Visual Penny Auction

News

November 15, 2010 - Beyond Solutions, Inc. today announced the release of Visual Penny Auction 1.0, its newest in a line of state-of-the-art auction products. With over 1000 instances of its products deployed, Beyond Solutions continues to be a major player in the auction software market.

According to their CEO the market has undergone some significant changes in the past few years. "The Penny Auction platform has seen a recent surge in activity and appears to be a profitable business model.", and, "Having been in the auction software market for more than a dozen years we want to be on the forefront of implementing the most current auction platforms".

He continued, "Although 'garage' based operations continue to be a factor in this competitive space, we wanted to provide an alternative that ensures both scalability and robustness".

Beyond Solutions, Inc. is located in Buena Park, California about 20 minutes from Disneyland.

FAQ

Q. I've seen auction software priced from $300. to $10,000. or more! What is the difference and how do I make the right choice?
A. There's a lot of truth to the adage "you get what you pay for" although there are some packages out there that are overpriced. Be sure to get references and beware of "bargain-basement" software. Beyond Solutions' software is moderately priced.

Q. I'm concerned that I'll put my auction site up and I won't have enough customers. Do you offer marketing services?
A. Yes. Beyond Solutions can provide a complete turn-key solution to all of your business needs.

Q. I don't want to cut corners and risk a good business plan. Do you offer financing if I want the auction software, marketing services and basically the works?
A. Yes. We can work with you to get you set up with an effective plan within your budget. If you need to we can split costs into low monthly payments.

Features both Progressive and Reverse Auctions

  • Progressive auctions feature a countdown timer. Price of item is bid up until bidding stops. Timer extends if bidding is active. Last bidder wins the item.
  • Reverse auctions hide the price of the item until a user uses a credit. The price goes down at a rate set by the site owner. When a user likes the price they simply buy the item.

Inventory Management System gives you control of:

  • Pricing
  • Quantity in stock
  • Images
  • SKU numbers
  • Descriptions
  • Target category

Customer Management

  • View and edit customers
  • Ability to deactivate abusive customers
  • View customers activity
  • Email customers

"Buy It Now" Store

  • Customers can use purchased products towards list price of items
  • Site owner control of credit value
  • Site owner controls which items appear in store

"Buy It Now" Auctions

  • Automatically operates if you have more than one of an item in stock
  • Losing bidders can apply credits to purchase item they lost.
  • Site owner control of credit value

Bid Pack (Credits) Management

  • Define up to 6 Bid Pack levels
  • Set price and number of bids included.
  • Bid Pack credits can be used towards purchase in the “Buy It Now? store.

Site Control

  • Order Management (Includes statistics and reports)
  • Category Management System lets you manage categories and subcategories.
  • Rotating Home Page Ads (Promote your site by adding up to 5 Jpg images) Also manage your logo.
  • Payment gateway support (includes Paypal)

Import/Export

  • Export products to CSV (for use in Excel, etc.)
  • Import products from CSV file (bulk upload)

Free Business Consultation!

  • Get a jump start for your new business by consulting with an expert with more than a dozen years in the field. Consultation includes marketing advice and assessment of your business model with a focus on revenue generation. Preliminary assessment given at no charge, even before your purchase.

Custom Programming

  • We can provide custom programming to help you get your new venture off the ground. Do you have a unique idea? Allow us to help you implement it. We have a staff of talented programmers at your disposal! Ask your sales rep for further details.