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AuctionWorx Enterprise 2 Press Release
January 21 2014

AuctionWorx Enterprise 2.0 Brings an Optimized Auction Experience to Mobile Browsers with Responsive Design
New Release Leverages Popular Bootstrap 3 Framework to Create Auction Websites that Adapt to Any Screen Size Including Tablets, Smartphones, and Desktops.

South Burlington, VT, January 21, 2014 -- RainWorx Software, a leading provider of online auction solutions and bespoke auction websites, released the next version of its popular auction software. AuctionWorx Enterprise 2.0 continues to advance its feature set for auction services to enable both non-technical website owners and professional software developers to launch an online auction website.

Utilizing the Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework and CSS3 media queries, the main user interface has been overhauled; incorporating a responsive design that automatically optimizes to desktop, tablet, or mobile devices.

Having a mobile version of a website has typically required maintaining multiple designs for each device. Responsive design will become an important advantage for customers as mobile usage increases for ecommerce websites. Additional new features targeting mobile phones and tablets include image rotation (for managing uploaded image orientation), touch screen compatible image viewer, and one-touch "scroll up" ability.

For professional software developers, AuctionWorx Enterprise 2.0 provides a new Web Service module built on top of Web API 2. The new Web API will enable developers to write external solutions and mobile apps targeting a customer’s deployed auction website.

For a complete list of new features and additional details about AuctionWorx Enterprise 2.0, please visit www.RainWorx.com/AuctionWorx.

About RainWorx Software:

RainWorx Software is a leading provider of online auction software; empowering companies to develop and deploy successful online auction websites. Their premiere product, AuctionWorx, is an Enterprise-Class .NET auction solution built on over 10 years of experience and customer feedback. Thousands of customers, both domestic and international, have chosen RainWorx Software for their online auction and marketplace software products. RainWorx serves clients in Real Estate, Automotive Sales, Collectibles, Fundraising, Industrial Equipment Sales, Surplus Liquidation, and many other industries.

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.3 R2
August 20 2013

R2 Release of AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.3 Features Buyer's Premium

RainWorx Software continues to implement customers’ most requested features into their flagship product, AuctionWorx Enterprise. These new additions are Buyer’s Premium and Buyer Final Fees ~ allowing both sellers and/or the site owner to charge fees to buyers separate from existing Seller Final Fees.

  • Buyer's Premium - A purchase % fee defined by individual sellers and applied to the buyer's sales invoice.
  • Buyer Final Fees - Percentage of final sale price or a flat fee applied to the buyer's site fee invoice.

For a complete list of features, please visit: www.RainWorx.com/AuctionWorx.

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.3
May 29 2013

AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.3 New Release Enables Bulk Uploading Listings and Additional Highly Requested Features.

Each new version of AuctionWorx Enterprise includes a compilation of features derived from continuous evaluation of customer needs and feedback.

The latest update includes:

  • Expedite website launch and productivity by streamlining the process of adding listings with CSV data.
  • Improved HTML5-based image upload tool for enhanced mobile device compatibility, including iOS devices.
  • Expanded administration controls for configuring the auction bid process rules for “proxy bidding”, “buy now”, and scheduled listing start/end times.
  • Additional customizable content areas to enable unique branding, design, and SEO benefits.
  • Automatic payment scheduling for seller fee invoices when charging credit cards through a merchant gateway.

For a complete list of new features and additional details about AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.3, please visit: www.RainWorx.com/AuctionWorx.

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.2 Press Release
September 14 2012

AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.2 Release Expands and Refines Core Feature Set
New Release Offers High Impact Features, Plus Enhanced Admin Tools

South Burlington, VT, September 14, 2012 -- RainWorx Software, a leading provider of online auction software and multi-vendor sales solutions, released version 1.2 of their popular ASP.NET web application, AuctionWorx Enterprise.

AuctionWorx 1.2 further improves SEO with the choice of custom or dynamically generated Meta Keywords and Meta Descriptions for categories and dynamic Meta data for listings. Search Engine indexed listings continue to be valid when re-activated as the original listing number is retained.

