YITH Auctions for WooCommerce is a powerful plugin that allows you to create and manage online auctions for your WooCommerce store.
With this plugin, you can easily create auctions for your products and let users bid for them, generating profits that can sometimes be bigger than anticipated.
This plugin offers a range of customizable options to tailor your auctions to your needs.
You can set a start price, a reserve price (the minimum price you are willing to accept for the product), and a selling price to allow users to purchase the product immediately without taking part in the auction.
You can also choose whether to set the auction with manual or automatic bids and create a standard auction or a Dutch auction where the winner is the user who made the lowest bid.
You can also set a fee that users have to pay before placing their bid, and you can choose whether to apply an extra commission to the auction winner.
Additionally, the plugin offers four different countdown layouts to show users when the auction ends.
To ensure safety, you can request users to register or log in and set up a valid credit card to be able to bid.
Moreover, you can reduce the number of bids made only out of curiosity or without real interest by requesting users’ confirmation before publishing their bids and informing them of the obligations if they win the auctions.
When the auction ends, you can automatically generate an order with the “pending payment” status to pay for the auction item.
Furthermore, you can automatically charge the auction winner’s credit card when the auction ends, thanks to the integration with the YITH Stripe plugin.
You can also choose how to manage auctions that haven’t reached the reserve price or those that the winner doesn’t pay for.
For example, you can send the notification to the second-highest bidder or reschedule the auction and publish it again automatically.
To display your auctions, the plugin offers widgets, shortcodes, and Gutenberg blocks that can be used on any page.
You can also keep your users up-to-date with a wide range of notifications, such as new bid notifications, auction-ending notifications, outbid notifications, and auction-ended notifications.
YITH Auctions for WooCommerce offers several integrations with other YITH plugins and popular WordPress and WooCommerce plugins.
These integrations expand the functionality of the auction plugin and provide a more complete solution for users.
Firstly, YITH Auctions for WooCommerce integrates with the YITH WooCommerce Badge Management plugin. This integration allows users to create badges and automatically assign them to auction products with the status “not started”, “started”, and “finished”.
These badges can highlight discounts, promotions, or unique selling points to attract more bidders.
Secondly, YITH Easy Login & Register Popup for WooCommerce is another plugin that can be integrated with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce.
This plugin simplifies the login, registration, and password reset processes during checkout and reduces cart abandonment rates.
By combining these two plugins, users can force bidders to log in before placing a bid, using a popup. This makes it easier for users to log in or register directly without leaving the page.
Thirdly, YITH Frontend Manager for WooCommerce adds a frontend dashboard to the website, through which the administrator and shop managers can manage orders, products, and coupons as they would do from the WordPress dashboard.
Thanks to the integration with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce, users can manage auction products from the front end, making it easier to manage auctions without having to navigate to the backend.
Fourthly, YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page allows users to customize the “My Account” page on their website in a few simple steps.
This plugin enables the addition of new endpoints and the editing of default WooCommerce ones.
The integration with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce adds a new endpoint to the “endpoints” section automatically, making it easier for users to manage auctions.
Fifthly, YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor turns the website into a multistore where vendors can manage their own products and earn a commission on every sale.
When used in combination with YITH Auctions, vendors can create their own auction-type product and handle various features, such as price, backup price, the required amount for a rise, auction length, and a chance to automatically schedule the next auction for each product.
Lastly, YITH WooCommerce Stripe enables the website to accept credit card payments. When used with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce, users can prevent bidders from placing a bid if they do not have a valid credit card linked to their account.
A message informing users of this requirement will show on the auction product page.
Additionally, the option to automatically charge the credit card of the auction winner can be enabled, making the payment process more streamlined.
In summary, the integrations with YITH Auctions for WooCommerce provide a wide range of additional features and make it easier for users to manage their auctions.
Overall, YITH Auctions for WooCommerce is an excellent plugin for those looking to generate profits through online auctions, providing a comprehensive set of features to make your auctions successful and secure.