6 developers, 1 Project Manager, and 1 QA Engineer.
The main challenge was to create a website that combines different types of auctions and allows users to carry out an instant search as well as make deals.
Also, the website includes a comprehensive search by parameters, system functions that help provide additional service (deal making, documentation creation, online payments, and auto model reports).
Auctionautoplace is a platform of European auto auctions. The system includes 4 auction types which the user can participate in:
- Closed auto auctions
The client offers a price, but cannot see other proposals. Buyers offer their prices simultaneously by written applications. The cars belong to those, whose price will be higher.
- Open auto auctions
The client stakes the highest price. All participants can see this price. Rates cannot be canceled.
- Fixed price auto auctions
Users can buy cars at a fixed price.
- Specialized auto auctions
The system allows the selling of cars using two directions: damaged cars auction and cars with defects auction.
This section contains information about all auction types (opened, closed, fixed price). Choosing the necessary category, the user can move to the complete list of appropriate auctions and select the country and car status.
If there is not enough information to stake, the user can make an in-depth search.
Our developers have built an additional feature that picks up a car by its producer, model, fuel type, power, volume, etc.
Choosing the necessary model, the platform opens a separate section where the client can stake, reconsider photos, car expertise, or equipment.
If the user is interested in the model, he/she can add it to favorites or print out the text information. Also, online auctions allow making machine text translation.
We have integrated a "similar autos" function, so the user can get beneficial offers according to preferences.
This category includes two sections - transport and customs services.
Such functionality will help clients find out the delivery price and transportation expenses. The user can choose any country from the list and view information on delivery periods to the logistic centre. The Customs services section offers additional services for auction members.
The primary goal of a user account is to collect all the information on the users and their activity in the system as well as organize it in one place for management.
PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS/JQuery/Bootstrap, TurboSMS, Mailgun, Bitrix.
We chose PHP and MySQL as the platform contains a large number of auto models integrated into a big database.