Based on early customer feedback, the software’s user management enhancements improved web-based administration to facilitate a quicker customer service TTR (Time-To-Resolution). The search and sorting features of the sales transaction and listing fee reports can now be exported for bookkeeping and used to quantify site usage.

Another highlight of the update, “Require Authentication”, makes AuctionWorx Enterprise an ideal solution for creating a private marketplace where only approved users can view listings or perform transactions. Permissions can be granted to users for general site access, selling, buying, or assigning multiple system administrators.

For a complete list of new features and additional details about AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.2, please visit www.RainWorx.com/AuctionWorx.

About RainWorx Software:

RainWorx Software is a market-leading provider of online auction software; empowering companies to develop and deploy successful niche online auction websites. Their premiere product, AuctionWorx, is an Enterprise-Class .NET solution built on over 10 years of experience and customer feedback. Thousands of customers, both domestic and international, have chosen RainWorx Software for their online auction and marketplace software products. RainWorx serves clients in Real Estate, Automotive Sales, Collectibles, Fundraising, Industrial Equipment Sales, Surplus Liquidation, and many other industries.

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.2 Announced
August 31 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of AuctionWorx Enterprise version 1.2. This update reflects our constant communication with current users (both clients and individual developers) resulting in additional features and improvements, including:

  • User Roles and Management
  • Improved SEO
  • Good Til’ Canceled Listings
  • Expanded Tax Options
  • CSV User Data Exports

View all new features here >> http://www.rainworx.com/AuctionWorx/WhatsNew

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise 1.1
June 6 2011

AuctionWorx Enterprise v1.1 has been released with a handful of improvments and new features, including:

  • Classified Ad Listings
  • Banner Ad System
  • Sniper Protection (Auto-extend)
  • YouTube Video Player Support
  • Relist
  • New Content sections for Social media, Header, and Footer scripts
  • New Message Indicator

 
AuctionWorx Enterprise Press Release
December 17 2010

RainWorx Software Delivers New Enterprise-Class ASP.NET Online Auction Web Application
RainWorx Software expands offering with AuctionWorx Enterprise, a powerful online auction platform built using the latest technology and designed with enterprise architectural best practices.

South Burlington, VT, December 17, 2010 --RainWorx Software, a leading provider of online auction software, announced today the official release of their new web application, AuctionWorx Enterprise. AuctionWorx Enterprise empowers companies to develop and deploy successful online auction websites. The AuctionWorx Enterprise platform is an Enterprise-Class .NET solution built from the ground up and based on over 8 years of experience and customer feedback.

“We have found that our customers' wide range of verticals and unique business models required a more streamlined method for them to go from idea to implementation,” said Steve Gorman, RainWorx Software co-founder and president. “Giving developers the tools they need is essential in addition to providing ready solutions for key markets. AuctionWorx Enterprise enables our customers to implement their unique business models faster and easier.”

Built on the ASP.NET 4.0 Framework, using Microsoft MVC 2, WCF, jQuery, and enterprise architecture best patterns and practices, AuctionWorx Enterprise provides a modular approach for developers to implement additional or replacement functional parts. The ASP.NET MVC framework technology provides full control over the HTML markup and SEO-friendly URLs. The clear demarcation between design and function allows designers and developers to work together more effectively.

All of this enables organizations and businesses to focus on building their own markets.

For additional information and a complete online demo, please visit www.rainworx.com/AuctionWorx.

About RainWorx Software:

RainWorx Software is a global leader in online auction software solutions. Thousands of customers from businesses worldwide have been working with RainWorx Software to create alternative online auctions and multiple vendor ecommerce solutions. RainWorx Software has been working with organizations in Real Estate, Automotive Auctions, Collectibles, Crafts, Regional Classifieds, Fundraising and Charities, Industrial Equipment Sales, Liquidation websites, and many other industries.

For more information about RainWorx Software, please visit their Web site at www.rainworx.com.

 
AuctionWorx Announced
October 14 2010

RainWorx Software officially announces AuctionWorx Enterprise. Based on 8 years of experience, AuctionWorx is a powerful .NET Auction and multi-vendor sales web platform.

