Auction Cloud Service

An online auction platform where auctions are held over the internet.
The scope and reach of this system has been propelled by the Internet to a level beyond what the initial purveyors had anticipated. This is mainly because the system breaks down and removes the physical limitations of traditional auctions such as geography, presence, time, space, and a small target audience.

SOFTWARE FEATURES OVERVIEW


Reverse Auctions - New to Online Auction is full support for reverse auctions. Reverse auctions will enable you to run an elance style site/service whereby buyers can source providers. From within the admin area you have full control over every aspect of reverse auctions, from open and closed listings to providers’ profiles and related fees


Digital Downloads - Offer the ability to attach downloadable content to your listings, the content is made immediately available for download to the purchaser from within the members’ area.


"Make an offer" - Buyers can now make offers on listed items, this new feature allows potential buyers to make an offer to the seller if the item has not received any bids. The seller can select whether or not to accept such offers and also set the price range they are will to listen offers between.


Combined Invoicing/Postage calculation - Sellers can now combine invoices for items sold to the same user saving both time and money. The system has the ability for buyers to combine purchases from the same seller thus creating a shopping cart.


Direct Payment - Buyers can now make payment to sellers for items won on-site through one of the following payment methods: Paypal, Nochex Online Payment Services, RBS World Pay, Money Bookers, Authorize.Net, 2CheckOut.com, Sage Pay, Paymate, Google Checkout, Amazon Payments and Alert Pay. Custom payment gateways can be requested.

Fee Payments - Users incurring fees can make payment through one or more of the following merchants: Paypal, Nochex Online Payment Services, RBS World Pay, Money Bookers, Authorize.Net, 2CheckOut.com, Sage Pay, Paymate, Google Checkout, Amazon Payments and Alert Pay. Custom payment gateways can be requested.

Wanted Ads - Online Auction includes wanted ads. Enable your users to post adverts for items they want! Fees can be charged for posting wanted ads and also for a successful sale.

Media upload - Sellers can upload up to 9 pictures as well as media file (.wmv/.avi) to accompany their listing. Fees can be imposed for the use of this service.

Custom Listing Fields - Tailor your Auction site to your specific market, add specific custom fields to either all or selected categories.


Vouchers - New and existing users can be offered incentives with our new voucher system. Choose to offer reductions as a percentage or a flat rate.

Stores - Users can open their very own store on our auction site. Each store owner can pick and choose their own categories from the main selection. Store subscription packages can be set up to attract bulk or Business customers. Store owners can choose whether to list items in their store, for auction or both. Selections of store skins are also included.


Windows Bulk Lister - Online Auction official bulk lister enables you to list items on your auction site from windows without having to visit your site.


Custom Listing Fields - Ideal for specialist sites you can now quickly and easily add new custom fields for sellers to use when listing. For example if you want to run a car auction web-site you can add custom fields for the engine size, colour, age, condition and so on. All fields can also be set to be searchable. This is a major enhancement to our auction site.

Taxation & Accounting - New VAT & Tax control with full admin accounting.


Private or Public Site - Choose to between "Private" or "Public" site. Private site (www.private.onlineauction.co.ke) ensures only you and your selected users can list items for auction, this feature is ideal for Businesses wanting to auction stock. The public site (www.onlineauction.co.ke) option is the default selection and it's basically like eBay, i.e. everyone can sell & bid.

Preferred Sellers - Best sellers are given special reductions on listing fees.


Account Mode - Fees are charged either on demand (Pay as you go) or allow users to build up an account which they pay off once a year i.e. annual subscriptions (like eBay).  You can set a credit limit, offer a signup credit incentive and even invoice users at any time.

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