New Auction Center Increases Productivity for Auction Managers

AuctionAnything.com has officially launched the beta version of the new Auction Center. This is a significant update to our fully hosted online auction software and is specifically designed to help auction administrators further streamline their data entry and auction management tasks. As with the existing Image and Payment Centers, all content is organized using easy to navigate tabs. Each tabbed section now includes a “Video” button which provides direct access to AuctionAnything.com’s “How To” Video Series hosted on our YouTube channel. We invite you to subscribe to our channel and keep up-to-date with the latest system enhancements.

For an overview of the Auction Center, please view the following video.

In addition, all ten Auction Center videos are compiled into a playlist which may be accessed at:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMCrD7owpW8Gq3DJYeNbjHsu6I6OjF4wr

Auction Center Highlights

  • The Views tab provides immediate insight regarding how many listings are currently open or have recently closed within the last 14 days. Insight to the data is further broken down by mode (i.e. active or pending), listing type, bid status, options (e.g. Instant Purchase or Reserves) and other criteria. All counts are direct links to a list view of the associated items under the Search tab. This is a great place to see exactly what is happening in your auction.

    Auction Center - Views Tab

    Auction Center - Views Tab

  • The Totals tab delivers similar functionality to the Views tab. However, all listing information is summarized by year, month and day with the specific dates linking to the list of items under the Search tab. This area is perfect for comparing data from different timeframes.
  • The Prefs tab enables the administrator to set his/her listing preferences. These settings help make the new Create tab the ideal tool for quickly listing items. New listings may be entered faster than ever with remembered settings (e.g. type and category), a new rich text description editor (featuring templates) and drag-n-drop image selection. Listing an item couldn’t be easier.

    Auction Center - Create Tab

    Auction Center - Create Tab

  • The Search tab includes a host of criteria, broken down into logical sections, and provides a powerful search tool. The data display can be quickly tailored to meet the needs of any report and search results may be easily saved to the Reports section for fast access, and/or export, in the future. Search “tags” make modification to data queries a breeze. In addition, several bulk editing functions are provided. Last but not least, users may drill down into Member Details, to view and edit customer information, without leaving the page. This is the ultimate time saver!

    Auction Center - Search Tab

    Auction Center - Search Tab

  • The History tab allows bulk upload users to not only see and review items contained within a specific upload job, but also remove errant uploads if needed. Similar to the listing counts within the Views and Totals sections, all links provide immediate access to a list of items under the Search tab.

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