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Why should use Magento Auction extension
More and more customers are interested in online auctions as they can buy a rare item at a proper price. In other words, auctioning is a terrific means of customer acquisition. Hence, Magestore has released Auction extension for Magento that offers the capability for web-store owners to create and run online auctions.
How Magento Auction extension works
Below a product that is put up for auction, customers can see its auction status and may enter their bid prices. Customers will receive notification emails when they make new bids or any bidders pay higher. Each auction has start time and close time, start price and interval price range.
Values Magento Auction extension brings to you
“Going, going and gone” auction feature
With this function, you can set an amount of time for an auction called “going, going and gone”. At the close time of your online auction, the amount of time that you set will appear and count down. Anyone places a bid during that time will make it reset, count down again; the process keeps repeating until there is a winner. It is reproduced a real auction when the auctioneer says “going, going, gone”.
An auction can start at a low price, but the item will not be sold unless the bidding reaches the minimum price- namely reserved price that site owner set before.
Auto bid function
The Auto bid function allows customers to set a maximum affordable price so that when they are not able to watch the auction’s happenings, the system auto bids for them.
Allows customers to add an auction to their watching list so that they can receive notification emails about status of that auction.
Allows multiple bidders to win a same auction.
Allows administrators to import online auctions for Magento from a CSV file.
Flexible auction management
- Ability to put any product up for online auction.
- Allow to set start and close time for an auction.
- Allow to set start price and interval price range for each auction.
Easy customization and configuration
- Allow to configure auction price type including and excluding tax.
- Allow to use custom CSS to customize Magento auction pages.
- Ability to send notification emails to administrators and bidders to keep them updated with auction status, such as: new bids, cancellation, highest bids.
- Notify bidders when they win an auction.
- Notify out- of- bid to bidders.
- Notify complete online auctions to administrators.
- Customizable email templates.
- Customers can easily find information about each auction: start price, number of bids, start time, close time...
- Auction status updated automatically by Ajax without customers refreshing pages.
- Auction menu helps administrators manage online auctions and transactions easily .
- Open source 100%.
- Check key offline using RSA encryption (not require 3rd party encryption).
- Easy to install and configure.
- User-friendly interface.
Reply to Greg
Hi Greg, regarding your question, yes it's possible to do so. Please look through the installation userguide for more details. Thank you. Best regards, Magestore
Hello I need to install auction on my computer for the development (offline) It is possible? thank you
Reply to Eric
Hi Eric, thank you for your interest in Magestore extension. Regarding your questions, our magento auction extension is able to meet all your needs. For example, the “going, going and gone” feature allows if anyone places a bid during auction time will make it reset exprired time and count down again; the process keeps repeating until there is a winner. You can find more information in this userguide https://www.magestore.com/index.php/productfile/index/view/fileid/58/ Best regards, Magestore
Reply to Suresh
Hi Suresh, Thank you for your interest in our Auction extension. About the matter you mentioned, we're sorry that the template for auction view is set according to your product view pages. We might consider this function in future updates. If you have other questions, we're glad to assist you. Best regards, Magestore
Separate Templates for Auction View and Product View Pages
Hi Can we create separate templates for both auction view and product view pages?
Hello, just a question: it is possible to manage a penny auction by using your component? I need a system to increase auction duration each time a user make a new bid. I also need to fix a specific price for bid. For example 1 penny for each bid. Thank you Eric
Mail template's, no sorting function
Working plugin, no ability to sort the items properly though. And where are the mail template's located?
Reply to Domenico
Hi Domenico, I am afraid that our extension does not have this feature at this time. However, we will consider about it in the next update of Auction module. Hope you kindly understand!
Hello, just a question: it is possible to manage a penny auction by using your component? I need a system to increase auction time each time a user make a new bid. I also need to fix a specific price for bid. For example 1 penny for each bid. Thank you Domenico
Reply to Alexander
Hi Alexander, Thank you for your suggestion! Currently our extension does not allow customers to create auctions. Just store-admins can do that. However, we will consider and try to update this function in the next version of Auction extension. Best Regards, Magestore
Auctions from customers?
Hello I have see that only the admin cans make new auctions. I search a module for a website looks like this one www.ricardo.ch with the same features Can you extended please! Best regards
Reply to Yacoub
Hi Yacoub, Thank you for your interest in our Auction extension. The current version of this extension just allows admins to create auctions in back-end. It has not supported customers in adding auctions. Regards,
Add auctions by customers
Can customers add the auctions or just the adminstrator?
