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    Product Auction for Shopify

    Product Auction App for Shopify enables the feature of a bid or auction on your e-commerce website. Moreover, the admin can enable the bidding feature on products he wants to go for auction and can monitor all the bids happening on the store from the app itself and much more. This magical app called Auction, which will enable the feature of bidding and auction of products on your e-commerce website. So don’t wait, install the Product Auction app & start Bidding.

    Features

    • Admin can create and manage auction for any product.
    • Make the auction process legitimate on your store by enabling the Join Fee feature.
    • Enable the proxy-bidding feature within the app to have a less time-consuming bidding process in the app.
    • Also, allow customers to place a normal & proxy bid with a single button. Explore!
    • This app also includes the feature of popcorn bidding.
    • Real-time bid update:- Once a bidder places a bid for a product, the bids will get updated on the auction window page for all the other bidders who are live on auction.
    • Admin can create multiple auctions at a time just by uploading them via CSV.
    • You can configure your own SMTP to send emails to the customers from your own mail engine.
    • Automatic emails sent to the winner & loser of the bid.
    • Bid On Multiple Units feature, where admin can enable it for the bidder to bid for a number of units of product.
    • This app also includes Multiple Winner & Braintree Autopay features.
    • Option to manually end the bid, also, to start auction automatically.
    • Admin can even restart unsuccessful auction.
    • Set increment rules and the increment gaps while creating Auctions.
    • Set reserve price – The minimum price which must be reached, to have the winner.
    • Enable the option to stop Auction if the product gets out of stock.
    • Enable the option to edit customer’s bid.
    •  You can enable the option to disable the Add to cart once the bid amount exceeds the actual price of the product.
    • Admin can also view all the bids and happenings in the notification section.
    • Admin can also edit the labels for the front end.
    • The customer can view the bidding history.
    • Admin can also enable/disable the ‘Add To Cart’ button if the bid amount exceeds the actual price.
    • Admin can choose to display the following information on the storefront: bid count, current bid (product and collection page), Sort Running Auctions on the basis of Recently Added, No. of Bids or About to End. 
    • Top of all, this Product Auction app for Shopify also integrates with the Multi-Vendor Marketplace app for Shopify!- Explore!

    Benefits

    • Putting auctions on your products rather than just displaying them for a simple purchase can give you the opportunity to score big savings. This app will help you do the same.
    • If you want to check the real-time value of a product, you can set products up for auction.
    • The product Auction app is now integrated with the Multi-vendor Marketplace app. Thus, you can create an e-auction marketplace and allow sellers to add auctions to products.
    • Use in Online Charity Auction to raise funds.

    Video Guide

    Installation

    On Landing Pageyou will find the “install” button. Enter the shop URL where you want to install the Product Auction app.

    Workflow

    Once the payment is done for the plan, the Product Auction will be listed here:

    Clicking on which you will be redirected to the Auction page.

    On the home page itself, you will find few codes to be pasted in .liquid files and other files of HTML/CSS to have the Auction bar displayed at the frontend.

    Configuring Product Auction For Shopify

    The configuration of Product Auction is very simple and divided into 05 sections:

    • General Configuration
    • Auction Configuration
    • Mail Configuration
    • Label Configuration
    • Design Configuration

    General Configuration: Enter your email and upload your shop logo in this section. The shop logo’s image dimension should be 197 x 52. Extensions Supported: jpg, jpeg, png, JPG, JPEG, PNG.

    Auction Configuration: Configure the auction/bidding configurations like enable/disable start auction automatically, Send mail to the automatic bidder to notify his loss.

    Amount To Be Paid By The Auction Winner

    Once the bidder wins the auction, it depends on admin how he/she wants the bidder to pay the winning amount.

    The winner will either pay the auction winning amount or some percentage of the winning amount set by the admin. If the admin selects the % of winning bid, he/she needs to enter the percentage amount. Admin can also enter the Capped amount if he/she wants the auction winner to pay the maximum amount.

    “Capped Amount is the maximum amount to be paid by the auction winner”.

    NOTE:-
    In the case of % of winning bid:
    -If Entered Percentage of (Auction winning amount)>Capped Amount
    Then, the Auction winner will pay the Capped Amount.

    -If Entered Percentage of (Auction winning amount)<Capped Amount
    Then, the Auction winner will pay the entered Percentage of the winning amount.

    Design Configuration: Change or reset the look of the front end and designing by changing the color of the background, themes, button text, label, and much more.

    Label Configuration: Edit the labels of buttons on the front and rename them as per your requirements such as changing the label of time end, bid end date, place my bid and much more.

    Mail Configuration: Configure the after win, purchase reminder, after proxy loses mail content such as mail subject and content. These different event’s email status can also be enabled/disabled.

    SMTP Configuration: Click here!

    Popcorn Bidding

    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. Enter the time by which you want to extend the auction deadline and 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:

    Real-time Bid Update

    Product auction app is now upgraded with the feature of real-time bid update. So, from now onwards, once a bidder places a bid for a product, the bids will get updated on the auction window page for all the other bidders who are live on auction.

    No need to refresh the page again & again to update the last bid placed for any item.

    Proxy Bidding

    The Admin can enable the functionality of proxy bidding using the Product Auctionapp on his Shopify store.

    So to configure this, visit the Product Auction app from Shopify backend > Configuration > Auction Configuration.

