EDGE Lookout

EDGE Admin UPDATE for auctions - "End Event" to list No Sales / Buy Now day of sale

Hello auction friends! The EDGE Pipeline / Lookout team is excited to announce some new features that are live on the EDGE Admin site now!

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"Create No Sale List"

When it is the day of your sale / event, you'll now see this new button inside the "Events" management area in EDGE Admin. If your sale is finished for the day, you can use this new feature to take all un-sold vehicles that day and generate your "No Sale" list. (This was previously done automatically at midnight, now you can do it manually). This is particularly useful if your lanes are complete for the day and you'd like to list units for Buy Now / Make Offer immediately. However, please only do it once you're sure all lanes are done for the day, as this action cannot be reversed.

This feature is live today, and free for all EDGE Pipeline / EDGE Lookout subscriber auctions.


Bidder Badge Requests log

If you work Online Sales at an auto auction, I'm sure you've probably had some version of this phone call-

Dealer: "I can't get online, it says there was an error."
You: "OK, like with your password on Pipeline?"
Dealer: "No, I got an error trying to join the live sale."
You: "Got it, OK. What's the error say?"
Dealer: "I already closed it, I didn't read it."

If you've ever been in this situation, the EDGE Pipeline team is excited to announce a new tool at your disposal. The new "Bidder Badge Requests" page shows a log of all attempts made to join your sale, if they succeeded or failed, and the reason why they failed. Clicking the "Failed" link will reveal the exact error text they were shown - in the example above this buyer is flagged as "No Buy" in the auction system. 

We hope you find this useful! This feature is live and free for all EDGE Pipeline / EDGE Lookout subscriber auctions.

EDGE Lookout Update, new Member Home buttons and notifications look

Hello friends! The EDGE Lookout team has released a update that impacts websites using Lookout Templates. These changes are live now.

EDGE Lookout is a website hosting service specifically designed for Independent Auto Auctions. Learn more about the product or moving your site to a template here.

"Member Home" buttons

For those auctions using a template to drive their Lookout website, these buttons have received a visual update. The new buttons take into account your websites color scheme, and automatically style themselves to the context of your brand. Here are a few randomly selected examples to show before/after with this change:

If you would prefer to revert back to the old buttons, please contact us at support.auctionedge.com and we will assist you.

"Heads Up" Push Notifications new look

When a user adds a vehicle to their Watch List, a notification slides up from the bottom of their screen letting them know the action worked successfully. This is an example of a "Heads Up" style push notification. These notifications are now inheriting the colors of your unique brand, where before they were a generic grey. The same goes for the tabs on your Vehicle Details page. Here is a randomly selected example:

EDGE Lookout Admin (FKA. "Gascap") overhaul

Hello auction friends!

The Auction Edge blog is excited to begin posting updates related to feature releases in the EDGE Lookout product. Those of you who subscribe to EDGE Lookout know that this product has been growing and evolving continuously, but we're just now beginning to share that news more broadly.

New "EDGE Lookout Admin" site

The EDGE Lookout team is very excited to announce the release of an all new admin experience. The EDGE Lookout Admin site (formally known as "Gascap") is the tool auctions use to manage their online presence, web content, vehicles, and dealer relationships. The all new design retains the functionality auctions depend on today, but presents it in a modern new interface with added mobile accessibility. This update is LIVE today for all EDGE Lookout subscribing auctions.

 

EDGE Lookout is a web site design and hosting service. You get a branded custom website to represent your auction (or chain of auctions) with modern layouts and in-depth reporting/tools for your dealers and consignors. The EDGE Lookout website platform is directly integrated with EDGE ASI or EDGE AOS, so all your auction data is online and presented to your customers.

You can learn more about EDGE Lookout here.