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Penny Auction Software .Net Version 4

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Penny Auction Software .Net Version 4 is scheduled to be released soon.  The followings are updates from our previous version 3:

1. Safety Guard - keeping you as the site owner from big lost and assuring you, the site owner, the safety of your big items.

2. Bid Card - allowing your customer to purchase bid using off line voucher or bid card sold by vendors.

3. Newsletter - helping you reaching your customer easier and faster.

4. Autobid - making it behave like a real bidder.

5. Account sign up - making it easier for your customer to sign up and manage their accounts.

6. Improve server performace - more traffic but less resources will be required for your server.

7. Reponsive design - making sure that your penny auction website work with all hardware and software from iPhone to Ipad and from small laptop to giant desktop.

Much, much more!

Penny Auction FAQs

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Penny Auction Website or software is still new to a majority of people regarding to how it works.  As result, many customers filed complaints or felt cheated by the site operator.  Based on our research, the majority of the complaints are result of misunderstanding of how it works.  Below are some basic FAQs regarding to how penny auction site works at least in the sense of how our penny auction works.

BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF PENNY AUCTION WEBSITE


Q.  What is the biggest difference between a traditional auction site like Ebay vs. a typical Penny Auction site produced by Digital Marketing Solutions LLC like www.ezgunauctions.com?
A.  Unlike Ebay where people don’t have to pay to bid, penny auction website required you to pay to play (bid) by purchasing the bids and each time you bid, it take away a bid or bids away from your account.  

Q. How long a penny auction run?
A.  Each auction has a start date and time and an end data and time.  However, there is no defined time as to when a penny auction will be ended because as long as there are people who clicked on the last seconds, the auction timer will repeat itself until someone gave up and the last person won.  This is why most people do not bid on a penny auction until the last few seconds.

Q. How many seconds does it repeats if someone clicked on it?  
A. Well, it depends on how it was set up by the owner of the site but most of them are in 20 seconds or less.

Q. What make penny auction attractive to a lot customers?
A. Customers usually save an average of 95% or more of the actual product cost if he or she won the auction.  Furthermore, the cost of bidding (per bid or per click) is usually in pennies.

Q. If a customer won an item, does he or she has to pay for it?
A. Yes! However, the cost of the item usually dirt cheap from the retail price standpoint.

Q. Do I have to signed up in order to bid on a penny auction site?
A. Yes!

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CREATING A PENNY AUCTION WEBSITE

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If you are looking for a Penny Software Company to build your penny auction website, here is the contact info: Contact E-mail: Info@pennysoftwarecompany.com : Contact Phone: 1-877-639-9813

 

Creating a Penny Software Company can be tricky, time consuming and rather a precise demonstration of just how intricate auctions on the web really can be. Unless you have some prior experience, chances are that you are going to need someone to hold your hand through the entire project. There is a lot to know about this business and we have the expertise to explain it all.

Just what is a penny auction? A penny auction is an auction where bidders pay-per-bid for an item and the time increases with each bid. The winning bidder is the bidder whoever is the last to bid when the timer counts down to zero seconds. This works by bidding on the item you prefer, and then paying for the final amount showing for the item, based on the specific Penny Software Company the item was purchased from.

With these Penny Auction sites, you will always find questionable alerts on these search engines telling you how to get items at unbelievable prices. This makes you wonder; are penny auctions illegal? They are not illegal and most of them are not scams. You will buy items at very low prices when compared with the cost in the store. This does not mean that you cannot get scammed. There are some sites which are not genuine and you must learn how to spot them. You must be careful when choosing penny auction sites. According to Amanda Lee of Penny Auction watch, you can tell that penny auctions are not illegal but there are some with illegal practices (Lee, 2009). So, are these too good to be true?

Not only when items are bid and purchased on shown to the public, but various Penny Software Companies have access to this information. “Companies such as Swoopo, Quibids, etc. are making a lot of money with running a penny auction site” (admin, 2011). By placing yourself into a business model with managing a Penny Software Company, you are allowing yourself as the producer to start with relatively low investment, and still yield massive products. Owning your own site is very rewarding when it comes to trading in penny stock within your company.

Not everything seems to always fit together, does it? Well, with your own company, there are many companies such as the ones mentioned, for example, that do not “offer instruction on how to set up, run, and manage this type of online auction business due to the fact that it is so new…that is until now” (admin, 2011). This is a major reason and problem why many Penny auction software sites do not work. Set yourself apart from other companies located in or outside the United States, even though most happen to be outside of the United States, and seek to find a different venture for your consumers.

