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!
Minimum PHP version:5.6
Requires:WordPress 4.5 or higherand WooCommerce 3.2.x or higher
Compatible up to:WordPress 5.4.xand WooCommerce 4.3.x
Supported multilanguage plugins:WPML, Loco translate
Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH:Dutch (100%), Italian (95%), Spanish (100%), Greek (97%)
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
Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may write a review.
Here you can find some frequently asked questions about this plugin. If you can't find a reply to your doubts, ask a question: we will reply in a very short time
Is the plugin compatible with any currency plugin?
Yes, it’s compatible with WPML Currency Switcher.
Is there a way to increase the amount of time left for bidding after someone’s bid?
The plugin has an option to postpone the expiration if someone makes a new bid some minutes before the auction ends. You can find the option here.
Does it work with both simple and variable products?
An auction product creates an auction product type, so auction products are different than simple products and variable products.
Can I remove the countdown timer and have no end time or end date for the auction?
Yes, you can modify the template and remove the countdown timer.
Can an admin generate an order (invoice) after the auction ends, or must it be done by the bidder?
Yes, the admin can generate an order after the auction ends.
Does the plugin use auto reload for the page or is it using AJAX?
The plugin uses AJAX and you can set up a time interval to trigger the automatic refresh of the page.
Can I show an icon on auction products?
The plugin has the option to customize the icon shown on the auction product. This allows you to upload any image you like.
Can a single bidder win multiple auctions and pay for all of them in a single transaction?
Yes, the plugin gives users the possibility to win multiple auctions and pay them with a single transaction.
Is there a way to put a minimum to the bid increase, so that clients don't start overbidding each other one cent at a time?
This is possible with the option of setting a minimum amount to increase manual bids.
Where can I see the bidding history of all products?
The bidding history is shown only in the related tab on the product detail page when the auction is in progress.
Once a buyer wins there is a pay button which will appear on the item page, other than this option can the customer pay in any other way? Maybe through My Account?
The plugin allows paying through the product page, an email sent to the winner of the auction and through the My account tab too.
Can the plugin only allow the bidder to use the account funds for bidding?
The bids must be made without any payment. However, the winner of the auction can pay the product also by using the funds.
Can I add the auction time widget on the shop page?
Yes, the plugin has a widget to show the latest auctions, each of them with a countdown. You can show the latest "featured" auctions as well. You can add the widget to the shop page only if the theme you are using allows showing the widget in a specific sidebar only on the shop page.
Is there a shortcode to show auction items on a separate page?
To show the auctions on a separate page, you can use the following shortcode [yith_auction_products].
Can we make something like eBay, where users can submit products and for selling them they get a percentage?
Does the plugin run a log of bids visible to everyone and does it show the exact time the bid went through?
Yes, it does. All bids will be shown for each auction. They will include the time and the users’ names. As a matter of privacy, the administrator could protect users' names by asterisking them, e.g. Anthony will turn into A*****y.
Is there a reserve option so that if bids don't reach the seller's minimum sell price, it doesn't sell?
Yes, this is certainly possible, as you can see in this page of the plugin’s guide.
Does the plugin have a countdown timer and overtime capabilities?
Yes, the plugin has both features. You can refer to the plugin’s documentation here to find them.
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