How do you get a whole queue of people competing to buy your products?
Do you know what an online auction is?
I bet you do, and you probably already considered selling products on the eBay network, the number one name in the field who built an empire on this method of sales and got millions of people used to buying online for their best offers, taking part in a sort of race to the purchase.
Users who are interested in auctions are moved by the chance to get items at low prices and motivated to make a bid which in most cases turns into an immediate raise as soon as they are outbid.
Auctions are simple: anybody can place a bid for a specific product and if no other bid exceeds the previous one, then they win the item.
This allows buyers to grab products for their best price and allows vendors to generate a profit sometimes bigger than anticipated.
Using our YITH WooCommerce Auction plugin you will not only be able to make auctions for your products, but thanks to the integration of our YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor you will have the chance to create a real portal for online auctions, allowing all of your vendors to create auctions of their own and letting you earn a share on each one of their sales.
A truly performing sales system in which buyers will be able to:
Set up automatic raises
Buy items right away using the “Buy now” function
Look into every single auctions, including old ones
Look into the list of people interested in each auction
And much more!
Requires:WordPress 4.5 or higherand WooCommerce 3.2.x or higher
Compatible up to:WordPress 5.4.xand WooCommerce 4.0.x
Fixed: Reschedule auction when product has buy now status
Dev: added yith_wcact_auction_price_html filter
1.0.10 - Released: 17 October 2016
Fixed: "Buy Now" issue
1.0.9 - Released: 04 October 2016
Fixed: Sending email issue
1.0.8 - Released: 28 September 2016
Fixed: Datetime format in product page
Fixed: Missing arguments in order page
Fixed: Username in product page problem
1.0.7 - Released: 20 September 2016
Added: Notification email to admin when an auction ends and has a winner
Added: Possibility to filter by auction status
Fixed: Enable/Disable email notifications
Fixed: Show Datetime in local time
1.0.6 - Released: 13 September 2016
Added: Option in product settings to show buttons in product page to increase or decrease the bid
Fixed: Problems with the translation in emails
Fixed: Problems with tab bid
Fixed: Prevent issues with manage stock
Fixed: Problems with order by price in shop loop
Added: Admin setting that show or not the pay now button in product page when the auction is ends
1.0.5 - Released: 01 September 2016
Fixed: username in winner email
Fixed: timeleft in shop
1.0.4 - Released: 30 Aug 2016
Fixed: enqueue script issues
Fixed: Pay now button in winner email
Fixed: translation issues
1.0.2 - Released: 22 Aug 2016
Fixed: updated textdomain for untranslatable strings
Fixed: Problems with pay-now button in winner email when users are not logged in.
Fixed: Problems with product text link in winner email.
1.0.1 - Released: 18 Aug 2016
Added: Margin button in auction widget
Fixed: Problems when not exist reserve price in auctions with automatic bids.
Fixed: Problems with the translation.
1.0.0 - Released: 10 Aug 2016
WITH YITH AUCTIONS YOU CAN:
Set a minimum start price
The lower the value the more users will be encouraged to make their first bid
Set the reserve price
No user will win the auction if the minimum requested amount won’t be reached
Raise user’s bid automatically in case of overbid
The raising will be managed until it reaches the maximum amount that user intended to spend
Buy the product at the pre-set price immediately
The auction will be automatically closed after the purchase
Notify the user about the auction duration
Insert start and end date and a countdown will be automatically enabled in product page
Show or encrypt the usernames
For all the users who made at least one bid for the product
Offer to users a complete view of the auction
By showing all the bids made until then
Manage how to show the products sold by the auction in the shop
Choose to hide the out-of-stock products, those for which the auction hasn’t started yet or those for which it is already closed
Notify users about the auction status by automatic emails
For example, the user can be notified when the auction is about to end or another user made an overbid
Keep up-to-date about the auctions
Through the automatic email sending that notifies you of the auction status when it ends
Supply the complete list of the bids to the related users
By a dedicated section within “My Account” page
Show the auction products in your shop
Through a custom icon in the product image
Show the auction products in the sidebar
By the widget provided with the plugin
Extend the expiration date of an ongoing auction
If a customer places a bid a few minutes before the auction ends
Show the complete list of auction products
Use the specific shortcode on any page of the site
Take advantage of the WPML compatibility
You are free to easily translate the plugin with the powerful WPML tool
Create an unlimited number of auction products for the shop
Set a start price for the auction
Set the reserve price for the product: no one will win the auction below the specified amount
Set the start/end date and time for the auction
Labels on product list page for current auction and end auction New
Enable automatic raising when another user places a higher bid
Allow user to end the auction by purchasing the product immediately at a fixed price
Encrypt or show usernames when they make a bid on the product
Send an automatic email to the user when:
the auction is closed
he/she won the auction
he/she lost the auction
he/she successfully placed a bid
his/her bid has been exceeded
His/her bid has been deleted
Receive an automatic email when:
the auction expired and the product has no bids
the auction expired and the reserve price hasn’t been reached
the auction expired and has a winner
a customer successfully places a bid.
a bid has been removed
Daily Cron Job to resend failed emails to winners
Show the recent auction products in the sidebar
Ban users from bidding
Choose to show or hide the auction products on your shop
Hide the products on “Shop” page for which the auction is closed or hasn’t started yet
Extend the expiration date of an auction if a bid is placed a few minutes before its end
Show the complete list of auction products on any page of the site
Check all the bids registered on the product from its editing page
Update the auction automatically to show possible new bids in real time
Use the supported WPML Currency Switcher (not included)
Integration with YITH Frontend Manager for WooCommerce
make one or more bids for the product
raise his/her bid automatically basing on the increase chosen by the administrator
check the complete list of the bids made until then directly from "My Account" page
purchase the product immediately at the pre-set fixed price
With "Integration" between two or more of our plugins, we mean that the features provided by these products combine, offering further value and options than when they are individually used.
All the plugins listed in this section are not included in YITH Auctions for WooCommerce. In order to take advantage of a specific integration, you need to purchase and activate the premium version of the related plugin.
YITH Frontend Manager for WooCommerce
YITH Frontend Manager for WooCommerce adds a frontend dashboard to your site through which the administrator and shop managers can manage orders, products, and coupons as they would do from WordPress dashboard. Thanks to the integration with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce, you will be able to manage auction products from the frontend.
YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor
YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor allows you to turn your store into a multistore where vendors manage their own product and earn a commission on every sale.
The combined use of YITH Multi Vendor and YITH Auctions allows you to offer an auction system to all the vendors in your store.
Vendors can create their own auction type product, and will be able to handle:
required amount for a rise
a chance to automatically schedule the next auction for each product
Hello Bradley, unfortunately, it is not possible to pay for multiple won auctions. The auction winner has to click on Pay Now and add the product to the cart. Anyway, the auction products work like any other WooCommerce products, so you can add more than one won auction to the same cart and complete the order with just one payment.