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Version: 2.1.3 (Released 02/06/2016)

New Features

  • Create responsive bidspotter.co.uk
  • Lot search handles plurals better
    • For example, searches for “chairs” will now return lots which contain the word “chair”
  • Users can add auction alerts with one-click from search results
    • site and price guide searches allow bidders to save the search term as an auction alert with one click.
  • User prompted to register when adding lot to watch list
    • a notification is presented to bidder when adding lot to watch list and includes a link to the auction registration page
  • My Tender bids links added to My Bidder/Bidspotter
    • Links on left hand column/panel in My Bidder/Bidspotter page allows bidder to navigate to past and present tender bids
  • Launch On field determines which bidder/operator app is used
    • Selecting ‘Flash’ will launch current version, selecting ‘GAP’ will launch new operator and html5 bidder apps.
  • Changes to Bidspotter.com contact us page
  • i-bidder’s “New Site” banner removed from homepage
  • ATG 10for10 information & banner updated on saleroom

Technical Stories

  • Improved efficiency of whitelabel sync
    • Architectural changes to help resolve event store issues

Bug Fixes

  • Bidding for timed lots was commencing an hour too early, now that we are in BST
  • Combined buyer’s premium not being used in linked auction details (registration page)
  • Lots in featured lots panel disappear on tablets when opening and closing filter menu
  • 0 results returned after redirect (logging in from results page) in some scenarios
  • Categories listed on auction listings were being ordered by their corresponding category code, resulting in some inaccuracies
  • Inconsistent label on floating register button for future timed auctions (mobile view)
  • Site users could navigate to lots before sale was published
  • Category filter duplicated in specific scenario when adding lots & changing auction category
  • Date in enquiry email subject line was 1 day in the past

Version: 2.1.2 (Released 10/05/2016)

New Features

  • Support for GAP Office payments integration
  • Changes to bidspotter.com contact us page
    • includes change of office address in email footers

Bug Fixes

  • Combined buyers premium rate not used on auction registration page
    • We now display the combined figure everywhere on responsive sites
  • Lot quantities not displaying for timed lots on responsive sites
    • quantities now show on lot details page for timed lots
  • i-bidder auction alerts text amended
    • Text used to mention that prices can be filtered by estimates
  • ‘Connect to auction’ buttons on responsive site (mobile view) were too tall
  • Styling issue with tender lots on lot list
    • Text like “Ends 18 May” was split across two lines unnecessarily
  • Missing text “up to 10 working days” on lot delivery information (i-bidder only)
  • Missing address dropdown & phone verification cancel button on registration page
    • If user tries to confirm incomplete page then clicks cancel in specific order
  • Bidders sometimes registered as exempt from VAT after unselecting it at registration
    • if they were exempt on a previous sale


Version: 2.1.1 (Released 28/04/2016)

New Features (Responsive i-bidder released)

  • Create a skin for i-bidder
  • A responsive version of the i-bidder homepage is available
    • Homepage includes new banner space and 4 curated boxes
  • "New site" banner and landing page on i-bidder
    • To explain to users why the site has changed
  • Style static i-bidder pages

To make sure Contact Us and FAQ pages are responsive

  • i-bidder delivery FAQs
    • For occasions when a saleroom auctions is dual listed on i-bidder
  • Autobid panel information added (but hidden) for all non-registered users
    • So marketing can run optimizely tests to monitor the benefit of displaying this panel for non-registered users

Bug Fixes

  • Wrong end date next to "Ends from" on auction catalogue page to future timed/tender auction
    • Date inconsistency when timed auction hadn’t started yet
  • Redundant invoice wording on some delivery payment pages
    • Removes wording which implied there were additional charges to pay
  • Accidentally unticking 'exempt from VAT' on auction registration page removes VAT number
    • VAT number is immediately removed if accidentally unticking 'exempt from VAT'

Version: 2.1 (Released 12/04/2016)

New Features:

Responsive Site

  • Simplify how premiums are displayed on the-saleroom
    • Online bidders see a combined premium figure on the lot details and lot catalogue pages
  • Autobid panel amended
    • Registered and approved bidders can leave autobids with fewer clicks
  • Lots for multi-day sales show date range - lot details, search and catalogue
    • Bidders see the date range on lots from multi-day sales on live auction
  • Timed auction start date hidden on SR lot details pages after bidding has started
    • Start date for timed lots on SR is hidden after auction has started

i-bidder Responsive site (not to be turned on this release)

  • i-bidder homepage to show 20 live and 20 timed upcoming auctions
  • Change the category Household goods to Pallets and Bulk Lots
    • i-bidder users no longer see the category Household Goods and instead see Pallets and Bulk lots.
  • Use HtmlHelper and ResourceHelper to render portal specific resources
  • Refactor TSR: Remove unused plugins
  • Refactor TSR: Remove all title attributes
  • Refactor CSS: Clean up _layout template
  • Refactor CSS: Remove legacy / inline css

All Sites

  • Update About Us text

Marketing Tracking

  • Created date/time added to the Platform table
    • Marketing are able to pull data about our Platforms from the GAP database based on when the platform was created
  • Modified and Created date/time added to the Client table
    • Marketing are able to pull data about our Clients from the GAP database based on when the client was created/ last modified
  • Marketing tracking data available for autobids
    • Marketing are able to track the page track Google analytics data and the optimizely Experiment ID and Variation ID for every successful Autobid placed via our portals and white labels
  • Modified and Created date/time added to the Auction table
    • Marketing are able to pull data about our Auctions from the GAP database based on when the auction was created/ last modified

Toolbox

  • Payment & deposit taken/refunded confirmation emails to include card type
  • Paddle and auction reference included in plug’n’pay transaction calls
    • Auctioneers can identify the bidder’s paddle number and auction reference in which a transaction relates to from the plug’n’pay terminal
  • Confirmation emails are sent to bidders for pre-auth transactions
    • Bidders receive *’’’email confirmations when pre-auths are taken, settled and voided
  • Take pre-auths in bulk
    • Auctioneers can take a pre-auth for a specific amount from multiple bidders in one action
  • Bidders can be automatically approved with successful pre-auths
    • Auctioneers can choose for bidders to be automatically approved if an attempted pre-auth is successful, for individual bidders and in bulk
  • Void pre-auths in bulk
    • Auctioneers can void all pre-auths for selected bidders in one action
  • Category view on production is really slow
    • Fixed so that it loads properly

GAP Office API

  • Expiry date can be added to a GAP payment transaction via the API
    • Expiry date can be added to a GAP payment transaction via the API

Bug Fixes

  • Category count for auctions from GAP Office are not updating on auction list page
  • Plug'n'pay cards aren't being re-authorised when bidders register with cards in their wallet


Version: 2.0.5 (Released 17/03/2016)

New Features

  • Remove newsletter sign up boxes from BSC and BS.co.uk
    • Newsletter forms are removed so that bidders can no longer sign up to a newsletter without an account registration.
  • Add bidspotter.com newsletter preferences
    • Users can manage their newsletter preferences and this is fed directly into SalesForce.
  • TSR: Subscribing to the ATG from the saleroom links to CircData subsystem
    • Configuration setting allows us to change the subs API so that 10 for 10s go directly into the new subs system.


Version: 2.0.4 (Released 08/03/2016)

New Features

  • Remove delivery icon from the Auction Alerts email
    • As MBE is handling delivery from the saleroom, these images are no longer required on the auction alert emails.
  • Subscribing to the ATG from the saleroom links to CircData subsystem
    • Subscribing to the ATG from the saleroom now links to, and creates subs in the CircData subsystem.
  • Change how cards are displayed on TSR
    • Cards in a user’s wallet will display the type of card along with the last 4 digits.
  • Reserve and opening price are displayed the saleroom
    • Allows German auctioneers from lot-tissimo to be set up in the toolbox so that these values are displayed on the-saleroom.
  • Link to GAP website on all portals
    • There is a link to the GAP website in the footer of each GAP portal.
  • Changes to Address Finder Form
    • The add address form that uses the Address Finder (postcode lookup) has text and styling changes, to make it clearer and easier to use.
  • Test SalesForce integration on Bidspotter.com
    • Check that the integration is set up properly after config. change.
  • Change phone number ban system so that null is not treated as a match
    • Users who create an account without a phone number, are no longer banned, due to their being banned accounts with no phone number.
  • Get Auctions by Client ID allows a date range to be entered (already in production)
    • A date range can be specified, to limit the number of auctions returned. This was added to prevent the API timing out and returning nothing, where an auctioneer had a large amount of auctions that were being returned.
  • Get Bidders allows only unapproved bidders to be returned
    • Lot-tissimo want to only pull in bidders who have registered since the last pull of bidders they did. Being able to specify bidders who are pending approval will allow them to do this.
  • Get transaction call on the GAP Office API looks at the parent ID
    • The latest status of a transaction can be seen by GAP Office when using the Get Transaction call on the GAP Office API.
  • Post refund call on the GAP office API will try against the latest transaction
    • GAP office are able to refund transactions that users have tried more than once to pay.
  • Orders are updated in delivery as soon as the transaction is successful
    • New API endpoint to mark delivery orders as paid to make the process more robust.

Responsive Saleroom

  • Auctioneers page is made responsive
  • Delivery landing page is responsive
  • Tender auction bidding is responsive
  • Transaction page is responsive
  • Subscribing to the Price Guide page is made responsive
  • Refactor TSR: Refactor login box
    • Login refactored to be part of the layout template so that when it is removed it doesn’t break the pages
  • My Account page is responsive
    • Multiple addresses and cards can be removed. All lightboxes on the My Account page have been removed, and these elements are now within the page. All editing of details is done within the My Account page rather than taking the user to a different page.
  • Transaction page is responsive
    • Both the regular, and delivery transaction pages, which are used to allow customers to make payments for lots or delivery, or to leave deposits, are now responsive.
  • Put text into resource file
    • Text is put into resource files, to enable making it easier to translate the site in future.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: Error when user navigates to an old auction that is listed on a platform that the client is no longer allowed on
  • Fix: Lots can’t be edited post sale when the lot title exceeds 100 characters. This was due to new line characters.
  • The correct platform logo is displayed on winner’s notification emails sent from private label platforms.
  • Fix: Getting an error occurred if sorting by telephone on customers’ view
  • Fix: Post-sale edits cannot be made on split lots


Version: 2.0.3 (Released 23/02/2016)

New Features

  • New registrations to the site only always go to confirmation page
    • If a user creates a new account from the login page rather than the login sidebar, the confirmation page will be displayed, and clicking on the ‘Start your search’ button will return them to the page that they were on originally.
  • Agreeing to T&Cs page should return user to the page they were on
    • When users are prompted to accept new T&Cs on the portals, when these have been updated; accepting these will take the user back to the original page they were on rather than the homepage.
  • Modified date to be changed when images are added/ changed via the media manager
    • Lot modified date is updated when lots are edited/added via the media manager. This prevents emails from the CRM system going out without images

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: User unable to retry transaction when closing 3D secure page

Version: 2.0.2 (Released 11/02/2016)

New Features

  • Change Sign up/Register to bid button labels on TSR and IB
    • Button labels for registering for an auction on the saleroom and i-bidder are changed to display ‘Connect to Auction’ when users are not logged in, and when they are logged in for live auctions only.
  • Add wording to the Take Payment lightbox
    • Text is added to the Take Payment lightbox in the toolbox to inform users to use the ‘Send Payment Request’ facility before taking a payment in this way, as there is a higher probability of chargeback if they use the Take Payment option.
  • Update UK portals’ website T&Cs
    • Website T&Cs for the saleroom, i-bidder and bidspotter.co.uk are updated.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: Transactions failing 3D secure cannot be processed again
  • Fix: Users unable to register for auctions. When they attempt to sign up they are taken back to the auction registration page
  • Fix: Error displayed on saleroom lot details page in price guide, when lot has delivery category

Version: 2.0.1 (Released 14/01/2016)

New Features

  • the-saleroom portal changed to show MBE pricing and branding
    • Lot details updated to show the MBE pricing and branding, FAQ and delivery pages are also updated
  • Check out - Delivery address can be changed
    • At check-out bidders can change their delivery address.
  • Check out - add carriage liability
    • At check-out bidders can opt out of the additional carriage liability if it is available for that lot.
  • Check out - Bespoke carriage liability quote
    • A bespoke carriage liability quote can be requested if
  • Delivery invoice contains more information
    • More information is added to the delivery receipt as per the MBE spec.
  • Delivery invoice number is sent to Realex
    • A unique invoice number is generated with a prefix and sent to Realex
  • International delivery added to lot details
    • New international delivery quote page showing a calculator for delivering a lot overseas.
  • The request delivery quote page is styled
    • Styled page for when a bidder requests a quote from the quote email.
  • Replace saleroom delivery by MBE content in approve to bid email
    • New footer for delivery is available for this auction in the approved to bid email.
  • Update TSR bidders terms and privacy policy
    • Bidder terms and condition and privacy policy are updated for delivery.

Responsive Saleroom

  • TSR: Buy it now is styled
  • TSR: Important sale information page is responsive
  • TSR: Auctioneer's T&C's page is responsive
  • TSR: Cookies page is responsive
  • TSR: Privacy Policy page is responsive
  • TSR: Website T&C's page is responsive
  • TSR: Bidder T&C's page is responsive
  • TSR: About us page is responsive
  • TSR: Contact us page is responsive
  • TSR: FAQs page is responsive
  • TSR: Sitemap is responsive
  • TSR: Navigation added to static pages


Version: 2.0 (Released 16/12/2015)

New Features

  • Brand and Type Filter options are available on lot listing pages on TSR
    • New filters available on the lot lists for filtering by brand and type tags.
  • Categories filter order
    • Categories filter items are ordered by most number of items on all lot lists on TSR
  • Lot list landscape view scrolls better
    • For Safari versions that are 8 or under the pagination options will be hidden and will be defaulted to 60, any cookies for pre-set values will also be removed.
  • Remove the auctioneer's support number from the footer and contact us
    • Email and headers for auctioneers are also removed.
  • Zendesk help button is in the navigation menu
    • Zendesk bubble only shows when the help has been activated from the menu.
  • Postcode lookup is available on all portals but can be configurable
    • Address lookup is available for addresses on all portals but will be turned off for the portals.
  • Newsletter sign up is removed from footer
    • The newsletter section and sign up button/ field in the footer of the UK I& C portals has been removed

Bug Fixes

  • Auctioneer website is displayed at lot image and lot number of Enquiry email sent from MUA auction
  • Catalogue search radio buttons randomly changes
  • 'Delete all images' not behaving properly on production
  • Categories view in toolbox lot list stuck on spinner
  • Launch on links for live apps in the toolbox are based on launch on field not venue address
  • Auto categorisation is not working in production


Version: 1.5.13 (Released 03/12/2015)

New Features

  • Lot is added to watch list when clicking on add to watch list button when not logged in
    • When a user is not logged in, and they click on an add to watchlist button, the lot will be added to their watchlist once they log in or register
  • Auction Alerts pages are responsive
  • Filter styling
    • Reorder the order of the filters
    • Style filters to be responsive and
    • Add Lots with images only filter back in
    • Change association filters to be consistent with the other filters
  • Style print view of lot details page
    • Printing the lot details page displays just the lot details section and prints on 1 page
  • Additional images are displayed on lot details page on smaller screens
    • User can see how many images a lot has on smaller screen devices
  • Change layout of enquire about this lot
    • Online bidder can more easily see the enquire about this lot button and less focus is made on the auctioneer’s telephone number
  • Buttons stretch to full width of page on auction catalogue page
    • The auction action buttons are displayed on the catalogue page with the correct styling
  • Auto bidders informed of changes to lots
    • Toolbox users are prompted to inform bidders of any changes to lots that they have left an auto bid on.

