Curr & Dewar

www.curranddewar.com

Project synopsis

Run by Steven Dewar, Curr & Dewar are the oldest and most respected auction house in Tayside and pride themselves on being a family run business for 4 generations. Their reputation has been built diligently over the centuries.

Curr & Dewar have moved with the times and offer an auction and valuation service that is relevant to today’s market. People travel from all over Tayside, Angus, Fife and Perthshire to buy and sell at the Curr & Dewar sales.

Curr & Dewar primarily specialise in the auction of Antiques, Quality Furniture and Collectables.

The only thing that Curr & Dewar were not the best at, it seemed, was being the best auction service on-line.

Steven and Tayfusion worked closely together to build the auction service into their website. The new site allows bidders to register and leave bid notices for the sale day, if they are unable to attend.

The Curr & Dewar auctions run every 2 weeks, and they are huge. Every auction has between 650 and 800 items... Every one of these auction items needed to be uploaded, managed and well presented by the site. That's a lot of items! Not only that, but the member bids required management and tracking...

Needless to say, these tasks are very time consuming for Steven, so Tayfusion set about solving the time problem...

What we did:

  • Built and import/export system to tie in with his in-house auction tool
  • Provided quick view outputs of bid so he could easily sync them
  • Built a mobile app to allow Steven to quickly manage the hundreds of photos
  • Build a item management tool so he could quickly make edits

The website, it management savings and the mobile app have been a great success.

The mobile app alone saves Steven a whole day of administration every two weeks...

 

 

Just a short note of thanks for setting up our new web-site.

Now we have put photos on the system it is really working for us. I appreciate all the time and patience spent with us explaining the various functions and updating procedures that we can use.

Having used Tayfusion services before on the development of the P.S.Properties web site - which I thought was great for our requirements at that time - I feel this new site is a definite step forward and your after sales support to carry out slight amendments to meet our changing needs is invaluable.

Many thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the future.

Hamish Robbie
Hamish Robbie Lettings