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Online Silent Auction Site Software Packages

What you need to know | Multiple Seller | Single Seller | Software Features

The auction software packages are available for a one time license fee. Setup can be accomplished in only a few days, and largely depends on the amount of time you have to devote, and the amount of training you require.

The software has been developed for the Unix environment.

Licensed for use on one domain.

We will provide you with the software and the basic HTML pages that your site requires. Customizing the graphics and text for your site is your responsibility or you may purchase one of our semicustom graphics packages.

  • Customizations available at hourly rates.

  • All sites are members of Bidder Central

What you need to know...


Let's face it. Maintaining any site is a lot of work, and requires some special skills. Online auctions and stores require even more work. Knowing this going in to any project will help you make the right choices.
Our software packages were designed with this in mind. Wherever possible we have automated tasks, streamlined them, and simplified them. We have made it possible to manage an entire site from a web browser. These features make it possible for people of all levels of experience to manage an online auction site.
A successful site is a team effort, and you have responsibilities as well. You should be committed to making your site prosper, and doing what it takes to get it off the ground. Whatever areas you need help in, you will need to be prepared to learn with our guidance, or to hire someone capable to help you.
The combination of our software and resources will result in a top quality online auction site. Together we can help you to make this happen.
Note: All prices listed subject to change

Multiple Seller Auction

The Multiple Seller Auction Software allows you to rent space to a number of different sellers on your site, and charge fees based on what features they use. Includes billing and pricing options detailed on the features page. Includes online managers for the sellers, and a powerful Site Manager allowing you to manage your site from a browser.

Single Seller Auction

Single Seller sites offer all of the features that a multiple seller site offers, but only for one seller


Note: All prices listed subject to change

Bidder Central Software Features

highlights | for sellers | more features | bidding | auction ending | members area | auction manager | online stores | store manager | site manager | revenue & billing | hosting services | hosting rates

The Auction site software packages offered by Bidder Central are designed to make online auction sites easy to use. Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or a site owner, we have included many features to simplify the process. We have innovative approaches to common tasks and time saving features that you wouldn't expect from online software. At the same time, however, this is written in a style even the beginner can understand. All of the software packages available from Bidder Central work in much the same manner. The look and feel can easily be changed within the existing software to reflect the style of the auction site. It is this creative approach that makes a Bidder Central auction software site unique, and stand out from the rest.

 

Highlights
For Buyers : Easy registration, password lookup, and a member's area that features auction tracking, purchase history; email options, custom searches, and contact info update.

For Sellers
Online auction and store managers linked together, featuring one step item entry, image upload, auction relisting, auction saving, sales and bidding history, editing, multiple item upload, and many more time saving tools. Each seller has a home page on the auction site created in the online manager.
For Site Owners:
You can run any auction site without ever leaving your browser. Complete accounting, seller management, an online file manager, newsletters and much more. Automated processes that run in the background take care of updating your site on a regular basis.

More Features
-Self maintained categories, featured items, and seller lists.
-Items listed by category, set by the site owner.
-Option to have the program create individual category pages, or to create them on the fly.
-Site owner sets the number of items displayed in a category list. Links to next results, as well as a drop down page menu, displayed when necessary.
-Items displayed on category pages with current or starting bid, next bid, seller's name, ending date and time, and icons (for photos, new, ending, and reserve status). Item titles link to the individual display where the complete item information is available, including the bidding history, and specific seller rules.
-Two levels of featured items. One for the main pages of the site, and another that displays on the top of the items' category list.
-Bolding and attention grabbing arrow options available for display.
-Search with any combination of seller, category, ending, and keyword.
-Bids can be placed on the category lists (multiple item bidding), as well as from the items' individual display page.
-Multiple seller sites offer links to other items offered by that seller when that seller is the only seller displayed on the page.
-Sellers that have been graded by other members though the Member Reports section will have their grade displayed with the item for auction.

Bidding
-Bids accepted from registered bidders with password verification.
-Single item, or Yankee Auction bidding.
-Reserve selling available, option of seller.
-Minimum increases set by site owner. Options to use set amounts or percentage increases.
-Maximum bidding allows a bidder to enter the most they will bid on an item, and have the system bid on their behalf when necessary.
-Email notices sent to bidders when placing a bid, and when outbid on an item.
-When a bid is not accepted, bidders may bid from the next screen without entering their password again.
-Bidders are prompted when bidding against a Maximum Bid.
-Bids automatically raised as necessary with a Maximum Bid to meet reserve prices, and Maximum Bids, saving the bidder the extra steps

Auction ending
-Ending process runs automatically at a time set by the site owner.
-Ending process removes ended items from the Auction Display areas.
-Key Feature: Items won by one bidder, from one seller, in a given day are totaled and sent in one invoice style email.
-Duplicate emails sent to the bidder and the seller, addressed to each other.
-Results saved to sellers' manager, and bidders' purchase history.
-Site owner receives Total Auctions Report detailing the activity of each seller with sales on that day.
-Site Owner receives email that the process has been completed, which includes site statistics for that day. These states include: item's viewed, bids, new sellers, new bidders, new items, closed items, with daily and all time stats for each.
-Dynamic Ending feature extends ending time when bid are entered close to the ending time, eliminating sniping and resulting in higher selling prices.