Technical Stories

  • Increments are ignored for autobids sent via the API
  • Add auction deletion to audit trail
    • Only available in the database

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: Inconsistency for Remember Me checkbox state on TSR
  • Login page is shown again after registering account via Price Guide page
  • SR: Search button at Price Guide search results page appears far from other fields at width 800px
  • Fix: Client name on lot listing page - list view takes user goes to Lot details page
  • Fix: Client name on lot listing page - Gird view is not a link
  • Fix: Problem with lot page scrolling on Android devices
  • Timed lots not sorting correctly
  • SR: Redundant a space at the end of 'Asian Art ' / 'Vintage Fashion & Textiles ' in wording for results count when Browse by Category
  • special characters do not display properly for the premier auctioneer bio
  • Fix: Redundant slash in the url if clicking the links in AA email
  • Bidder export: PACTS format is truncating longer email addessses (over 30 characters)
  • Fix: Auction end time is not updated correctly in Toolbox when timed lot closed


Version: 1.5.12 (Released (24/11/2015)

New Features

  • Search result prioritises premier auctioneer lots
    • Search results now prioritise premier auctioneers after the sort criteria, and featured lots.

Responsive Saleroom

  • Change catalogue header section on auction catalogue page
    • Catalogue header section is changed so less room is taken up to allow lots to be visible on desktop view.
  • Remove 'About our new site' button from TSR
    • Button that shows more info about the new saleroom site is removed.
  • My Saleroom icon is changed to a head
    • My Saleroom icon is removed from desktop and changed to a head on mobile and tablet.
  • Login page is responsive
    • Login page is now responsive. User is taken to this page when they click on a link from an email that requires them to be logged in.
  • Add blog link to SR site
    • Link to the blog is reinstated to the footer.
  • Auctioneer log in link
    • Link to toolbox login page is reinstated to the footer.

Technical Stories

  • Segment the elastic search by portal and also to move it to the elastic cloud service
    • Elastic search is segmented by portal, and is moved to the elastic cloud service, to make this more manageable for maintenance and updates.

Bug Fixes

  • Export Customers crashes when scoped to an auctioneer in Toolbox
  • PACTS export is exporting all bidders on winners view
  • Can't access the documentation area of the API
  • Fix: Reposition Quantity field on TSR Lot details page
  • Styling on Lot Details page for Live Auction Closed Lots is misaligned and label looks wrong
  • SR: Help menu, if viewing from static page, is long
  • SR only: Lot search fields appears incompletely in Catalogue not found page


Version: 1.5.11 (Released 03/11/2015)

New Features

  • Responsive homepage
    • The saleroom homepage is made responsive, with carousels for ads and curated lots.
  • Auction catalogue page
    • Auction catalogue pages are responsive; this includes the auction information and the lots.
  • Auctioneer’s auctions page
    • Auctioneer’s auction page is now responsive.
  • Lots on lot listing pages
    • Search results, my saleroom lot lists and featured lots page are all responsive. Featured lots will be highlighted as featured lots.
  • Lot details page is responsive
    • Lot details page is responsive, and uses a new swipe and zoom widget for images. When viewing on mobile devices, the page has floating call to action buttons to make it easier for users to register, bid or add a lot to their watchlist. The enquire form is now part of the lot details page.
  • Responsive timed bidding panel
    • The timed bidding panel on the lot details page is responsive. All light box messages are now either part of the page or in the toaster widget.
  • Responsive live auction bidding panel
    • The bidding panel on the lot details page for live auctions is responsive. This includes auto bidding. All light box messages are now either part of the page or in the toaster widget.
  • Responsive catalogue only panel
    • The bidding panel for catalogue only lots is styled to be responsive.
  • Filters are responsive
    • The existing saleroom filters have been made responsive. On mobile devices, there is a floating button that allows the filters and sort options to be accessed from anywhere on a page that has filters .
  • Message boxes changed to appear in toaster
    • All light boxes and messages that were in pop ups now display in a toaster widget at the top of the page.
  • Lots per page option is not displayed on smaller screens
    • Lots per page option is hidden for screen widths of less than 800px.
  • Static pages are styled
    • Static pages on the site such as About Us, Contact Us, T&C’s, etc are styled to make them readable. These aren’t responsive.
  • Watchlist icon is changed to a star
    • Watchlist icon is changed from an eye to a star.
  • Corner banner to display auction type on auctions page
    • Timed and Live auctions have an orange banner on the auction listing page and auction catalogue pages.
  • Change copy for subscribing to the ATG
    • The text around the subscribe to the ATG banner on the auction registration page has been updated.
  • Remember me check box on log in panel
    • The ‘Remember me’ check box has been reinstated to the log in panel.
  • Category filter expanded by default
    • The category filter on auction and lot lists is now expanded by default.
  • Static pages are styled
    • Static pages are styled so that they can be viewed on all devices
  • Remove category from Browse by Category menu
    • Greek, Roman, Egyptian & Other Antiquities is removed from the Browse by Category menu list
  • Change newsletter preferences to work with Salesforce
    • Newsletter functionality across all sites is changed to use Salesforce.
  • Nava logo is updated
    • Latest version of NAVA association logo is displayed on all sites.
  • Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy updated
    • The privacy policy has been updated, and the cookie policy has been removed from Bidspotter.com.
  • Marketing banners on toolbox login page
    • Banners have been added to the toolbox homepage for marketing of new features.
  • Card type is displayed on transactions page for PNP auctions
    • For PNP auctions, the card type (mastercard credit/debt, visa credit/debit) will be displayed. Realex auctions will display the card name, which it currently does.

Bug Fixes

  • Flag is displayed next to language dropdown on the saleroom
  • Bidsquare logo is now displayed correctly on auctioneers page
  • Auctioneer bio no longer displays html tags on premier auctioneers page on bs.com


Version: 1.5.10.1 (Released 13/10/2015)

New Features

  • Changes to main nav bar
    • Text linking to static page about changes to the site is changed to allow both Browse by Category and Auction Alerts to be in the main nav on the saleroom.
  • Browse by category should bring back all lots under a selected category
    • Browse by Category is reinstated to main nav bar on the saleroom, and this correctly returns lots with the either the top level category, or associated lot level category for the category selected from this list.
  • Recently viewed lots images are smaller
    • Recently viewed lots images are made smaller to make these images clearer on the saleroom, as previously they were being enlarged and became fuzzy.
  • Change how viewing dates are displayed
    • A maximum of 3 viewing dates will be displayed for an auction on the auctions page, on the saleroom. If there are more, then a ‘see all’ link is displayed that takes the user to the auction catalogue
  • Style changes to auctions on auctions listing page
    • The following are changed on the auctions page for auctions on the saleroom:
    • Auctioneer name is bolder
    • Auction title is bolder
    • Viewing times are removed
    • The spacing between dates has been removed
    • Auction type is in orange
    • ‘In’ is removed from location section
  • Featured lots copy change
    • Featured lots copy on featured lots page, on the saleroom is corrected to display the saleroom correctly, instead of previously displayed the-saleroom.com
  • Saleroom update wording change
    • Wording change on static page about changes to the saleroom. Changed ‘Chat with our team’ text to ‘Contact our Team’

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to change error message to red, when user enters incorrect login details
  • Fix to Flash bidder app, so bidder information in the footer is restored


Version: 1.5.10 (Released 06/10/2015)

New Features

  • Always approve customers
    • Auctioneers are able to mark a customer as always approve so that they are always approved for an auction regardless to the approval rules.
  • Selecting featured lots in the toolbox
    • Auctioneers are able to apply featured lots in the toolbox in bulk and ATG admin will receive a notification of any changes to features lots. Only ATG admin are able to remove featured lots.
  • Highlight featured lots in the portal
    • Featured lots are promoted in the portal as follows:
    • Highlighted in the catalogue view
    • New Featured lots widget on the catalogue and auctioneer landing page
    • New featured los portal page
    • Prioritised in search results so that featured lots show up first after the main sort criteria.
  • Retrying payment links
    • Bidders are able to retry a payment transaction after it fails and will no longer get the error "this transaction has already been processed".
  • Company Bio character limit is extended
    • Company bio can now be up to 2,500 characters and will show in a popup on the portal.
  • White label is translated into Danish
  • Update bidspotter.com contact us page
    • Remove Shelton’s details and change Tim’s title.
  • Exporting bidder lists is logged in auction audit trail
    • Audit trail tracks when a bidder list has been exported.
  • Flash apps: Estimates have commas on bidder app
    • Large estimates are separated by commas on the bidder app.

Responsive Saleroom

  • New style header and footer of the saleroom
    • Header and navigation menu restyled to include:
    • New saleroom colours and branding
    • Browser by Category option
    • Persistent search box in the header
    • Live help option that launches the Zendesk chat window
  • Registration screens and process
    • Easier auction and portal registration process designed in the new styles. Includes:
    • New designs and help text for users.
    • Auction registration wizard for first time bidders to step through adding cards, verifying a phone number and creating an account.
    • Account creation form restyled and shortened so users can create an account with only an email and password.
    • Site Privacy Policy and Site Terms and Conditions on Create Account page open up in full page
  • Style auction listing page
    • Auction listing page styled as per the new designs with the new header.
  • Side panel
    • Login dialogue is now a side panel with the option to reset password.
  • Style Recently viewed lots widget
    • Recently viewed lots styled as per the new designs.

Technical Stories

  • Customer migration tool
  • Auction registration confirmation page is a unique url
  • Change lot enquiry emails

Bug Fixes

  • Wrong Total Hammer for internet bid (who place an underbid) after changing hammer price for a lot sold to Room
  • Wrong number of Approved bidder in Calendar if there is pending bidder due to Automatic approval rule not met
  • Wrong dashboard figure if undoing lot sold to Room then sell to Room again
  • GAP, Hammer Values at Dashboard when re-offering lot (and sold) is incorrectly plus the previous hammer
  • The reason for private block not shown by default if editing the note
  • Mistmatched Lots bid on count and Underbids count on Dashboard page if selling lot with options
  • Timed auction, Total Spent is incorrect when changing winner for lot sold with piecemeal
  • Wrong thumbnail image if assigning/reassigning images with custom file name
  • A list of Additional Auctioneers are not ordered on Edit Users page
  • Softglobe: lot numbers with letters cause duplicates to be created when replay results in toolbox
  • API: Get auctions by client id API method does not return results where there are tender auctions
  • Exclude from home page checkbox can be selected without clicking on the checkbox
  • Favourite auctioneers doesn't load if clicking My saleroom when not signed in

Version: 1.5.9 (Released 02/09/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Add number of lots won by a bidder
    • New column on the bidder list view in the toolbox for the total number of lots won.
    • (To be released later in the week)
  • Add last 3 months of spend to the bidder
    • New column on the bidders view in the toolbox showing how much a bidder has spent in the last 3 months.
    • (To be released later in the week)
  • Bidspotter.com registration creation landing page wording changed
    • Wording changed to be more descriptive.
  • Link expiration wording added to image download email
    • Wording added to download images email to explain the link will only be valid for 14days.
  • Bidsquare Partnership
    • Auctioneers can be associated with Bidsquare so the logo appears on the-saleroom in the catalogues, lots and auctioneer’s directory.
  • Additional data passed through for all Realex transactions
    • Realex transactions now contain more information so they can be easily located in RealControl and we can start using the Fraud management tools.
  • Hide the VAT fields from the auction registration form on the-saleroom
    • VAT is no longer asked for during auction registration for the-saleroom
  • Auto ban
    • Customer are automatically banned from a portal if:
    • they try to register with a blocked card
    • their telephone matches previously banned customer
  • Restrict exports of bidder lists
    • Auctioneers must have the correct client setting to be able to export the full bidder list and export winners 7 days after the auction has ended.
  • Update bidder T&Cs on all portals for block changes
    • Bidder’s T&Cs are updated and they must reconfirm their acceptance when signing up for an auction.
  • Remove the market place link from the BSC nav bar
    • Market place link is removed from the top navigation bar on bidspotter.com
  • White label bidding client setting
    • New clients setting to set a client up as using bidding on the new white label v2.

Bug Fixes

  • Total Spent is incorrect after changing lot from NotSold because ReserveNotMeet to Sold without changing Hammer Price
  • Change auction category does not update category at Auction List (Category filter and at auction details)
  • Auction that has been removed all lots still appears in Auction List, but when filtering by its category it shows no auction


Version: 1.5.8 (Released 04/08/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Private and public blocks
    • Auctioneers are able to add private or public blocks depending on the reasons.
    • New Private blocked reasons.
    • Bidders are informed when they have been publically blocked or their public block has been removed.
    • Historical blocked information is updated.
    • Blocked counts are split between private and public.
    • New wording on the toolbox and in the Privacy Policy for blocked bidders.
    • ATG admin can still view all information about blocked bidders.
  • Separate approval rules for AVS and 3DS verification
    • Two additional approval rules to allow auctioneers to require just one or both AVS and 3DS verification.
    • New wording around the approval rules.
  • Restrict exporting of customers
    • Auctioneer Admin staff cannot export the customer list or emails
  • Move telephone number on toolbox customer details page
    • Moved to below the address details so that it doesn’t get buried under the notes.
  • Shared users across toolboxes
    • User can be added to more than one client. If they are they are prompted to choose the auctioneer they would like to sign into.
  • Customer reference can be used to view customer/bidder details pages
    • Able to get into the customer details page using the reference as the link.
  • Registration via the API will note require cards
    • Bidders created via the API will not need a card for registering to an auction regardless to the auction settings in the toolbox.
  • Add short description to categories view
    • Short description column is available in the categories view in the toolbox.
  • Media Manager enhancements
    • Able to link image names to lot descriptions using the bulk import so that images with custom labelling can be automatically assigned.
    • Images can be imported into media manager by browsing.
    • Images can be rotated in media manager
  • Setting to turn off guest viewing for GAP live
    • Client and auction level setting that allows auctioneers to only allow approved bidders to view their auction on GAP live.

