Reverse Auction Factory

Version 4.4.0

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Reverse Auction Factory is a Joomla! extension that allows to create a freelancing website, outsourcing website, business to consumer procurement website or an industrial B2B procurement website.

Users can post their requests in order to obtain the best price for needed services or desired products. This means that they can choose the lowest price or what they consider would be the best deal for them.

Reverse 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 able 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
Reverse Auction Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Smarty based templates allowing even more flexibility
Reverse Auction Factory Monetize


  • Payment items: Pay per listing, Pay per bid, Pay per contact, Pay for featured auctions
  • Commissions (seller or buyer can be charged)
  • Different category pricing for certain payment items
  • Preferential pricing for powerbuyers and verified users
Reverse Auction Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Multiple auction types: Public Auctions, Private Auctions (Sealed Envelope), Invite Auctions
  • Manual and Automatic auctions (manual auction allows the seller to choose a winner, even if they specify a lower bid than the best)
  • Auto extend auction if a bid is added on a set amount of time or if no bids at all
  • Availability options
  • Featured auctions
  • Picture upload and image gallery for auctions
  • File attachments for auctions and bids (signed contracts, drafts, etc.)
  • Support for NDA (bidders must upload a signed NDA before bidding)
  • Messaging system for sellers and bidders
  • Google Maps localization
  • Ratings & reviews system
  • Reporting system for offending auctions
  • Watchlist (auctions, categories and subcategories)
  • Admin definable currency
  • Automatic currency exchange rates using Yahoo conversion
  • Republish auctions (relisting)
  • Auction ending countdown
  • Timeframe for job completion
  • Tags
  • RSS feed
Reverse Auction Factory 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
Reverse Auction Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details, including a PayPal address for payments between bidders and sellers
  • Instant messaging information (YM, Skype, Facebook, etc.)
  • Displays received ratings
  • Account balance and payment history
  • Personalized fields
  • Simple user profile search
Reverse Auction Factory Categories


  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Custom fields availability on specific categories
  • Different category pricing for certain payment items
  • Add categories and subcategories to watchlist
  • Quick add function to add multiple categories and subcategories at once
  • Category tree module
Reverse 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
  • Enable/disable messages between bidders and sellers
  • Allow guest messages
  • Customizable Workflow (one step posting, where 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
  • Restrict certain auction types
  • Enable and set up NDA and other attachment options
  • Enable and set up Google Maps
  • Hide contact information (PayPal, address, Messenger ID)
  • Enable auto extend option
  • Define availability periods for auctions
  • Define the maximum size of the uploaded images or if a main image is required
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
Reverse Auction Factory Search


  • Advanced auction search using various criteria: title, category, time interval, price range, etc.
  • Simple user profile search
  • Radius search for auctions with the use of Google Maps
  • Searchable custom fields
  • Quick search module
Reverse Auction Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 2Checkout, SagePayments, 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
Reverse Auction Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Quick search module
  • Category tree module
  • Modules that display latest, popular, most valuable, random, featured auctions
  • Tag cloud module
  • Joomla! profile plugin that extends user registration with your custom fields
Reverse Auction Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder integration including a 7 plugins pack
  • Google Maps
  • ReCaptcha
  • Love Factory user profile
  • Social Factory user profile
Reverse Auction Factory Notifications


  • Over 20 Email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Reverse Auction Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: create new auctions and edit existing ones, deal with reports, send notifications, etc.
  • Import auctions from CSV
  • Export auctions to XLS
  • Overview messages and ratings & reviews
  • User management
  • Payments management
  • Set debtors constraints
  • Several statistics and information
Reverse Auction Factory 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


Reverse Auction Factory 4.4.0 released on March 6, 2019.

  • New module: mod_rbidsrecent displaying new won bids, new messages, ratings received.
  • Fixed several issues including categories translation.

Reverse Auction Factory 4.3.9 released on November 8, 2018.

  • Updated product templates to Smarty 3.
  • Fixed issues regarding count(null) for PHP version >= 7.2, MySql injection vulnerability signaled under

Reverse Auction Factory 4.3.8 released on September 11, 2018.

  • Improved: auctions on map.

Reverse Auction Factory 1.0.0 released on August 28, 2008.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Reverse 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.