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 eCommerce business.
Considering these traits, Webkul has come up with the most awaited feature app named “Product Auction for Seller” in Shopify Multivendor Marketplace app.
You might have used the Shopify Product Auction app on your Shopify Store earlier but this time you will have this feature app available for your marketplace.
Using Shopify 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.
This integration is free of cost i.e. You will be charged only for the Multivendor app as per your opted plan.
NOTE:- It is mandatory to install Shopify Product Auction App first on your Shopify Store to make this Feature App work for your Sellers.
Visit the Feature App section and enable this feature to allow sellers to create auction on Products.
- Using this Feature App, admin can enable the Sellers to create auction on Products.
- Sellers can add auction on products from the Seller Panel of the Multivendor app.
- Admin can generate API Credentials which is needed to make this feature work.
- Admin can add an API User and thus an access token will be generated.
- The access token will be used to access auction API.
- Seller can see the complete information related to bids and auction winners.
How to Enable this Feature App
To get the Product Auction for Seller, You need go to the Feature Apps section of the Multivendor app and activate this feature from there.
Now, Click on Enable button to activate this feature.
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.
Once You activate the “Product Auction for Sellers” feature app, a new menu gets added in the Products section of the Multivendor app i.e. Product Auction for Sellers.
Visiting this “Product Auction for Sellers” section, You will be asked to generate API credentials to make this integration work within the Multivendor app.
Once You click on Generate Credentials, You will have the Client ID and Client Secret credentials generated automatically on that page. And at the same time a new button appears to add a new user.
Clicking on the “Add User” button, you will have a form appears to add an API User. There, admin will create an API USER by entering the User Details such as User Name, Email ID and Password.
Once the admin adds a User, an access token will get generated and granted to the API user through which auction API will be accessed. Thus, the Sellers will be able to add auction on products from their respective panel.
Now, Let’s see how the seller can now add auction on products from the Seller panel of the Multivendor App.
Sellers Adding Auction on Products
Once the admin enable the “Product Auction for Sellers” feature app and grant access token to an API User to access auction API, Sellers can add auction on products from their respective panels.
To do so, Seller needs to visit the Products section of the app. Now, from the Action menu, seller will click on the “View Auction” button from drop down. There You will have the product details and a button to Add Auction.
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.
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.
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.
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 frontend. Now, customers can bid on the products and become the winner also.
This is all about the Product Auction for Sellers feature of the Multivendor App.
Follow the below links and credentials to use the demo of Shopify Multivendor Marketplace app:
Admin Demo Link: https://multivendor-marketplace-4.myshopify.com/admin
Username : firstname.lastname@example.org
Password : demowebkul
Seller Demo Link and Details:
Click on the link below and then click on “Join us as seller” button and enter below credentials:
Username : email@example.com
Password : webkul123
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