With the Product Auction App, Store Owners can enable bidding feature on products of their Shopify Store. Admin can add auctions to products and customers will bid on any of those products of their choice. Once products get added for auction, Customers can start bidding on products.
So, here in this Manual, We will understand “How the admin can add auctions to a product” on his/her Shopify Store using the Product Auction app.
Add Auction To Products
For adding an auction to a product, You need to follow the Steps suggested below:
STEP 1: Visit the “Products” section of your Store and Select the product from the list to which you want to add auction on your store.
2nd STEP: Once You click on the product, go to More actions and click on “View Auction” button from drop down.
STEP 3: You will be straight away redirected to the “Products” section of the Auction App. From there, You need to fill Product Auction details.
-You can enable “Automatic Start Auction” button if you want to start auction automatically on that product.
-You can “Enable Joining Fee” if you want your customers to submit joining fee to bid on any product.
-Also, You can set a time duration of product for auction i.e. the Start & End Date for auction.
-You can set the Base Price i.e the minimum price from where the bid will get started and Reserve Price i.e. the minimum auction bidding price where your bidding should be reached.
You can further set the bidding increment rule, i.e., the amount gap between consecutive biddings. If there is no rule defined for any particular bid, then the nearest increment rule will be taken.
Proxy Bidding is a concept in which the system automatically bids on your behalf up to the maximum bid amount that you have chosen. Learn in detail: click here!
Popcorn Bidding, also known as Dynamic Bidding, is a way of giving the bidders who were outbid an opportunity to rebid.
Enable this option, enter the time within which you want to extend the auction deadline. Lastly, enter the number of times this whole popcorn bidding scenario can reoccur.
Note: To make the popcorn bidding feature by default enabled for all the future auctions, you can enable the popcorn bidding feature from the app’s Configuration > Auction Configuration Section:
Once You click on the Save button, auction details will be saved successfully. And Clicking on the “Save & Start” button auction details will get saved and immediately auction on that product gets started.
NOTE:- The customer needs to place a bid 5 seconds before the auction ends.
In this way, You can add any product for auction.
Now, You will also have an option to upload Auction CSV file and add multiple products for auction in one go.
Click here to know about the Auction CSV Feature in detail.
Once You add auction to a product and auction gets started on that product. You can view complete auction detail in the “Auctions” section of the app. Clicking on the view button, you can view the details. From this section, You can view the auction details on this product on Frontend.
Also, you can edit the auction details as well as Stop auction on this product manually.
Add Auction in bulk
Add multiple auctions in one go via CSV: Click here.
Once You add Products for auction and auction gets started then, to visualize the effect of auction You need to configure your frontend. For this, You need to paste some codes (Provided in “Configure Frontend” Section of the app) into liquid files.
Click here to Understand the Code Pasting in detail.
Once done, You auction window for the auction products will be visible like this on Frontend:
In case the admin sets a joining fee for product on auction, customer first needs to pay the joining fee & then, proceed to place a bid.