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Auction notification messages

Notification messages for WebSphere Commerce auctions are automatically enabled when you enable the auctions component.

WebSphere Commerce supports the following auction notification messages:

An auction has started
Informs customers who have included this auction in their gallery that the auction has started.
Your bid has been overridden
Informs a customer that a higher bid has been placed.
You are the winner
Informs customers that they submitted a winning bid.
An order has been created for the winning bid
Informs a customer that order processing has begun for the product or products won in the auction.

When an auction ends, the winners automatically receive messages informing them of the results. If the recipient does not read the message within a certain time period, an e-mail message with the same contents as the unread message is sent.