Bug Fixes

  • Sub-category is not saved when user added lot manually-Tool box
  • Editing the category of a lot in a non-SR auction does not update category filters on portal
  • categories missing from lots created via API on multi-platform auctions
  • Replaying bids from SoftGlobe live auction fails when there are split lot numbers
  • Searching by lot number on the category view not working


Version: 1.5.7 (Released 06/07/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Payment confirmation document
    • Downloadable pdf confirming a payment transaction has been successful is available in the toolbox
  • Expired lots are not returned in search results
    • Improve search logic so that expired lots are not returned in search results (based on auction type)
  • Enhanced Premier Industrial Auctioneers Directory
    • Additional company bio information and banner carousel added to the Premier Industrial Auctioneers Directory as well as a new setting in the toolbox to indicate which auctioneers should show in this directory. Only available on bidspotter.com.
  • Better registration process and new approval rules
    • Bidders can register to the site and an auction without having to navigate away from the site.
    • Bidders can login to the site without a verified email but will be prompted to verify their email.
    • Update sign posting for the registration process including a new auction registration confirmation page.
    • Update pending approval email with more information.
    • Update verification email
    • New approval rules for phone and email verification allowing for bidders to sign up without these items verified and then retrospectively verify them to be approved to bid.
  • Multiple tags can be returned from the automated categorisation tool
    • Automated categorisation tool now returns all tags that are a match and stores it against the lot,
  • End to end bidder journey tracking
    • Changes to data layer to allow end to end tracking of bidders including the source of a registration to be stored in the database.
  • Access multiple client toolboxes with one login
    • One email address can be set up so that they can access more than one client toolbox. Users are prompted to choose a client on login.
  • RICS added to list of auctioneer associations
    • New RICS association option
  • Media manager enhancements:
    • Better “drag images here” placeholder thumbnail in media manager
    • Change prompt to be more user friendly when duplicate filenames are loaded.
    • New action to delete all images.
    • Default media manager window size is optimised for smaller screens.
    • Image filenames can be searched for in media manager
    • Action to download all images for an auction.

Bug Fixes

  • bidders' total spend incorrectly increased for bids that didn't meet reserve
  • Card fee should be displayed as 0 for refunding deposit/payment which plus card fee
  • Two different telephone numbers are stored for bidder (one for customer, one for bidder) when bidder edits phone number from portal My Account
  • TotalHammer is wrong on Bidders/Winners for piecemeal bidding
  • UK filter should be at the top of country filters


Version: 1.5.6 (Released 17/06/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • SEO Changes
    • Changes to robots.txt file and changing links to no follow links on the portal.
  • Edit categories for individual lots
    • Toolbox users are able to manually assign individual lots with category and multiple tags on the lot edit screen.
  • Changes to category field on lot details screen
    • Current category label is changed to Parent Category, Sub category is changed to Category on the lot details page in the toolbox. Category and Tag fields are only displayed when they have data.
  • All lots must have a sub category on publish
    • To publish an auction on the-saleroom, all lots are required to have a sub category.
  • Categories filter on the lot list and auction list(TSR)
    • the-saleroom users will be able to filter the lot list by categories (sub-categories) on current lot searches, catalogue lists and realised prices. Users can also sort the auctions list with this filter also.
  • Lot details on portal shows category and tags
    • the-saleroom users are able to see the (sub) category an item has been assigned to as well as all tags. These are links to the relevant lot directory page.
  • Add the auto categorisation option to the bulk upload settings screen
    • Toolbox users are able to choose to auto categorise their catalogue on the settings screen rather than having to go through another separate screen to do it.
  • Linked auctions: Deposits should not be refunded for any winners across linked auctions once all auctions have closed
    • For linked auctions, when closing the final auction, winning bidders from the linked auctions do not have their deposit refunded
  • Auction Evo – paying an invoice link
    • Auction Evo are able to direct users to a unique GAP generated payment url where they can pay a predefined amount using either the cards already stored in their wallet or a new card they have added.
  • Update Verification Email
    • The verification email sent to new site registrants has been updated.
  • Manually verify email in the toolbox
    • Support can set a customer’s email to be verified from within the toolbox.
  • User directed back to the page they signed up from following auction registration
    • Online bidders are redirected back to the lot details page they started the auction registration process from if they clicked sign up to bid from a lot page else they are directed to the lot list for that auction.
  • User only needs to enter their password again when clicking the verify link
    • User is presented with a landing page once they click the verify link in the verification email. They can log in from this page, with their email pre-populated.
  • Additional associations available
    • Toolbox users are able to add auctioneers to the MDNA, AED and IPAV associations so that their auctions and auctioneer entry appear with the appropriate logos on the portals.
  • Deposits can be refunded offline for archived auctions
    • Auctioneers can refund deposits offline for auctions that have been archived.
  • Legacy Price Guide items a hammer of zero do not show
    • Lots with a hammer price of 0 do not appear in the price guide. (Already in production)
  • Change the auction lot directory pages to use category and tags (all portals)
    • Marketing are able to create static lot lists pages that uses category filters and tags as well as search terms where applicable.
  • Changes to the bidspotter.com nav bar
    • The nav bar for bidspotter.com has been changed to include a link to Premier Auctioneers Directory, and a coming soon banner for Market Place. The Premier Auctioneers Directory link takes the user to the auctioneers page filtered by auctioneers who are part of IAA.
  • Download all winner's notifications
    • Toolbox users can choose to download all winner’s notifications for an auction. Selecting this will send an email to the user with a link to download the zip file containing all of these.

Bug Fixes

  • Checking the select all box, unchecking it, and then checking it again will select all records in all toolbox grids
  • The currency displays consistently on the deposits and payments page for a customer and bidder, based on the online payment currency for the auctioneer
  • Fix to correct the dashboard statistics
  • Tender auctions are correctly displayed as ‘Tender Auction Online’ on the portal payment page


Version: 1.5.5 (Released 27/05/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • the-saleroom categorisation project phase 1:
    • Categorisation functionality available internally and to select auctioneers only.
    • Saleroom catalogues are automatically categorised during bulk upload using the auto categorisation tool.
    • Option to turn auto categorisation on and off during bulk upload.
    • New categories sub view on the toolbox that allows for categories to be edited in line.
    • Categories summary page for whole catalogue.
    • Ability to bulk-upload categories and tags.
    • Ability to re-categorised the whole auction.
  • Payment API for GAP Office to allow GAP office to do the following:
    • Deposit query
    • Update deposits
    • Take payment from a card stored in a wallet.
  • Fix customers without telephone numbers
    • Customers without telephone numbers are update to have their latest telephone number stored from the bidder record and no additional blank telephone numbers are created.
  • Lots with a hammer of zero are not imported into the Price Guide
    • Passed lots are no longer imported into the Price Guide.
  • Change the optimizely snippets for all portals
    • New optimizely snippets as provided by marketing are added to all sites.
  • Auctioneer can specify how much of a transaction to refund
    • Full transaction amounts including fees can be refunded via the toolbox.
  • iFrame: Change My Bidder section
    • Clicking on My bidder defaults to the bidder details section and the links are styled and organised with headings on the iFrame.
  • Winner's view available for a live auction all the time
    • The winner’s view is available for Flash apps throughout the auction allowing auctioneers to export winners during the sale.
  • Client setting for launch on live app
    • New client setting so that a client can have a default launch on value for live apps to help with the GAP live roll out.
  • Update about us on portals
    • About us pages on the portals are updated with more up to date text.
  • Change auctioneer details on lot details page
    • Lot details page show the venue address and contact details rather than the auctioneer’s.
  • Import results for Catalogue only auctions for PG
    • Ability to import results for catalogue only sales for the Price Guide.

Bug Fixes

  • Missing bidder ref timezone in Approved to bid email _ IB
  • Bidspotter UK pagination directing people incorrectly


Version: 1.5.4.1 (Released 06/05/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Recent Searches
    • Recent searches are stored and displayed to the user when they click on the search box. These can be cleared by the user.
  • Add Watch List and Favourite Auctioneers to the-saleroom home page
    • When logged in, a user will see their watchlist and favourite auctioneers on the saleroom homepage. If not logged in, there is a panel informing the user that their watchlist and favourite auctioneers are displayed on the homepage. This replaces the Search our live auctions by item panel and the how to guides.
  • Add a new ID to the login button to on the favourite/ watchlist banner
    • Allows for Google analytics tracking.
  • New pagination options
    • Pagination options on the-saleroom have been changed on lot listing pages to allow users to choose the number of lots displayed per page to be altered, as well as making grid and list view more prominent.
  • iFrame White label: GAP Office integration
    • My interests and My Invoices option available in My bidder for GAP Office clients
    • My Interests displays newsletter options from GAP Office for the auctioneer
    • My Invoices displays invoices from GAP Office for the bidder with that auctioneer
  • Blocked Bidder Notes
    • Mandatory negative note is required when blocking a bidder, and these notes are shared and displayed on the bidder’s details page for all auctioneers. If a bidder is unblocked the note is removed
  • Changes to importing results
    • Importing results once an auction has closed can be done using a much simpler file. If lots are sold online they cannot be amended using the results importer
  • Subscribe to the ATG through the saleroom for overseas customers
    • Overseas customers can subscribe to the ATG through the saleroom at the sign up to bid page. Also the text on the sign up to bid page has been updated
  • Complete registration button is always green
    • Complete registration button is always green and active, which when clicked will display any required fields that haven’t been completed
  • If lot estimates are not specified they are stored as null
    • Estimates are stored as null in the database when estimates aren’t entered for lots created manually in the toolbox so that they come up in the correct search filter.
  • Change banners on all portals to point to correct file paths
    • Home page banners now require the portal code in the filename to prevent banners being uploaded to the incorrect portal
  • Delivery transactions are not displayed on transactions page for an auction
    • Delivery transactions are no longer displayed on transaction and deposits and payments in the toolbox, except for ATG Admin users
  • Changes to delivery landing page
    • Delivery landing page updated to have correct prices
  • Add translations for tender auctions
    • Translations for tender auctions have been added to the portals
  • Correct German translation on saleroom.com
    • Incorrect German translations have been corrected on the-saleroom
  • Add new delivery category
    • New delivery category of AAA has been added to the delivery app, and to the portal but does not show on the delivery pricing page
  • Delivery emails contain additional information
    • Additional text is added to all delivery emails to help integrate these with the new helpdesk ticketing system
  • SEO: Search filter missing for some filter options on SEO static pages
    • Search-filter is added to estimate filter, ‘sort by’ dropdown options and ‘lots with images only’ filter options
  • SEO: Remove instruction to delist lot pages
    • Remove Googlebot tag from lot details page to allow closed lots to be visible to Google

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to prevent live auction lots from being able to edit the lot details after the auction has been closed
  • Fix to the bulk lot importer so that it will skip a lot with an invalid lot number and continues with the other lots
  • Fix to prevent deleting an auction with a large number of lots from causing performance issues in the toolbox
  • Fix to editing GAP live lots sold as in an option, so that all lots in an option are updated to have the same status if one of them is edited.



Current Version: 1.5.4 (Released 28/04/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Bs.co.uk newsletter is segmented
    • Users can edit their newsletter preferences in their My account and can sign up to the different newsletters via the footer on Bidspotter.co.uk.
  • Increase the long description length to 8000 characters
    • Long descriptions can be up to 8,000 characters when manually creating a lot and bulk uploading it.
  • Add tender bidding to White Label views
    • Tender auctions can be run via the white label iFrames.
  • Favourite Auctioneers
    • Bidders have the ability to add auctioneers to their favourite list and see the number of auctions currently running for these selected auctioneers in their My Saleroom/ My Bidder. List will be pre-populated with any auctioneers the bidder has registered with in the last year. Available on all portals
  • Last bid date/time displayed on toolbox
    • New column added to results on timed auctions in the toolbox to show when the last bid on a lot was.
  • Repushing the auction to flash is recorded in the Auction audit trail
    • Audit trail shows all pushes to flash.

