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Dependent on admin settings users can register quickly with just the bare minimum amount of information required, namely:-
If selected in admin the full registration form will require more detailed information from new users including:-
The first step when listing your item for sale is category selection. Dependent on whether or not you are listing within a store you can select your category from all available categories or specific categories you have assigned to your store.
To select a category simply click on the [Select Category] button, the available parent/main categories will now be selectable. Continue selecting any sub categories you wish to list your item in.
A second category selection option is available if you wish to list your item in an additional category.
Item Title/Sub Title
Enter your item title, this will be used wherever your item is listed (home page, categories, store front etc.). It will also be used when users search for items.
An optional sub title can be setup with your item, the sub title will appear under the main item title on the category/store pages.
Enter your item description, a detailed item description can be created either directly using the WYSIWYG editor or by inserting existing content into the editor (HTML accepted).
If any custom fields are setup for the category(s) selected you can complete the fields. For example, if you are listing in a "Book" category a typical custom field would be "ISBN", similarly a DVD category may have custom fields for data such as "Age Rating", "DVD Condition" etc. Any information provided for these custom fields can be used when searching for items and also when filtering items when browsing through categories/stores.
Multiple forms of media can be attached to any listing. Media forms supported include:-
To upload images simply click on the [Select Images], you can then quickly and easily select images from your local computer/device (supported file types .gif, .jpg, .png).
If preferred you can use remotely hosted images through services such as PhotoBucket, to use remotely hosted images enter the URL of the hosted image in the field provided and complete by clicking on [Add].
To upload video content click on the [Select Media] button and select the file from your local computer/device.
Content from video sharing sites such as YouTube can also be used to accompany your listing. To embed YouTube content:
If you are selling digital goods you can attach the content to your listing. On payment from your buyer the content will be made available for download automatically.
Select the currency your item is to be listed in (browsers can convert into their local currency).
Item Quantity/Stock Level Products
Enter the amount of stock available for this item.
Enter the price for the item being listed.
Start Bid Auctions
Enter the starting bid for your item (min 0.01)
Buy Out Price Auctions
Enter the buy out price for the auction being listed.
Reserve Price Auctions
Select whether or not you wish to use a reserve price on the auction, if selecting the option enter your reserve price (must exceed the start bid).
Choose whether or not you wish to accept offers for your auction. If choosing to accept offers you can opt to enter an offer range which controls the amount you will listen to offers.
Bid Increment Auctions
Select to use the in-built bid increments or create your own bid increment specific to your auction.
Private Auction Auctions
Choose whether or not your auction is a private auction, if selecting the option the bid amount and bidders username will not be displayed.
Enable/Disable Bid Sniping Auctions
If enabled you can automatically extend an auction when a bid is placed within [X] minutes by a further [X] minutes.[X] can be set to anything that is preferred, for example 5 minutes.This feature can be used to stop bidders from intentionally waiting until the last second to place a winning bid and therefore deprive other bidders from re-bidding.With this feature enabled the auction will automatically extend by the amount of minutes set.Only when no new bids have been placed within the minute setting will the auction end and a winning bidder be decided, for example, if the setting is set to [5 minutes]
Current Bid $100.00
Scheduled Auction Close Time 13:30
Bidder A Bids $105 at: 13:27
New Auction Close Time 13:32
Bidder B Bids $110 at 13:31
New Auction Close Time 13:36
The auction will end at 13:36 and bidder B wins for $110 should no further bids be placed.
Choose when your item should "Go Live", you can either select right away or choose a custom start time. If choosing to use a custom time the software will automatically activate your listing when the start time arrives.
Choose when your item should be closed/removed from the site or your store. You can either choose from the available durations or selected "Unlimited", if choosing "Unlimited" your listing will remain listed on the site either until stock runs out or the listing is manually closed. Alternatively you can select a custom end time.
Dependent on admin settings you can opt to highlight your listing on the site by selecting either "Home Page Featured", "Category Page Featured", "Highlighted Listing".
Home page featuring will list your item prominently on the home page over those listings not home page featured.
Category featured will display your item at the top of the relevant category page and above all other/non featured items.
Highlighted item will add a color border to your listing to help it stand other from others.
Auto Re-Listing Settings
If your item is set to have a set duration rather than unlimited you can choose whether or not your listing should automatically re-list when it reaches it's schedule end time. If selecting to auto re-list you can enter the number of re-listings the item has and also whether or not the item should be re-listed if it sold during the previous listing.
The item location is automatically pre-filled with your existing registration location details (Country, State and Zip Code), however if required you can set a different location for the product being listed.
By default the shipping details you setup within the members area are used for all listed items, however you can override these settings with item specific shipping settings, you can also enter custom shipping instructions where applicable.
Select whether or not you will accept returns on this product.
Select which forms of payment you will accept for this product. You can choose from any options enabled including direct payment and offline payment.
Listing Review & Final Step
The final stage of the listing process enables you to review everything setup, if you notice anything that needs altering you can navigate back through the process using the "Previous Step" button. Where applicable you can also redeem any voucher you have to be applied against any incurred listing fees. If happy with everything you can list the item or if preferred save it as a draft for future editing/listing.
Offline payment options can be selected by sellers from those setup in the admin control panel. Offline payment options differ from the integrated options as they are handled directly between buyers and sellers. Example offline payment options include bank/wire transfer, cash on delivery and such like.
