Penny Auction Factory

Version 2.0.1

268.00 €
258.00 €
10.00 €
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and might slightly differ, depending on the daily rates
of the chosen payment method

Penny Auction Factory is an unique Joomla! extension that allows administrators to create a professional bidding fee auction website.

Users can buy bid packages, which can be used in any active penny auction, with the specification that auctions typically end after a small period of time. Each user starts off by placing a small incremental bid and the auction is considered closed when the timer since the last placed bid expires, declaring the last bidder a winner.

Site developers can unleash the power of a fully fledged Penny Auction script, as well as taking advantage of Joomla!'s unmatched versatility.

Auction Factory Custom Fields

Custom Fields

  • Publishable in any product template
  • Multiple field types (Checkbox, Image, Text input, Radio button, etc.)
  • Displayed on 9 different pages on the default product template and ability to set category filter
  • Used for auctions and user profiles
  • Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
  • Option to set fields as compulsory
Auction Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Smarty based templates allowing even more flexibility
  • Multiple viewing styles for auction listings: Simple listing, Detailed listing, Grid display
Auction Factory Monetize

Monetize

  • Payment items: Pay per listing, Pay per contact, Pay for featured auctions
  • Commissions (seller and/or buyer can be charged)
  • Credit discounts with the use of the Buy Credits item
  • Packages that contain advantageous offers for users
  • Different category pricing for certain payment items
  • Preferential pricing for powersellers and verified users
Auction Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • But-It-Now price for auctions
  • Manual and Proxy Bidding (Automatic Bidding)
  • Reserve price 
  • Availability options
  • Featured auctions
  • Picture upload and image gallery for auctions
  • Messaging system for sellers and bidders
  • Ratings & reviews system
  • Watchlist (auctions, categories and subcategories)
  • Blacklist (sellers can block access to their auctions to certain bidders)
  • Admin definable currency
  • Automatic currency exchange rates using Yahoo conversion
  • Multiple shipping prices
  • Republish auctions (relisting)
  • Auction ending countdown
  • Tags
  • RSS feeds
Auction Factory Standards

Standards

  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Easy transition to RTL by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Auction Factory User Profile

User Profile 

  • Configurable account details, including a PayPal address for payments between bidders and sellers
  • Default settings for adding new auctions
  • Displays received messages and ratings
  • Account balance and payments history
  • Personalized fields
  • Simple user profile search
Auction Factory Categories

Categories

  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Custom fields availability on specific categories
  • Different category pricing for certain payment items
  • Restrict usergroups on certain categories
  • Add categories to watchlist
  • 2 category navigation modules
Auction Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Enable and set the ACL (Access Control List)
  • Set number of auctions per page
  • Maximum number of tags allowed
  • Blacklist option available for sellers
  • Enable/disable messages between bidders and sellers
  • Allow guest messages
  • Number of items on RSS
  • Customizable Workflow (one step posting, where the auction information is entered on one page or a two-steps posting, which will require users to set the category first and the rest of the details afterwards)
  • Admin approval of every listing
  • Import from CSV (Bulk-import) also available for site users
  • Display seller details for winner or public
  • Define availability periods for auctions
  • Set up shipping prices for multiple zones
  • Define the maximum size of the uploaded images or if a main image is required
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
Auction Factory Search

Search 

  • Advanced auction search using various criteria: title, category, time range, price range etc.
  • Simple user profile search
  • Searchable custom fields
  • Quick search and price range search modules
Auction Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Skrill(Moneybookers), 2Checkout, Sagepay, SagePayments, Authorize.Net, Bank-transfers
  • API available for integration of 3rd party payment gateways for payments towards the site
  • Payments between users using a PayPal address field provided by the component
Auction Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Quick search and price range search modules
  • 2 category navigation modules
  • Modules that display latest, popular, most valuable, random, featured, ending soon auctions (multiple instances module)
  • Suggestions module (displays suggestions related to the latest user bids)
  • Quick rate module
  • Bids Left module
  • Cart info module
  • Tag cloud module
  • Joomla! profile plugin that extends user registration with your custom fields
Auction Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder integration including a 7 plugins pack
  • ReCaptcha
  • Facebook "Like" button available on the auction details page and user profile
  • Love Factory and Social Factory user profile
Auction Factory Notifications

Notifications

  • Over 40 Email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Auction Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: create new auctions and edit existing ones, deal with reports, send notifications, etc.
  • Import auctions from CSV
  • Backup auctions and their images
  • Overview bid history, as well as ratings & reviews
  • User management
  • Several statistics and information
Auction Factory Requirements

Requirements

  • Joomla! 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

Penny Auction Factory 2.0.1 released on April 27, 2017.

  • Compatibility to Joomla! 3.7

Penny Auction Factory 2.0.0 released on March 15, 2017.

  • Updated thePHPfactory Framework.
  • Implemented online update system.
  • New feature: added Paytrail Payment Gateway (only supports EUR payments; test credentials are filled by default, replace before going live!)
  • New feature: added Mollie Payment Gateway (only supports EUR payments).

Penny Auction Factory 1.0.0 released on September 30, 2016.















Screenshots are representing version 1.0.0 of Penny Auction Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to contact us.
For any product information please use the available form on the Contact Us page.