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Online Auction System Using Mobile

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Auction-based electronic commerce (e-commerce) has become more popular in the past few years. Numerous Web-based auction sites have been set up to support both consumer-oriented and business-oriented transactions. To complement the existing Internet auction services, software agents (or simply agents) are expected to become more commonly used to provide sophisticated and fully automated auction services. To achieve this goal, many agent-based auction systems are being developed worldwide. In this survey, we investigate the design of auction agents for a mobile based auction system called the Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) Mobile based Internet Commerce System (MGICS). Our focus is to design auction agents with different bidding strategies to facilitate e-commerce and mobile commerce (m-commerce).
Keywords:Online auction system, Mobile computing, E-commerce.
The bidding prices in an auction can be either ascending or descending and they can be either public or private. An auction can also be classified based on the number of items sold (single-item auctions or multi-item auctions). Different auctions have their own characteristics and the most suitable type of auction for selling something depends on many factors. Among them are time to sell the item, the cost of the item and the characteristics of the buyers. With the advent of the Internet, auctions are nowadays widely used for electronic commerce. With online auctions, users could buy/sell items in various regions of the world. Compared to traditional auctions, online auctions bring greater convenience while dramatically decreasing the transaction cost. However, they have some shortcomings that do not exist in traditional auction markets Online auctions are very useful for businesses, regardless of its type and size. Many businesses have taken off because of the auction space offered by eBay. Bidders go through the product descriptions, shipping information and images of the item before bidding. Advance in technologies and implementation of new features have made online auctioning easy than ever. They think, plan, analyze, design, redesign, test and correct errors to set-up the most up-to-date online auction system for their clients. Basic processes involved in Online auction system are Registration for both seller and buyer, Identifying the auction rules, names, product information, prices etc, Scheduling times for auction sessions including starting and closing time, Bidding that includes collecting bids and validating the collected bids, Closing the auction and finally Trade Settlement.
Auctions have been a general method for buying and selling goods and services. With the advent of the Internet and the propagation of web users, auctions are stirring online and gaining in populating because they diminishes transaction prices for both dealers and purchasers. Hence online auctions can have a important impact on effectiveness for both buying and selling firms. There are mainly three remarkable areas of online auction:  Business-to-Business (B2B),  Consumer to Consumer (C2C),  Business-to-Consumer (B2C).Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Methodologies,Volume.1,No.1, 2015, Page.109-117 110 B2B simply called as “companies buying from and selling to each other online.” They are virtual auction that performed in real time over the Internet. There are two types of B2B online auction:  Forward auction,  Reverse auction. In forward auction seller offers a product for sale to the highest bidder, Instead in the Reverse auction, it is to the lowest bidder. Here we focus on the B2B reverse Online Auction. This online-auction website is a big support for people who like to do online trading. Any organization or an individual will benefit a lot from the service provided by this website.


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