According to the Post Gazette newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jonas Elmerraji, a penny stock specialist at Agora Financial in Baltimore said, “A company could make its stock price whatever it wants by shifting the amount of outstanding shares, through either stock splits or reverse stock splits. What the company cannot change is its market capitalization, which is the value based on the number of outstanding shares multiplied by the share price” (Grant, 2011). He mentioned that by owning your own company with Penny Auctions, these stocks to invest are more volatile and have greater growth potential. Be on the lookout for stock options, and plans when investing into buying a Penny Software Company.

Your Penny Auction Web Site and your Penny Auction Software are the most important marketing tools your company will invest in to promote your business. If they are attractive, easy to use and error free - the customer will be satisfied and your Penny Software Company business will flourish.

The best Penny Auction software programmer should help you reach your target audience. They should have a portfolio available of on line auction software work they have completed for other customers as well as references for you to review.

Software Designers will work with you every step of the way to find out what your strategic plan and marketing goals are and how they can help you reach them. Don’t worry… you are not alone on this! With a plethora of tools of Penny auctions to choose from, your systems programmer will be with you every step of the way.

So, it’s the end of the day and building a Penny software company is looking more and more in the cards for you. Your penny auction will be thriving with previous and new customers daily as more and more opportunities arise. “The primary reason of the auction being so well accepted is the diverse and amazing offers it has. Penny Auction software is the latest evolution in the world of auction” (admin, 2011). Many corporate businesses find these as a threat as people are reverting towards penny auctions as they may find the right kind of product even going away from home, which makes building a Penny software company more plausible, credible and stable. With internet and the way of technology booming, companies in penny auction have the upper hand, as consumers are now following in their direction, building a more reliable auction website.

 

 

If you are looking for a Penny Software Company to build your penny auction website, here is the contact info: Contact E-mail: Info@pennysoftwarecompany.com : Contact Phone: 1-877-639-9813

 

This article is written by Alex Rush and the Author used the following sites in her research for this article.

 

admin. (2011, April 28). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://pennyauctionsoftware.info/, Grant, T. (2011, August 23). Penny stocks can be high risk, high reward. Post Gazette. Retrieved from http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/11235/1169136-28.stm, Lee, A. (2009, May 26). Penny auction watch. Retrieved from http://www.pennyauctionwatch.com/

 

 

 


Is F-Commerce "failed" Commerce <From http://www.getelastic.com>

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Last week we posted a little video parody on the things ecommerce consultants say. One of the tongue-in-cheek examples is “Social media isn’t about driving sales, per se…what do you mean you don’t have a Facebook Store?”

The next day, Bloomberg published an article reminding us that big retailers like JC Penney, Gamestop, Nordstrom and GAP that have shut the doors on their F-stores.

Fail Commerce?

It’s no surprise that embedded stores have faltered. The shopping experience within Facebook is painful compared to regular websites. Who prefers the banner ads, smaller screens, slower page loads, reduced functionality of F-stores? Not to mention, Facebook’s stellar track record with member privacy!

Simply plugging a catalog into a Fan page is not social commerce. It’s just commerce inside a social network.

But Facebook users have not shunned commercial brands. Consumers will Fan / Like brands in social networks in order to “recommend” to friends and to give permission for the brand to interact with their News Feed. The new wave of Facebook Timeline Apps are all about creating experiences that are social and that people want to use personally and share across their network, leveraging the Facebook Open Graph.

At the risk of sounding like an ecommerce consultant all-too-eager to hail the virtues of an unproven platform, let’s look at the social commerce opportunity beyond plug-in storefronts.

Finding the Adjacent Possible in Social Commerce

If you recall, in the digital disruption webinar we did last week (it’s still free to check out), Forrester’s James McQuivey how businesses can become disruptors by finding the adjacent possible, or the intersection of the next most immediate thing that people really want,” and matching it to the next immediate thing that you can provide.

Here are some real-world examples:

Ticketmaster Interactive Seat Map

Ticketmaster’s Timeline app allows fans to share events they are attending with friends, order tickets through the app and receive event suggestions based on their likes and listening habits through Spotify.

Its Interactive Seat Map allows people to see where their friends are sitting at an event. According to Ticketmaster, each share drives $5 in incremental revenue.

Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3

F-stores don’t have to be catalogs. In fact, they should be anything but your full catalog.

Electronic Arts launched a temporary “pop-up” store within its fan page for pre-orders fo Battlefield 3 along with exclusive gifts like Back to Karkland Expansion Pack, Physical Warfare Pack and Play4free Beret and Gun. Using Facebook as an alternative to a microsite increases the value of being a fan, and makes social sharing seamless. Offering exclusives is a way to reward die-hard fans and deepen the commitment between brand and customer.

EA also created a “Missions” app, which extends the social aspect of the game. Users can build “squads” of their Facebook friends, create events or share videos.

Engagement stats are not too shabby:

20th Century Fox

Box office movies are by nature social products – people attend movies with others and talk about them with friends, and now research and discuss them through social media. The old school way of marketing films was through theater trailers, TV spots and bus shelter posters. 20th Century Fox pulls a 21st century move by creating a Facebook page for it’s Ladies’ Night from which fans could purchase tickets and enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of the book that inspired the movie.

The studio also created an Event page to which fans could RSVP for the film, and incorporated a group-buy reward system in partnership with Gilt Groupe, SpaFinder and 7 For All Mankind.

These experiences all make more sense within Facebook than on the brand’s website, leveraging the social graph and offering simple transaction selections rather than a copy of the entire catalog.

The examples above are all cases provided by 8thBridge, formerly Alvenda (the company that created the shopping widget that 1-800-Flowers used to embed into Facebook and claim the first in-Facebook transaction in 2009). Misquoted in the Bloomberg article, in response 8thBridge CEO Wade Gerten contributed a guest article to Forbes Magazine, highlighting the results early-adopters of the Open Graph platform have achieved:

“Brands have seen their website traffic increase 50% to 300% from Facebook in just a few months.

This is dramatically more traffic than anything the industry has seen produced by social media up to this point. Certainly, the increased traffic adds immediate tangible value but there is a much bigger opportunity on the horizon.

“Tomorrow’s online shopping experience will look very different than the product catalog-specific experience we have today. The rich intent data available via the Open Graph will enable brands to usher in a new era of ecommerce that is shaped by people and around people.”

It’s not that F-Commerce is a failure, rather the shift is towards bringing social features from Facebook to your commercial website, rather than bringing your store into the social network.

When To Shun F-Commerce

The reason why F-stores are a flop for most, if not all, ecommerce brands is customers were never asking for Facebook storefronts.

If you can’t identify something that your customers want, that you can provide and add value to in Facebook, then don’t bother with the platform. Don’t jump on the bandwagon because bloggers, consultants and vendors hype it up. It’s OK to not do anything with Facebook. You may be in an industry where your customers just don’t evangelize your products, and it’s not worth building new experiences in social networks to boost your brand and customer loyalty.

But to be a disruptor, you also have to be willing to try things that might fail. Focusing on “adjacent possibilities” allows you to test ideas, and fail faster and cheaper, and move on. And if you keep at it, you might just find a winner that transforms your customer relationships.

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Today’s trend - roll with Social Networking Website

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Social networking websites are the trend right now. People can make so much money if they are able to produce a unique social networking website such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s your job to come up with new ideas for your social networking website but finding available tools and ways to implement your ideas tend to be difficult. The question here is how are you going to create your social networking website?

Creating a social networking website is a tedious task and not an easy process. It takes up to many weeks or even months to spend on coding, programming, and design your social networking website. Also it takes at least a few days to test it and see if everything works properly before you allowed the website to go live. To make the vision of your perfect social networking website comes true, you need a team to work on it. Within that team, it must include a programmer, a coder, a template designer, and a website tester. The next question would be where can you go to find a team like that with a limited budget? Just contact a web design company that specialized in creating social networking website.

There are tons of web design companies out there and finding a good web design company that has the skill and specialized in developing social networking website is a hard job. But you don’t have to worry about that because you have found us. We are a professional web design company and have the advanced tools to develop the next high-tech social networking website. Go to our website www.social-networking-softwares.com to find more information. The typical social networking website that we developed have a forum, a shout-out box, gallery/images, picture upload, member-to-member messaging, news, add and delete friends list, uploading/downloading music, blogs, creating events, instant messenger, uploading/downloading videos, and blocked member list. The design of your social networking website can be customized base on your likes and dislikes. Also we can insert in any tool that you have in mind and find the perfect set of solutions to make your social networking website the absolute best. After your website is launched, we can still hold your hands and be with you in every step of the way. There are many types of services that we offered such as website hosting, website maintenance and tech supports, search engine optimization, and e-marketing. It’s good to subscribe to our services because we can act fast when your website incurs a problem in the future. We offer you the full website design package and you have nothing to worry about.