For more information please visit: http://www.rainworx.com/AuctionWorx

 
New Website Design
October 6 2010

We've completely redesigned the web site to enhance its look and feel! We hope to provide better customer service through easier access to contact and support forms. Please let us know what you think!

 
rwAuction Pro v7.0 Press Release
October 3 2009

RainWorx Software Releases rwAuction Pro v7.0: Leader Enhances Selling Tools, Opportunities for Creating Online Auction Websites
Newly released rwAuction Pro v7.0 enhances capabilities for creating auction websites and unique ecommerce solutions. Integrated flat and calculated shipping, sales tax options, and comprehensive invoicing enable sellers to manage their entire sales process.

Essex Junction, VT October 3, 2009 -- RainWorx Software, a leading developer of online auction software, released version 7.0 of their auction website application rwAuction Pro. RainWorx rwAuction Pro enables businesses to create an independent auction website with Standard and Reverse Auctions, Classifieds, Request For Quote (RFQ) Listings, or Fixed Price Sales. RainWorx Software, partnered with AuctionInc (a Paid, Inc. (OTCBB:PAYD) business), provides integration with AuctionInc's shipping rates service to provide sellers with multiple calculated shipping options. US-based customer websites will also be able to provide sales tax rates defined by states. For more information or to try out the online demo, visit rainworx.com/auction-software.

"The latest version of rwAuction Pro gives sellers the ability to manage the sales process from listing to order fulfillment," said Steve Gorman, company founder and president of RainWorx Software. "We're excited about enhancing our customers' websites to be able to utilize buyer's premium fees and to enable them to market their websites with built-in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)."

rwAuction Pro enables businesses to create complete websites for community based auctions and fixed price sales. A highly flexible, browser-based set of configuration options empowers companies to customize their website to meet their own unique business needs. Auctioneers and businesses leveraging rwAuction Pro as a single seller or auction house website can charge a buyer's premium, an additional percentage on the final sales invoice. The auction website configuration enables the buyer's premium to alternatively be charged separately, useful in situations where there are multiple sellers conducting business on the same website. There is no software to download; customers can configure and manage all aspects using any modern web browser.

rwAuction Pro v7.0 includes the following new capabilities:

  • Calculated Shipping Options -- Integration with AuctionInc's Shipping API for retrieving actual rates from UPS, FedEx, or USPS.
  • Flat Rate Shipping Options -- Create custom shipping options and costs. These can be used along with Calculated Shipping options, or by themselves.
  • Region Based Sales Tax -- Sellers can configure sales tax by state which is then charged according to the buyer's address.
  • Buyer's Premium -- Configurable final value fee for sellers or the site owner to charge buyers an additional percentage.
  • Large Cropped Thumbnail Images -- Listing image thumbnails are now larger by default and can be resized and cropped to give the design a much cleaner look.
  • Bulk Relisting -- Sellers can now reactivate a number of unsuccessfully closed listings all at once, each keeping their original listing number.
  • Improved SEO Support -- Dynamically generated sitemap, listing Meta tags & links, and category Meta tags & links.

Pricing and Availability:
The RainWorx rwAuction Pro v7.0 software license is a one-time fee of $995.00 USD and includes free technical support and installation. Try out rwAuction Pro v7.0 by accessing the full online demo website at rainworx.com/demo.

About RainWorx Software:
Thousands of customers from businesses worldwide have been working with RainWorx to create alternative online auction and alternative ecommerce website solutions. From large corporations to startups, RainWorx has been a global leader in creating Real Estate, Automotive, Collectible, Charity, Equipment Sales and Liquidation websites. rwAuction Pro enables businesses to connect and service their own market, charity, or regional auction websites. In addition to domestic sales, the RainWorx customer base extends internationally to over 30 countries. Information about RainWorx Software can be found at rainworx.com.