Bug Fixes

  • Payments
    • Cards with AVS status of I:I on hover over now show the correct description
    • Deposits refunded offline transaction description shows the correct currency
  • Tender auctions
    • Fix so that auctions can be changed from timed to tender without an error
    • Fix so that additional lots added to the catalogue show the bid counts in the portal
    • Fix for high low bid to work even when a bid has been removed by a bidder
  • Fix to remove lots from the won lots section in the bidder’s details if the lot has been marked as cancelled.
  • Fix to results list filter selling/ not selling, to show the correct lots when changing reserves.
  • Fix so that copied linked auctions also have the linked auction reference copied over.
  • Fix so that piecemeal settings are retained when pushing to Flash.
  • Fix to disallow users from saving an auction that has an international bidder approval rule selected but no countries excluded.
  • Fix for error on the telephone verification via the account information screen.
  • Fix so that auctioneer filters on search results pages show the correct number of lots for that auctioneer.
  • Correction to show the auction end date on the registration page for Timed and Tender auctions.
  • Correction to the spelling of "customizable" on the bidspotter.com Auction Alert page.
  • Correction to the title on the white label lot details page.
  • Fix so lots appear in the right order when scrolling through the Recently viewed lot list.
  • Fix to white label to stop the session time out errors


Version: 1.5.3 (Released 27/03/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Auto complete search terms
    • Search terms are automatically completed in the portal from a list of popular search terms uploaded and maintained by the business.
  • Message displayed to user if invalid lot is attempted to be viewed
    • User friendly message displayed to user when lot is no longer available on the site or an invalid url is being accessed.
  • Auto close auctions
    • Auction level setting that allows auctioneers to set up their event to do the following:
      • Automatically close timed auctions once the last lot has been sold (to run as a service twice a day)
      • Send out payment requests are automatically once an auction has closed
      • Automatically send out winners notifications once an auction has closed
  • 'Enquire about this lot' emails give auctioneers more details
    • Name, phone number and lot description added to the enquire about this lot email and auction date added to the subject line.
  • Recently viewed items widget
    • New widget allowing users to see the lots that they have recently viewed with the ability to curate it. This is hidden if no items are in it.
  • Change the To Sell on i-bidder / BidSpotter phone numbers
    • Phone numbers in the contact

Bug Fixes

  • Media manager giving an error when there are a lot of images uploaded
    • Media manager can now cope when auctions that have a lot of images.
  • Contact email does not successfully update when changed in auction details
    • Changing the auction email address changes it in the portal.
  • Undoing a bid where there are 2 equal max bids removes both bids rather than just one
    • Undo max bid only removes the relevant bid.
  • New bidders not assigned right paddle number if changing to use paddle seed halfway through the auction
    • New bidders are assigned the correct next paddle number even if the auction settings are changed after bidders have already registered.
  • United States is default country if adding card from TSR/IB Payment page when a payment request is sent
    • United Kingdom is the default country when adding cards on a payment request from the-saleroom or i-bidder.
  • Deleting a card from the portal account info screen prevents payments from being taken in the toolbox
    • User deleted cards are still available in the toolbox and payments can be taken from them up to 30 days after the auction.
  • Country name not shown on the client details page if creating a client with country code via API
    • Creating a client via the API with a country code will create it in GAP with that same country.
  • State code is showing on Lot details page - Important Sale info lightbox on TSR - BS – BSEU
    • State name shows instead of state code in the important sale information on all portals.
  • Lot number not updated on Lot details page on portal
    • Updating the lot number in the toolbox will be correctly reflected on the portal.


Version: 1.5.2 (Released 09/03/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Tender Auctions
    • New auction type for tender auctions. Lots have end times and bidders can submit bids on lots, but will not be told if they are in the lead. Auctioneers can see all bids and export the full bidding history. Once the auction has ended the bidder with the highest bid will be defaulted as the winner, which the auctioneer can change via the toolbox.
  • Pre-authorisations on cards
    • Cards used to register for an auction can be pre-authorised from the toolbox. Allows for funds on a card to be held without actually debiting the amount. The amount can then be settled or voided up to 28 days after the original pre-auth.
  • Remove text from live approved to bid email
    • Approved to bid emails have the text around autobids being completely hidden removed from the email.
  • AAA logos on the-saleroom point to their new site
    • Auctioneer associations logos can be clicked on and takes users to the association web page.
  • Auction alerts: some wording amended
    • Wording on auction alerts has been changed to make it clearer which lots are showing and how many lots have been returned.
  • Improve auction alerts so they are sent out at the same time each day and are sent out quicker
    • Auction alerts will now go out at a similar time each day, and can by multi-threaded to speed up sending these out.
  • Auction alerts are sent out by customer ID
    • Auction alerts are sent out ordered by customer ID instead of by the alert keywords, so customers receive all their alerts around the same time.
  • Update bidspotter.com contact us page
    • Bidspotter.com contact details are updated.
  • Tweaks to the PACTS export
    • PACTS export updated to remove the headers and allow additional data to be exported.
  • Mirror bidding iFrame correctly styled for the-saleroom
    • Saleroom auctioneers see the-saleroom branding on their mirror bidding iFrame.
  • Reinstate the auctioneer’s directory
    • Link to the auctioneer’s directory is available on the-saleroom and is refactored to be quicker to load and less strain on the database.

Bug Fixes

  • Second batch of images is being assigned incorrectly after lots have been added/deleted
    • Where extra lots are added within a catalogue and images are re-uploaded, the images are correctly assigned to all lots
  • Valid phone numbers are getting the invalid message
    • Prepaid mobiles are now accepted for phone verification
  • Clicking the browser's Back button on Lot details page does not update lot end time and bidding info on Lot listing page
    • Bidding information is updated if the browser back button is used to return to a lot listing page from the lot details page
  • The existing bidders not assigned Paddle number according to when the bidder registered if changing the auction from Customer ref to paddle seed
    • Paddle numbers are assigned in order of registration date to auction not customer id, when changing auction to use paddle numbers from customer id
  • Items on the wish list do not disappear without refreshing
    • Items on wishlist will be removed without requiring a refresh, when removed
  • In TSR portal, the Cyprus flag is missing in the countries filter
    • Cyprus flag now displays in auctioneer filter on auction catalogue page

Version: 1.5.1 (Released 10/02/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Additional bidder approval rules
    • Auctioneers can select additional bidder approval rules to better manage which bidders will be automatically approved. These include:
      • AVS and 3DS - bidders that fail both AVS and 3DS will not be approved
      • Blocked bidders – bidders that have been blocked by a different auctioneer will not be approved
      • International bidder – bidders not from the approved countries list will not be approved.
  • Able to stop emails being sent out for specific platforms
    • Platforms can be flagged so that the automated emails are not sent out for them and no errors are generated on the server for them (for platforms like SPINK and lot-tissimo)
  • Auctioneer address does not show on TSR lot details
    • Auctioneer’s address is no longer shown on the left of the lot details in the-saleroom.
  • PACTS export
    • Bidder export can be created that will transfer into the PACTS back office system.

Bug Fixes

  • Different Est font on lot listing page on portals
    • Styling fixed.
  • Editing lots showing an error when auction has platforms edited
    • Editing an auction’s platforms does not affect lot editing.


Version: 1.5 (Released 16/01/2015)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Lots added to watch list automatically when an auto bid is left on it
    • When a bidder places an auto bid on a lot, the lot will be added to the bidder’s watch list automatically
  • Increase the size of the auctioneers filter and default UK to the top for TSR
    • Bidders can now see up to 15 entries in the auctioneers filter and UK is at the top of the country filter for the-saleroom
  • Bidders added to an auction via the API are automatically added to flash apps during sale
    • Bidders registering during a live auction via the API are added to the live dale. This is required for Spink and Lot-tissimo
  • Prompt to turn Autobids off when launching the flash operator app
    • When launching the Flash Operator app in the toolbox, the user will be prompted to turn off auto bids for the auction if they have not been turned off already. This will also re-push the auction.
  • Display total number of and total value of Autobids
    • The total number of auto bids placed, and the total value of these autobids are displayed to all toolbox users on the auto bids page for an auction
  • Estimates are added to all lot listing pages
    • Lot estimates are displayed where applicable, on all lot listing pages to make it clearer when users sort lots by estimates

Bug Fixes

  • When copying an auction in the toolbox it is not possible to remove the platforms
    • It is now possible to copy an auction and change the platforms the auction is to be hosted on
  • Export bidder list with projected spend not working in Excel 2007 – 2010
    • Bidder list export shows projected spend in Excel 2007 – 2010 export file
  • Customer reference and Paddle number shown in Lot audit trail when the auction using Paddle number
    • Both customer reference and paddle number will appear in the lot audit trail if the auction is using paddle numbers


Version: 1.4.9.1 (Released 17/12/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Reinstate the realised prices link on the-saleroom
    • Realised prices added to the top navigation bar.
  • Obvious when an auction has been clicked on from the auction list
    • Auction title turns purple after it has been clicked.
  • Removing items from the watch list will remove them from the list without refreshing
    • Items disappear from the watch list view as soon as it is de-selected from the watch list.
  • Phone verification message only shows when number isn't verified
    • Message to prompt user to verify their phone number is only shown when a number isn't verified.


Version: 1.4.9 (Released 15/12/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Sort by options on search results and watch lists
    • Additional sorts allows users to sort by, Auction date, High estimate, Low estimate, Auction house and Most recently listed. Searches now default to Auction Date

Bug Fixes

  • Estimate should not display as "Est: 0 - 0" if one does not exist; & space missing after text "Price realised:"
    • Tidy up of lot list.


Version: 1.4.8 (Released 08/12/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Viewing dates visible on GAP portals
    • Viewing dates are displayed on the lot list.
  • Live person available on the toolbox
    • Auctioneers can contact support via a live person link on the toolbox.
  • Remove infinite list link on lot list
    • Display: All/ Pages is removed from the lot list.
  • Additional sort by options on the lot list
    • Lot lists can be sorted by low estimate, high estimate and most recently added and the redundant sort by option for lots are removed.
  • Live person is available on the-saleroom
    • Live person chat button is available on the GAP saleroom site.

Bug Fixes

  • Duplicated lot categories if Unapprove/Approve auction some times and change Auction's category
    • Category numbers are correct regardless to the number of times an auction is approved/unapproved.
  • Images are not displayed in order where a lot has more than 10 images
    • Lots with more than 10 images are still ordered correctly.
  • "Back to Search" button is not visible if going to Lot details page from the filtered Search result page
    • Back to search button shows when navigating from a filtered list.
  • Bidder receiving you are in the lead emails from incorrect portal
    • Auction dual listed on several portals will always send out in the lead emails from the portal the bidder has signed up from


Version: 1.4.7 (Released 28/11/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Shared auctioneer notes are a drop down instead of a free text field
    • Notes shared across auctioneers are now restricted to a drop down list to comply with privacy policy.
  • Raising, removing and resolving dispute option hidden from actions menu, and lots can be cancelled without raising dispute
    • Removal of dispute actions that are no longer used.
  • Get Results works much faster
    • Results from the Flash apps are brought back into GAP much quicker.
  • Different text displayed when phone verification is mandatory/optional
    • Clearer messaging on if phone verification needs to done at the point of registration
  • Add sort to Registration date on bidders page
    • Bidders can be sorted by the date of registration to the auction.
  • Flash Apps: Display top 2 Autobids for a lot on auctioneer screen
    • Top two Autobids displayed on the auctioneer screen during the time the lot is offered.

Bug Fixes

  • A new row does not appear when creating an increment with London Bidding
    • Increment tables can be created with London bidding.
  • Lot titles are not updated when updating descriptions in bulk
    • Catalogue updates with only the description specified will also copy the title over.


Version: 1.4.6 (Released 14/11/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Phone Verification
    • Bidder can verify their phone number at the point of registration or in their My Accounts section. Bidders have 5 tries to enter a code to the site that is sent to them as either a text or a voice message. Support is also able to mark a number as verified in the toolbox and auctioneers can set up their event to only accept verified phone numbers.
  • Associations
    • Auctioneers can be tagged with an association so that the association logo is displayed on the auctions list and the auctioneer’s directory and the lists can be filtered by the associations.

Bug Fixes

  • Bidder's registration date shown at Bidding section whilst Auction sale date shown at Registration - customer details page
    • Auction dates are always shown.
  • Buyers premium, internet surcharge and tax on these charges cannot be updated on lots already sold with Buy It Now
    • Buy it now charges update when the auction level charges are updated.
  • Lot level internet surcharge not reflected on portals
    • All charges are displayed as appropriate.


Version: 1.4.5 (Released 04/11/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Lot titles – Portals
    • Lot titles are displayed on the lot list and lot details pages and are searchable via the lot search on the portal.
  • Lot titles – Toolbox
    • Lot titles can be bulk uploaded and added singularly to a lot via the toolbox. The titles are also exported and displayed in the appropriate lists. Short description has been removed.
  • Specify what is shown on the lot list pages in the portal
    • Auctioneers have the ability to specify what is displayed on their lot list in terms of lot title, description or both.
  • Disclaimer added to past auctions lot list
    • New disclaimer on the results list: “Results for live webcast and timed auctions may not have been verified by the auctioneer. If you are in any doubt of the accuracy of the prices provided, please call the auction house to confirm”
  • Bidspotter.eu About us updated
    • New copy added to the Bidspotter.eu about us pages including additional pages and translations.

Bug Fixes

  • Bidder details recent activity registrations not in order
    • Recent activity is now ordered by sale date or ends from date for live and timed auctions in the toolbox.
  • Euro symbol is not recognised by importer
    • Euro symbols can be imported in as part of a bulk upload for a catalogue.
  • Leading spaces of Sale section not trimmed if user does a lot bulk import
    • Leading spaces are removed from sale sections on bulk imports.


Version: 1.4.4 (Released 06/10/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Add sales sections to GAP
    • Sales sections have been added so auctioneers can add their own categories for catalogues, which will be displayed on the portal as a lot filter.
  • Lock toolbox accounts after 5 unsuccessful login attempts
    • Toolbox accounts are locked if a user has 5 unsuccessful login attempts at which point an account locked email with a reset password link is sent to the user automatically.
  • Estimates and Exact phrase on AA
    • Estimates (the-saleroom only) and exact phrase options have been added to auction alerts, to allow users to set up more comprehensive searches
  • Update the Contact Us page on bidspotter.co.uk and i-bidder.com
    • Bidspotter.co.uk and i-bidder.com contact pages are updated with international contacts.

Bug Fixes

  • Telephone number in Portal sale details is wrong
    • Auction telephone number is shown in sale details on portal instead of the auctioneer telephone number
  • Bidder details recent activity registrations not in order
    • Registrations on bidder’s details page are ordered correctly by most recent
  • Country dropdown list is truncated on Add new auction form
    • The country dropdown is displaying correctly on the auction details page


Version: 1.4.3 (Released 12/09/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Auction Alerts
    • New service allowing bidders to set up regular emails alerting them to new lots that match their search criteria they have specified. Available on all GAP portals and managed via the toolbox.
  • Event Sub Title
    • New event subtitle field allowing auctioneers to add notes to their events which will appear on the auction list page.
  • Guineas available on GAP
    • Guineas added as a currency to GAP so that live and timed auctions can be run.
  • All sale dates displayed
    • All sale dates displayed on the portal for multi-day auctions in the lot list and auction list.
  • Lot ranges on sale dates
    • Lot ranges can be set for each sale date within the toolbox so that is shows in the auction list and lot list pages on the portal.

