New Feature – Cloning Inventory In Your Auction123 Dashboard

We have added the ability to clone inventory in the Auction123 Dashboard. This feature is available for all non passenger vehicles, including RVs, Campers, Commercial Trucks, Powersports, Motorcycles, Heavy Equipment, Trailers, Boats, and all other supported inventory items that are not classified as passenger vehicles.

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To get started, find the unit in your Auction123 Dashboard you would like to clone. This can either be a unit you have manually created or one that was imported from your inventory file. From the Actions For This Item menu, click on Clone Item.

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From here, you can enter the VIN and Stock Number for the new unit and choose if you would like to copy the images from the original unit to the new unit. Click Clone Item and you have now successfully created a new inventory item in your Auction123 system! This new item is not associated with or connected to the original unit, so any changes you make to either item will not affect the other.

Template Editor Enhancement – Adding Multiple Image Viewers / Inserting Content Between Images

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We’ve added a new feature to the template editor which allows you to edit how your vehicle images display in your Auction123 template. With this enhancement, you can add multiple Image Viewers to your template and set which image, or group of images, will display in each Viewer. This provides the opportunity to insert descriptions, marketing graphics, eBusiness cards, or Auction123 widgets between your images, offering even more ways to customize the look and feel of your Auction123 template.

Editing Your Template:

Access the template editor by clicking “Template” under the Preference section in the left-hand navigation menu.

To get started, be sure your image Viewer is set to the Full image layout. This feature is not available if your template is using the Paged or Thumbnail image layout. To switch to the Full image layout, hover your mouse over the Image Viewer and click the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner to select the Full option. If your template is already set to the Full image layout, click the edit pencil to open the Image Viewer editor.

From this edit screen, you can select which image or set of images you would like to display in this section of the template. Once set, continue adding the Image Viewer throughout your template, setting which group of images should display within each widget until you are finished. If your vehicles vary in the number of images they have, be sure to set one of the Image Viewers to display up to image 300. This will ensure all images will be shown within the template.

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Mapping Your Auction123 Images to eBay’s Gallery Images

eBay’s Picture Services allows up to 24 images to be uploaded directly to eBay.com, with your first 12 images being free for each eBay Motors listing. These images display in the eBay gallery at the top of your listing and are prominent in the mobile view of your eBay ad. The Auction123 system automatically sends the maximum number of free images available to the eBay gallery. However, you have the ability to increase the number of images sent for all listings from your default eBay settings.

We’ve added a new setting that allows you to select which images in the Auction123 system are used for the eBay Picture Services. This provides an opportunity to create a better representation of the vehicle within the 12-24 images that are uploaded directly to eBay, especially if you capture images in the same order for each car.

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To set the order of your eBay images:

  • Click on Account Settings under the Preferences section in the left-hand navigation menu.
  • Click on the eBay tab.
  • Locate the “eBay Picture Service” section and turn on the switch for “Enable Manual Photo Ordering”.
  • Set which Auction123 image slot should be used for each of the eBay Picture Services images.
  • When you have finished setting the order, click Save.

Auction123 – System Maintenance 2/14/16 – Updates to the Image Management System

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Auction123 will be performing system maintenance on Sunday, February 14th between 7:00 PM EST and 12:00 AM EST. During this time, image upload and editing features in the Auction123 Dashboard will be disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Once completed, you will notice the Auction123 Image Management System has been enhanced. Our image tools will no longer require Java or the installation of an ActiveX plug-in. Our new HTML5 image uploader can be accessed from any modern Internet browser, including Chrome.

We’ve modified our image upload process, making it even easier to transfer images from your computer to the Auction123 system. Be sure you are capturing images at a minimum resolution of 1024×768. This optimizes your vehicle presentation within the Auction123 template. If you are uploading or sending larger sized images, the Auction123 image uploader will automatically resize your images accordingly. We’ve also reformatted our image editing tools, providing more ways to enhance your vehicle presentation.

For a quick overview of the changes, or to access our library of video tutorials on YouTube, click below.

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Craigslist Enhancement – Add Craigslist Specific Content to your Postings

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You can now customize your Craigslist template by adding Craigslist specific descriptions throughout your postings! This content will automatically appear across all of your Craigslist ads, providing an excellent opportunity to include more information within your Craigslist template.

  • Under Preferences in the left-hand navigation menu of the Dashboard, click on Descriptions.
  • Click on the Craigslist tab.
  • Set a title for your description, enter the content you would like to appear on all postings, and click Save All.
    If you wish to enter multiple descriptions in your Craigslist template, click Add New after saving and repeat the process.
  • When you are done entering your description(s), click on Feeds in the left-hand navigation menu.
  • Click on the Craigslist tab.
  • Scroll to the section titled Configure Ad Options. From here, drag and drop the Craigslist description boxes wherever you want your content to appear in your postings.
  • Once positioned, select which saved description you would like to display for each Craigslist Description widget you’ve added to the template.

 

Auction123 – Changes to Supported Image Sizes

The Auction123 system now supports images up to 1024×768 in size. If you are uploading images directly to the Auction123 system, we recommend you adjust your camera settings to a minimum of 1024×768. If you take larger images, we recommend maintaining a 4:3 ratio. Larger images will be automatically sized down to 1024×768.

As we have increased our maximum image size, the Auction123 system will no longer upsize images. Previously, smaller images that were uploaded or imported were sized up to 800×600. Going forward, you images will display within the Auction123 templates in the same size they are uploaded or imported.

These changes were made to increase your image quality and allow for the larger images to be supported within the system.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Craigslist Enhancement – Customize Your Posting Layout

We have added the ability to set the order content will display within your Craigslist postings. Choose what content will be included and the order it will display in your ads by default across all listings.

To modify the order of your Craigslist posting:

  • Login to the Auction123 Dashboard
  • Within the left-hand navigation menu, locate the Preferences menu and click on Feeds
  • Click on the Craigslist tab
  • Locate the Configure Ad Options section.

From here, you can choose which widgets are included within your Craigslist postings by dragging each to the window on the right labeled “Template”. Any widgets that remain in the window on the left will not be included in your Craigslist postings.

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Within the “Template” window on the right, set the order you want the content displayed by dragging the widgets up and down to reorder. If you have selected “Vehicle Data & Options” to display within your template, choose within the Additional Options section below if you want the full bulleted list of specifications or just the 8 Showroom Summary Bullets to be displayed within your postings.

Once you have everything set, click Save at the bottom of the page. Your changes will be reflected for any new postings going forward.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Call: (888) 514-0123, Option2
Email: Support@Auction123.com
Web: http://auction123.com