If you’re expecting a lot of bidding in your auctions, then you may want to consider your website speed and performance issues by using a managed WordPress hosting provider. This ensures that your website does not go down during critical auction times.
With that said, let’s take a look at the best WordPress auction plugins that you can use.
YITH WooCommerce Auctions is the complete auctions plugin for WooCommerce and allows you to build an ebay-like website in minutes.
It is super easy to use and you can easily add any type of products that you want to auction. You can set up a minimum bid amount, minimum bid increment, reserve price, buy it now price, and more.
You can also choose to set a schedule for an auction, extend an auction, add a grace period, and have full control over the process.
It runs on top of WooCommerce, so you can easily set it up by setting up an online store first. After that, you can install the plugin and then add auction products like you would add any other WooCommerce product. This also makes it easier for you to accept payments and use all the powerful eCommerce features of WooCommerce.
The plugin can also be converted into a multi-vendor marketplace, which would allow other sellers to list their own products for auction on your site. Allowing you to make additional money by providing a platform to third-party sellers.
WP Auctions is another easy solution to run auctions on your WordPress website. It allows you to easily add auctions to your site, set starting price, date, and wait for bids to come in.
After that, you can send the winning bid to a page where they can pay via PayPal. Alternatively, you can accept payments manually or via wire transfer by emailing the user.
You can add the auction to a post, page or a sidebar widget on your website. You can also manually add it to your custom WordPress theme by adding a template tag.
The downside is that there are limited payment options, and it lacks many of the features you would get with some other plugins on the list. However, it is an excellent option if you don’t want to install an eCommerce plugin.
It allows you to add auction products, set bidding time, and manage your auctions using a simple dashboard. The free version allows you to accept payments via PayPal. The pro version allows you to accept payments via Stripe too.
Using it on WooCommerce also allows you to use a multi-vendor plugin. This enables other sellers to auction their own products on your platform.
The plugin supports normal, reverse auctions, sealed auctions, proxy auctions, and more. It allows customers to log in and view their own auction dashboard. Once they have won an auction, they will see a link to make the payment to complete the purchase.
Adding products to the auction works like any other product you add in WooCommerce. After you set up the product to be an auction product, you’ll see the options to set up the schedule, starting bid, and other settings.
It beautifully displays your auction products with a countdown timer to trigger the FOMO effect on the product page.
Being an extension of WooCommerce, it allows you to use multiple payment gateways and extend your site functionality using popular WooCommerce plugins and tools/
Auction Nudge allows you to bring your eBay profile to your WordPress website or WooCommerce store.
It is particularly useful when you want to show that you are a well-reputed seller or just want to promote your eBay auctions. The plugin does a good job of bringing content from your eBay account to WordPress.
It is quite simple to use and comes with flexible options to display your eBay products, profile information, and your most recent feedbacks.
You can use it alongside any WordPress auctions plugin on the list and allow users to see your past activity on the platform.
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