To find more information about us, go to www.social-networking-softwares.com.

To see our demo of a social networking website, go to http://social-networking-softwares.com/contact.htm and sign up.

 

The Truth About Penny Auctions - Read Well Before Taking Out Your Credit Card!

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Sadly, there are more and more unemployed web designers... (those who know a little but about html but would still call himself or herself an expert in programing) and clever entrepreneurs that will try to sell you a $99 auction script that might have been bought on eBay (cloning these code costs virtually nothing).   If you think that investing 99 bucks in a software script will make you an over night millionaire , you must be a fool!  You are going to need more than just the cheap script to run an auction website.

You want the truth?  Let see if you can handle the truth! 

If you never run a penny auction website before, then you will need someone to train you on how to start and run a penny auction business - this will take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours.

Any worthy penny auction software will need a dedicated server to run your software, a shared hosting plan simply cannot do it,  - the cost is anywhere from $99 to $250 a month.

Unless you got some decent server skills, no matter where you buy the software from; you gotta know how to install it to your server - promised A,B,C-type instructions from your seller wouldn't do.   

You will need someone experienced to help you find a bank that is willing to process your payment.  Not all banks will accept you as its client due to the nature of this business.

If you are planning on using PayPal as your payment gateway processor, then you will need someone to help you  set up the terms and conditions so you can get PayPal approval for this business model.

The reality is that you need a plan for any business; You will need a good marketing plan and some Benjamin's to get it started

You will also need to customize your front store to make it unique, attractive and "sticky". Otherwise, you either use a template that someone already used or risk of violating copyright of others'. 

If you don't have a budget of at least $2,000 to get this business started, then wait until you have the money or forget the whole idea!

If you don't have at least a few hours a day to operate this business, then either hire someone or try something else.

Def' more than meets the eyes hah? Well, you are lucky that we are right here, with all the tools and knowledge to help you with every step of the way!

 

E-Commerce Web Management made easy: Ready to be a Prince!

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Niccolò Machiavelli once said: "Before all else, be armed."

Do you think you are armed with the appropriate weapons to fight against competitors in our e-commerce world?  Are you ready to be the Prince (or Princess) of your own business kingdom? If you shake your head to both questions, I will have to say that you are lucky that we are here. 

I won't waste your time lecturing about the history of e-commerce and how its has been a growing phenomena (that's what Wikipedia is for). I will tell you this, however, that the management of an online ecommerce system has become progressively easier for more and more people. This, of course, makes it more competitive for you.

But worries not! Don't feel as if you were a tiny sardine swimming in this vast ocean of risks and perils. You have us! We have developed an easy, yet powerful e-commerce system management for your online stores. Within a few minutes, you will find out how versatile and useful this back-end control panel is. So check it out and get ready to conquer the competitve world of ecommerce!

 

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What is a Penny Auction Software?

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Penny auction software is application software that can be deployed as stand-alone software for commercial and/or charity live and silent auctions, that handles all aspects of conducting an auction. This software provides users with the ability to register bidders, clerk (record) sales, and cash out bidders. In addition to these key functions, auction software provides many supporting capabilities including auction cataloging, inventory control, and consignor reconciliation. Some auction software is utilized exclusively in vertical markets such as automotive.

