Required Updates Needed to your Auction123 Craigslist Application

On Monday, August 14th, you will need to update the Auction123 Craigslist application running on a Windows PC(s) at your dealership.  These updates are due to security certificate changes with the application and are necessary for your Craigslist tool to function. Once we push these changes live, you should receive a notification that an update is available or you can check for updates yourself. Follow the instructions below to complete the process.

Right-click on the “123” logo in your system tray and select “Check for Updates.”

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Once completed, you will see a pop-up stating “Windows protected your PC”. You will then need to click on “More info“, then click the button that states “Run anyway” to start the process.

A window will then open asking if you would like to install the Auction123 Launcher Application. Click “Install” to complete the update process.

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If this process is not completed prior to 8/22/2017, the Auction123 Craigslist Application will no longer run, disabling your ability to list or manage postings. Please contact Auction123 Support at (888) 514-0123, Option 2 if this occurs or if you need any assistance.

 

 

Reminder – Increased Reserve Fees on ebay Motors

ebay sent out an email announcing an increase in the Reserve fee and Buy It Now fee on Auction-style listings. This change went in effect on July 13th.

The Reserve Fee changes affect the following categories:

  • Cars & Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • PowerSports
  • Other Vehicles & Trailers

Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price below $75,000 are now $40 per listing.
Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price $75,000 and above are now $99 per listing.

Additionally, the Auction Buy It Now fee has increased to $10.

If you are interested in avoiding these fees, please contact us regarding the new Premier Placement Package. This new ebay subscription is a flat monthly rate and includes all additional fees. The Auction123 team can get you setup on the right Premier Placement Package (P3) for your dealership today.

Auction123 Templates are Fully Compliant with eBay’s New Policies

As of June 1st, Your Auction123 eBay Listing Template will be Fully Compliant with eBay’s New Policy to Remove “Active Content”

You may have received a message from eBay regarding upcoming changes they are making to the way listings can be designed or presented on eBay.com. These changes no longer allow “Active Content” within the body of your listing. Active Content includes the use of javascript, flash animation, inline pop-up windows, and most embedded video code.

Our development and design teams have reformatted the Auction123 templates to accommodate this new policy by making trivial changes to the existing add-on widgets in the template editor, resulting in a minimal impact on your current layout. These changes occurred in the Shipping, embedded Video, Image Viewer, and Similar Vehicles widgets.

You do not need to do anything regarding this change. The Auction123 system will automatically convert your template over to the new compliant code on June 1, 2017. You will likely not see any difference in your layout or presentation. Should you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact Customer Support at (888) 514-0123, Option 2 or email Support@Auction123.com.

Thank you for being a valued Auction123 customer. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the best tools available for listing and managing your eBay and Craigslist postings.

Auction123 Support Hours – Friday, April 14th

Auction123 Customer Support will be unavailable today between 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. If you need immediate assistance, designated personnel will be “on call” and can be reached by calling (888) 514-0123.

Regular business hours will resume at 9:00 AM EDT on Saturday, April 15th.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win an Amazon Fire HD 7! Voting for the Dealers’ Choice Awards Ends April 19th

Voting is open for the 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards! YOU have the power to recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in the industry as these awards are determined by your vote, and the votes submitted by dealers across the country.

Please take a minute to vote for Auction123. We’ve been fortunate to have our dealers vote us as the BEST Listing Management Service for 7 years!

Category: Online Inventory Listing Management (Question #12)

Click on the link to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adtdc2017

You will be asked to rate each of the companies you list for the quality of their products and services, level of customer service/support, value, and whether you would recommend the company to another dealer.

By completing at least five categories, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet computers!

Survey submission ends on April 19, 2017 and the contest winners for the Amazon Fire HD 7s will be determined by Auto Dealer Today via a random drawing on May 17, 2017.