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YITH Auctions for WooCommerce

What the plugin does The easiest way to implement an auction system similar to eBay on your store.
How you can benefit from it:
  • You will benefit from an effective model business catching the eye of those customers who usually take part in auctions to get products at advantageous prices;
  • You will sell unique and refined products without diminishing their market value by setting a minimum start price to increase the profit margin;
  • You will take advantage of the scarcity and competition principles to offer an ad hoc product, such as a custom or out-of-stock item, that your customers will perceive as unmissable.
This plugin is used by
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A subscription license entitles you to 1 year of updates and support. Each installation of the plugin will require a license key.

  • 6 or 30 sites license for all items
  • Instant access to all plugins (including future ones!)
  • Many new and improved plugins released each year
  • Unlimited downloads for each product
  • Regular updates thanks to our team of UX designers and developers
  • Fast support thanks to a dedicated help desk
  • Translated in 4 languages with more added
  • Cancel easily anytime
  • Join the community and suggest new features or plugins
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Main overview

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 higher and WooCommerce 3.2.x or higher
  • Compatible up to: WordPress 5.4.x and WooCommerce 4.2.x
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  • Minimum PHP version: 5.6
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Released: 2020-05-28
  • Supported multilanguage plugins: WPML, Loco translate
  • Translation ready: YES
  • Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH: Dutch (100%), Italian (95%), Spanish (100%), Greek (97%)
  • Support to: All YITH themes. All YITH plugins.
  • Supported page builders: Elementor

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

Starting price

Set the reserve price

No user will win the auction if the minimum requested amount won’t be reached

Reserve price


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

Bid up price

Buy the product at the pre-set price immediately

The auction will be automatically closed after the purchase

Buy it now price


Notify the user about the auction duration

Insert start and end date and a countdown will be automatically enabled in product page

Time left

Show or encrypt the usernames

For all the users who made at least one bid for the product

Bids


Offer to users a complete view of the auction

By showing all the bids made until then

Bids

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

Shop page


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

Emails

Keep up-to-date about the auctions

Through the automatic email sending that notifies you of the auction status when it ends

Emails


Supply the complete list of the bids to the related users

By a dedicated section within “My Account” page

My auctions

Show the auction products in your shop

Through a custom icon in the product image

Appearance


Show the auction products in the sidebar

By the widget provided with the plugin

Widget

Extend the expiration date of an ongoing auction

If a customer places a bid a few minutes before the auction ends

Extend expiration date of auction


Show the complete list of auction products

Use the specific shortcode on any page of the site

Auction products

Take advantage of the WPML compatibility

You are free to easily translate the plugin with the powerful WPML tool

Wpml Compatible

Features

Administrator can:

  • 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

User can:

  • 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

Plugin integrations

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.
Plugin name Description
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:
  • price
  • backup price
  • required amount for a rise
  • auction length
  • a chance to automatically schedule the next auction for each product

Screenshots

Settings

Frontend view

Customer emails

Admin emails

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Grace Williams - verified owner

    Super happy with this pluginMy theme supports it and I'm quite happy with that, just missing a category feature but they already suggested the team which will be doing it. Altought it is not wat I initally had in mind, the results are stunning

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brian Munson - verified owner

    effective supportit hasn't been very easy to configure but the team has been very helpful

  3. 5 out of 5

    María Romero - verified owner

    Great plugins!I love this plugin and the integration with Frontend Manager plugin is on point! I have the club subscription, you guys offer amazing support!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brando Penn - verified owner

    Performing goodCompetent and easy to set up, smoothly integrated with Multi Vendor and had no issues so far

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mara Hrvat - verified owner

    Missing one important featureI'm happy with the plugin, but unfortunately, it's missing an important feature that would make it perfect, in my opinion, and it is the possibility to pre-authorise the charge for every bid and then charge only the winner. This would be a guarantee that the auction price is paid.

FAQ

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
Topics:
  • All
  • Currency switcher
  • Product settings
  • Customization
  • General
  • Payment
  • Shortcode
  • Marketplace
  • Bids log

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?

Yes, the plugin will allow you to create a structure similar to eBay if used in combination with our YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor.

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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Technical Info

  • Requires: WordPress 4.5 or higher and WooCommerce 3.2.x or higher
  • Compatible up to: WordPress 5.4.x and WooCommerce 4.2.x
  •  
  • Minimum PHP version: 5.6
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Released: 2020-05-28
  • Supported multilanguage plugins: WPML, Loco translate
  • Translation ready: YES
  • Languages 100% guaranteed by YITH: Dutch (100%), Italian (95%), Spanish (100%), Greek (97%)
  • Support to: All YITH themes. All YITH plugins.
  • Supported page builders: Elementor
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A subscription license entitles you to 1 year of updates and support. Each installation of the plugin will require a license key.

  • 6 or 30 sites license for all items
  • Instant access to all plugins (including future ones!)
  • Many new and improved plugins released each year
  • Unlimited downloads for each product
  • Regular updates thanks to our team of UX designers and developers
  • Fast support thanks to a dedicated help desk
  • Translated in 4 languages with more added
  • Cancel easily anytime
  • Join the community and suggest new features or plugins
  • Bonus: E-commerce Expert Videotraining

    1 new course each year to improve an e-commerce, increasing sales and loyalizing the customers.

    View Club details >

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