Christof Wagner – Fa. MieX
BIDLoc – Online sales platform
This web platform allows companies and individuals to offer items onto the website for auction.
The bidding system is based on both AJAX and JSON technology. Thanks to asynchronous programming, it is possible to create a real time solution which is an absolute necessity in such a system.
The bidding system is based on a simple concept: in principle, any customer who wants to make a bid must first register on the website. The registered user must then purchase a bidding package to be able to participate in the auctions.
Each bidding process in the system is subject to a fee. Each bid, which is issued by a customer, causes the price of the product; depending on the auction type to be increased by a certain amount.
In addition, the duration of the auction countdown will be extended by a fixed number of seconds. This extension allows other customers a chance to bid at the auction.
The concept is designed to promote the sale of goods at much lower prices because the actual cost of the product will be covered by the fee-based bidding system.
The method of payment for the bid packages and the auctioned products are made via a variety of payment systems (i.e.: PayPal, ClickandBuy, credit card etc.) and are embedded in the home page.
During the implementation of this project special attention was paid to guaranteeing system security without compromising the need to provide a simple and intuitive user interface.