Bug Fixes

  • Remember me checkbox in Toolbox Login page does not work
    • Remember me will mean a user’s email address will be retained the next time the user returns to the site.
  • Sort by “End Date” does not work on portal for timed auctions
    • Sort by End date works correctly on all portals
  • Wrong tooltip if hovering over disabled Buy it now button
    • Tooltip now reads “You will not be able to buy until the auctioneer approves you”


Version: 1.4.2 (Released 21/08/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Buy it now functionality
    • Lots in timed auctions can now have a buy it now price set, which allows bidders to buy the lot at that price and end bidding on the lot
  • Bidspotter.co.uk: Display auction titles over 3 lines and remove truncation on homepage
    • The full auction title now displays for auctions on the bidspotter.co.uk homepage

Bug Fixes

  • Cannot raise dispute for lot via import reconciliation with Other dispute reason
    • Disputes can now be raised via the reconciliation import tool when using the ‘Other’ dispute reason
  • A lots order incorrect when lot number three digits or more
    • A lots that have a lot number of 100 or more are now ordered correctly on the portal and toolbox
  • Sorting at Address column - Bidders Payments Card gird gets Sorry an error occurred
    • Sorting the address column on the payment cards grid no longer gives an error message
  • Searching Bidder with both Last name and first name on Lot _ Bids grid does not work
    • Searching for a bidder by first and last name works correctly on the lots>bids page
  • Bidder's lots tab inactive while not scoped to sale
    • The lots page for a bidder is still viewable if you aren’t scoped to an auction


Version: 1.4.1 (Released 01/08/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • State and country filters on the BSC portal auction list
    • New filters are available on the bidspotter.com auction list form State and County.
  • User friendly auction filters on auction listing pages
    • New easier to use filters on all portal auction list pages
  • New security roles set up within the toolbox to restrict access to certain functionality and pages/ views
    • Includes the following roles:
      • Auctioneer Admin
      • Auctioneer Read Only
      • Auctioneer Staff
  • i-bidder newsletter
    • i-bidder news letters are split out into categories and can be managed via the site.
  • Record event created action in audit trail
    • New audit trail entry created when a new event is created.
  • Bidders listed alphabetically in lot edit window
    • When editing lots post sale for reconciliation the available bidders will be order alphabetically by their name.

Bug Fixes

  • Lot Audit trail does not show who assigned the image the lot
    • Images assigned to lots in the Media Manager will show the username of the person who assigned the image.
  • Social media in Share panel does not work if the short description has a special character
    • Share panel always works regardless to the content of the short description.


Version: 1.4.0 (Released 14/07/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Lots can be deleted after sale is pushed but not if sold or passed
    • Users are now able to delete lots from auctions that are in progress and if a lot is deleted but then subsequently sold on the live apps it will be recreated in the toolbox.
  • the-saleroom on GAP
    • Work has been completed created lot listing, blog and static pages on GAP
  • New Bidspotter.eu.com on UAT
    • New portal and platform available in UAT
  • Show all option on bidder and lot lists in the toolbox
    • Option to show all records in the list view so that all the records can be selected for an auction.
  • Delete unused cards from RealControl
    • Expired cards and user deleted cards that haven’t had a transaction in the last 60 days are deleted from RealControl.
  • Additional functionality added to the API
    • Clients can manage images for lots and check if an auction has been approved
  • Softglobe: split lots to be record with "-n" suffix
    • Split lots now get added into GAP with a –n suffix and has the correct hammer price recorded.
  • Flash operator to support London bidding option from toolbox
    • London bidding tick boxes create correct increments in flash apps


Version: 1.4.0 (Released 14/07/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Lots can be deleted after sale is pushed but not if sold or passed
    • Users are now able to delete lots from auctions that are in progress and if a lot is deleted but then subsequently sold on the live apps it will be recreated in the toolbox.
  • Show all option on bidder and lot lists in the toolbox
    • Option to show all records in the list view so that all the records can be selected for an auction.
  • Flash operator to support London bidding option from toolbox
    • London bidding tick boxes create correct increments in flash apps

Bug Fixes

  • Portal - Auction catalogue - grid view - hover over doesn't show details after 50 lots
    • Hover over works with infinite list on the portal lot list.
  • After approve/decline bidder, status for other linked auctions only updates after reloading page
    • All linked auctions will show the updated approval status without needing to reload
  • Lot still created after the warning message that end time is before the start time
    • Lots with an end time before the start time cannot be created.
  • State value is not displayed in My Addresses - portal/ State code
    • State now shown in the portal My Addresses section.
  • Sorting amount - status in Transactions table works incorrectly
    • Sorting of transaction amount will now go from negative values to the highest value.
  • Long titles don't work in the print catalogue
    • Long titles wrap around in the print version.


Version: 1.3.9 (Released 03/07/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Share notes as positive or negative
    • Bidder notes can be shared with other auctioneers and marked as either positive or negative.
  • Additional columns and sorting on the bidder list
    • Bidders list has the following additional information to help with approving bidders:
      • Total spent on the platform
      • Total value of lots cancelled
      • Count of positive and negative comments
  • Ability to approve bidders in bulk
    • Multiple bidders can be selected from the bidder list and approved in bulk
  • Bulk refund of remaining deposits
    • New option to refund all remaining deposits for all bidders selected.
  • Change hover over on bid button in flash bidder app
    • New disclaimer text in the flash apps in line with the new consumer regulations

Bug Fixes

  • Spaces are being stripped from description if the description is in first column of text file
    • Lot number no longer needs to be the first column in the bulk lot import
  • Updated auction name in wish list page doesn't display
    • New auction name now shows on the wish list.
  • Reassign in Media Manager does not work with images labelled lot number with A
    • Reassign works with A lots.


Version: 1.3.8.1 (Released 11/06/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • New html 5 bidder app for SoftGlobe
    • Bidder app that is launched from GAP for SoftGlobe is now the html 5 version instead on the Java version.
  • Translations - Card wallet message for BSC
    • Message telling bidders that their wallets will be cleared translated into all the languages

Bug Fixes

  • Watching count shows incorrect number of bidders
    • Watch list count only counts number of bidders rather than number of clicks (was causing minus numbers to show)
  • Selecting the sold filter status and the end time status filter does not work
    • Selecting both filters on the results page works.


Version: 1.3.8 (Released 02/06/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Please select a card' tooltip for 'complete registration' button
    • Tooltip on hover over that tells the bidder to select a card if they haven’t already done so when trying to register.
  • Syncing paddle numbers for linked auctions
    • If the same bidder is registered for a linked auction they will always have the same paddle number.
  • Same key error when using sequence numbers
    • Changed logic so that sequence numbers no longer need to be unique, if a lot has a sequence number that is the same then the oldest lot will show first.
  • Additional text for the bidspotter.com live reg email
    • Additional help text about Java for the Bidspotter.com live registration emails.
  • Payment email notifications
    • Notification email sent to the auctioneer when a payment request has been paid by a bidder.
  • Additional paddle no and date completed column for transactions grid
    • Toolbox transaction grids now have additional information on it to help auctioneers identify transactions.
  • Export for SoftGlobe strips out | and \ from it
    • | and \ characters are breaking the push into SoftGlobe.

Bug Fixes

  • 2 sale day live auction with the first date as the current date is not shown in Calendar
    • All live auctions now shown on the calendar regardless to its dates.
  • Toolbox user gets error message if the get results button is clicked after a registered bidder has been blocked
    • Able to get results for an auction regardless to if a bidder has been blocked or banned.
  • Some image formats are not displayed in the auctioneer app for softglobe auction
    • PNG and JPEG now display correct in SoftGlobe from GAP
  • Customer search on the transaction grid doesn't work with spaces
    • Searching for a bidders full name now works.
  • Null tax value is displaying the buyer’s premium incorrectly in the winner’s notification
    • Winner’s notification always shows the buyer’s premium in the buyer’s premium field regardless to the tax value.
  • Repushing auctions to SoftGlobe does not disable Autobids
    • Autobids are always disabled everytime a SoftGlobe auction is pushed.
  • Auction registration screen - print preview displaying blank
    • Important information print preview is now showing correctly
  • Ends from in Set end time dialog does not default to auction end date when user is in a different time zone
    • Ends from for staggering lots always default to the auction end date.


Version: 1.3.7.1 (Released 15/05/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Add live chat to all portals
    • Live chat available on i-bidder and Bidspotter.co.uk.


Version: 1.3.7 (Released 02/05/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Opening price on lot list
    • If a lot has no bids the opening price will be displayed for a lot.
  • Projected spend on registration
    • Auctioneers are able to set up their event to request for a projected spend from a bidder on registration.
  • BS.com home page includes auctions without catalogues
    • Only affects the BS.com portal all other portals will not display auctions without a catalogue on the homepage.

Bug Fixes

  • Layout issue to Change my bid - Delete button in BS/BSC portal
    • Delete Autobid button on portals are shown as an icon.
  • Images not displaying on the portal where images are uploaded with .JPG extensions
    • Capital extensions work and display on the portal.
  • Auction start time is displayed in the bidder registrations view of the toolbox
    • Registrations to timed auctions displays the end date and time in the bidder registrations view in the toolbox
  • Hammer price with piecemeal is not displaying in exported lot results
    • Exported lot results show the correct hammer price if an item is sold piecemeal.
  • Small media manager fixes
    • Main image thumbnail will change accordingly when reordering, deleting and assigning additional images in the media manager
  • Image with png extension still saved to lot in Edit lot details page then it's broken on portal
    • PNG, JPEG and GIF images can now be uploaded to a lot through the lot edit window (NB: media manager is still not compatible with these file types – to be done next release)


Version: 1.3.6 (Released 17/04/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Times on portals and toolbox show standard and daylight savings time zone codes
    • If an auction is in a time zone that has daylight saving times the correct time zone will be shown on the portals and toolbox according to the date of the auction.
  • Timed auction results hidden when lot finishes
    • Once a lot closes for a timed auction the results will be hidden if the auctioneer has set that they do not want their post-sale results published.
  • Buyers premium on portal displayed only if a value is entered
    • When a buyer’s premium is not specified i.e. is blank this field is not shown anywhere on the portals.
  • Performance enhancements to the media manager
    • Unassigned images and additional lot images are not rendered when the media manager is first opened and only 1 size of image is loaded. Media manager is more stable to deal with larger number of images.
  • Improve the performance of the toolbox homepage
    • Toolbox homepage will load much quicker and the load on the servers will be decrease significantly.

Bug Fixes

  • Editing timed sale end time before adding any lots doesn't updated portal
    • Sale end time updated in all places on the portal even without any lots.
  • "A" lots appear out of sequence in the flash bidder apps
    • All “A” lots now appear after the main lot number
  • Enquire about this lot subject line is not updated when the auction title is changed
    • Changes to the auction title reflected in the subject line for enquire about this lot
  • Incorrect time showing on pending and approved to bid emails
    • All correct times now shown on the emails
  • Past bids in My Bidder showing numbers in the counter but no lots are displayed when viewing the page
    • Bidders migrated into bidder now have their past lots displaying correctly in their My Bidder
  • Timer on lot details is out by an hour when opening new tabs
    • Bug was affecting iPad and Google Chrome users, switching between tabs will now show the correct time.


Version: 1.3.5 (Released 01/04/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Move sign up to bid button out of important information
    • Sign up to bid button is now available event when the important information box is collapsed.
  • Improve the performance of the toolbox scoping panel
    • Toolbox scoping panel uses a separate table making it much quicker to load and search
  • Media manager prompts the user on whether to overwrite images with images with the same filename
    • If a file is loaded with the same name a prompt will display asking the user if the images should be overwritten or added.
  • Blocked bidder information shared
    • If a bidder is blocked by another auctioneer it is highlighted in orange in the bidder list and the bidder details page shows how many auctioneers a bidder is currently blocked for
  • Add commas to reserve and hammer total
    • Tidy up GAP toolbox so that commas appear correctly for long numbers

Bug Fixes

  • Hover over on portal lot in grid view not displaying expanded view/details for live auctions
    • Live auctions on the portal viewed in grid mode will expand to see more information as per timed auctions.
  • Live help popup display in Description place while printing the lot details page
    • Tidy up print lot details
  • The slideshow is not saving changes to the currency or rates
    • Flash slideshow saves the currency and rates
  • Duplicate bidders registered for auctions
    • Duplicate bidders registrations no longer created if there is a delay in writing to the database


Version: 1.3.4 (Released 20/03/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Reassign new i-bidder users with new reference numbers
    • New i-bidder registrants who signed up when i-bidder moved to GAP, and have the same reference as a legacy user who wasn’t imported across, will be reassigned a new reference that doesn’t match any legacy references
  • Flash apps and SoftGlobe are able to run without a website
    • Bidders can still bid using Flash and Softglobe at live auctions if the websites or database go down


Bug Fixes

  • Legacy bidder ID is displayed in the bidding history panel of the flash auctioneer app
    • The correct bidder reference or paddle number will appear in the lot history on the flash auctioneer app, where previously it was displaying the legacy 4 digit bidder id
  • Bulk importer results in message "An entry with the same key already exists"
    • When uploading lots in bulk from more than one upload file, the user will no longer receive the error of “An entry with the same key already exists”
  • Bidder cannot bid on all linked auctions when cards are accepted.
    • Bidders can now register for one auction that is linked to other auctions and be approved on them all, and also be approved and able to bid on all linked auctions if they are live auctions using flash apps
  • Close Auction is refunding all deposits when auto refund is selected
    • Closing an auction before getting the results of all lots in a live auction using the flash apps will now get all the lot results before refunding deposits, where auto refund is used, which will prevent winners having their deposit refunded automatically when the auction is closed


Version: 1.3.3 (Released 12/03/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Translations for bidspotter.co.uk and bidspotter.com
    • French, German, Italian and Spanish translations of the bidspotter.co.uk and bidspotter.com portals
  • Allow longer client merchant IDs in the toolbox
    • Merchant ID field is changed from int to string, to allow for ID’s longer than 10 digits


