Introduction

Affiliate Auctions, e-Commerce, Ads & Affiliates, Clients & Communities, Auction

Create an industrial B2B procurement website, where users can post their requests in order to obtain the best price for needed services or desired products, meaning that they can choose the lowest price or what they consider would be the best deal for them.

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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 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

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Smarty based templates allowing even more flexibility

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

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

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
  • Instant messaging information (YM, Skype, Facebook, etc.)
  • Displays received ratings
  • Account balance and payment 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
  • Add categories and subcategories to watchlist
  • Quick add function to add multiple categories and subcategories at once
  • Category tree module

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

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

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

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

3rd Party Integrations

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

Notifications

  • Over 20 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
  • Overview messages and ratings & reviews
  • User management
  • Payments 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!

Simple and useful



Posted on 01 March 2018
Functionality
It works very well; only I have set the background and font color of my horizontal menu;
Ease of use
Easy to configure
Support
Fast reply in the forum
Documentation
OK
Value for money
OK
I used this to: Auction .
MLS Listing in Regina

Functionality
The functionality is pretty good and it covers the essentials. There are some areas where we feel it could be developed further though
Ease of use
Reasonably easy to use. Creating some of the page overrides can be a bit tricky if you don't have some dev knowledge.
Support
Outstanding support from the devs. Really quick to answer forum and tickets and provide fixes where required or offer customisation options.
Documentation
Documentation is quite good and does cover a lot of information although I did find myself having to ask quite a few questions on the forum.
Value for money
As a starting point for a reverse auction site, it's pretty good value for money especially when the support is so good.
I used this to: A client uses this for a site that auctions off tasks to the lowest bidders
Functionality
Major functionalities are already there and good thing is they introduce new version if something missing.
Ease of use
You can't your out of the box, but after some learning of smarty and support of a developer it was easy.
Support
Quick Support to resolve issues, very fast to introduce new sub version if required.
Thx alot Adrian & Erik, pl keep up the good work.
Documentation
I was newbie for Smarty/Joomla so felt like documentation was not sufficient, but there are good books on smarty to learn.Otherwise good.
Value for money
Off course, but please introduce AJAX Bid update, Good reports, Configurable bid amount validations,Auto bidding facility to give perfection
I used this to: Our company will use it to invite bids for the freight related services we need from our transporters. We hope to benefit from this product.
Functionality
After some initial teething problems the support team helped to create the right functionality for commercial reverse auctions.
Ease of use
Most of the features and settings are easily adjusted in the back end. You can do almost anything you need without customisation.
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Support
Andrei provided awesome support! I have no coding skills and Andrei helped me through some difficult issues.
Documentation
Documentation is clear enough and easy to understand.
Value for money
R.A.F is good value for money.
I was a bit surprised first about the ugly template. When you buy this product you have to know that a part of work like templating and texts are still left for you. You will also have learn to use the smarty-engine code for it, whitch is not bad but just takes time.



Nevertheless the support is almost perfekt and they help quickly and give good tips, also the software seems to run stably. Its a pity, that there is no integration work jomsocial,only CB. But this is just a feature request

Thanks. It's Good



Posted on 28 November 2011
This product brought me easy and effective living. I just use it 2 months ago and now I'm completely satisfied with this useful plugin

Good work



Posted on 15 October 2011
I used this for my first Joomla based project, so i was really slow to differentiate between what Reverse Auction Factory did, and what was handled by the CMS.

But support was really patient with me and i managed to get a more than decent site.

Big plus for the open source code, i had some preferences and just needed the forum for guides as where to go for changing whatnot in the code.

I am thinking about a classified ads website and when i get the time for it, i will definitely be using something from The Factory.

Solid and versatile



Posted on 14 October 2011
Very good freelancing script, it has become my primary revenue source. Quite some handy payment plug-ins which any website should have to be honest. I charge a commission for every deal made through my website and once the traffic came in, so did the money.

Solid product which i would honestly recommend for a freelancing website.

Stable and Clean



Posted on 29 September 2011
Overall this extension is a very powerful system, having a lot of revenue oriented features (this was the part that we needed most in my implementation). Being pretty new to Joomla I managed to have the website up and running with the help of the guys - especially Erik was very responsive to my requests (Thank you).

The project is well thought, clean in its implementation, especially the layout is pretty easy to change and to add your theme. Good job!
I fully understand the previous negative reviews because previous versions of this component had some serious bugs.

On the new version the entire code base was rewritten and the component had come a looong way toward a stable release.

The only downside of the component is the frontend template. The default template looks like is from early 50's :) . Anyway if you dig yourself into some custom template design (basic html/css with some smarty tags) the auction system can look really good, and i mean REALLY GOOD. The support is also great NOW. I can say that in the past while they were focusing on getting new version to light there was a period for a lack of support responses (or responses that came after very long period of time) but now they are back on track. I had some issues, i provided them administrator and FTP credentials and they helped me out really quick (same day or next day response). These guy are great and offer great support, the component is also on the right path ... and i can say that this became a really good reverse auction extension for joomla.
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Reverse Auction Factory

Version:
4.4.0
Developer:
thePHPfactory
Last updated:
Mar 06 2019
Date added:
Jun 26 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
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Compatibility:
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