Auctions need to be prepared. Users must consider carefully which option, from the ones available, will bring the maximum price for a product. Read more about the features that ensure that users will never sell below a preset price.

Configuration

From the Auction Settings (Admin Interface -> Settings -> Listing Settings -> Auctions & Products -> Auction Settings ) menu:

Enable Auctions

If enabled allows the listing of auctions on the website.

Setup

Complete the steps described in the Create Listing page.

In the Listing Settings section, complete the distinct auction type fields:

Start Price

Set a starting price for the item.

Reserve Price (optional, paid feature)

Add a reserve price for the auctioned item. The item won't be sold until it reaches an equal or higher price than the reserve price.

Buy Out (optional, paid feature)

If enabled allows the bidder to instantly purchase an item by agreeing to pay the preset Buy Out Price.

Accept Offers (optional, paid feature)

If enabled allows sellers to accept offers for items. Sellers can also set a price range.

Bid Increments

Go here for a detailed description of the feature.

If enabled, sellers can either:

  • Use the built-in proportional increments table. To add new or remove default increments go to the Admin Interface (Tables-> Bid Increments)

    or

  • Enter an increment amount

Private Auction

If enabled, all bidders on a particular auction will be hidden to site users. Only auction owners will be able to see bidders' usernames.

Note: Bid amounts will still be visible.

Disable Sniping Feature

If checked, disables the sniping feature for an auction.