Bug Fixes

  • Slideshow does not save display preferences
    • The slideshow will now save preferences and these will be set the next time it is used
  • Slideshow does not download all images for an auction
    • The problem with downloading images to a user’s local machine, which occurred for some auctions has now been fixed
  • Country of internet bidder not displayed in auctioneer screen
    • Country of internet bidder now displays correctly in the top right corner of the auctioneer view screen
  • Flash bidder app is showing asking price and incorrect message when room bids are taken
    • When viewing a live auction as a guest, the asking price no longer shows whilst bidding is taking place. Also guests no longer see ‘you have won this lot’ when a room bidder wins a lot. The correct message of ‘lot sold to room’ is displayed
  • Missing "Medical" and "Industrial & Commercial" categories in IB Auctions page
    • Medical and Industrial & Commercial category types will now display under an auction on the auctions page, along with the number of lots that have those categories
  • Media manager is creating duplicate images
    • Media manager no longer creates extra duplicates when the same image is uploaded more than once. If the same image is uploaded twice, it will appear twice for that lot, where as previously there would be 3 instances
  • Starts closing in timer doesn't display in Auctions page
    • The ‘Starts closing in’ timer displays correctly on laptop, tablet and mobile browsers
  • Lot list and lot details page not loading bidding details in Android Chrome and Firefox browsers
    • Lot list and lot details pages are now showing the real time update bidding details on Chrome and Firefox browsers on Android devices
  • Tax rate isn't showing on any lot details pages in Live sales
    • VAT is displayed on the lot details page on i-bidder.com
  • Splitting lots shown in both My bidder Won/Lost list
    • Split lots are displaying correctly in a bidder’s My Bidder section in the won and lost lists
  • Lots are out of sequence when the get results button is clicked after splitting lots
    • Lot sequencing is no longer changed when a user click on Get Results
  • Time is showing as "Start closing in" in Auction list when end time is reached
    • Correct message of ‘Ending now’ is displayed when the first lot in a timed auction has closed
  • Able to delete a increment set that is actively being used in an auction
    • Increment sets that are in use in current auctions can no longer be deleted
  • Auctioneer does not get warning when refunding deposit for bidder that is registered for another auction (Transactions page )
    • Auctioneer will receive a warning if they attempt to refund a deposit for a bidder who is registered for another auction with them that requires a deposit
  • Hovering over AVS status with partial match does not return result on payments card screen
    • Hovering over a partial match AVS status no longer displays ‘undefined’, it now correctly shows ‘partial description’
  • Previous Hammer price and Status not shown with strike through
    • Raising a dispute and cancelling the sale of a lot will now show the previous status of that lot and the hammer price with a strike through, on the Disputes and Edits screen
  • Navigating through a catalogue where lots are sold as a group results in error
    • User no longer receives an error when viewing a catalogue on the portal that has lots sold as a group, and clicking on the group lot


Version: 1.3.2.2 (Released 03/03/2014)

Bug Fixes

  • i-bidder deposits and payments email footers show bidspotter.co.uk
    • Deposits and Payment email footers should be linked to the portal that they are coming from
  • Categories in the site map are not the same as those on the homepage
    • Categories for i-bidder.com should match throughout the sale
  • Spinning icon missing from the push to flash and get results buttons on live
    • Add a spinning icon on the push to flash and get results buttons in the toolbox when they are selecting and the lots are being processed.
  • Lot Image not appearing in the auctioneers screen
    • Lot images appear in the auctioneer screen for imported auctions as well
  • Flash operator app and auctioneer screen show a paddle number even when paddle numbers are not used
    • Flash generate paddle number is hidden in all flash applications
  • Auctioneer logos on home page are partially trimmed off on the right hand side
    • Whole logo is displayed on the home page
  • Autobid tooltip message refers to absentee bids instead of autobids
    • References to absentee bids is now Autobids.
  • Close auction does not bring back results
    • Close auction runs the Get Results command as well as close the auction in the toolbox
  • New verification requests do not work if there is an existing one in the DB
    • Changes to the verification emails so that multiple codes are now stored against the bidder each time they request a code and they will all work.


Version: 1.3.2.1 (Released 02/03/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Change of password banner should prompt bidders to verify email for i-bidder
    • The i-bidder banner will alert bidders that they will need to verify their emails addresses before they can log in and a new light box is available to do this.
  • GAP live auctions can be run using the legacy flash apps
    • Auctions can be pushed to the flash apps and then results brought back during and at the end of an auction to show in the GAP toolbox.
  • A bidder can view i-bidder.com in French, German, Spanish and Italian
    • i-bidder portal is fully translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  • New i-bidder category – Medical
    • New i-bidder category available on the portal and in the toolbox for i-bidder.


Version: 1.3.2 (Released 28/02/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • My Bidspotter/ i-bidder past bids has links for live auctions
    • Additional links for pages that show a bidder’s past won and lost lots for live auctions available on the My Bidspotter/ i-bidder pages.
  • Message for lost connection shows after max 30 secs
    • Reduce the time the lost connection message is shown so that bidders are alerted to connection problems quicker.
  • Improve load time of Bidder's Lots screen
    • Bidder’s lots screen no longer times out and shows all lots a bidder has won.
  • Add live chat to all portals
    • Live chat is available on all GAP portals for the UK team to use.
  • Bulk upload actions in the audit trail shows username
    • Setting end times, uploading catalogues and deleting lots in bulk actions now appear in the audit trail as this with the username of the person who did it.

Bidspotter.com only changes

  • Change SoftGlobe to work with usernames
    • SoftGlobe auctioneer application now shows a generated username during bidding which consists of the first initial and the first four letters of the bidder’s surname.

Bug Fixes

  • .jpeg and .png no longer works in the media manager
    • .jpeg will load correctly into the media manager .png will not load and will show a relevant validation message to say .png is not supported.
  • Same image is being replicated multiple times and assigned to lots in media manager
    • Check has been put into the media manager to stop images from being replicated.
  • Cannot edit Lot status after a lot has been cancelled
    • Lot status can be changed back to sold after it has been cancelled
  • Application crashing clicking on comma on Bidders Details - Lots bid on row in toolbox
    • Comma has been removed from the bidder details lots bid on
  • Error message when trying to take payment from a bidder without a card does not make sense
    • Error message changed to “Unable to take payment - bidder does not have a card associated with this auction”

Version: 1.3.1 (Released 18/02/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Auctioneer able to specify if they would like to accept cards not enrolled in 3DS
    • So that auctioneers that do not want to accept unsecure cards (i.e. cards not enrolled to 3D secure) can do so and bidders are shown an appropriate message telling them this
  • Handling international debit cards
    • Auctioneers can set up a separate fee for international debit cards and the card country is identified and displayed in the toolbox
  • Can make auction private after auction has closed
    • Closed auctions still have the make private action available
  • Timed catalogue only auction type now available
    • Auctions can be set up as a timed catalogue only auction type that now shows up in the correct column on the home page and has an end time
  • Legacy results export only exports sold lots and is a .tab file
    • Changes to the legacy results export to match the format that is needed for current back office systems
  • Google translate widget available on the lot details long description
    • Users can use a Google translate widget to translate the lot long description
  • Images load in the correct order depending on its name
    • Additional images load in the correct order as per its name e.g. 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 load and display in this order on the portal
  • New telephone numbers on BidSpotter.co.uk and i-Bidder.com
    • Update contact us numbers to be the new extensions
  • Connection lost message shows immediately at 5 and 0 minutes
    • If the connection is lost for a timed lot the connection lost message is shown immediately at the 0 and 5 minutes check rather than after 3 retries
  • Lot closed message is only displayed when lot has actually
    • If the connection is lost as the lot gets down to 0 the lot closed message will not show

Bug Fixes

  • User gets validation error if fees fields on create auction are left blank
    • Fees on create auction can now be left blank, it does not need to have 0 in it
  • Unable to scroll through auction sign ups on iPad
    • Scroll through auction sign ups in My Bidspotter now works on an iPad
  • Deposit request email showing incorrect event details
    • Deposit request email shows the event address details instead of the auctioneer’s address
  • Lot importer does not recognise €
    • Euros symbol now imports correctly in the bulk uploader
  • Bid now button still displays in My Bidspotter even when the auction is closed
    • The Bid now button is now greyed out in the auction signups section in My Bidspotter when an auction has been closed
  • Auction registration - print preview window formatted incorrectly
    • Print preview for auction registrations is now contains all relevant information and is styled
  • Add Currency next to amount in Autobids page
    • Autobid confirmation boxes have the auction currency
  • Lots not sold due to the reserve not being met are still counted in the transaction descriptions
    • Description for payments and refunds in the transaction table is now correct
  • Bidding Ends/Time remain does not update in real time if time is changed from toolbox via Staggering end time
    • Staggering end times via the toolbox now updates lot details and lot lists in the portal in real time
  • Card added successfully window is not styled for Amex cards
    • Card added successfully for Amex is now styled the same as the other card types

Version: 1.3.0.1 (Released 06/02/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Auctions occurring on the same day at the same time ordered alphabetically
    • Allows for auction that are Rings to be listed in chronological order
  • Manually setting bidder paddle numbers
    • Allows for bidder paddle numbers to be manually set to a different number and for all linked sales to copy the same paddle number for that bidder
  • Allow launch on SoftGlobe for auctions dual listed
    • Auctions with Bidspotter.com as a chosen platform can be launched on SoftGlobe regardless to if a different platform is chosen

Bug Fixes

  • Scope bar defaulting to the latest auction rather than today
    • Fixed so that the scope bar now defaults to today’s auctions when opening
  • Buyer's premium is incorrect when lots are grouped
    • Buyer’s premium is now calculated correctly

Version: 1.3 (Released 03/02/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Tiered ATG Commission
    • Tiered ATG commission tables can be created at auctioneer level, and these can be used to set commissions at auction and lot level. These can also be set/ selected once an auction has ended
  • Scoping bar in the toolbox works in IE
    • The scoping bar in the toolbox now works correctly on IE
  • Warning is displayed when closing an auction
    • Tiered ATG commission tables can be created at auctioneer level, and these can be used to set commissions at auction and lot level. These can also be set/ selected once an auction has ended
  • Style reset password screen for toolbox
    • The reset password screen is now styled as per the new branding on the login screen
  • Add legacy results export to lot results
    • New results export added to allow users to export results for legacy systems
  • Filters for past auctions and lots is more prominent
    • The filter for Past and Future auctions on the Auctions page has been moved up to near the top so it’s easier to access on Bidspotter.com and Bidspotter.co.uk
  • Set min height to bidding panel
    • The bidding panel on the lot details page no longer moves up and down when the page is loading
  • If reserve is null hide reserve section on lot details page
    • The reserve section on the lot details page is not displayed if the reserve is set as null for a lot
  • Bidders know if they are no longer receiving updates during a timed auction
    • If a bidder loses their internet connection, they will now know that this has happened by receiving a message and the countdown timer stopping. Reconnections will be attempted when a connection is lost
  • Cards are not authorised on Bidspotter.com
    • Bidpsotter.com cards are no longer authorised but cards are still stored in the wallet

Bug Fixes

  • Refund/Take payment transactions are successful but bidder does not get email
    • Bidders now receive emails when refunds or take payment transactions are successful
  • Lot level categories not updating
    • Lot level categories are now being updated correctly for lots when these are edited
  • Toolbox users are seeing transactions in their preferred currency not the auction currency
    • The correct currency for an auction is displayed when viewing the transactions page for an auction in the toolbox
  • Paddle number and Highest Bidder are not cleared out for lot cancelled sale then filtering Lot status is wrong - Bidder outcome is wrong
    • When lots are cancelled, the highest bidder and hammer price now have a strike through in the Disputes and Edits screen, the lots appear in the not sold filter on the Results screen, and the lots have an outcome has Lost on the bidder’s lots screen
  • Able to assign an increment set of 0 for timed auctions
    • It is no longer possible to have a increment set of 0 for timed auctions
  • Auctioneer address, telephone and email are not displayed in email sent to IMP
    • Auctioneer’s address, telephone number and email are now correctly displayed in the email sent to the IMP
  • Timer does not update on the lots list page on ipad
    • Anti-sniping now works correctly on iPads, with the timer resetting to 10 minutes when bids are placed in the final 10 minutes of a lot closing
  • My current bids - Past bids - Wrong lot orders
    • My Bidspotter lists are now sorted correctly according to the filter selected
  • Bidding section in bid details page alignment not proper after lot closed - SAFARI browser
    • The bidding panel on the lot details page has been corrected so that it appears correctly on Safari when the lot has closed
  • No linked auction shown in Registration page - bs.com
    • Linked auctions are displayed on the registration page for an auction that has linked auctions
  • User has to refresh the wish list page after removing a lot from the list
    • Lots are now instantly removed from a user’s wish list when they remove lots
  • Updating auction title does not show new title on portal lot details screen
    • The auction title is now displaying correctly on the lot details page when this is edited
  • Results from imported auctions are not showing in the portal
    • Results for imported auctions are now appearing on the portal correctly

Version: 1.2.2.8 (Released 27/01/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Cards are not authorised on Bidspotter.com
    • Bidpsotter.com cards are no longer authorised but cards are still stored in the wallet. Bidspotter.co.uk will work as normal

Bug Fixes

  • Users are not able to make an auction private at auction level
    • The private action is now available regardless to the auction state
  • Total hammer in Reconciliation panel is bidding price
    • For auctions that use piecemeal, the total hammer figure was not multiplying the hammer for piecemeal lots by the quantity. The total hammer figure now takes this in to account and is showing the correct figure
  • Changing lot with piecemeal pricing results in an incorrect total value for Lots won in bidding section for bidder
    • The figure for Total hammer price for lots won on a bidder’s details page in now showing the correct figure when this includes lots sold as piecemeal
  • Piecemeal lot with bids less than reserve results in incorrect totals when filtering results by selling and not selling
    • Filtering results in the toolbox shows piecemeal lots as correctly selling or not selling, when the results are filtered
  • Calendar entry not showing for some auctions
    • All calendar entries are now displayed on the calendar
  • Sort by shows Most recent to end by default in Wish list (Ended)
    • The wish list is sorted correctly by default when viewing ended lots
  • Add Billing Address and Payment Card lightbox does not close after clicking on Click here link (BS)
    • Click here link now closes the window as it should

Version: 1.2.2.7 (Released 13/01/2014)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Editing financial information once the auction has been ended
    • New action to “Set Financials” available once an auction has ended, allowing all premiums to be edited so that they are correct in the reports and winner’s notifications
  • Taxes on premiums is configurable at auction level
    • The taxes that are paid on premiums is now configurable at auction level and no longer hard coded to 20%
  • Media Manager uploads images directly to S3
    • Increase in the performance and speed of media manager so that uploading photos is now faster
  • Card authorisation failed message is better
    • Failed authorisations for cards on Bidspotter.com now reads: "For security reasons your bank has not authorized your card. Please contact your bank to allow or try another card. If you continue to experience problems please call customer services on 1-866-597-2437"

Bug Fixes

  • Images are still marked as assigned on deleted lots
    • Deleting lots from the catalogue will now automatically make any linked images unassigned so that they can be re-assigned to the new catalogue
  • Currency change is not reflected on the catalogue page
    • Subsequent changes in the currency once the auction is created is now reflected in all pages
  • SoftGlobe fixes
    • Conditionally Sold lots are now showing as conditionally sold rather than passed in GAP. Initial settings on times corrected to show the correct countdown timer
  • Alert doesn't display for IE for the toolbox
    • Alerts to tell users that the toolbox is incompatible with IE has been added back in
  • Missing word space at end time - Auction catalogue page - BS.co.uk portal
    • End time on the auction catalogue page now formatted correctly
  • Country defaults back to UK if there are any missing values when clicking complete registration
    • County field now keeps its previous value

