built cleaner, friendlier, and extensible.
AuctionWorx Enterprise is a complete auction website solution.
List your own products or create a marketplace with multiple vendors.
It can be configured and ready to deploy as-is or customized to suit your business needs.
features and options you need to run an online auction business. A good UI with great customization options to fine-tune the site to
meet your needs.
AuctionWorx Enterprise includes Auctions, Fixed Price, and Classified listings. All listing formats can be turned on/off and configured through the Admin Control Panel.
Enable multiple vendors to sell on your marketplace - allow sellers to post listings and optionally charge fees
Single Seller Mode - list your own products as the only seller, replace or build on to existing sales channels, or liquidate assets
Offer buyer checkout with sales invoicing, sales tax, shipping options, and multiple payment options.
AuctionWorx Enterprise intelligently suggests the grouping of items purchased from each seller, according to shipping and payment options, for each invoice.
- A Real Estate listing may contain custom fields for : Square feet, Number of Bedrooms or Year Built.
- A Vehicle listing may contain custom fields for : VIN number or Mileage.
- A Fashion listing may contain custom fields for : Size or Condition.
AuctionWorx Enterprise › Features
The standard auction is used to sell goods or services to the highest bidder. Sellers can also elect to set a “reserve” price, which will guarantee that their item will not be sold unless this minimum requested price is met, and a “buy now” price which allows buyers to bypass bidding altogether and purchase the item outright.
Fixed Price Listings
Unlike auction listings, fixed price listings can be created for large quantities of identical items and buyers can select the number of items that they would like to purchase ~ similar to a standard online store.
Best for advertising goods or promoting services, Classified Ads promote communication between interested parties; but no transactions (bidding, buying, or payments) are managed through the website. Unlike traditional classified ads, online classified ads benefit from the addition of images, video, and internal messages.
Single Seller, Or
One of the most important configuration options within AuctionWorx Enterprise is the ability to either restrict or allow outside third party sellers. The software can be run as a privately branded business or as an open marketplace where all registered users can create listings.
Purchase and Sales invoices are available for the buyers and sellers. Sellers have the option to assign flat shipping fee options to their listings along with applicable sales taxes. If multiple items are purchased from the same seller (with the same payment and shipping options) they can all be added to a single invoice.
Custom Field Attributes
You can add different field attributes to listings including dropdown selections. Custom item fields can be available when posting a new listing, displayed on the listing detail page, and become additional search options under the Advanced Search area.
AuctionWorx Enterprise supports changing all of the English static website text to your target language(s) by editing the language resource files. The available currencies and formatting options can be configured from the Admin Control Panel as well.
Many configuration options can be changed through the Admin Control Panel, without any programming or code changes. Examples include: Adding your Logo, Editing Categories, Enabling or disabling built-in Listing Types, Adding HTML content to specific website areas, and much more.
AuctionWorx Enterprise is built on .NET 4.0 MVC (C#). The source code to the MVC project, views, and controller code is included which allows a web developer to change any aspect of the presentation layer. Existing functionality can be extended by implementing different provider modules or making API calls.
Full Feature List
- Multiple Sellers mode -
- Charge listing and sale fees
- Single Seller mode -
- List your own products
- Enterprise Architecture
- ASP.NET 4.0 (C#)
- ASP.NET MVC 2
- Microsoft WCF
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012
- Custom User Fields
- My Account Buyer/Seller Controls
- Internal Messaging System
- New Message Indicator
- Contact Support
- Sales Invoicing with checkout options
- Credit Card Payments
- PayPal Payments
- Flat rate shipping options
- Sales Tax
- Taxable shipping option
- Buyer's Premium option
- Advanced search
- Developer API
- Templates based on master pages
- CSS based design
- Extend using Provider model
- N-tier application architecture
- Accounting Service
- Common Service
- Listing Service
- Notification Service
- Scheduler Service
- Site Service
- User Service
- SSL support
- Encryption (3DES)
- Microsoft AntiXSS
- External authentication through Membership Provider
- Forgot Password Reset
- Impersonate User (Admin Function)
- Role based permissions
- Require Admin Approval (Optional)
- Require Authentication to access website (Optional)
- Email Verification System
- Event Logs
- Web-based Site Administration
- CMS - Site Content HTML Editor
- CMS - Social media content
- CMS - Footer and Header Scripts
- Users - Edit and Assign Roles
- Users - CSV Export
- Category Management
- Banner Ad system
- Email notifications with templates
- Reports - Sales Transactions
- Reports - Listing Fees
- Automatic Batch Payments
- Bulk Upload Listings (CSV)
- Standard Auctions
- Fixed Price Sales
- Classified Ads
- Allow listing formats by category
- Proxy Bidding
- Reserve Price
- Buy Now
- Auto-extend (Sniper Protection)
- Configurable Bid Increments
- Auto Relist
- Multiple Image Uploads (HTML5)
- Custom Listing Fields
- YouTube Video Support
- Bulk Relist
- Featured and Decoration Options
- Add to Watch List
- Price Field Updates via AJAX
- Good 'Til Cancelled (GTC)
- Specify End Date/Time
- Schedule Listing Start Date/Time
- Lightbox Image Viewer
- Multiple Language support
- Multiple Currency support
- Server Time Zone Offset
- Support for load-balanced environments
- Microsoft Azure support
- Database level paging
- Clean, semantic HTML
- Friendly URLs
- Dynamic Meta Keywords and Meta Description
- Custom Meta tags for Categories
AuctionWorx Enterprise › Developers
An Enterprise-Class .NET solution built from the ground up and based on over 10 years of experience and customer feedback. We started by developing a solid base framework - FrameWorx is an extensible platform for ecommerce marketplaces with its first incarnation as AuctionWorx.
