Port City Auction Site News

WEB SITE UPDATES AND CHANGELOG

  • 01-22-2015 - The Airline Rd location is now permanently closed. All auction and estate sale services have been officially moved to the Grand Haven Rd location. Full time auction service hours and the retail thrift outlet will open full time later this year.
  • 07-01-2015 - After long periods of testing, progress has finally been made on numerous new site features. Once complete, the updated system will allow do-it-yourself auction listings from any mobile device, PC, or MAC. The online payment system has been updated and will finally work as it should. Once the updates are complete, our users will be able to browse, bid, buy and sell online 24 hours a day. Instead of a weekly or an event auction, we will now have daily online auctions. Our Michigan sellers will now have the ability to list their own online auctions and offer local pickup or ship their items worldwide as well. Keep watching for more updates or join our Facebook page.
  • 07-13-2015 - Major back-end site updates in progress. Prior site sales data has now been removed and archived.
  • 07-30-2015 - Site updates continue. Maintenance mode will be in place at various times making the site unavailable to the public.
  • 08-25-2015 - A new SSL Certificate has been installed. This ensures your connection to this web site is private and secure. This was required for the new payment processing features.
  • 08-30-2015 - The back-end software updates are complete. All user data has been removed at this time. At this time, existing users will need to re-register as a new user.
  • 08-31-2015 - Online payment processing has been updated and verified as working. Parcel shipping services and quoting has now been added to the system.
  • 09-01-2015 - A series of test auctions are now running on the system at the moment.
  • 09-02-2015 - Web page layout tweaks.
  • 09-03-2015 - The Port City Auction Community Forum has been setup and is now LIVE. This is a user to user forum for help and general discussions. Links are located at the top of the page.
  • 09-04-2015 - More test auctions.
  • 09-06-2015 - We are partially LIVE! Some actual "Buy Me Now" auctions have been listed. These items are actually available for purchase via shipping or in person pickup by appointment. The retail store is still not open fully yet. More inventory will slowly be added to the site before other sellers are allowed to list. We still have estate sale leftovers to list on this as well.
  • 09-10-2015 - Added the ability to schedule custom listing start and end times.
  • 09-12-2015 - Added the ability to search closed, sold, and also scheduled listings.
  • 09-15-2015 - Information, contact and help page updates. Some pages have outdated info and still need updating - such as the old address, and directions.
  • 09-18-2015 - Added wishlist hearts throughout the site. Now you can add an item to your wishlist while browsing with no need to be signed in. Try it yourself by clicking on the heart located next to an item price.
  • 09-23-2015 - More category fee changes, features and updates.
  • 09-24-2015 - Back-end site updates continue. Item condition is now a part of the new listing process. Numerous category tweaks.
  • 09-25-2015 - Front-end site updates continue. Category specific searchable item condition is in the process of being added. More items have been added to catalog. Testing of the email and newsletter system is also in progress.
  • 09-27-2015 - Email and newsletter system testing complete.
  • 09-28-2015 - Local Pick-up Location added to the listing process. A buyer can now quickly determine at a glance whether an item is available for local in-person pick-up and where (such as at Port City Auction Outlet storefront or by meeting directly with a seller).
  • 09-29-2015 - Updated the "About Us" information, location address, and GPS links. Also updated the same information on the PortCityOutlet.com web site as well. Added a Waze direct link.