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Can I get access to the Admin panel of your Demo website?
How do you compare to others selling similar penny auction software?
Several companies now sell penny auction software, but none can beat what we provide for the same price. In fact, we’re so confident that we cannot be beaten, there’s now a completely unbiased comparison page to highlight a side-by-side breakdown of what you receive with us versus what is offered with rival products – view it here.
I’ve already bought another junk script from someone else that doesn’t work, can I get a discount if I buy from you?
We are aware that there are several competitors in the market that promise the world and deliver nothing but a buggy piece of software and non-existent tech support. If you have previously purchased a non-functional penny auction script, we can help you relocate to us under our “Refugee program”. We will provide an exclusive discount to anyone that has purchased another penny auction script and now wants to use phpPennyAuction. Just let our sales team know in the contact form and we’ll ask you to confirm your original purchase with the invoice you received. Of course, phpPennyAuction can work with you to migrate users, auctions and products from junk scripts to us, too..
Does your software have ______ feature or auction type?
Generally the easiest way to check if the phpPennyAuction software has the feature you are looking for, is to check the features page and the demo website. If you require further clarification, please get in touch with a sales representative.
What language(s) are supported within the software?
The phpPennyAuction script is by default in English, however translation to other languages is very easy. The script was built from the ground-up so that any changes to the language will be made instantly across the entire website. We now include a number of FREE language packs with both the Standard, Premium and Professional packages.
Do I need any technical experience to use this software?
Generally, no. The phpPennyAuction software was built with usability in mind and does not require any specialist knowledge to run and operate. In addition, we now include free installation with every order, so the phpPennyAuction support staff can take care of all the major aspects of setting up your website for you, should you require it. Those without experience may want to consider our most fully-featured option, the Professional package.
Are there any restrictions on the source code?
We have encrypted and obfuscated a handful of files in the software with ionCube to prevent the software from being illegally distributed, however the encrypted license files are completely redundant and have no other use. You can customize the software as much or as little as you want. All of the core parts of the software are open-source, only the license files are restricted.
Can I run the software on more than one domain?
Each license is locked to a single domain/server. If you’d like to use multiple copies of the software on different domains, you will need to purchase further license(s). We offer large discounts on all successive licenses purchased – up to 50% off the regular prices to new members.
I have an idea that requires customization – can phpPennyAuction create it for me?
Yes! Please first check out our plugins page to see the list of plug-ins we offer, however if you do not see what you are looking for on this link, do not despair! We take on most customization requests, so please contact us for a no-obligation quote today.
Do you have a list or showcase of customers using your software?
Yes. Please see the Showcase for several sample websites using our software with different looks & features.
Am I allowed to change the look and feel of the software?
Yes, you are free to customize the software as much or as little as you wish. We don’t impose any regulations or rules on what can be done with your copy of the software, unlike other providers. We also do not insist on a link back to our website, you can ‘white label’ your copy of the software if you wish.
Am I forced to link to your website from within the software?
No. You can remove all references and links to the phpPennyAuction website if you want to. Unlike some competitors, we don’t charge a fee to let you do this.
Can you create a custom template for me?
In most cases, yes! Please contact a member of the team to discuss your project or idea. We have implemented several bespoke projects for a range of clients across several platforms and will provide a no-obligation quotation within 24 hours.
How much does the phpPennyAuction software cost?
Our prices can sometimes change, so please view our package comparison page. Please remember that all packages are billed as a one-off cost – there are no on-going or hidden fees. If you would like to buy more than one license, please contact us to discuss bulk purchase discounts.
Are there any ongoing fees or recurring costs?
No. Your license is valid for life and is only billed once. There are no hidden costs or fees to pay.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes! Check out the 2-day trial by clicking here, and install it onto your website in seconds.
Do you offer free upgrades in future, or would I need to pay again?
All software upgrades are 100% free for life. We don’t believe in charging our loyal customers to get the latest releases of the software that they have already purchased. (Our support policy is also unlimited and never expires)
What are the server requirements for the phpPennyAuction software?
Please click here to see a full list of server requirements.
Can the phpPennyAuction software be run on a Windows (ASP) server?
phpPennyAuction is built in PHP and generally requires a Linux-based server. Please note that 90%+ of servers are Linux or Linux-based, so if you’re unsure, check with your host – it probably is though!
What level of support is provided?
We provide free “priority” support with the Professional package, which means your tickets are placed higher than those clients who are on our Standard or Premium packages – for full clarification see the Scope of Support page. We also provide LiveChat, Knowledge Base (available 24/7), a members-only Forum, training Videos, a customer Wiki and ticket-based support. We have personnel available 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist with any problems you might have. Please note that we do not currently offer Phone Support, as this helps to keep down our overheads – of course, we then pass these savings on to clients, in the form of lower prices.
Can you call me to discuss this software?
Who is behind the phpPennyAuction software?
The phpPennyAuction software is developed by Scriptmatix Ltd a UK-based software & web development firm. We are a small, friendly team and believe in our software so much that we use it ourselves. Do not hesitate to get in touch or visit our website to find out more about who we are, and what we can do for you.
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