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How to build an Online Auction Website?

Updated 10 December 2019

Creating online auction websites is particularly a good strategy to start an eCommerce business and to gain popularity in a brief span of time.

Starting your own Online Auction websites will help you boost your revenue. It lets you put slow/old products upon auction & your buyers a way to buy cheap.

eBay is one such eCommerce giant setting up an example of how one can grow in terms of an online auction.
From all the other reasons for creating an online auction website, the best is that it is easier, faster & doesn’t have location constraint.

Let’s look into how one can create an online auction website with ease.

How to launch an Online Auction Website?

Choosing the right platform

The very first step for launching an Online Auction Website is looking for a suitable platform. There are multiple platforms in the market that you can use to create your eCommerce website like Shopify, Magento, Prestashop, etc.

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Measuring the scalability and versatility of these platforms, Shopify is a great option if you are looking forward to starting your own Online Auction Website.

Install the add-on

Now to conduct online auctions on your website you need to install software which will help you do the same.
Shopify Product Auction is one such app that will let you create auctions on products. Highlighting a few features of the app:

  • Admin can create and manage auction for any product.
  • He can add a joining fee for participating in the auction.
  • The admin can notify his customers to participate in upcoming auctions in advance.
  • Proxy Bidding ( Automatic Bidding): Customers can set the maximum value and until the auction reaches that value, the bid will automatically take place.
  • Winners will automatically receive email notifications and can also view bidding history on the storefront.
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After setting up & testing all the functionalities in your store, you must be ready to launch your website.
Launching is not the last step in creating an online auction website. Now, you have to work upon promoting & advertising it through mail marketing or using social media platforms.


Stop doubting & procrastinating!
Go ahead and create your Online Auction Website using Shopify. As it gives you great subscription plans at reasonable prices, professional themes & templates. Moreover, install the Product Auction app to complete the process.

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