The following outlines the advanced auctioning features we can offer in addition to the basic features.
Dynamic real-time bidding
- Bidding updates in real time.
- The webpage does not have to be refreshed or reloaded for the user to see latest bidding
Overtime bidding in real time
- To derive true market value and prevent sniping
- Bidding can be extended by 10 mins if a bid is received in the last 10 minutes of an auction.
- Bidding continues until the last person stops bidding.
- The time left counts down in real time
All of these bidding types
- Incremental bidding
- Auto-bidding – bidders can set a maximum bid and leave the system to bid on their behalf.
- Sealed Bids – hidden bids, often used for pledges or sealed bid auctions.
- Buy Now bidding – an instant purchase can be made. This can be connected to a payment system and purchase made on line immediately
- Combination bidding
- Multi-unit bidding
- Concept of auctions – this is where lots can be organised in to congruous groups of related items and advertised as a complete sale
- Lot tagging to provide users with a mean of cross referencing related lots
- Lot list filtering – bidders can view the lots by the following:
- Latest lots added
- Lots ending soon
- Lot with the current highest price
- Lots with the current lowest price
- Related items – this shows the items users may also be interested similar lots for sale.
These features are those that allow site visitors to put their own lots up for sale:
- Sellers can add, edit and manage lots through the “Manage my lots” section
Sellers can set the following
- Opening bid
- Bid increment
- Start and end time;
- Lots can be set as draft/live/archive
- Detailed descriptions can added and edited
- Lot images can be added (unlimited)
- Video can be embedded in lots to enhance the information presented to the bidders.
- Users can see whether the item has been paid for
- Despatch address is revealed when payment for the item has been received.
- We can add new fields to the lots (or any other entities for that matter)
- Users wanting to purchase certain goods can add classified ads to the site, under moderation. This encourages sellers to add related lots to the auction site.
- RSS feeds – this is one way to keep users in touch with the website. Feeds can be generated for new products or other useful information and news
- Integration with Twitter and Facebook – useful for targeting relevant markets or in the case of charity fundraising making use of friend’s networks in social networking sites to promote items.
- Social bookmarking widgets – social bookmarking sites allow users to save web pages in a convenient place for later use. They also help promote interesting sites to other users.
- Video embedding – sites such as Vimeo and You Tube allow sellers to upload videos to their sites and then embed them in lots for sale.
- Commenting – this can create interaction between buyers and sellers and help deal with frequently asked questions, which can be answered in the public domain
- Invite a friend – make use of the viral nature of networks. User’s can alert friends or colleagues to a lot by emailing them a link to the lot.
- “Progressive enhancement” - allows sites to be viewed with any device or screen size
- Various payment integration options – we can implement both off-site and API integration
- We can provide payment integration with Authorize.net and Sage Pay
- Sites can be fully modified to suit the needs of different areas of auctioning – e.g. property auctions, motor auctions, etc.
- Extensive customisation - branding and layout can be customised to whatever extent required (can seamlessly match company branding)
- Home page and bidding areas can be custom built to have whatever is required on there
- Latest news and featured news articles