- ASP.NET 4.0
- Microsoft MVC 2
- Microsoft WCF
- Microsoft Azure
- jQuery & jQuery UI
- AJAX & JSON
- SQL Server 2008/2012
We selected Microsoft’s Model-View-Controller (MVC) technology as the forward facing web technology. It greatly enhances development efforts by segregating domain logic from presentation logic and from basic presentation HTML.
- Complete control over HTML Markup
- Rich AJAX and jQuery integration
- SEO-friendly URLs
- Test Driven Development (TDD)
The Business Logic Layer (BLL) contains the business logic of FrameWorx; the foundation of AuctionWorx. This layer is designed to execute in-process with the presentation layer or as separate Windows services accessible via Windows Communication Foundation.
The Data Access Layer (DAL) handles all Create/Read/Update/Delete operations for AuctionWorx. It was written with the provider paradigm so that the underlying backing store could be rewritten if necessary. We chose to implement Mindscape’s LightSpeed O/RM.
Business Logic Components
The Accounting Service handles all invoicing and payment transactions of site fees and third-party sales. Site fees are any fees that are triggered by the event system, typically when a seller utilizes features of the site such as listing items. Third-party sales are the buy/sell agreement between a seller and the eventual winner of a listing (highest bidder of an auction, purchaser(s) of a fixed price listing, etc).
The Accounting Service supports a Fee provider model which allows developers to assess fees based on events and listing state.
The Account Service supports a Payment provider model which allows payments to be made either synchronously, as in the case of Authorize.Net; or asynchronously, as in the case of PayPal. The provider model allows additional payment providers to be implemented and integrated into the platform.
The Common Service handles many of the commonly used components of AuctionWorx such as the Custom Field system, and the hierarchical Category system.
The Listing Service handles the workflow of creating, editing, and resolving listings in addition to buyer initiated events (bids).
The Listing Service supports a Listing Type provider model which allows additional listing types to be defined. The software includes Standard Auctions and Fixed Price listings.
The Site Service supports the presentation layer and administrative interface.
The Notification Service handles all outgoing emails from the site asynchronously so as not to impact performance.
The Scheduler Service triggers listing starts and resolutions.
The User Service provides user and account services and is extended by the ASP.NET membership provider to provide login functionality.
Multiple Deployment Options
In this mode, the BLL and the DAL execute within the IIS worker process context which includes the Scheduler and Notifier, in addition to the front-end MVC. MVC communicates with the BLL via client classes with In-Process access to the BLL Services. The BLL communicates with the DAL In-Process. This is most useful in environments where the installation needs to be kept simple, or where multiple AuctionWorx sites could be executing on the same IIS webserver.
Both the BLL and DAL execute within a Windows Service which includes the Scheduler. There is an additional Windows Service for Notifications since there is such a clear demarcation between other BLL services, and Notification fulfillment. Additionally, Notification can be setup to be run on a more appropriate server, perhaps closer to, or even on, an outgoing mail server if the customer so chooses. MVC still executes within the IIS worker process context. MVC communicates with the BLL via client classes with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service remoting to the BLL/DAL Windows Service. This mode is most useful in environments which require scalability. An example of this would be a web farm of more than one web server serving the MVC layer, an application server serving the Windows Services for BLL/DAL, and optionally a notification server serving Notification fulfillment.
The source to the MVC project, views, and controller code is included. This will allow a developer to change any aspect of the presentation layer. The remaining functionality can be extended by implementing providers and making calls to the API. The BLL and DAL are available only as compiled runtime binaries however the source to these are not necessary to implement any required changes.
The MVC project source is included: controller code (presentation logic), web pages (ASPX), web partials (ASCX), and any related HTML resources can be modified. All MVC related source code is commented and documented.
View code exists to actually present the data (model) to the user. There usually isn’t much logic in View code, except logic pertaining to presentation, such as looping through collections, etc.
Controller code exists to prepare the data (model) for presentation by the View. Therefore, calls to the client are usually made in the Controller code. Changes that involve modification to the data about to be displayed or the form data entered can be made here.
These static HTML assets are used by Views and can be modified as desired.
The provider model design pattern allows specific functional areas to be implemented and integrated into the platform using a dependency injection container (Microsoft Unity). As such, developers can implement additional or replacement providers to the following functional areas:
The Listing Format Provider allows you to define your own listing formats. Standard Auction and Fixed Price are both included with the software.
For example, if you wanted to implement a Dutch or a Reverse Auction, you would implement your own Listing Format Provider that contains the necessary business logic.
