Online auction tools
Online Auction companies have opened up their applications to third party application developers to extend the capabilities and increase revenue. API interfaces were developed using XML which enable third party developers to build applications that use the back-end of the online auction.
This software enable tools such as:
Auction Sniping Tools that allow consumers to place last minute bids Auction sniping is the process, in a timed online auction (such as on eBay), of placing a winning bid at the last possible moment (often seconds before the end of the auction), giving the other bidders no time to outbid the sniper. This can be done manually, or by software. The software can be designed for the purpose running on a bidder's computer, or for an online Internet sniping service, where the software agent is run from a website. Use of a service is stated to decrease the failure rate of the snipe, because the website is expected to have more reliable servers and Internet connection with lower and less variable delay in sending data (latency) enabling the bid to be placed closer to the deadline, even arriving within the last second. A bid sniper is a person who, or software agent which performs auction sniping.
Auction Listing Tools
Services that aid in listing items on auction sites like eBay.
Services that display ads on behalf of auction sellers.
Auction Portal Software
Auction Portal Software provides the auctioneers to develop their own auction system with the tools & service provided in the system. The system now adopts the Web 2.0 compatibility and able to match with the new data structures and technologies. This will help the entrepreneurs to step in the business of E-com.
Auction Listing Enhancements & Template Builders
Auction Seller Tools to make listings more attractive or easier for buyers to get information quicker. This includes listing template builders and other features.
Auction tools to access sites such as eBay offline.