Version: 1.2.2.6 (Released 07/01/2014)

Bug Fixes

  • Bid button disappears from the catalogue page after UTC midnight
    • The Bid button and View as guest button are still displayed until midnight in the timezone that the auction took place in, on the last day of the auction, after which these buttons are no longer visible

Version: 1.2.2.5 (Released 13/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Additional message on the reset password and verification email lightbox
    • Online bidders see an additional message to the email sent lightbox/ screen confirmation on the portal for reset password and verification emails
  • SoftGlobe auctions only replay the last 5 bids into GAP
    • Auctioneers only see the last 5 bids in GAP for auctions that are run on SoftGlobe
  • Able to download images from GAP
    • Online support are able to download images from GAP, which are named correctly as per the legacy naming convention or the GAP naming convention based on what the lot is assigned to at the moment
  • Media manager auto assigns other file name formats
    • Auctioneers are able to have other file name formats get auto assigned to their lots from media manager. These include: 1.1.jpg, 1.2.jpg, etc. 1-1-2.jpg, 1-2-2.jpg, etc.
  • Sort images in media manager once uploaded
    • Once images have been uploaded to media manager they will be sorted by the file name

Version: 1.2.2.4 (Released 12/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Ending an auction in SoftGlobe closes the bidding in GAP
    • When an Operator ends an auction from SoftGlobe the Bidding closed flag is set to yes on GAP. For live auction this will take the auction out of the current views and off the home page
  • Display Bidder Reference in My Bidspotter/My Bidder pane
    • Bidder’s reference is displayed in their My Bidspotter pane on the portal

Bug Fixes

  • Number of lots won on winners list in incorrect
    • Auctions run on SoftGlobe now show the correct number of lots won by each bidder on the winners list, rather than the number of lots that they bid on

Version: 1.2.2.3 (Released 11/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Verify and Reset password emails contain the url for plain-text only email clients that can’t see the link
    • Bidders with old email clients can see the link and message telling them to copy and paste it into their browser, when verifying their email address or resetting their password

Bug Fixes

  • Changing customer email in the toolbox does not verify that it’s unique
    • Changing a customer’s email address to an address that already exists in the toolbox returns a verification error and won’t let the user proceed until the email address is unique

Version: 1.2.2.2 (Released 10/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Hover over on total spend and total reg with other clients
    • Toolbox users can see a hover over on the new auctions details fields for Total spent, Total registration and With other clients

Bug Fixes

  • Bidder’s export does not have address for US bidders
    • Issue with address fields not containing any data on the Bidder’s export is fixed for American bidders
  • Imported auction images not working
    • Imported images for auctions now correctly display in Softglobe

Version: 1.2.2.1 (Released 09/12/2013)

Bug Fixes

  • Print catalog only printing first page of lots
    • The print catalog link will now print all the lots instead of just the first 50 lots
  • Bidder list is empty
    • Bidder list has been fixed so that it no longer attempts to display the winners list when the auction has not ended

Version: 1.2.2 (Released 08/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • New Bidspotter.com Portal
    • Creation of the new Bidspotter.com portal, including the new designs and additional functionality for live chat.
  • American Emails
    • Translation of emails into American English for Bidspotter.com with key American terms and contact details.
  • Additional card types
    • Ability to accept American Express as a card type and set the appropriate fees for it.
  • Wording changes to reset/ forgotten password and My Bidspotter
    • Labelling made to be more user-friendly.
  • Internet surcharge does not show if NULL
    • If Internet surcharge is left blank then it does not show on the portal and it is no longer mandatory.
  • Registration and other registrations moved to bidder details
    • Decreases the loading time for the list
  • Print catalogue available on Bidspotter.com
    • Ability to print a plain text catalogue from the Bidspotter.com website
  • Lots list page updates correctly on an iPad
    • Real time updates for time bidding works on an iPad
  • Detect browser and suggest a preferred browser on portal and toolbox
    • Users of an unsupported browser will be prompted of this and will be asked to use a different browser.
  • Setting up toolbox users should have no defaults
    • Creating a toolbox user has no default for the drop down lists making it more user-friendly.
  • Auctioneer login available on the Bidspotter.com and Bidspotter.co.uk homepage
    • Links to the toolbox now available on the portals in the footer
  • Wire up bidspotter.com Mail Chimp account
    • Bidspotter.com Mail Chimp account works on the portal
  • Show if auction is private on calendar in toolbox
    • Clear indication on the calendar that an auction is private on the calendar in the toolbox.
  • Display full auction address on auction lot list page
    • Lot list page shows the full address on the auction lot list page
  • Enquire about this lot is sent to auction email address
    • Enquire about this lot now sent to the event level email address rather than the client emails address.

Bug Fixes

  • Editing the opening price or reserve jumps the lot list page back to the top
    • Lot list now remembers where the user has scrolled to when editing a lot inline.
  • Changes to end date and sale title not reflected on lot details
    • All changes to auction details is now updated correctly on the lot details pages
  • Reserve price is getting ignored if it has decimal places in bulk upload file
    • If figure has “.00” decimals this is ignored otherwise an error is shown and the lot is not imported.
  • Winner's notification still says VAT
    • Notification now says “Tax/VAT”

Version: 1.2.1 (Released 02/12/2013)

Enhancements & New Features

  • Lot lists updated via javascript
    • All real time updates for timed bidding on the lot list is done via information sent using websync messages, decreasing the load on the website and providing more up to date information.
  • Localisation of the toolbox
    • Localised time zones, date formats, currency and auction defaults depending on a user’s toolbox account preference.
  • Translation of the toolbox
    • Key American terms added to the toolbox views and extracts
  • Increase decimal places for Tax rate
    • Tax rate/ VAT fields now accepts numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
  • Un-publish results after auction ends
    • Action added to the auction to allow results to be unpublished even when the auction has been closed.
  • Quantity on lot details
    • Quantity is displayed on the lot details on the websites if it is greater than 1.
  • Add states to American addresses and province to Canadian addresses
    • Ability to select a state from a dropdown when United States is selected or a province when Canada is selected on the portal and toolbox.
  • Internet surcharge not displayed when 0
    • Internet surcharge field is hidden when it is not set or set to 0.
  • Improve MyBidspotter performance
    • Queries improved to increase performance and decrease the time it takes to load current bids, past bids and wish lists from MyBidspotter.
  • Auctioneer preferences
    • Allowed platform listings for auctioneers at account level to allow dual listing of auctions.

Bug Fixes

  • Remove from wish list button not appearing for past lot
    • Button has been reinstated for all past lots.
  • Adding lots is causing the popup blocker to show
    • Pop up blocker is no longer showing for adding lots or bulk uploads. Improved validation for checking when bulk uploads are in progress so that users cannot edit lots whilst a bulk upload is in progress.
  • Bidder list is slow to load
    • Improved queries for the bidder list to decrease the time it takes to load.

Version: 1.2 (Released 03/11/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Consignment sales
    • Additional bulk upload field for selling order to allow for lots to be sold in a different order than the lot number.
  • Linking sales
    • Ability to link sales together so that they share the same bidder list. Bidders can now sign up for more than one auction at the same time requiring them to only go through one registration process for linked sales.
  • Times the money/ Piecemeal for timed auctions
    • Ability to run a timed auction piecemeal so that bidders can bid on lots per item with the system automatically calculating the total price.
  • Reassigning images in bulk
    • Ability to automatically reassign images in the media manager in bulk allowing for auctioneers to upload their images into the toolbox before they have their catalogue and lot descriptions.
  • Lot level videos
    • Ability to attach multiple videos to a lot so that it is displayed and played on the lot details page on the website.
  • Auction audit trail
    • Auction level audit trail so that all edits to an auction including bulk uploads, approving, publishing and changes to the auction details are tracked.
  • Customer total spend
    • A customer’s total spend across all auctioneers on the website is now available to allow for auctioneers to see a bidders previous spend.
  • Calendar
    • New calendar view of all auctions including a weekly and daily view. Can be filtered by platform and type.
  • Time zones
    • User preference time zones available on the website allowing users to view international auctions in their local time.
  • Sale results
    • Historical sale results and catalogues available on the site for all online bidders to see. With the ability for auctioneers to opt out of showing results for a single auction or all auctions.
  • Lot details page
    • Redesign of the lot details page to make it clearer and more user friendly. Allows for more information to be displayed about the lot without pushing the bidder panel down.
  • VAT and tax exemption
    • Ability for bidder to indicate they are VAT/ tax exempt at point of registration.
  • Changing platform, type and listing
    • Ability to change the platform, type and private listing of an auction once it has been published.
  • 0 Card authorisation
    • Card authorisation when adding a card to the website is now a 0 card authorisation, meaning cards are checked for funds without having to take 10p as before.
  • Winner’s notification note
    • Ability to add an additional custom note to all winners notifications at the bottom of the pdf.
  • Able to hide auctioneers from the directory
    • Ability for online support to hide an auctioneer from one of the directories on the portal.

Bug Fixes

  • Private auction lots not displaying in my wish list page
    • All lots added to a bidder’s wish list to display regardless to if the catalogue is private or not.
  • You have won message shows as soon as lot expires sometimes giving false positives
    • Website page to check and update the status, price and time of a lot at 5 minutes before the end time and 0 minutes.
  • Auctioneers appearing on portal regardless of whether they have auctions on a certain site
    • If an auctioneer does not have an auction on a specific portal then they will not be in the auction directory for that portal.
  • Increase Reason text box for Block Customer
    • Increase the space available for the block customer reason.

Version: 1.1.3 (Released 15/10/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Browsers receive one websync message per bid
    • When a bid is placed, only one websync message is now sent out for this bid to browsers to update lots on the portal

Bug Fixes

  • Browser sets up additional timer for every bid placed
    • The browser will poll every 30 seconds, as previously it was resetting and polling every minute after a bid was placed

Version: 1.1.2 (Released 03/10/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Lot lists will poll the server for updates periodically
    • Lot lists will be polled every 5 minutes and when the lot closes to ensure that the lot is showing up to date current prices, number of bids and status messages

Bug Fixes

  • Bidding the opening price on a lot that has met the reserve causes a lead bid lower than the current bid
    • Fixed the issue where a second bidder places a lower bid than the current bid, but this bid matches the opening price and is shown as being a successful bid

Version: 1.1.1 (Released 24/09/2013)

Bug Fixes

  • Websync disconnects cause clients to become out of date
    • If a bidder loses their connection the internet, when they reconnect all status messages, current prices and number of bids on lot list pages are updated
  • Customer list is slow to load
    • Improved the speed of returning customers list for an auctioneer