    You can notify customers once a proxy bid is placed. For this, you need to enable the settings from the Auction Configuration menu of the app.

    Once enabled, you will get an option to configure the mail template on your own.

    Allow Customers To Place Normal & Proxy Bid With A Single Button

    You can now allow customers to place a normal and a proxy bid using a single button for an auction product.

    If the bid amount is greater than Bid Price + 2*(Increment) then, it will be considered as a proxy bid.

    Let’s take an example:-
    If the current bid amount is 100 and the minimum increment allowed is 10, then if the customer places the bid for 120 [Bid Price + 2*Increment] or more then it will be considered as a proxy bid for the auction, but in case the customer bids less than 120 then it will be added as a normal bid.

    You just need to enable the option from the “Auction Configuration” menu of the app.

    Enabling this option will let you choose whether you want to enable Proxy bidding for all the running & upcoming auctions OR only for newly created auctions products.

    StoreFront View

    Customer will place both normal & proxy bid with the same button.

    NOTE:- If the bidding value is greater than and equal to Current Bid + 2*(minimum allowed bid- Current Bid) then, this will be placed as a proxy bid.

    How To Add Product For Auction?

    Firstly, the admin needs to add auction on products and then, the customer will bid on any of those products.

    Click here to know how to add a product for auction.

    This section of the Product Auction lists the products set for auction by the store owner. From here each product auction details can be viewed by clicking on the view button in front of the products.
    Clicking on view auction in front of the product will redirect you to the auction detail page for that product.

    Once you will click on View Auction section, it will list the products with their auction’s start and end date, current bid, and the auction status. Click ‘view’ to see a detailed structure of product bidding history, bidder details and even the remaining time for auctions in the running phase.

    Clicking on add auction button will let you create an auction for that product by filling up auction form containing bid start-end date and time and much more.
    Once the auction is created and then you click on view auction; you can view all its entered details.

    Product Auction for Shopify: Add Auction to Product

    Product Auction for Shopify: Edit & Delete Bid

    Auction

    This section lists the products with their auction’s start and end date, current bid, and the auction status. Click ‘view’ to see a detailed structure of product bidding history, bidder details and also the remaining time for auctions in the running phase.

    Moreover, clicking on view, you will be redirected to the page containing details about the app.

    Product Auction for Shopify: CSV Feature

    Configure Front End

    You need to configure your theme to make this Product Auction work. Copy the below-given code and paste it into their respective files as specified.

    Product Auction for Shopify: How to Paste Codes in Liquid File

    To get Auction displayed on the front end for selected products, follow the below process:

    • Click on Online Store.
    • Go To Themes.
    • Click on the Action button on the top right.
    • Select the Edit code button.

    Then paste the below-given codes in the files as stated below.

    product.liquid file

    <div id="wk-auction" prod-id="{{ product.id }}" cust-id="{{ customer.id }}"></div>
    

    customers/account.liquid file

    <div id="wk-auction" cust-id="{{ customer.id }}"></div>

    product.liquid file

    {% unless product.tags contains "wk_auction" %}
    wrap your liquid file content within this block
    {% endunless %}

    search-result-grid.liquid file

    {% unless item.tags contains "wk_auction" %}
    wrap your liquid file content within this block
    {% endunless %}

    product-grid-item.liquid file

    {% unless product.tags contains "wk_auction" %}
    wrap your liquid file content within this block
    {% endunless %}

    Bidder End

    Any buyer can bid for a product on which the auction is enabled by the store owner, the only requirement for bidding is to have a buyer account.
    The bidder will see this auction window(ref below image) for the product on which auction is enabled. The bidder will have to log in and start bidding.

    A brief history of bids made can be viewed by the bidder by click on a number of bids section just above place my bid.

    History of all the bids made by bidders can be viewed by visiting my account section of the eCommerce store.

    Clicking on View your bids button on my account page of the customer will make him view the history of bids made along with current bids, lost bids and won bids in separate dedicated sections.

    Important Note

    For the products on which store owner wants to enable auction, the store owner will have to visit that product from Shopify backend’s product section and have to enable auction by clicking on the three dots on the top right.
    Once the auction is selected, that product will start getting reflected in the product section of the Product Auction and the auction can be configured from there.
    Refer to the image below:

    DEMO

    Moreover, Use the below-given links for the demo of this app: https://auction-10.myshopify.com/pages/demo

    Support

    If you need any kind of support/consultancy then please raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com/ or drop a mail at support@webkul.com

    Thanks for reading this blog!!! 🙂

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    Comments (6)

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  • kat
    hi. novice here. I’m really unclear as to where the “code” gets pasted. Like anywhere within existing code? or is there a specifice place it goes. Tried pasting according to the “1,2,3” lines in example, but shopify would not let me save, so obviously in wrong place. sceen grabs of where to exactly paste within existing code would be extremely helpful.
  • Josh Reeder
    I would like options for what data is displayed in grid item and what data is displayed in product: Display current bid amount: On/Off Display Countdown Timer: On/Off Display number of bids On/Off and so on
  • Josh Reeder
    Buy now button is not displaying at all. not affected by the option in settings.
  • Josh Reeder
    How do you display the current bid amount in the grid item and on product page?
    • Nitika Srivastava
      Hi Josh,

      Thank you for writing us,

      I would request you to please raise your ticket for this query here on this link below and we will surely resolve your query.
      https://webkul.uvdesk.com

      Best Regards
      Nitika
      WEBKUL

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