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 Named the Gold Award Winner in the 2016 Dealers’ Choice Awards

Thank you to all who nominated and voted for Auction123 as your favorite Online Inventory Listing Management provider! We are extremely honored to be named as a 7 time category winner in the Dealers’ Choice Awards.

NEWS RELEASE

Auction123, the leading provider of inventory marketing solutions for dealerships of all vehicle categories, is honored to be the recipient of the Gold Award for Best Online Inventory Management Provider in Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2016 Dealers’ Choice Awards. This marks the seventh year Auction123 has been recognized in these awards.

The winners of the 12 annual Dealers’ Choice Awards will be announced in the upcoming July issue of Auto Dealer Today magazine. The awards are based on a comprehensive survey that allowed dealers and dealership personnel to recognize their favorite vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in 34 categories. Thousands of dealers from across the nation take part in the voting, scoring their providers on the product or service itself, customer support and service, overall value, and whether they would recommend the company to another dealer.

 

“This year’s winners include Dealers’ Choice Awards regulars as well as a number of new companies that have emerged as major players in a variety of categories,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom magazines. “But they all have one thing in common: They have earned the loyalty and praise of dealers, and they deserve our congratulations.”

“We are extremely grateful to our loyal clients who took the time to vote for Auction123 in this year’s Dealers’ Choice Awards”, said Ray Basha, C.E.O of Auction123, Inc. “Our main focus has always been to provide dealers with the most innovative tools coupled with superior customer service. Being recognized as a 7 time category winner is a huge honor and confirms that we are living up to our goal to offer the best possible inventory marketing solutions.”

For more information on Auction123’s products and services, visit http://auction123.com or call (888) 514-0123.

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.

Picture Services Mappings

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.

Adding Your YouTube Video to Auction123 – Updated Process

YouTube removed the ability to access the “Old Embed Code” for your uploaded YouTube videos some time ago. As you may be aware, eBay does not accept the embed code YouTube now provides. In an effort to make the process of adding your YouTube videos to your Auction123 Dashboard easier so they will appear in your eBay listings, we’ve modified the process. You will no longer need to utilize a 3rd party embed code converter to implement your YouTube videos. Simply grab the YouTube ID for your video, or copy the direct link to your YouTube video, and paste it within the YouTube ID section located in the “Edit Third Party Video” screen of the Dashboard. Your YouTube video will now be associated with your vehicle and ready to list to eBay without any extra effort.

Adding your YouTube Video to the Auction123 Dashboard:

  • Navigate to the YouTube video you would like to associate with a unit in your Dashboard.
  • Locate the YouTube ID in your URL. This is the text within the URL that appears after the equals (=) sign. Another option is to copy the entire URL. The Auction123 system will automatically seek and extract the YouTube ID from the URL.

YouTube ID

  • Navigate to the unit in the Auction123 Dashboard you would like to associate with the YouTube video.
  • Click on “Edit Third Party Video” within the Actions for this Item or Actions for this Listing menus.
  • Paste the video ID or the entire URL into the field titled YouTube ID and click Save. If you paste the entire URL, the Auction123 system will automatically seek and extract the YouTube ID from the URL.

YouTubeID Dashboard

  • Your video is now associated with the selected unit and will be in the acceptable format for posting to eBay. Be sure your eBay Template includes the video module so your newly added video will display in your listing. To confirm, navigate to the Preferences section within the left-hand navigation menu and click on Template. Confirm the Video module appears within your default template, or if you’ve saved specific templates for eBay and Local Market, confirm the module is included within those layouts.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

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

Auction123 Announced as the Highest Rated Online Advertising Software Provider in the 2015 Technology Leadership Awards

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Auction123 Online Advertising Software Wins Technology Leadership Award

We are honored to be announced as the highest rated online advertising software provider in this year’s Technology Leadership Awards. The Technology Leadership Awards are presented to vendors that have developed the most innovative products, tools, or services that benefit auto dealers across the country. Nomination voting was open to all members of the automotive industry including auto dealers, vendors, auto manufacturers, and consumers. The Dealer Marketing Magazine Technology Leadership Awards are moderated by Joe Webb and judged by a panel of auto dealers around the country.

Thank you to all who nominated our listing software!

Auction123 Named Platinum Award Winner for Best Online Inventory Marketing Tools in the 2014 Dealers’ Choice Awards

A very BIG ‘Thank You’ to all who nominated and voted for Auction123 as your favorite Online Inventory Marketing Tool provider! We are honored to be named as the recipient of the Platinum Award and look forward to continuing to provide our dealers with the best inventory marketing tools available!


NEWS RELEASE

Auction123, the leading provider of inventory marketing solutions for dealerships of all vehicle categories, is honored to be the recipient of the Platinum Award for Best Online Inventory Marketing Tools in Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2014 Dealers’ Choice Awards. This marks the fifth year Auction123 has been recognized in these awards.

Hundreds of dealers voted in the 10th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards, which recognize the most highly-regarded vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in the retail automotive industry. Voters were able to list their favorite vendors in a total of 27 categories and score each vendor based on the product or service itself, customer support and service, value, and whether they would recommend the company to another dealer. “Each year, the high standards of dealers are reflected in the results of the Dealers’ Choice Awards voting, and this year is no exception,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom. “The winners have set a high standard for themselves and for the industry as a whole.”

“We are driven to develop innovative products and services that remedy the challenges dealers face on a day-to-day basis when marketing their inventory to the top online marketplaces”, said Ray Basha, C.E.O of Auction123, Inc. “Being consistently recognized by dealers for our Online Inventory Marketing tools in the annual Dealers’ Choice Awards is a huge honor. We are excited about our latest enhancements to our eBay and Craigslist tools and look forward to supporting our dealers with the unparalleled service they expect from everyone here at Auction123.”

In 2014, Auction123 greatly enhanced their suite of inventory marketing tools by creating fully automated listing processes for both eBay and Craigslist. These new features provide dealers with a hands-free solution for launching and managing their vehicle listings on these high traffic sites. Unlike other automated solutions, the Auction123 tool offers dealers with full control over which inventory should go live and the days and times the ads should be listed. Dealers seeking more control over the posting process have the option of manually scheduling their vehicles to go live on the day, time, and marketplace they choose.

Recently, Auction123’s Craigslist application was highlighted as a Powersports’ Business Nifty 50 – Top Products and Services of 2014. Auction123 was also honored to be voted as the highest rated Inventory Management Provider in the 2014 Dealer Marketing Magazine Technology Leadership Awards.

For more information, call Auction123 at (888) 514-0123.

eBay Listing Subscription Package Counter

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If you have an eBay listing subscription package, you can now easily track how many insertions are remaining on your package directly from your Auction123 Dashboard! Located next to the Auction123 Support Live Help link, you can quickly review the number of listings you have available on your eBay package for the month. Hover your mouse over the icon to review additional details including how many listings you’ve used and the expiration date of the remaining insertions you have available.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Call: (888) 514-0123, Option 2
Email: Support@Auction123.com
Web: http://auction123.com