Introduction

Affiliate Auctions, e-Commerce, Clients & Communities, Auction, Templating

An unique Joomla! extension that allows to create a professional Auction website, where site developers can unleash the power of a fully fledged Auction script, as well as taking advantage of Joomla!'s unmatched versatility.

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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

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

Monetize

  • Payment items: Pay per listing, Pay per bid, Pay per contact, Pay for featured auctions
  • Commissions (seller and/or buyer can be charged)
  • Different category pricing for certain payment items
  • Preferential pricing for powersellers and verified users

Key Features

  • All common auction types: Public Auctions, Private Auctions (Sealed Envelope), Buy-it-Now Auctions
  • Proxy Bidding (Automatic Bidding)
  • Manual and Automatic auctions (manual auction allows the seller to choose a winner, even they specify a lower bid than the best)
  • Reserve price
  • Price suggestion for Buy-it-Now only auctions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Auto-increments (a minimum bid increment range is available, depending on the current auction value)
  • Republish auctions (relisting)
  • Auction ending countdown
  • Tags
  • RSS feeds

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

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

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
  • Quick add function to add multiple categories and subcategories at once
  • 2 category navigation modules

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
  • Restrict certain auction types
  • Enable and set price suggestion
  • Minimum increase settings
  • Import from CSV (Bulk-import) also available for site users
  • Display seller details for winner or public
  • Enable auto extend option
  • 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

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

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 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

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
  • Tag cloud module
  • Joomla! profile plugin that extends user registration with your custom fields

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 user profile

Notifications

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

Backend Management

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

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

FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE PRODUCT HOMEPAGE!

11
Functionality

We noticed that the layouts scripts and codes seemed patched together from different sources, which is not a problem

11
Ease of use

Not very intuitive backend. phpfactory , i see you answer very thoroughly each not great review. Not intuitive is what i and many others say

10
Support

There will be support of course. Also the support of letting JED delete critical reviews. JED: we have used this component: it is sketchy

11
Documentation

Obviously non native english speakers. Hard to follow sometimes

1
Value for money

absolutely not given. Less then many free components, But unfortunately no alternatives

I used this to: none
Owner's reply: Attention! This review is completely FAKE, and was not posted by one of our customers!
We develop the code 100% ONLY in our software house, maintaining and supporting this product for over 10 years.
83
90
Functionality

It meets the needs of my client. It has many features.

100
Ease of use

It is easy to add auctions and set up your site but don't think about making any edits at all if you want any help from support.

50
Support

Support is very curt and will not go above & beyond to help. They always answer with "upgrade to the latest version" no matter what you ask.

100
Documentation

Not bad. Has what is needed. Even API info if you need to create a plugin.

75
Value for money

Its a little pricey for what you get. It is a nice extension overall but expensive if you have basic needs.

I used this to: Auctions on a website
Owner's reply: We provide the best support and response time!
Maybe you should about that our answer is the same, if the question is repeating itself also 3 times in a row.
Our job is to maintain a high quality of the code and to support it along the years and with each new Joomla version.
Other then this (like explaining how to perform a certain customization) is not included in the extension price. If you perform any modification to your customer site, you should do them properly (meaning in separate files), so an update won't affect you at all. Like this you offer the best solution to your customer and also the most secure one, if you are constant able to update the CMS and the present extensions to their latest versions.
90
Functionality

Is not perfect, but has improved a lot since I started using it. Pretty functional

95
Ease of use

Very easy to use

98
Support

Very good support.Great effort in solving problems and improvements

95
Documentation

Fairly complete documentation and excellent support forum

90
Value for money

Suitable

I used this to: Mono seller auction website.
96
Functionality

Good.

100
Ease of use

Very good. Response usually within the hour.

100
Support

Very good. Response usually within the hour.

100
Documentation

Excellent

100
Value for money

Well worth the price for the support provided

I used this to: Our client website host 3 types of auction:
- Traditional in house auctions every month
- Monthly "buy now" auctions
- Timed auctions where users have XX days to put in an offer
100

I've been using the component for about half a year now on my site and generally I'm well satisfied with it. It needed some small customizations here and there to meet my personal ideas but even initially it's a well developed, well functioning "out of the box" product. It's by far the best auction component for Joomla available today no matter how you look at it.

ps.

Special thank you to Andrei for the outstanding technical support!

Even if this component took me 11 month to get it work like I wanted to, without any bugs and issues and customizing the templates, I have to say that this is the best auction component available for Joomla 1.5!



It is very easy to configure, either in backend or in frontend.

It is cleary structured, even the files. Once you found out how it is structured, it is easy to customize.



I've seen a lot of other auction components for Joomla 1.5, none of them can do what AF can do!



Even there is missing the function to edit the auctions themselves from backend or frontend in this version, it fulfilled my expectations.



Good support and great component!

100

A+


Posted on 30 December 2013

Great and complex extension with pretty sharp support.

100

Very good extension


Posted on 24 December 2013

very complex and well thought extension. The documentation is helpful and there are also great pointers in the forums.

Support was very fast and helpful

100

Great support


Posted on 21 November 2013

We have used both the 1.5 and 2.5 versions of Auction Factory and although there may be just a minor bug here and there they have constant updates and are very responsive to any found issues. They are also quite willing to help solve an issue even if it is not standard behavior. We have greatly modified the core product with some very intricate displays and the team has been wonderful to help us with any coding questions we have specific to their product. We will continue to purchase extensions from them as long as their support is this good!

Huge improvements


Posted on 11 October 2012

I have both J1.5 and J2.5 version. There is a lot of change in the new version, the stability and usability is largely improved. I was also very pleased with the support i got for both versions. Their team is responsive and helpful

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Auction Factory

Version:
4.5.7
Developer:
thePHPfactory
Last updated:
Dec 13 2018
Date added:
Jun 26 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
3
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