Webkul Store
Product Auction for Shopify
11 Review(s)

Description

Shopify Product Auction App: 

This Shopify Auction App enables the feature of a bid or auction on your e-commerce website. Moreover, the admin can enable the bidding feature on products he wants to go for auction and can monitor all the bids happening on the store from the app itself and much more. 

Product Auction for Shopify will enable the feature of bidding and auction of products on your e-commerce website. 

Features of the Shopify Auction App:

  • Admin can create and manage auctions for any product.
  • Make the auction process legitimate on your store by enabling the Join Fee feature.
  • Enable the proxy-bidding feature within the app to have a less time-consuming bidding process in the app.
  • Also, allow customers to place a normal & proxy bid with a single button. Explore!
  • This app also includes the feature of popcorn bidding.
  • Real-time bid update:- Once a bidder places a bid for a product, the bids will get updated on the auction window page for all the other bidders who are live on auction.
  • Admin can create multiple auctions at a time just by uploading them via CSV.
  • You can configure your own SMTP to send emails to the customers from your own mail engine.
  • Automatic emails sent to the winner & loser of the bid.
  • Bid On Multiple Units feature, where admin can enable it for the bidder to bid for a number of units of product.
  • This app also includes Multiple Winner & Braintree Autopay features.
  • Option to manually end the bid, also, to start auction automatically.
  • Admin can even restart the unsuccessful auctions. 
  • Set increment rules and the increment gaps while creating Auctions.
  • Set reserve price – The minimum price which must be reached, to have the winner.
  • Enable the option to stop Auction if the product gets out of stock.
  • Enable the option to edit the customer’s bid.
  •  You can enable the option to disable the Add to cart once the bid amount exceeds the actual price of the product.
  • Admin can also view all the bids and happenings in the notification section.
  • Admin can also edit the labels for the front end.
  • The customer can view the bidding history.
  • Admin can also enable/disable the ‘Add To Cart’ button if the bid amount exceeds the actual price.
  • Admin can choose to display the following information on the storefront: bid count, current bid (product and collection page), Sort Running Auctions on the basis of Recently Added, No. of Bids, or About to End. 
  • Top of all, this Product Auction app for Shopify also integrates with the Multi-Vendor Marketplace app for Shopify!
  • Get the option to authenticate your 3D Secure customer’s card details in the case of AutoPay.
  • You can now show the start date on the product page for the upcoming auctions.

Benefits of Online Auctions:

  • When it comes to ‘live auction’ the major drawback is location constraint. Holding a live auction will only let you reach a specific audience whereas, an online auction can cover a large audience globally.
  • Nobody actually has the time to attend an auction physically. Chances are you would be stuck in traffic & the item goes out.
  • Moreover, if you won an auction online, you don’t need to take care of the delivery of the item yourself. It will get delivered to you well-packed on your doorstep.
  • On an online auction, you’ll get a number of choices to bid for with a huge margin.
  • Nowadays, you can display anything & everything on an online auction from your old sofa to a wall painting.

Display Upcoming Auctions in Advance

Add upcoming auctions to your Shopify store and let the buyers make up their minds to bid on the items. You can configure the visibility of upcoming auctions on your Shopify store. You have the option to enter the number of days prior to which the customers can view the upcoming auctions. 

Restart Ended Auctions

The Product Auction app for Shopify is now come up with the option to restart unsuccessful auctions. Here, unsuccessful auctions refer to the finished/ended auctions for which either no bidding is placed or no winner is declared.

Thus, you can set the configuration to restart the auction if the auction is ended on the products with no-bid placed or no winner declared.

Proxy Bidding Feature

Proxy Bidding is a concept in which the system automatically bids on your behalf up to the maximum bid amount that you have chosen. This is simple to make the online auction process much easier and less time-consuming. Using the app, you can now allow customers to place a normal and a proxy bid using a single button for an auction product.

Bid on Multiple Units

Using the app, the customers can have an option to enter the bid amount per unit and then enter the number of units he wants to purchase of that particular auctioned product.

SMTP Configuration

Under SMTP configuration, you can configure your own SMTP details to send emails to the customers from your own mail engine.

Multiple Winners

The store owner can enable this feature to declare more than one winner for the auctioned product.

Braintree Gateway for Autopay Feature

If this feature is enabled then on the frontend the bidder (logged in) will view the pop up after making the first bid to enter the payment detail. So that once this bidder will be the winner then the amount for that price will get automatically debited from the card details entered by the bidder.

Auction Joining Fee

By enabling this feature whenever a bidder wants to bid on the auction product, he/she first needs to pay the auction joining fee set by the Seller. So, only legitimate and interested bidders will bid after paying.

Popcorn bidding

Popcorn Bidding, also known as Dynamic Bidding, is a way of giving the bidders who were outbid an opportunity to rebid. 

If a bid is made during the last set minutes (say 5 minutes) of scheduled auction closing time, the popcorn bidding comes into play!

The popcorn bidding automatically extends the scheduled closing time (say extends by 5 more minutes just after the last bid made). Basically, every bid made in the last minutes resets the clock to let more bidders bid for another set period of time.