In more recent years “auction software” has come to include software on a Web server for online auctions. This software provides the ability for users to post items for sale in an auction format as well as the ability to bid on those items. The most well known purveyor of online auction software is possibly Ebay, Inc. out of San Jose, California. Ebay was the first company to popularize the notion of conducting an auction over the Internet. The auction software that eBay uses is proprietary and not available to the general public. In 1995, Virginia inventor Thomas Woolston was awarded key US Patents for a series of inventions introducing the online auction marketplace. In 2000, after eBay contacted Woolston and his company, MercExchange LLC, to buy the patent portfolio, the auction giant balked. Woolston and his partners sued and won a 2003 guilty verdict in a Virginia federal court; the jury awarded $25USD million of damages. MercExchange pressed to have eBay shutter infringing operations, but eBay appealed the ruling all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. The highest court ruled in 2006 that an injunction on eBay’s operations was not required nor automatic, but that the Virginia judge had the discretion to enter the injunction. In late 2006, the case was returned to the Virginia court for an injunction and settlement negotiations between the two parties began in January 2007. In July 2007, the U.S. District Count assigned the case denied the motion for a permanent patent injunction against eBay. Judge Jerome Friedman stayed further proceedings on an additional eCommerce related patent until the U.S Patent and Trademark office has time to reexamine the validity of the patent granted to MercExchange. Judge Friedman publicly stated that MercExchange “has utilized its patents as a sword to extract money rather than as a shield to protect its right to exclude or its market-share, reputations, goodwill, or name recognition, as MercExchange appears to possess none of these.”

Currently a search on the internet can provide you with a plethora of auction possibilities, from traditional auction sites, to more recently the penny auction – on-line auction experience.  These penny auctions take place internationally as well as regionally with the premise that the auction ends when time runs out. 

Penny Auction Software Designers in these areas continue to evolve their products in an ever changing industry, offering an unlimited range of services and advice to their prospective clients and customers.  Choosing the right penny auction software provider is not a simple task.  There are many penny auction software companies available and they all offer different results at different prices.

 

Choosing A Penny Auction Web Site Developer

Your Penny Auction Web Site and your Penny Auction Software are the most important marketing tools your company will invest in to promote your business.  If they are attractive, easy to use and error free ­ - the customer will be satisfied and business will flourish.

The best Penny Auction software programmer should help you reach your target audience.  They should have a portfolio available of on line auction software work they have completed for other customers as well as references for you to review.

The Penny Auction Software Designers will work with you every step of the way to find out what your strategic plan and marketing goals are and how they can help you reach them. They’ll do keyword research to find out which words and phrases will attract a targeted audience to your software/website and to make the site user friendly. Then they’ll initiate a plan that is designed to propel you to top rankings on major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN.

Our Penny Auction software will be easy to navigate and quick to access.  We have Penny Auction Software Designers that understand client’s needs and work hard to provide quality software.  We’ll work with you to design the software, promote the sales, and improve the traffic to the site.  We pride ourselves on our client satisfaction, which includes not only the development, but the long term relationship we perpetuate with additional support in maintaining the software/site along with regular updates and advice.

When checking references for a Penny Auction Software Developer, rate the following information:

-          Do they meet their deadlines

-          Do they listen to the client and meet the requirements; were they open to suggestions and critiques

-          Were updates and changes made in a timely manner

-          Did they stay within the proposed budget

We want to be sure you make the right choice when choosing Penny Auction Software Developer to represent your business.  There are many areas to consider when beginning this exploration.  You should feel confident and content that you did the best research possible and made a wonderful choice.

 

 

Features of Penny Auction Web Sites

The internet has helped lower the cost of coordinating auctions and has also helped control the costs involved for the average bidder to participate.

Penny Auction Web Site offers range from popular action figures to recently released electronics, replacement parts for household appliances and hard to find business equipment.

Penny Auction Web Sites create a convenience for bidders and sellers.  The participants no longer have to be in the same geographical location.  And, the size of the auction does not matter on line, due to the nature of the auction; no location involved.  It’s also true that all participants benefit due to the internet making it easy for participants to both search for and present products in a convenient location.

It’s as easy as paying a non-refundable fee and then buying bids to use a Penny Auction Website.  Bidding on a Penny Auction web site raises the cost of the item by a fixed amount and typically also extends the deadline of the auction.  The game is a brinksmanship game: each successive bid lowers the value of the reward, and the last player to decide to place a bid and lower the value of the reward wins that reward.

The auctioneer receives income both in the form of the fees collected for each bid and in the form of payment for the winning bid.

Alert! A Trojan may be affecting your website!

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But don't worry, because it is easily fixable! This Trojan is very common, and it could happen to anyone! This is just another one of those computer viruses, so don't fret because it has nothing to do with the making of your website. 

 

If your computer or website is being attacked by a Trojan, simply download this Adblock Plus to remove it. 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865/ 

 

There is also a YouTube video that will explain how to install this Adblock Plus. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNvb2SjVjjI

 

Do it to terminate the Trojan that is affecting your website. Thank you for being a valued customer and blog reader! Have a great day!