the desired book and
    order it from any seller that is offering the
  • The service is free for NYU students

Who are the customers?
  • Potentially the entire NYU student community
  • Over 50,000 people
  • Customers that we have contacted
  • Gordon White A fourth-year student in CAS.
  • Yevgeniy Eltsufin A third-year student in CAS.

Competitive Landscape
  • All competitors charge a fee for a similar
  • The NYU Bookstore
  • Currently, the primary source for purchasing and
    selling used textbooks for NYU students
  • Buys at 50 and sells at 65 of the list price
  • At least 23 commission fee
  • Amazon.com Marketplace
  • 0.99 plus a 15 commission fee for each used
    book sold
  • eBay
  • Insertion fee 0.25 to 4.80
  • Auction closing fee 5.25 of the final value

  • Account Management
  • New User Registration
  • Personal Profile
  • Seller Inventory
  • Transactions History
  • Login
  • Certain parts of the system should be completely
  • Must login for buying/selling functionality

Books Catalogue
  • The system will need to maintain a database of
    books that can be offered for sale by the sellers
    and requested by the buyers
  • User should be able to add a new book to the
    catalogue, if it's not already there

  • Book Search
  • By ISBN, Title, Author
  • Searches the catalogue
  • Book Home
  • Multiple Sell Offers Listing
  • Book Availability Notifications
  • Checkout
  • Select one of the sell offers and click buy
  • At this point required to login

  • First find Book Home
  • Click on the sell yours button
  • Inserting a New Offer
  • Book condition
  • Price
  • Transaction options
  • The price can be changed later

Transaction Options
  • In-Person Transaction
  • Complete the transaction by meeting in person
    somewhere on campus
  • Book will be exchanged for the price at which it
    was sold online
  • Online Transaction
  • Buyer pays the seller through PayPal
  • Seller must ship the book to the buyer

System Administration
  • System statistics
  • The admin should be able to check overall system
  • Total number of registered users
  • Total number of books sold
  • The number of currently open offers
  • Account Suspension
  • Might be necessary to suspend some accounts due
    to complaints or violations

Nonfunctional System Requirements
  • Timing
  • The project has to be completed by the end of the
  • Scalability
  • The completed system must be able to handle up to
    50,000 registered users
  • Responsiveness
  • User requests must be completed within reasonable
    amount of time
  • Legal issues
  • The online system must have the appropriate
    disclaimers and privacy policy.