v3.5 Release Notes:
Consignment Feature Set:
New Design Changes:
Require Credit Card for Buyers
Buyers will be redirected to enter a credit card before placing a bid or buy now if they don't already have a non-expired card on file.
Require Credit Card for Sellers
A seller can be required to enter a credit card if they don't have one on file, when they first go to create a listing.
Auto Generate Sales Invoices
When an auction closes, all sales invoices can be automatically generated for all winning bidders.
Auto Charge Credit Cards
Buyers with a credit card on file can be automatically charged after the sale.
New Seller Option to Copy Selected Listings as Drafts
Bulk Delete Selected Draft Listings
Support for Active Directory authentication (LDAP)
Notification Provider for Developers
Options to include CC: or BCC: for email templates in web.config
Added web.config setting to disable all background threads
New setting in web.config to highlight checkout button for Buy Now purchases
New Admin option to set Newsletter Opt-In By Default
New In-Process Queue System
Automatically redirect buyers to checkout for Buy Now purchases (Added web.config setting)
A great new way for bidders to quickly place bids, alongside the usual submit max bid option. A red button will be available on the main bid form, and will attempt to submit a bid for the current minimum bid amount when clicked.
Large Bid Confirmation
If a user attempts to place a bid for 100 times higher (or more) than the minimum acceptable bid amount then a popup modal will be displayed to confirm if they meant, e.g. "$100.00" or "$10,000.00", in case the bidder mistakenly forgot a decimal point.
New Event Log Filters and Search
Search by Listing ID or User to quickly audit transactions by bidder, listing, and more. Internal system logs can now be filtered by type (Information, Warning, etc) or platform area (Notifier, User, Listing, etc).
New Email Notifications for Paid Sales Invoices
When a sales invoice is paid, email notifications can be sent out to the buyer and/or seller. This allows for proper e-delivery of items such as gift certificate codes.
Realtime Updates and Improvements
Many performance and realtime data update improvements went into this release. Covering overall performance and bidding updates as well as updating pages with data updates such as My Account, Watch List and Active Bidding areas.
Next Bid Meets Reserve - Admin Option
Taxable option set per listing
Buyers Premium tax option
Added support for custom fields in Sales Invoice Report export to CSV
Change categories for draft listings
An option for both Auctions and Fixed Price: Accept offers from buyers to complete a sale, or counteroffer to continue the negotiation.
Allow users to login with their Facebook account for authentication.
New Admin Control Panel Design
Fully Responsive and mobile-friendly design of the entire backend Administration area.
New Payment Service option for accepting credit cards with Stripe Connect API integration.
Azure SQL and Service Bus Support
Support for Azure Service Bus and Azure SQL and allows for a fully supported deployment to the Azure Cloud.
New design and header color selector
A fresh new starter design, and added a color picker to easily change the primary site color from the default.
Option to include selected User Custom Fields on Sales Invoices
Admin function to reset email templates to default content
Developers: Updated user authentication from Membership Provider to the newer Identity Framework
Developers: Project code updated to .NET 4.6.2 and VS2017
Public Q&A Messages
Category Specific Fees
Fixed Height Gallery
Browse Default Display Options
Homepage Content Options
Tax Exempt User
Payment Option for 3rd party sellers to accept credit cards
Print or Email multiple Sales Invoices in bulk
Display number of users watching a listing
Bulk delete unsuccessful listings
Live countdown remaining options
Always-On SSL Configuration Option
Support for custom currencies
Real-Time Listing Data Updates
Watch auctions countdown to the last second, new bids and prices increase in real time without needing to refresh your browser.
Upload PDF Attachments to Listings
Attach important documents for all prospective bidders.
Create New Content Pages
Add new pages to your website, right from within the web-based Admin Control Panel.
New Skin Designs
More available designs to choose from, all of which can be used as-is or as a starting point for completely new look and feel.
Website Maintenance Mode
Restrict all website access and display a message to your site visitors.
New Sales Report for Sellers
View all sales transactions in one place with options to filter and export to CSV.
New Gallery View
Now displays larger responsive gallery images.
Create preliminary listing drafts with partial information to be completed at a later time.
Improved Asynchronous Bidding System
Support for Time Zones
Categories and regions moved from homepage to menu option
New Admin Invoice Report
Added Search and Filter Options to My Account Sections
Added New Sort, Filter, and Display Options for Browsing Listings
Buyers can now archive purchased items
Added options for sellers to void transactions or incomplete sales
Generate All Sales Invoices
The new "Create All Invoices" function, allows sellers to quickly create an invoice for each item sold, combining items to the same invoice when possible.
New Data Maintenance
An administrative function to delete closed listings and associated images based on the number of days since the listing ended. This can be scheduled to run automatically or on demand.
Starter Theme Options
Added three new Bootstrap starter themes: Default, Basic Black, and Drop-Shadow.
Additional Item Shipping Cost
An optional secondary shipping price can be applied to flat rate shipping options for instances where multiple items are combined on the same invoice.
Reduced calls to the backend database resulting in improved website performance.
Added a new CMS content area and default HTML content for the File Not Found (404) error page
The available countries and states/regions for user addresses and tax rates can now be managed from the Admin Control Panel
Email template / content can now be previewed without having to send test emails
Added “SearchListings” to Web API for developers
Removed all remaining dependencies on sessions
Added preliminary support for importing legacy rwAuction Pro user data
Admin users can now bypass all seller fees when creating listings
Mobile-friendly Responsive Design
Utilizing the popular Bootstrap 3 framework, the main site design is an optimized experience on all devices, from desktops to tablets or mobile phones.
Web Service API
Built on Web API 2 – Enable developers and external custom apps to connect to your website.
A complete internal refresh to the latest .NET 4.5.1 / MVC 5 / Razor 2 / VS2013.
Rotate Image Tool
For when photos taken with a mobile device are uploaded with incorrect orientation.
Language Management CMS
Manage content for multiple languages within the Admin Control Panel.
Email Notifications Editor
Manage all email templates within the Admin Control Panel.
Email Notifications Editor
Manage all email templates within the Admin Control Panel.
Custom Field Permissions
Fine tune when custom fields are displayed and control the types of users who can edit them.
Listing Option Improvements
Admin settings to toggle available listing options and whether to display listing decorations on the homepage.
Sales invoices and site fee invoices now have a print friendly view.
New Animated Listing Badge Option
An eye-catching sunburst animated gif can optionally be selected to overlay onto a listing thumbnail when browsing.
Touch-enabled Image Viewer
Added an image thumbnail carousel for viewing image thumbnails on the listing detail page.
Support for Reply-To, RCPT-TO, CC, and BCC added to Email Notification Service
New Admin function to upload seperate mobile site logo
New email tag to display listing images
Updated components: CKEditor, Azure, Unity, LightSpeed OR/M, jQuery, jQuery UI
Contact Us form updated to use the sender's email as the Reply-To address
Improved address workflow when adding a new credit card
Mailbox indicator is now always shown even if there are no new messages
Category item counts are now shown for View Seller's Other Listings
Removed Italic listing option
Admin function to select available Countries
Admin setting to show/hide all listing decorations on the homepage
Admin setting to enable/disable each listing option
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.
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.
View information, warnings, and errors based on system events and major user actions.
Admin setting to upload website Favicon.
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
Good ‘Til Canceled (GTC)
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.
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
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.
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