Members Area
-In the members area a bidder can track all of the items they have bid on, or marked to watch from one page.
-Items may be bid on from this page. One item at a time, or all at once.
-Members may choose which emails they would like to receive from the site.
-Members may set custom searches with the results delivered by email.
-Members may update their contact info, and change their password here.
-Purchase History for each member is accessed through this area. Members may view transactions by date and seller in this section.
-Members may report grades on transactions with other members here.

Auction Manager
-Auction Manager directly to the auction.
-Auction items may be created and saved for later use.
-Auctions may be edited and features may be added after item is created.
-Seller has the option of providing standard shipping and payment fields, customizing the winning item email message, providing rules specific to their auctions, and maintaining a seller home page that lists their items, and whatever text they choose to enter.
-Seller may relist auction items that have closed without bids, or that have a quantity of more than one.
-Seller may upload auction item lists created in any database program (Access, Excel etc.), provided they can export to our format.
-Management area where a seller can view past results, lookup bidders, backup key files, and create auction item lists for newsgroup posting.
-Grade other members through the member reports area.
-Sellers may view their account status from a browser, with yearly and monthly totals, and detailed activity history available.

Auction Manager
-Easy one step item entry form. Description areas support HTML.
-Options for auction items include quantity available, reserve selling, featured status, item bolding, attention grabbing arrows, and choice of ending date and time.
-Sellers may upload images to the auction server directly from the browser, within the item entry form.
-Auction items may be previewed or saved directly to the auction.
-Auction items may be created and saved for later use.
-Auctions may be edited and features may be added after item is created.
-Seller has the option of providing standard shipping and payment fields, customizing the winning item email message, providing rules specific to their auctions, and maintaining a seller home page that lists their items, and whatever text they choose to enter.
-Seller may relist auction items that have closed without bids, or that have a quantity of more than one.
-Seller may upload auction item lists created in any database program (Access, Excel etc.), provided they can export to our format.
-Management area where a seller can view past results, lookup bidders, backup key files, and create auction item lists for newsgroup posting.
-Grade other members through the member reports area.
-Sellers may view their account status from a browser, with yearly and monthly totals, and detailed activity history available.

Online Stores
Add an online Store to your auction site. Additionad fee required.

Store Manager
-Easy one step item entry form. Description areas support HTML.
-Options for store items include quantity available, selling price, retail price, seller customizable option lists, and 2 size images for thumbnail and full picture display.
-Existing store inventory may be edited, featuring a multiple item price change tool.
-Seller may upload store item lists created in any database program (Access, Excel etc.), provided they can export to our format.
-Management section to view orders, backup files, and create text lists for newsgroup postings

Site Manager
-The Site Manager is an online tool for the administrator of an auction site. The Site Manager is very complete, and allows an entire auction site to be managed from a browser if you wish.
-The Setup Checklist and Instruction will guide you through the areas of the site, which need to be configured by you.
-The Site Setup section controls all of the options that you will use to configure your site. Set the colors used in making pages, your fees and percentages, and add and remove features in this section.
-The Accounting section is the place to view sales reports, issue credits, log seller payments, send bills, and more
-Send newsletters to your bidders and sellers.
-Resources to get helpful tools and information to maintain your website. Q & A available in the Site Owners Forum.
-Includes the File Manager a browser based FTP program. In the File Manager you can make quick changes or setup your site completely. You may view, edit, delete, rename and upload new files, and also navigate through all of the directories of your site.
-The search and replace tool will allow you to make quick changes across the board to the html and data files on your site. This makes changing email addresses and links a snap!
-Access the HitMat Site Stats for your Users and Category Pages here. Also any other pages that you have manually added the counter tag.

Revenue and Billing
-Revenue is generated on an auction and online store site by tracking the activity of the sellers of the site.
-Optional fees are available for: Item Insertions (3 levels), Sales Fees (3 levels), Image Upload,
-Featured auctions, item bolding, and attention grabbing arrows.
-The program will adapt well to any banner rotation program.
-Additional revenue sources for a site might include selling ad space in email messages, special arrangements with volume sellers, as well as pay-per-click banners such as through safe-audit and clicktrade.
-Billing is done on a monthly basis through the Site Manager. Your sellers will receive email invoices with the click of a button. The sellers may view their detailed invoices online at any time.

Auction Domain Hosting Services
Our server system is designed to handle the heavy workload required of busy auction sites, and offer easy access to the things your site will need to function properly. Our technicians know the software inside and out, and will watch over your site to keep it operating on the server. Daily backups of server files offer protection for your data. Our operating system is the latest versions of Linux, running Apache server software.


Hosting Rates
Auction Hosting

Auction sites use more server resources due to their nature. It is very important to have those resources available to you.
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