We have updated and upgraded one of the most popular app Product Auction for Shopify. While restoring every old feature and adding a lot new to our customer’s demands.
We have introduced a major feature called joining fee. Where the admin can charge a joining fee from the prospective bidders who want to join any particular auction along with various other features.
Auction Joining Fee
You can set a single joining fee for all the auctions or you can also set joining fee auction wise. In case of auction wise, you will get an option to add the fee on the add auction detail form.
Refund Joining Fee: If enabled a coupon will be sent to the customer who have joined the auction with discount equal to joining fee.
Options available after enabling joining fee
Enabling this option all of those auctions on which joining fee feature is enabled there bidder can directly buy auctioned product by clicking on BUY NOW button. Hence will be the winner for the selected auction. (we will learn this in detail in other section)
Now once this is enabled and set from the Auction configuration. We will have a set of new options to enter while adding an auction on any product. Let’s try it out:
Go to a product and add an auction. Now you will view a new option on the auction creation page called enable joining fee. Enable that feature and select the rest of the details accordingly.
Enabled Joining Fee
Enter the booking amount: Enter booking amount payable by the winner after winning the auction to book that product.
Enter Buy Now Price: Enter Buy Now price on which the bidder or auction joiner can immediately agree to pay this much and auction comes to an end.
The number of days prior to which customer can join the auction for this product: Admin can set the number of days prior to which the customer can pay the joining fee and join the auction.
Rest everything in the add auction page will be the same as earlier. Hence please note if you are planning for setting up an auction on an upcoming date always click on SAVE if you will click o SAVE & START: the auction will start immediately.
Enable Bootstrap Grids
Enable Twilio SMS Gateway
Once enabled, you can visit the Twilio SMS Gateway section and configure Twilio by entering the API KEY.
Note: This API you will get from your own Twilio account.
Options available after ENABLING “joining fee”
The message will be sent to the second and third position holder after declaring the winner, to hold on in case the current winner fails to pay the amount, the next highest amount bidder will win.
Front end display
To join any running or upcoming auction,
-the customer will have to select the auction,
-and click on the Join Now button,
-Pay the joining fee for that particular auction
-and then start bidding.
Include Product Images in Auction Emails
You can now send product images in the product auction emails sent via the app. For this, you need to enable this below feature: Visit Product Auction app backend>>Go to Configurations>>General Configuration.
You will now have a edit bid option for merchant when you manually declared a winner.
Edit/Delete Current Proxy Bid
You can now edit or delete the current proxy bid applied on any auction.
Charge Taxes on Joining Fee
You can now charge taxes on the joining fees. In the app, you need to visit the Auction Configuration and configure the below two options as per your requirement:
- Charge Taxes on Each Joining Fee: You need to select this option if you want to charge taxes with joining fee on each product once the customer joins the auction.
- Charge Taxes with Joining Fee only with Taxable Products: You need to select this option if you want to charge taxes with joining fee only on those products to which tax is applied on Shopify.
App Information Page
A new page for is created for the apps’s information like the tags getting added automatically, or any other details related to the app. You can find the page in Configure Frontend section in the app.
Sorting Feature On Auction Listing Page
We have now introduced the “Sorting” feature on the “Products On Auction” page – A page where all the auctions get listed on your storefront.
To display the Sorting feature for your customers, you need to visit the App admin panel>>General Configuration & enable the settings.
Once enabled, select the options that you want to display for your customers.
After that, all the “Sort By” options will appear on the Product Auction Listing page. Now, the customers will visit & sort the auctions by Alphabet, Current bid, Auction Ending Soon, Latest.
Current Product Version - 1.1