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    Guide For Multivendor Marketplace-Product Auction for Shopify

    Product Auction Integration with Multi-vendor Marketplace App for Shopify
    Keeping product up for auction entices a large number of customers towards that product. And it is something that every store owner needs to rev up his/her sales in the eCommerce business.

    Considering these traits, Webkul has come up with the most awaited feature app named “Product Auction for Seller” in Multivendor Marketplace app.

    You might have used the Product Auction app on your Shopify Store earlier but this time you will have this featured app available for your marketplace.

    Using Multivendor Marketplace Product Auction for Seller feature app, You as an admin can enable your sellers to add auction on products and thus, customers will bid on the product of their choice.

    Please Note:- This feature app is free of cost but to use the feature app, you need to install the product auction app on your store i.e. $30 per month over and above your currently Multivendor plan.
    Suppose you opt for $45 USD per month plan, then, you will be charged $45+$30=$75 per month.

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    NOTE:- It is mandatory to install the Product Auction App first on your Store to make this Feature App work for your Sellers.

    Visit the Feature App section and enable this feature to allow sellers to create auctions on Products.

    Product Auction Integration Features

    • Using this Feature App, admin can enable the Sellers to create auctions on Products.
    • Sellers can add auction on products from the Seller Panel of the Multivendor app.
    • Admin can remove auction set on any product.
    • Sellers can edit auction details from their end.
    • Sellers can see the complete information related to bids and auction winners.

    Upgraded features:

    • Auction products are now compatible on the seller profile pages i.e, the auction related details will be visible on the auctioned products listed on seller profile pages.

    If the auction details are not appearing on your seller’s profile pages, please regenerate the seller profile page from the “storefront configuration” section on the Multi-vendor admin panel.

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    Also, if you have your seller pages customized, please reach us at [email protected] to make the auctioned products compatible on seller pages.

    How to Enable this Feature App

    ADMIN PANEL

    Auction Feature App

    To get the Product Auction for Seller, You need to go to the Feature Apps section of the Multivendor app and activate this feature from there.

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    Click on Enable button to activate this feature.

    Agree

    Now, You need to click on the Agree button to agree with the feature app charge.

    Once You click on the agree button, you will be ended up installing the app on your Marketplace.

    Workflow

    Sellers Adding Auction on Products

    SELLER END

    Once the admin enables the “Product Auction for Sellers” feature app, Sellers can start adding auction on products from their respective seller panels.

    To do so, Seller needs to visit the Products section of the app. Now, from the Action menu, the seller will click on the “View Auction” button from the drop-down menu.

    Shopify Multi-vendor Marketplace-Product Auction

    If the seller has not set auction on this product, he/she will have the product details and a button to Add Auction.

    Auction list on a product

    Clicking on the “Add Auction” button, You will be asked to enter auction details such as Time Duration, Base & Reserve price of the auction and so on. 

    While adding auction on any product, Seller needs to enter the following details:

    • Auction Duration i.e. Start and End date & time of auction.
    • Add Base Price i.e. Price from where the bidding will start.
    • Add Reserve Price i.e. Price where your product bidding should be reached.
    Edit Auction

    Seller can also start the auction automatically from this section. Once You fill all the details, you can either click on “Save” or “Save & Start” button to immediately start auction on that product.

    Clicking on the View Auction button, seller can view the complete information related to bids & auction winners.

    Auction details-Seller end

    Admin can manually remove the auction on products from his/her end from the “Product Auction App”.

    In this way, the store owner can allow his/her registered sellers to add auction on products and thus, Your customers can bid on the product of your store.

    Front End

    Place a bid

    Once your sellers add auction on products from the Seller Panel of the Multivendor app, Customers can view the auction running on that product in an auction window visible on the frontend. Now, customers can bid on the products and become the winner also.

    Add Auction To Global Products

    Here comes the Integration of Product Auction & Global Product feature app:-

    You can now allow sellers to add auctions to global products of your store. For this, the seller needs to visit the seller panel>>Go to Global Products section>Select the product and click Create Auction in Action menu.

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    Further, the “Add Auction” form will remain the same as that of normal products. The seller needs to enter auction details for that global product and start auction.

    Similarly, you can also add auction to global products from the admin panel of the Multi-vendor app as shown below:

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    This is all about the Product Auction for Sellers feature of the Multivendor App.

    RESTRICTIONS FOR SELLER

    Now, if the admin wants then he can restrict the seller from using auto payment settings, proxy bidding, & popcorn bidding features.
    Even, the admin can restrict the seller to change the duration and price of the auction.

    To restrict sellers for Autopay, proxy bidding, and popcorn bidding.
    As we know, when the seller is adding an auction product from their marketplace seller panel then they can enable AUTO PAY, PROXY BIDDING, and POPCORN BIDDING for auction products.

    But if the admin wants then he can restrict the seller to use these three features.

    Go to product auction from Shopify store >> Click on “Configuration” >> now, click on three dots >> seller restrictions

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    Now suppose, the admin has enabled the “Proxy bidding setting” from here.

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    Then proxy bidding option will not be shown to the seller while creating the auction product from seller panel >> product >> product listing

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    To restrict sellers to change the duration and price of the auction.

    As we know, when the seller is adding an auction product from their marketplace seller panel then they can enter the time duration and price for their auction product.

    But if the admin wants then he can restrict the seller to fill and update the duration and price for auction products.

    Then admin can find these options in the “Configuration” section >> now, click on three dots >> seller restrictions.

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    Now suppose, the admin has enabled the “auction duration setting”, and “pricing setting” and entered some values for them and click “save” button.
    For example:-
    4 days default start time and default end time for Auction duration setting
    100 base price and 20000 reserve price for Price setting

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    Then the auction product time and the price will be auto-filled while creating the auction product from seller panel >> product >> product listing.
    And the seller can’t change this time duration and price.

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    CREATE YOUR OWN AUCTION MARKETPLACE

    PRODUCT AUCTION INTEGRATION DEMO

    You can refer below link to check the demo of Multi-vendor Marketplace: Product Auction for Sellers feature app:

    https://wk-multivendor-auction-demo.myshopify.com/pages/multivendor-marketplace-with-auction

    SUPPORT

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    If you need any kind of support, Webkul is always there to help you. Simply raise a ticket at https://webkul.uvdesk.com/en/ or You can contact [email protected] to get proper assistance.

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