Version: 1.1 (Released 07/08/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Auctions can be hosted on multiple platforms
    • When creating an auction, more than one platform can be selected to host this auction. The platforms can be added on the New Auction screen and edited on the Edit Auction screen.
  • Display links for each platform that the auction is hosted on in toolbox to provide link to view catalogue
    • On the Auction Details screen, there is a link to view the catalogue in the website selected to host this auction. If there are multiple sites hosting this auction, they will all appear in this section and they will take the user to each website to display the auction catalogue.
  • Free text fields have a max character limit and a visual character limit count
    • Auction title, lot short and long descriptions have a maximum character counter on these fields. The counter will count down when text is entered. Also the lot importer can handle descriptions that are too long.
  • Lot importer removes double quotes and line feeds
    • When bulk importing lots in to the toolbox, the importer will remove leading and trailing quotes from descriptions, it will convert instances of 2 double quotes together to a single double quote, and line feeds can be handled and converted to spaces, which will prevent the import from stopping when it hits the line feed.
  • Lot importer can support Bidmaster exports
    • The lot importer can support Bidmaster exports, so it can handle A lots from these exports, and can convert the VAT Rate exported from Bidmaster, and import them correctly as numerical values.
  • Auction level defaults show when editing a lot
    • When editing a lot, fields for fees where the auction level settings are used will show these as placeholders.
  • Next and previous buttons from lot details page on toolbox
    • When viewing lot details in the toolbox, if the catalogue has multiple lots, users can go to the next or previous lot from within the lot details page.
  • Blocked/banned and unblocked/unbanned notes shown on bidders details screen
    • When a user is banned/blocked and unbanned/unblocked, these actions and the reasons for them are now stored as notes so users can view these from the notes section, or if they’ve occurred recently then these are displayed on the bidder’s details page under the notes section.
  • Number of additions to wish list available on catalogue view in toolbox
    • On the Lots>Catalogue screen a new column has been added that displays the number of times a lot has been added to the Wish List.
  • Show highest bidder after auction is closed even if lot is not sold
    • After an auction has closed, if there have been bids on a lot the highest bidder and their paddle number will display for this lot on the Lots>Results screen regardless of whether the lot sold or not.
  • Clicking All lots history link in Customer details displays bidder's Lots page
    • When selecting a customer or bidder, clicking on lots on the sub menu will display the lots grid, showing the lots that the customer has bid on, and which they have won. This is at global, auctioneer and auction level.
  • Change exports from lots catalogue screen
    • The export from the Lots>Catalogue screen (non-Bidmaster export) now contains a lot more lot information including long description, estimates, fees, images, etc.
  • Add bidder's company name to winners notification
    • The winning bidder’s company name is now displayed on the winners notification
  • Add placeholder text in search boxes on Bidspotter
    • All search boxes will have the word ‘Search…’ as a placeholder to make it clearer this is for searching.
  • Current bid and past bid links added to My Bidspotter
    • In My Bidspotter, there are now All links for Current Bids, Past Bids and Wishlist which will display all lots from each of those sections. Also when viewing the any of these the user can jump easily to another using the left hand menu
  • Add auction location under auction name on auctions page
    • The location of each auction is displayed under each auction on the Auctions screen. This is also displayed on the auction catalogue page, and when viewing the important information and sales details the user can view a map with the auction location
  • Catalogue pages to update in real time with time remaining and bids for lots
    • Auction catalogues will update in real time when new bids come in, which will update the current price, and number of bids for lots. The time will also update.
  • Active catalogue views of lots display whether user is leading or has been outbid
    • Auction catalogues will display when a user is in the lead or has been outbid for lots in real time. A message is displayed under the number of bids for each lot if the bidder has put the highest bid or has been outbid.
  • Estimates display in portal
    • If a lot has estimates, these will now display on the lots details page.
  • Display VAT when it is 0% for lots
    • If a lot has 0% VAT this will now display on the lot details page. Other fees will also now be displayed on the lot details page.
  • Ability to cycle through lots images when enlarging lot images
    • When viewing a lot, clicking on an image will show a larger version of the image. If there are multiple images the user can cycle through these from this screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Bidder and Auctioneer address does not contain country in the Winner's Notification PDF
    • The Bidder and Auctioneer’s address displays the country in the Winner’s Notification
  • Lot's quantity is zero if bulk lot import file without Quantity defined
    • Lot quantity is 1 by default, if the quantity is not defined
  • Paddle number is not displayed when a bid is undone
    • If a bid is undone, the new leading bidder’s paddle number is displayed along with their name. Previously the paddle number did not display
  • Wrong lot details page displayed when clicking the lot number on the bidder details page and scoped to a different auction
    • The correct lot details will now display when clicking on lots from a different auction to the one the user is scoped to. The scoped to auction will change to the auction that the lot clicked on is in
  • Number of other registrations and number of registrations to that auctioneer not displayed
    • The number of registrations for an auctioneer, and other registrations are now displayed on the Bidders screen
  • Send payment request is calculating fees incorrectly
    • Fees are now calculated correctly when user sends a payment request. Previously there was issues when requesting payment for lots where some had VAT and others didn’t
  • Auctioneer is able to send deposit request to bidder that is not registered for the auction
    • Auctioneer can no longer send payment requests to bidders who aren’t registered for that auction
  • Deposit used as part payment is not refunded when the payment request is cancelled
    • Deposit is now refunded back to the bidder’s wallet in the toolbox when a payment request is cancelled
  • No warning message when deleting timed lot with bid from lot details page
    • User will now receive a warning message when attempting to delete a lot with bids on it from the lot details page
  • Lot category is not overwritten after bulk upload
    • Lot categories are now updated for existing lots when a new or updated lot import file is imported
  • Duplicated date for timed auction at Auctions awaiting approval if changing auction type during auction creation
    • Date is no longer duplicated for timed auctions on the Auctions awaiting approval section, when auction type is changed when the auction is created
  • Event Online and Bidder registration notification emails are being sent by default
    • These emails are no longer sent out by default, the user needs to select to have these sent
  • Bidder ID is not displayed for Timed Bids
    • In the lot audit trail, when a timed bid is placed, the Bidder ID will now be displayed next to it
  • Wrong end time shows in Auction details page after editing time-zone
    • The auction end time is showing correctly now in the toolbox, if the time-zone is changed after the auction is created
  • The print preview for Sale Details should not show hyperlink text
    • Hyperlink text is not displayed in the print preview screen for Sales Details
  • The more description link on the portal sometimes does not show
    • If the lot description is not fully visible, it will now always show a more link, that will display the description in full when this is clicked
  • Auction display order in portal Auctions page is wrong
    • Auctions that had no lots were previously shown at the top of the auctions screen. This has now been corrected so that auctions are ordered by the earliest to finish
  • Print option for Sale Information on the auction sign up screen displays a blank page
    • When clicking on print preview for sale information the preview was showing a blank page. This has been fixed
  • Emails not coming through to the bidder when selecting for a copy to be sent to their inbox
    • Users emailing a lot to another person are now receiving a copy when they click on the option to have a copy sent to themselves
  • Private auction displaying in Auctions and Auctioneers page in Portal
    • Private auctions are no longer appearing on the auctions and auctioneer screens
  • Print option at lot level in portal displays a blank print page
    • The print preview on the lots screen now displays correctly, where previously a blank page was displayed
  • Words in the auction title are being split across lines
    • Words in the auction title are no longer split over 2 lines on the homepage
  • Filtering Auctioneer by Country does not work
    • Filtering auctions by country now works
  • "From" field in the Share this page with a friend is not pre-populated with logged in bidder address
    • The ‘Share this page with a friend’ option now displays the user’s email who is sharing the page in the ‘From’ field by default
  • Auction showing ends in time rather than ends from time
    • Auctions in progress are now showing the ends from time (time first lot closes) rather than the ends in time, which is when the whole auction closes. This is on the homepage and auctions screen
  • Text under My maximum bid is not updated if changing increment set
    • The figure to bid next (text under My maximum bid) is now correctly updated if the increment is changed during the auction
  • Tooltip "This auction is now running" shows for Closed auction
    • The incorrect tooltip for closed auctions has been corrected
  • Filtering category at Auction list page/Home page works incorrectly
    • Clicking on the category filter now correctly only shows lots that are in the category selected
  • Missing field Address 3 at Auction catalogue page of Auctioneer
    • Address 3 line of the Auctioneer’s address is now displaying on the auction catalogue pages
  • The number of lot for each category in lot list is not correct
    • The number of lots for each category in an auction lot list now displays the correct amounts
  • Timed auctions in Portal - Home page is not ordered
    • The homepage is now displaying timed auctions by earliest to finish to latest to finish
  • Mouse wheel not zooming in
    • When zooming in to a lot image on the lot details page, the mouse wheel now works when zooming in
  • Clicking back button on browser does not work after a placing a bid
    • The back button on the browser now works, after placing a bid on the lot details page. Previously the user had to press this twice before it worked
  • Currency is missing when viewing won and lost lots from My Bidspotter
    • Currency is now displayed on all My Bidspotter lists, where previously these were missing
  • Reserve met in portal is No when reserve price is changed to new lower value due to hammer price changed
    • Reserve met indicator correctly updates, if for example a reserve was not met, and then the reserve is lowered so the current highest bid met or exceeded this. Indicator would update to say reserve has been met after initially saying it wasn’t met
  • Clicking 'log in' button at top of page while on the full log in page creates error
    • Login button is hidden if the user is on the full page login screen, which previously caused issues when the login lightbox was displayed on this page
  • Fee ceiling from auction level is not displayed in lot details page – portal
    • The fixed fee rates for internet surcharge are displayed on the lot details page
  • Bidding history for timed lot in portal is not ordered
    • Bidding history on the lot details page, now displays bids in the correct order

Version: 1.03 (Released 20/06/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Change lot description to hide text using javascript
    • Lot description will be hidden rather than truncated after a certain amount of text to reduce the chance of the site breaking due to bad html code in lot descriptions copied from other sources
  • Remove watermark from winners notification
    • Winners notification has now had the ‘This is not an invoice’ watermark removed
  • Create Bidmaster exports
    • Bidmaster import files for lots, inventory and winners can be exported from the GAP toolbox
  • Lot importer strips out white spaces for lot number
    • Lot importer will strip out any spaces or any characters, except 0-9 and a-z, to allow Bidmaster exports to be imported into the GAP toolbox
  • Payment screens use HTTPS rather than HTTP
    • All screens that display the payment lightbox will now use HTTPS in the page URL to show the user that the page is secure
  • Indication that something is happening when selecting Close Auction
    • When clicking on Close Auction the user will now see a message that the auction is closing and a spinning indicator to show that something is happening. Also the Close Auction button is made inactive during this
  • Results page optimised for a smaller screen
    • Lots Results screen can now be fully displayed without requiring horizontal scrolling for screens of 1000px wide and above
  • Links to other pages in the toolbox from lot results page
    • On the lots results page the following details are now links to other screens within the toolbox:
      • Winning bidder name is a link to that bidders details page
      • Hammer price links to the lot audit trail
      • Number of bids links to the bid history for that lot
  • Highlight hammer price if max bid exists that is higher than the current bid
    • The hammer price field on the results screen will be highlighted in red if the current hammer price is lower than the value of the highest maximum bid for that lot
  • Customers can subscribe/unsubscribe for the Bidspotter newsletters
    • Registered Bidspotter customers can unsubscribe from the Bidspotter newsletters from emails, and subscribe/unsubscribe from their MyBidspotter account details
  • In line editing of opening price and reserve from results lot list
    • Double clicking on a row in the results screen will allow users to edit the opening price and reserve directly from this screen
  • Refresh catalogue page when clicking back button
    • Viewing an auction catalogue, then viewing a lot and clicking back on the browser will now refresh the catalogue screen to update the time remaining, current price and number of bids for each lot

Bug Fixes

  • Deleting unassigned images deletes assigned images in Media Manager
    • Issue with deleting all unassigned images also deleted some assigned images has been fixed
  • Order auction sign ups in My Bidspotter from latest end date to earliest
    • Auction sign ups on My Bidspotter are now ordered from the latest end date to the earliest
  • Edit Not sold lot due to Reserve not met to Sold, retain hammer price then Lots won and Total do not update at bidding section
    • The figure for total lots won on the bidder details page is now correctly updated when a lot is changed from unsold to sold during reconciliation
  • Bulk lot importer allows lots with the same lot number
    • Lot import files that contained duplicate lot numbers were previously being imported with the duplicates. The user will now receive an error that the duplicate lot was not uploaded. The rest of the catalogue will be uploaded
  • Lot end time in the lot edit window doesn't have seconds
    • The lot edit window will now have seconds displayed for the lot end time
  • Auction approved email shows the latest end time instead earliest end time
    • The email bidders receive to inform they have been approved for an auction will now show the ends from date/time of the auction rather than the ends in date/time
  • Lots are duplicating in the results view after a bulk update
    • Scrolling to the bottom of the results screen repeated lots after they were updated using an import file. This has now been fixed. The lots were appearing twice but were not in the catalogue twice
  • Hammer price different than lead bid under certain circumstances
    • Fix for where the hammer price was different from the lead bid placed, and also when a max bid of 0 was entered, which reset the hammer price to 0
  • Adding images and changing order on edit lot screen does not update thumbnail
    • Thumbnails will correctly update in the toolbox when lot images are edited to have a new or different main lot image
  • Clicking on link at the collapsible Important information does not work
    • Links in the collapsible important information red box on an auction catalogue page will now work and link to another page

Version: 1.02 (Released 09/06/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Lot end time should not be overwritten when editing lots unless specifically changed
    • Lot end time is no longer overwritten when editing a lot unless it is specifically changed by the user in the toolbox, therefore end times will no longer be reset even if the lot is being edited when the end time is being extended by the anti-sniping.
  • Pages holding personal info is https rather than http
    • Pages holding personal information now use https rather than http to improve the security of the site for users. The pages using https are the registration to site, registering for an auction and the login page (not the lightbox login)
  • Reports to match the legacy exports
    • Users are able to run reports direct from the database for Bidders (all and winners only) and Inventory with the same columns as the exports from the legacy toolbox. This will allow users to import these into their existing back office systems
  • Add a link to see all auctions at the bottom of the auction list on the home page
    • On the portal home page, a link has been added under the listed auctions that will take the user to the auctions screen displaying all auctions listed on Bidspotter.co.uk

Bug Fixes

  • Bidders are able to have the same paddle number
    • Bidders are no longer able to have the same paddle number at an event**
  • Some winner's notifications are not being sent out
    • All winner's notifications will now be sent out, where previously some were not being sent
  • "Auction closed" shows for Unpublished auction
    • When an auction has been created and approved, the auction no longer has “Auction Closed” when displayed on the portal. This will now show the ends from date of the auction
  • Bidding zero displaying message as outbid and bid history showing as 2
    • Bidding zero now does not update the bidding section and the user is given an off increment message. Also the bid history does not change. Previously, they received a message of being outbid and the bid history increased by 1
  • Lot thumbnails are not displayed in the auction catalogue page
    • Lot thumbnails will now display, and the correct image will be used as the thumbnail for lots on the catalogue page of an auction on the portal
  • Max bid of 0 can be placed causing the current lead bid and hammer price to be set to zero
    • Setting a Max bid of 0 no longer causes the current lead bid and hammer price to be set to zero. User will now receive an off increment message
  • Auction is getting closed and not displaying in Home page if we create an auction and add single lot
    • When an auction is created with one lot and approved and published, it will now appear on the home page with the correct ends from date. Previously, the auction would only show on the Auctions page and with a status of “Auction Closed”
  • Main image in portal auction page is not getting deleted after deleting from toolbox
    • Deleted main lot images will now no longer still appear as main images for lots on the portal
  • Image thumbnail is removed on lots page for lot when other images are deleted for this lot
    • Image thumbnails for lots will still display on lots page for a lot when all other images are deleted for this lot
  • The image in the "Email to friend" emails do not display the main image
    • The correct main lot image is displayed in all emails e.g. Email to a friend, you are leading on a lot, you have been outbid
  • Performance Enhancements
    • Toolbox performance - Bidder registrations list
      • Bidders screen
      • Bidders > Details
      • Bidders > Lots
      • Bidders > Registrations
      • Bidders > Deposits & Payments
      • Bidders > Payment Cards
      • Bidders > Notes
      • Bidders > Audit Trail
    • Enhancements to Media Manager to address the following:
      • Increase speed of uploading images
      • Preventing the incorrect image being set as the main image for a lot
      • Improve overall reliability of the Media Manager

Version: 1.01 (released 20/05/2013)

Enhancements and New Features

  • Only open lots should be displayed in the portal lot list
    • Enhancement to the lot list so that by default only open lots are displayed. This will make it easier for bidders to see what items are still available and can be bid on.
  • Loading screen when a bid is placed
    • When a bid is placed the bid again button is deactivated whilst the bid is being processed. This gives the bidder a better user experience as there is instant feedback from the site.
  • Performance Enhancements
    • Toolbox:
      • Scoping bar searching
      • Customer list
      • Saving and closing on auctions, lots and setting end times
      • Better handling of multiple events
    • Website:
      • Global lot search
      • My Bidspotter links

Bug Fixes

  • Address line 1 is not coming through on the winner's export
    • Winning bidders export brings back all specified data.
  • VAT is set to null when editing and saving an event
    • Auction level VAT which is shown for each lot on the website will not be changed unless specifically changed by the user.
  • Bidder audit trail showing all actions regardless to the scope
    • Audit trail for bidders restricted so that each auctioneer can only see their own actions and actions relating to their auctions.
  • Partial matches on AVS doesn't show reason on hover on Orange tick
    • If a bidder has only a partial match on AVS, hovering over the orange tick shows what part has been match i.e. the postcode or the address.
  • Verify email link not working when bidders sending it more than once to themselves
    • Verify email link works regardless to the number of times a bidder has selected to verify it.
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