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New Features on e-Rocks

Today we have begun the deployment of many new changes to e-Rocks.

We are working behind the scenes to introduce many new features for both desktop and mobile users of our site, and today’s upgrade represents the first stage along the way, primarily for desktop users

If you are user on the site you will see 4 main changes, 3 of which are interactive and the third is output in purchase invoices.

The use of the new features is of course optional but you must be logged in to use them!

1/            My Items Filter – the “Wedding Rings” filter.

You will see the My Items (Wedding Rings) filter to the top of the left hand column of any Auction, Fixed Price or Search Results page.

If you have watched, bid or are outbid on any item, the My Items filter will become active; if selected it will show all items you are actively involved with on that page.

You can reverse the process by de-selecting the filter.

All My Items are still available via the link in the logged in menu.

2/            Followed Sellers – the “Star” Filter.

Similar to the My Items (Wedding Rings), the Followed Seller (Star) filter is set to the top of the left hand column of any Auction, Fixed Price or Search Results page.

If you have any items from designated Followed Sellers in the page, the Followed Seller filter will become active and if selected will display items only from your Followed sellers on that page.

Again you can reverse the process by de-selecting the filter.

Setting up/removing a followed seller is done by clicking/re-clicking the “Followed” button on any item page or in the seller anchor page.

We have also created a full (active) seller list and followed seller management option “My Followed Sellers” within the logged in menu.

Within the lists there are the same set up/remove controls activated by clicking/re-clicking the “Followed” button.

Note: the filters work together and in tandem with other filters on offer, eg if you have My Items and Followed Seller active, you will only see items you are interested in from your followed sellers.

3/            Search within a Search

This is a new feature also within the filter controls on the left side of any Auction, Fixed Price or Search Results page.

In this column you will see an input box into which you can key and submit a search to page on view.

For example if you have a mixed auction on view and you want to find items with Calcite, you key “calcite” into the input box and submit, and the new page will show results for that auction containing calcite.

If you have a page of Tsumeb search results and you want to find items with Calcite, again you key “calcite” into the input box and submit, and the new page will show results containing calcite. (Note:This works if you are not logged in).
 

 

4/            Changes to Invoice Presentation.

We have changed the invoice layout to simplify the expression of Margin Scheme VAT (where applicable) – compliant with VAT Rule 718, and relevant EEC legislation.

Note: this does not affect Terms & Conditions or application of VAT in any way – in other words everything is the same, it is the presentation that has been improved to make better sense!

There are several other structural changes and benefits within the upgrade to improve performance and workflows.
 

We hope you enjoy the new features and they improve your interaction with the minerals and sellers on e-Rocks.

If you have any questions or spot any bugs/problems please email us.

Coming up - We will be implementing our mobile site very soon.
 

Comments

Submitted by mandithra on
Perhaps 4-1/2 hours before auctions close was a poor choice of deployment time, because things are broken. Error alert on "My Items" and no connection to the auction engine. Next time, schedule a "blackout day" with no auctions ending so you have time to debug when things go wrong.

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