About AuctionInc:
Paid's AuctionInc solutions for ecommerce provide state-of-the-art functionality for calculating accurate shipping charges throughout the shopping process, including taxes, applicable fees for a variety of carriers and their various delivery options, insurance, and special packaging and handling based on the origin, final destination, size and weight of the merchandise. The intelligent technology automatically recalculates shipping charges in real time as each item is added to the shopping cart, enabling customers to see how much or little shipping costs increase with additional purchases. For more information visit AuctionInc.com.

 
rwAuction Pro v6.0 Press Release
June 27 2008

RainWorx Auction Software Expands Sales for Independent Online Auction Website
RainWorx Software released version 6.0 of their popular auction website application rwAuction Pro. RainWorx Auction Pro allows businesses to create an independent auction website with Standard and Reverse Auctions, Classifieds, RFQ, or Fixed Price Sales. Version 6.0 includes a completely rewritten invoice system for managing transactions between payers and payees for all users including website owner sales.

Essex Junction, VT June 27, 2008 -- RainWorx Software released version 6.0 of their popular auction website application rwAuction Pro. RainWorx Auction Pro allows businesses to create an independent auction website with Standard and Reverse Auctions, Classifieds, RFQ, or Fixed Price Sales. Version 6.0 includes a completely rewritten invoice system for managing transactions between payers and payees for all users including website owner sales.

The biggest improvement in the new version is the revamped invoicing system which replaces the previous "C2C Invoices" and "Direct B2C Sales" by merging the two into a single seamless sales system allowing immediate payment for goods in a method similar to a standard online shopping cart. Besides facilitating transactions between users, this version also improves on organizing listings by including a US based zip code radius search and regional options for international clients. The new version also facilitates payment and fee collection with the integration of the PayPal PayFlow Pro merchant service, and incorporates time saving administrative functionality for tasks such as category management and importing listings with CSV files.

RainWorx Auction Pro covers a vast range of vertical markets and business models. At its core and primary focus, rwAuction Pro allows you to create your own auction marketplace. It can become an open channel to enable buyers and sellers to transact while charging for listing options, optional membership plans, and maintaining control over sellers and listings. This type of scenario is often used for new or existing businesses to start online niche, collectible, or regional focused markets.

The system can be closed to outside listing agents which provides a channel for your business to market directly to other businesses or consumers. Former eBay sellers or businesses with an established or potential customer base can conduct sales without a 3rd party charging percentage fees or imposing business rules. Depending on the listing format a business can charge buyers by credit card or PayPal through an instant checkout process. This way rwAuction Pro becomes not just an auction marketplace but also functions as an ecommerce storefront.

Since 2002, businesses from all over the world have been coming to RainWorx for building auction and ecommerce websites. From large corporations to business startups, RainWorx has been the number one choice for Real Estate, Automotive, Collectibles, Fund Raising, Large Equipment, Service Providers, Liquidation, and Wholesale Procurement needs.

About RainWorx Software
RainWorx Software is a Vermont-based micro ISV, a leader in international and domestic online auction software solutions. Their flagship product, rwAuction Pro, enables businesses servicing their own niche, vertical market, on line charity, or regional auction sites. In addition to domestic sales, the RainWorx customer base extends internationally to over 30 countries. For more information about RainWorx Software, please visit their Web site at www.rainworx.com.

 
rwAuction Pro v5.0 Press Release
May 8 2007

RainWorx Auction Software Update Adds Flexibility For Vertical Markets
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT. -- RainWorx Software released version 5.0 of their popular auction website package rwAuction Pro. The new functionality has added an e-procurement sale model and increase administration functionality. Online auction websites continue to grow and expand into new international and vertical markets...

Two new sale formats, Reverse Auctions and Request For Quotes, turn the primarily traditional online auction application into an affordable e-procurement solution. Both methods allow for products and services to be purchased for the lowest/best offer and have already proven their popularity with several popular websites catering to independent contractors in both regional and international markets.

Security and accountability has become a large concern for both large well known websites and smaller ones as well. Websites using the latest version of RainWorx’ rwAuction Pro have access to a new seller approval and listing approval system. By specifying who is allowed to sell on the website, business owners have more control over the quality of service their customers receive. Adding the ability to screen all posted items, site owners are given complete control over all content as well. “This keeps our customer’s business safer and more reliable, enabling them to protect every party involved in each transaction they make,” said Stephen Gorman, President of RainWorx Software.

