Chetu Develops Custom Magento Penny Auction Site & Responsive Mobile Design
BidWinFun is a traditional domestic online penny auction website with a mobile presence. They auction off brand new merchandise for pennies on the dollar to whoever wins the bid. The company needed an e-commerce website that could handle a traditional auction but was able to perform online quickly, as the auctions take just a couple of hours at most. This site would also need to serve thousands of auctions every day.
BidWinFun first learned about Chetu at a Las Vegas technology convention where Chetu showcased its industry knowledge & experience with penny auction sites through the Magento e-commerce platform. The software development would need a responsive adaptive design in the web application that would render perfectly on mobile devices as well.
With Chetu's large talent pool of on-demand developers, industry knowledge, and as a Magento Business Solutions partner, it was a perfect fit to get the online auction site up and running quickly.
Web Application Bidding & Auction Functionalities
The Magento web application was created with the features of any traditional penny auction website. Such functionalities as onboarding members, allowing them to buy bid packs and to place bids on ongoing auctions. It's a typical bidding situation where there is a timer, people place bids in competition against each other, and when the timer expires the highest bidder wins the prize.
Chetu also developed the Magento web application to include a help guide for winning bids. The application provides different levels of paid membership which could be purchased & canceled at any time.
- Frequent Bidder Club (FBC)
- Auction & Bid Management
- Buy It Now (BIN)
- Auction Watch Option (or Notifications)
The development environment incorporated PHP 7.2 as a server-side scripting language, Magento 2.3.1 as the framework, HTML for creating web pages, MySQL 5.x for database support, GIT for Version Control Management, and Magento Membership & Auction Plug-ins.
Online Magento Penny Auction Site Takes Entertainment to the Next Level
BidWinFun's target audience for their penny auction site is geared towards individuals who enjoy the thrill of shopping, auctions, and entertainment. Their business model aligns closely around casino-style environments.
BidWinFun needed a software development company that had previous experience with penny auction websites, was certified with the Magento platform, and was affordable. This led them to choose Chetu for their Magento Commerce software development.
Chetu brings years of industry experience & professionalism to the table. Being a certified Magento Business Solutions Partner enables its developers to stay ahead on the newest software trends to provide the highest level of services for their clients.