YITH Auctions for WooCommerce

Description

YITH Auctions for WooCommerce gives you the possibility to create auction products in your shop. Users of your store will be able to bid on the desired items.

Features:

  • Create unlimited auction products
  • Assign a start date and end date to each auction product.
  • Distinguish auction products by using a custom icon on both shop page and product page.

Suggestions

If you have suggestions about how to improve YITH Auctions for WooCommerce, you can write us so we can bundle them into YITH Auctions for WooCommerce.

Translators

Available Languages

  • English (Default)

Screenshots

  • Admin: Create auction product
  • Admin: List of products
  • Frontend: Shop page
  • Frontend: Single product page example
  • Frontend: Bid tab

Installation

  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH Auctions for WooCommerce from Plugins page.

YITH Auctions for WooCommerce will add a new submenu called “Auctions” under “YITH Plugins” menu. Here you are able to configure all the plugin settings.

Reviews

Excellent start – needs some maturity…

Excellent plugin. For a serious site though the premium version is needed, and t least for the most important feature being for the winner of the auction to receive an automated email to inform them that they won, among other important things that the premium version offers.

My only concern is that the bidding history is not paginated. So if you have a busy site, with some very popular, that can spark a price war, the bid list can very easily grow to hundreds if not thousands of entries.

Also, if you duplicate an action as oppose to creating a new one, and even changing the sku number for the new auction, the winner of the auction does NOT get the “buy” button when he/she wins the auction. So know this limitation, and do not duplicate any existing auctions.

2 suggestions to make this plugin really a “killer”:

– Reverse auctions, so people can bid for getting hired for wanted services, all the pieces are there, so it should be done hopefully quickly and easily.

– Dutch auctions, the ability to have more than quantity of 1. So if for example if an auction item has a quantity of 5, the top 5 bidders will get them, or the first 5 people who press the buy now button (until the item’s quantity reaches to 0).

Overall though, as a first attempt, this plugin is very impressive, and promising to mature to a real good product.

The idea of adding auctions to Woocommerce, thus making Woocommerce do some of the heavy lifting, and also have the ability to have a regular shop + auctions, is pure genius!!!

My last concern is that historically looking at this company, even though they introduce some great ideas, at least initially some of their plugins are buggy or not well though throughout before bringing them to the marketplace. Ratings, and customer satisfaction matters, and hopefully this time around, things will go smoother, unlike some of their other plugins.

Awesome job so far, please don’t stop !

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Contributors & Developers

“YITH Auctions for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“YITH Auctions for WooCommerce” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.2.4 – Released: Oct 22, 2018

  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.2.3 – Released: Jun 07, 2018

  • New: Support to WordPress 4.9.6
  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.4.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.2.2 – Released: May 08, 2018

Fix – Missing auction admin template

1.2.1 – Released: Apr 24, 2018

New – support to WooCommerce 3.3.5
Update – Plugin Framework
Fix – stock status when an auction product is created

1.2.0 – Released: Feb 08, 2018

New – support to WooCommerce 3.3.1
New – support to WordPress 4.9.4
Update – Plugin Framework

1.1.2 – Released: Jun 06, 2017

  • New – support to WooCommerce 3.0.7
  • New – Compatibility with WPML

1.1.1 – Released: Apr 18, 2017

  • Update – YITH Plugin Framework
  • Fix – Save auction dates

1.1.0 – Released: Mar 10, 2017

  • New – support to WooCommerce 2.7.0-RC1
  • Update – YITH Plugin Framework

1.0.0 – Released: Nov 15, 2016

  • Initial release