The Membership Provider allows you to implement your own authentication mechanism.
For example, you may have an existing site with existing users and rather than setup each of your existing users in AuctionWorx, you could implement a Membership Provider that authenticates users against your existing user data.
The Fee Provider allows you to assess fees, based on events and the listing state. The Fee Provider is queried any time a listing is created, updated, closed, etc… to calculate site fees.
For example, you may want to implement your own Fee provider if you have special cases where certain users should receive discounts or an existing database is queried.
The Payment Provider allows you to implement payment methods to be made either synchronously, as in the case of Authorize.Net; or asynchronously, as in the case of PayPal.
For example, you may want to implement Google Checkout and offer that as a payment option to your users.
The Media Asset Provider allows you to define new types of media that can be included in Listings and Listing Actions (Bids, Purchases, etc…). The system provides interfaces for generating, storing, and referencing media.
For example, you may want to implement saving and storing listing images with a specific image hosting service, or you may want your sellers to be able to embed YouTube videos with their listings.
The Encryption Filter allows you to implement other encryption methods into the system to encrypt/decrypt passwords and credit card numbers. Currently, a TripleDES symmetric encryption filter is included with the software.
For example, you may want to implement AES symmetric encryption, or change the default encryption keys.
AuctionWorx Enterprise › Online Demo
Our online demo is a great way to explore what our software can do.
The demo also provides access to the Admin Control Panel so you can actually try out configuration options.
Note: the online demo resets periodically throughout the day in order to maintain a consistent experience.
A few minor functions and settings are also disabled for security reasons.
AuctionWorx Enterprise › Requirements
- Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
- IIS 7.0 or newer
- .NET Framework 4.0 or newer
- Microsoft MVC 2
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- with Full Text Indexing
- Microsoft SQL Express 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
* An existing SMTP service is required for the system to send email notifications.
AuctionWorx Enterprise › Release Notes
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. CSV Import Listings
Bulk upload listings along with image references from the Admin Control Panel. Automatic Batch Payments
Schedule or manually charge credit cards for site listing fees. *Requires compatible merchant gateway Flat Final Sale Fees
In addition to existing Final Percentage Fees; Charge flat fee amounts to sellers based on their sold listings. Scheduled Listings
Complete control over the bidding timeframe - Select start and end dates/times for individual listings. HTML5 Image Uploader
Mobile friendly, including iOS, image upload functionality for all modern browsers. Event Logs
View information, warnings, and errors based on system events and major user actions. Favicon
Admin setting to upload website Favicon. Category Content
Admin options to add custom page titles and add HTML content to specific categories Added email form to Contact Us page
Seller setting for Default Invoice Comments
Fee options for Good ‘til Cancelled (GTC) listing durations
Custom content area display when no listings are found (Browse and Search)
JS Lightbox widget for viewing listing image
Default robots.txt file
Admin setting for hiding all tax related functions
Admin setting for “Buy Now“ availability alongside bids
Admin setting for proxy bidding function below reserve
Admin setting for managing currency code display
Optionally specify meta keywords & meta description for each listing category.
Admin setting to enable/disable each email notification
Admin setting to display cropped thumbnails
Fixed price and classified listings can optionally remain active indefinitely until ended early, or in the case of fixed price listings, the quantity drops to zero. Auto Relist
Auction listings can optionally be automatically reactivated when they expire without a winning bidder Improved User Management
Completely rebuilt User Management with Search, Sort, Delete, Deactivate and Edit all user details. Export User Data
Admin function for exporting user data to CSV, including filter option for email newsletter selection Email template branding
Deploy a custom email Header & Footer for all system generated email notifications Admin Reports
Sales Transactions and Listing Fee reports with functions to search, sort, and export to CSV Improved SEO Support
Updated Dynamically generated meta keywords & meta description for listings and browsing categories. Bulk Relisting
Sellers can now reactivate a number of unsuccessful closed listings all at once, keeping the original listing number. Improved navigation with additional links and 'back' buttons on pages to enhance usability
Relist function now resets and activates existing listing and retains original ID
Admin option to require manual approval from the Admin before being able to login
Admin option to require authentication before users can view listings
Admin option to require credit cards for new user registration
Admin option to extend all active listings
Admin option to disable all credit card related functions
Admin option to show seller location on listings
Taxable shipping option on sales tax rates
Taxable checkbox for each invoice line item
Admin can now assign roles to specific users (buyer, seller, and admin permissions)
Seller preferences can now be updated when creating new listings (Payment and Tax Details)
Sellers can now archive completed successfully sold listings, hiding them from view
YouTube Video Support
Auto-Extend Auctions (Sniper Protection)
CMS Content sections: Social media, Footer and Header scripts
New Message Indicator
Configurable Bid Increments
Fixed Price Listings
Multiple Image Asynchronous Uploads
Internal Message System
Flat Rate Shipping Options
Multiple Currencies Support
Multiple Language Support
Time Zone Offset
Email Notifications and Templates
Web Based Administrative Control Panel
Single Seller Mode
PayPal Standard Payment Support
AuctionWorx Enterprise › What's New
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What's New in v1.2?
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