Create your own Web auction site

The mechanics of setting up an auction Web site have been simplified by means of Terapin’s AuctionEasy, which provides a content management system that employs Microsoft’s ASP (active server technology) to drive a dynamic Web site.

As such, there is little here that an expert in ASP could not create with a package such as Dreamweaver MX. Though it would help, of course, for that expert to have experience of online auctions so that he or she could design the workflow for any number of pages dealing with the intricacies of buying and selling online (See here for a screenshot).

With AuctionEasy 2.1, fees and terms can be set for any number of auctions, and there are facilities for searching and browsing items. The whole thing can be configured via a Web page, though you should have some knowledge of FTP and site administration if you wish to customise your site.

AuctionEasy is as simple to use as its name suggests, although not quite as easy to deploy and customise as Terapin indicates. You will still need to set up merchant agreements to be able to charge for selling online, so the program will appeal only to a relatively small group. For such users, however, Terapin offers a range of hosting options on its site. Future releases will also bring SMS text messaging features.

Price: $858
Vendor: Terapin

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