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    User Guide of Odoo Website Auction

    Updated 8 April 2024

    Introduction

    Get an Auction setup with Odoo Website Auction!

    Odoo Website Auction brings an auction setup for the Business. Users can put their auctions and get bidding from participants on the Odoo website.

    Bidding might help the user to get an unpredictable higher price for a sale of products, where customers can raise their bidding request for the products in the organized auctions and get notified about the product’s status and biddings.

    The Module Odoo Website Auction has every necessary feature to define a well-arranged platform for a business to manage the Auction process.

    Features

    1. Users can Host Auction on their Odoo Website.
    2. They can configure rules for auctions on the website.
    3. They can set bid increment rules for the customers who are putting auto-bid.
    4. They Can set reserve price, Initial price, and buy now price for products on auction.
    5. They can set a countdown timer for auction for starting of the auction, the amount of time left, and time extension for the auction on the Odoo website.
    6. Notifications like start, end, new bid placed, winner name, etc. can be received by customers.
    7. Customers only subscribe to the auction to get updates via notifications.
    8. Auto-Bid feature for a customer cannot be visible to another customer on The Odoo Website.
    9. Customers can view the details of current bids, total bids, etc. placed for the auction.
    10. Users can take a view of all bids of products and auction’s interested subscribers on the module’s backend.
    11. Customers can view all the history of the auction participated through their accounts.

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    Installation:

    1. After purchasing the module, a link will be provided to download a zip file.
    2. Extract the file and a folder name ‘website_auction’ will be visible.
    3. Copy the folder to the Odoo add-ons path.
    4. Open the Odoo app, and click on settings. Then, Click on Developer Mode.
    5. Now, open the Apps Menu and click ‘Update Module List’.
    6. At the search bar, remove all filters and search ‘website_auction’.
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    Workflow

    Configurations

    1. After the installation process of Odoo Website Auction, configure the module for use. 
    2. To configure the module we need to navigate to ‘Webkul Website Addons’ by following the path ‘Configuration > Website Webkul Addons’ .
    config1
    1. In the website Webkul addons we need to configure the ‘Website Auction’ available as a subcategory in the Odoo ‘Sales Promotion’ Configuration category.
    config2
    1. Set all configurations as needed and click on ‘Save’.
    config3

    Auction Create and Configurations:

    1. To Create an Auction, click on ‘Auction >> Working Auction’. You can see ‘Auction’ on the navigation bar of the Odoo.
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    1. In the ‘Working Auction’  you can see already created Auctions and can create a new Auction.
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    1. To Create an Auction click on ‘NEW’ and fill in the details on the appeared page.
    new auction
    1. You can also use already created Bidding Rules or can Create from the Bidding Rule feature. To access the feature click on ‘add new Line’ and use the feature as needed. 
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    1. After setting everything point as per requirement, click on ‘save’ or ‘Confirmed Auction’  to proceed to the next stage ‘Run Auction’ which will make the auction live on the Odoo Website.
    run_auction
    1. Thereafter you can see different options on the page as ‘Extended’(To Extend the Auction after filling in the extended date), ‘Completed’ (To Mark the Auction as Completed), and ‘Closed’ (To mark the Auction as Closed).
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    Features while Creating an Auction:

    1. ‘Bidding Rules’ is the feature offered in the module to define the bidding and price in range with increments in price as bids proceed.
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    1. The ‘Bidding Information’ feature helps the user to get a knowledge of the bidding status and people who had bid for that product.
    bidding_information
    1. ‘Notification’ is used to send Notifications to Users, Bidders, Subscribers, Auction Winners and Losers.
    notification_auction
    1. The ‘Product’ feature shows the product details to be auctioned where the User can also add/edit the description.
    product_auction
    1. ‘Subscribers’ users can see the Customers subscribed for the auction and may get notifications for updates.
    subscriber_auction
    1. The ‘Extend By’ feature of the module helps the users to extend the auction to the defined period.
    auction_extend
    1. On the Home Page of the ‘Working Auction’  user can see the list of created Auctions.
    working__auction

    Some other sections of the module make it super convenient to use.

    1. The ‘Completed Auction’ section can be accessed through the path ‘Auctions >> Completed Auction’.
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    1. In the Completed Auction Section Users can see the list of Auctions that had completed.
    completed_auction
    1. The ‘Auction Subscribers’ section can be accessed through the path ‘Auctions >> Auction Subscribers’.
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    1. In the Auction Subscribers section, users can see the list of auctions and customers who had subscribed to the auctions for the updates.
    auction_subscribers
    1. The ‘Increment Rules’ section can be accessed through the path ‘Auctions >> Increment Rules’.
    auction_route2
    1. In the Increment Rules section, the users can set and view the increment rules for the bidding of the products.
    bid_increment
    1. The ‘Auction Bidders’ section can be accessed through the path ‘Auctions >> Auction Bidders’.
    auction_route
    1. In the Auction Bidders section, here users can see the list of auctions and the list of the bidders who participated in the bidding.
    auction_bidders_list

    Website View:

    1. To navigate to the ‘Auction’ section of the website which is available on the nav bar.
    auction_website
    1. In the ‘Auction’ section of the website, you will see the various hosted Auction by the user.
    website_shop_page
    1. Click on the Desired Product to view the auction and start the bidding. There are various other features on the page as: 
      • The ‘Auction Details’ where the user can see the auction details.
      • The ‘Subscribe Watch-List’ button to get updates on the bidding status of the subscribers.
      • ‘Simple Bid’ to bid manually.
      • ‘Auto Bid’ to set the range for bidding and bid automatically until it hits the range.
      • ‘Buy Now’ is an option for customers to directly purchase the product without bidding.
      • Users can see several bids on the product through the ‘bids’ section on the page.
      • And the timer for the auction availability.
    website_product_auction
    1. The ‘Auction Details’ option helps the user to get the knowledge of the bidding on the product.
    website_auction_details

    Different Bidding View Options

    1. ‘Won Auction’ is a section where users can see the auction won by bidding.
    won_auction
    1. ‘Active Bids’ is a section where users can see the active bidding going on.
    active_bids
    1. ‘Bid History’ is a section where users can see the products on which he had made the bidding.
    bid_history

    NEED HELP?

    Hope you find the guide helpful! Please feel free to share your feedback in the comments below.

    If you still have any issues/queries regarding the same, please raise a ticket at the Webkul Support System.

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    Current Product Version - Odoo V17,16,15,14,13,12,11

    Supported Framework Version - 1.0.0

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