AuctionsPlus has launched a revamped website which it says will improve and enhance the experience of users participating in its online livestock, wool and grain auctions.
The upgrade site, launched last weekend, is designed to complement a bigger and faster platform introduced in 2011.
Developed over the past 27 years, AuctionsPlus allows commodity trading, reserve price setting and legal change of ownership without the buyer, seller or product having to come together physically at the same time.
General manager Gary Dick said the new platform offered a range of solid functional improvements and provided an easier and more enjoyable user experience.
“AuctionsPlus has steadily grown over time and is now well accepted by producers and stock agents alike,” he said.
Mr Dick said AuctionsPlus generated 8.5 million hits per month, and had 47,500 registered users, 28,000 of which connected regularly.
Introduced changes include a fresh layout with menus at the top of homepage and ‘Today’s Auctions’ available on the homepage. ‘Upcoming Auctions’ has its own schedule page. There are new tools to manage email subscriptions and account details, and a new user code and password recovery tool.
Results will stay online for up to 60 days with a revised format.
A new ‘Meet Reserve’ function allows the highest bidder on a passed-in lot to have the option to meet the reserve for the 90 minutes following the conclusion of an auction.
“Agents and assessors will find that assessment entry has changed, there is a new way to enter photos and other media, videos and documents can now also be added via Pre-Auction Details, but most importantly, selling agents can now re-offer their lots online, something not previously available,” Mr Dick said.