Integrated Shipping Providers Each integrated shipping carrier can be used to get live shipping rates and services. During the payment/checkout process buyers can select their delivery address, the available carriers will then check the options available and provide a list of available services and costs. The buyer can select which service best meets their requirements and add this to their invoice. Offer Free Postage Sellers can choose to offer free shipping on all items or if the total purchase amount exceeds a specific amount e.g. " Free Shipping on orders over $100 " Item Based Shipping Item based shipping enables sellers to set an a specific shipping price for each individual item (flat rates will take into account locality shipping settings) Flat Rate Shipping Flat rate shipping can be used if you want to offer a reduction for ordering more than one item. For example the first item in the basket is charged $5.00 for shipping, the second, third, fourth items etc. are invoiced at $1.00 each. Domestic & International Shipping Settings Sellers have full control over their domestic and international shipping rates. Individual sellers can choose which countries (as well as states/counties within select countries) they will ship items too. Each selected location can have an additional cost applied, for example an item may be calculated at $10.00 for internal delivery within the USA but an additional $50.00 fee applies if shipped to the United Kingdom. Members - Postage Setup
Store Front Each user who has a store setup will have their own store front on your site, features of each individual store front include:-SEO Friendly store URL Example - http://www.site.com/store/store-name Custom store logo/branding Each store owner can upload their own site logo/branding to be used on their store front. Custom content pages (About Us, Shipping Policy etc.) Custom content for each automatically created page can be inserted within the members area (please see below under store creation & management for more information) Category display (including custom categories) Each store has full control over the categories used within their store front, this includes the selection of existing categories or custom categories the store owner has created. Item filtering Store browsers can filter listed items by various filtering options including custom price range. Auction/Product filtering Store browsers can choose to display only products or auctions within a store (where applicable).
Store Front Store Directory The main store directory lists all active stores on your site. Those who choose to subscribe to a "Featured" store subscription are listed prominently on the main page of the store directory using their custom logo and store branding. Other stores are categorized and easily found using the category navigation menu. Selected addition to store listing the store directory features a store search option and direct link to store setup for perspective store owners.Store Creation & Management Stores are created within the members area. Sellers looking to create a store front for their items can setup and customise their store through the following settings and options.Subscription Selection Users can choose which store subscription best meets their requirements. The subscriptions themselves are created within the admin control panel. Subscription specifics include:-PriceRe-Billing CycleNumber of listing allowed in store At any time the store owner can choose to renew or upgrade their store subscription or if required opt to disable their store.Store Settings Store name, this will form the URL of their store front, for example "ABC Books" will form http://www.site.com/store/abc-books Store description, the custom store subscription will be used on the main store front and typically includes an introduction to the users store, products offered and other general information. Store logo, the store owner can upload their existing logo for use with their store front, the logo will be used in the store directory as well as within the store front itself. Meta description, the store owner can enter custom meta tags for their store to aid with search engine ranking. Category selection, each store is listed by category within the store directory. The store owner can select which category best fits their store front be it all or a specific category(s) Store categories, each store can be customise by selecting the categories found within the store front. For example if your are a book seller you would only want to select the Book categories, if you sell items that do not fall into any of the existing categories you can create your own custom category. Custom store pages, each store owner can enter custom content for store pages covering "About Us", "Shipping Information", "Company Policies".
As a buyer you can leave suitable feedback for your purchase from within the members area. Once within the members area you can filter your feedback by pending feedback and previously left feedback. To leave feedback comments/ratings:-
Once submitted the feedback will be automatically update the sellers overall feedback rating, any comments left will be visible on the sellers feedback profile page.
If admin enabled buyers and selected can become verified members. dependent on admin settings verification can be optional or mandatory.
You can start the verification process by:-
The messaging system enables buyers and sellers to communicate with each other on-site. Each won/sold product or auction has a unique message board automatically created. The messaging system is accessed within the Members Area > Messages.
If you are a seller and/or store owner you can create custom vouchers/coupons to be redeemed against your listed auctions or products. To create a voucher:-
If there is a particular auction you are interested in but not yet ready to place a bid you can add the auction to your watched item list. Any bids placed on the item will trigger an email to your registered email address to keep you updated. To add an auction to your watch list:-
If there a particular store which lists products you are interested in you can add the store to your list of favourite stores, each time a new item is listed within the store you will receive email notification. To add a new favourite store:-
You can now view/manage all favourite stores from within Members Area > Buying > Buyer Tools > Favourite Stores.
If you are a seller or are interested in listing an auction or product you can calculate how many it will cost you to list your item without having to go through the complete listing process. The fee calculator is accessible within the Members Area > Selling > Seller Tools > Fees Calculator.
If you are a regular seller you can shorten the listing process by setting up prefilled fields. These fields are the common fields used during the listing process, if you tend to sell the same type of item this can assist by speeding up the listing process. Any prefilled fields setup within Members Area > Selling > Seller Tools > Prefilled Fields will be automatically completed when you list a new auction or product for sale. Prefilled fields cover:-
If you are a seller you can view and search through your fees and invoices. To access to your billing history and view/print invoices navigate to Members Area > My Account > Account History. From here you can filter all records by credits, debits, receipts etc.
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