When there are no new bids in those last extended minutes, the auction is closed & no further bidding activity can be conducted anymore. As usual, the bidder with the highest bidding wins the auction.

Real-time Bid Update

The product auction app is now upgraded with the feature of real-time bid update. So, from now onwards, once a bidder places a bid for a product, the bids will get updated on the auction window page for all the other bidders who are live on auction.

No need to refresh the page again & again to update the last bid placed for any item.

The app includes various exciting features. Check out the blog here: https://webkul.com/blog/shopify-product-auction/

Demo: 

Use this link to check the demo of this app: https://auction-10.myshopify.com/pages/demo

For backend access, kindly send us your request at support@webkul.com

Support:

If you need any kind of support/consultancy then please raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com/ or drop a mail at support@webkul.com

You may also check our other top-quality Shopify Apps.

5.0
based on 11 reviews
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Shaheena Links
(ZA)
Posted On - December 9, 2022
5 stars for Vashu Bhatt
Vashu Bhatt at Webkul has been absolutely amazing and helpful and getting us ready for our auction. It is easy and simple to use and the support is always 100%. Would definitely recommend this team and app to help with all auction needs.
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Nashid Chowdhury
Posted On - December 7, 2022
Amazing customer support
Amazing customer support and innovative apps :)
Brice Turner
Posted On - January 13, 2021
Great Product & Great
The product and the team that supports the product are both fantastic. Very happy with my experience and would highly recommend to anyone else looking for a shopify/auction based solution.
Perry Tait
store.futureofcleaning.com (US)
Posted On - July 14, 2017
I couldn't recommend this app more.
We were running an online auction and our other software wasn't working. So I searched the Shopify Appstore, added this app. I then discovered that my theme code needed to be updated...
I reached out to the developers, I let them know that I needed help urgently. They wrote back to me within an hour and had it all fixed within the hour after that.
I couldn't recommend this app more. My customers that participated in the auction were so impressed with the professionality of it in our store!
Clem Henry
www.hi-ika.com (NZ)
Posted On - December 28, 2016
This product works really well for me.
This product works really well for me.
I required a simple way to auction one off items that I did not intend offering as "normal stock items" and in that regard it is perfect.

One of the other things I wanted was to keep the auction on my site as opposed to linking with another 3rd party (perfect).

The team at Webkul have been excellent to deal with and have assisted me to setup something that really works..a number of changes made without issue so obviously I'm very happy. Thank you to the whole team...great job.
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Dave Anderson
www.sportees.eu/ (GB)
Posted On - December 20, 2016
Neha is a star.!
Well..... reading through the back reviews.... lots of 'well done', 'brilliant' service...Well rest assured from my perspective its all true....

Great app which I can see will enable me to do what I want to do with my site....

Neha is a star!, nothing was too much trouble and being a bit of a 'numpty' with code...etc.... Neha came up trumps and took pity on me and got it all working.

Replies & actions via the ticketing system for a couple of issues was very prompt and very professional.
Not very often you come across such outstanding service.

So top marks!
Again Many Thanks

Dave.
Jaka Hudej
indicomplements.com/ (SI)
Posted On - September 13, 2016
Good support
Good customer support and just what we expected from an auction app .
Jonathan Hemley
israelart4u.com/ (IL)
Posted On - August 22, 2016
Terrific product.
Product Auction is a terrific product. It is both flexible and powerful. Nitika gave great support.
James Robb
www.tradeit247.com/ (NZ)
Posted On - August 1, 2016
Great Product
This has been a great product for me. The support was great and specifically Nitika who logged in and configured some settings for me when i couldn't get things working.
I also use their multivendor app which works really well.
Jim Turburfield
uksportswarehouse.net/ (GB)
Posted On - July 25, 2016
Works perfectly and highly recommended.
Being a bit of a technophobe and despite the clear video instructions on how to install this software I struggled with the HTML aspect and emailed a lady named Neha at the developer's email address (Webkul) for help.
Within a few hours I was replied to despite the time difference in India with an offer to install it for me which in itself was a perfect response.
Not only did this super lady install the software for me, she tweaked and redesigned it to fit in with the design of my existing website and even added me a matching "Auction" category to my menu.
My first auction has now gone live, it looks and works perfectly and I cannot recommend these people highly enough.
I have told Neha and their crew that they are more than welcome to use our site as an example of what they offer if they need to. Use with the upmost confidence as they will go above and beyond to ensure you are happy. Jim. UKSW
FriendlyBoxBreaks
www.friendlyboxbreaks.com/ (US)
Posted On - May 26, 2016
Highly recommended.
I installed the app, and in about 20 minutes, I was listing 30 different auctions. This app has solved my need for wanting auction products, and will start to add another revenue source to my store. I think the app is fantastic, and the customer service support is beyond a 5 star rating. Customer service is very friendly, easy to work with, and able to solve any help issues immediately. Very good app, I would highly recommend.
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8 years ago
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Shopify