“Having alternative ways to do business is nothing new but we have put everything together in a single package so that it can fit almost any business model.” Businesses that need to go beyond what is provided can also take advantage of customizing the software either by RainWorx or another 3rd party developer. Whether servicing a broad or niche industry the software can be customized to meet the needs of almost any vertical market, and has been customized for automotive, real estate, intellectual property assets, and international markets.

About RainWorx Software:
RainWorx Software is a Vermont-based micro ISV, a leader in international and domestic online auction software solutions. Their flagship product, rwAuction Pro, enables businesses servicing their own vertical market, on line charity, or regional auction sites. IT Weekly awarded rwAuction Pro the Editor’s Choice Award in their February issue. In addition to domestic sales, the RainWorx customer base extends internationally to over 30 countries. For more information about RainWorx Software, please visit their Web site at www.rainworx.com.

 
rwAuction Pro v5.0 Released
April 23 2007

Version 5.0 is finally here and comes with many new features and improvements. New listing formats - Reverse Auctions and RFQ - increase the already large set of application uses. Administrators can now optionally approve listings before they are displayed or even sellers before they can start listing. Streamlined HTML/CSS code and many performance enhancements with SQL stored procedures top off the list.
 
New Website Design
April 23 2007

We have launched a brand new website to coincide with the release of Version 5.0. Let us know what you think!
 
rwAuction Pro 4.5 Press Release
May 31 2006

The highly anticipated rwAuction Pro v4.5 has been released! Version 4.5 not only adds new features but also dramatically improves existing functionality and design.
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT. -- RainWorx Software released its newest update of rwAuctionPro with version 4.5, a website application allowing people to auction, trade, or advertise goods and services online. The company reached its goal in creating a "user friendly sales manager" by enhancing both the administration and account manager features. Vertical market, international, and regional auction websites have continued to gain popularity since eBay's past fee hikes.

The latest improvements not only add ease of use for the businesses but enable them to attract and maintain their own customer base. This includes a listing Template manager which allows users to create and develop their own inventory online, adding a powerful sales tool to the website. This also includes new B2B sales management and invoicing "that will simplify communication between sellers and buyers creating easier payment and fulfillment services," said Steve Gorman, President at RainWorx Software. "RainWorx has built a reputation as the leader in online auction software by providing businesses with the products and consulting services to successfully implement their own strategic vertical markets."

The improvements continue with a rewritten administration control panel, IP blocking security, multi-browser compatibility, and updated CSS with easy to edit website help and other content pages. The auction application includes features that enable businesses to adapt their business model to a working website, including a "Marketplace" style similar to popular Ebay.com.

About RainWorx Software:
RainWorx Software is a Vermont-based micro ISV, a leader in international and domestic online auction software solutions. Their flagship product, rwAuctionPro, enables businesses servicing their own vertical market, online charity, or regional auction sites. In addition to domestic sales, the RainWorx customer base extends internationally to over 30 countries.

 
rwAuction Pro 4.0 Manual
April 22 2005

rwAuction Pro v4.0 manual released.
 
rwAuction Pro 4.0
April 12 2005

The latest version of our popular auction software marks the largest release ever of rwAuction Pro!
 
rwAuction Pro 3.7
March 23 2004

rwAuction Pro v3.7 Released. Version 3.7 auction software features a BulkLoader application, browse page, worldpay support, relist similar item, fee ranges, and a new skin!
 
rwAuction Pro 3.5
September 29 2003

rwAuction Pro v3.5 Released! With v3.5 comes many new features such as Profiles, Storefronts, and Direct B2C Sales - which offers instant checkout.
 
rwAuction Pro 3.0
June 16 2003

Version 3.0 is finally here bringing rwAuction Pro to the next level! Version 3.0 features a new "Trade" type, batch payment processing, a brand new "skinnable" design, and much more!
 
Rainworx.com
May 13 2003

RainWorx has a whole new look! Along with the new design we have launched a new partner program and consultation services.