Reply to Thomas Klaiber
Hi Thomas, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry but currently our extension has not supported reverse auction yet. We will consider and try to update it in the next version of this extension. Regards,
Is it possible to add reverse auctions? In this case the lowest price wins at the end.
Reply to José
Hi José, Regarding your questions, there is a translation file in the package, allowing you to translate the module into any language, including Portuguese. About the function of controlling commissions of business, we are sorry but our extension is not relevant to commission. Best Regards, Magestore
You have version in Portuguese Brazil? The software has control of commissions of business closed?
Engage your customers
If you want to engage your customers in nice manner then perhaps this is a good way to give them a leverage to make offer for different products and surely it helps to sell products more quickly in most of the cases.
Stellar extension! Does exactly what is advertises, and does it well. Had a very minor question (where to edit "Auction" -> "Auctions" on the front end), and heard back from tech support in about an hour.
Very good support
This module was exactly what we needed, and it works great. Very good support: MageStore put a lot of effort into helping us solve problems we had after upgrade.
Very good extension
Jordy van Overeem
Very good extension, does works how i want it to work. After some customization it's perfect for the use of my customer. Had some problems with some settings, but MageStore replied fast and helped me out very good, thank you!
Reply to Allard
Hi Allard, I have just checked the issue that you reported, however I don't face it with our site. Please explain more details of your issue to our support system in http://support.magestore.com/. It's really great if could provide some screenshots. Hope you understand and cooperate much. Thank you. Best Regards, Magestore
Nice Module but some bugs. please help
When I press "next page" on the auction page then completely different non-auction products are shown.
I was going through the demo site and found an issue, product auction is displaying on the product details page after change the status of auction to complete from processing.
The system works brilliantly
The system works brilliantly. I wanted a few tweaks to make it fit my requirements perfectly and their help and support in getting this done is simply brilliant. Always fast and friendly responses, and quick turnarounds on all support queries. I highly recommend Magestore!
Great extension for setting flexible ebay-familiar auctioning system on product details page. Very powerfull.
Works great and the only issues I had where strictly cosmetic and yet they still took the time to help me. the response was quick and correct the first time. Would recommend this product to anyone wanting better control of their store... I also installed 2 other programs from them and those installed and ran great as well.
So far this has been an easy install and manipulation to run on our site. when I had a question I got a quick and proper response that fixed it the first time, not the trouble shooting steps like other companies. Will continue to use their products and look forward to working more with them in the future.
Reply to Marcelo
Hi Marcelo, Thank you for your question. Our extension currently does not support this function, however, this is indeed a good idea. We will add this to the list of possible update versions. Thank you and hope you are satisfied with our products. Best Regards, Magestore
Perfect! Very easy to use!
Thank you, guys! You are doing a great job. The Auction extention works just perfect. It is very easy to use. I am very satisfied with this extention and with your, guys, service and help.
I forgot to ask... I can use auctions on filter search?
I was looking for auction module, but Magestore is the only one that fits my need out-of-the-box. It really looks good and allows the auction css to be modified just like the store admin wants.
Perfect extension with perfect support!!!
Perfect extension with perfect support!!! really appreciate. it's definitely worth the money.
Super! Works seamlessly, easy integration, great CS
Superb module - with possible improvements
Great addon for every site... excellend module! Some improvmenets can be achieved like more promotion blocks or configurable option for showing finished auctions on product page, easier starting of using with nickname... Overall reccommended for everyone!
Very nice , easy to use and the team is very supportive. i had a conflict between my theme and the auction and they fixed it within minutes. looking forward to buy more great extensions from this developers. Thank you
Excellent Product and Support
A fabulous way to add an auction to Magento - only surpassed by the higher standard of after care. 5 STARS
Excellent Auction module and absolutely AWESOME support!!
Hat off to Magestore
This new kind of selling product drives more traffic to my store, as well as customers. Customers seem to be excited and leave good comments. Your extension by far is the easiest to use and configure. So someone who has little IT knowledge like me can easily install. And when I have issue, your immediate support makes me relieved :D (I'm especially impressed by your friendly supporters: Neo, Michael)
Perfect Solution for B2B
I test Auction trial version. This is the super Auction for Magento . I install extension quick and all is ok.
At the starting point, I had a few bugs with the module but Magestore fixed them right after I sent them an email. The module is working like a charm now. This is a great experience for me. Thanks Magestore for your products and services!
This is the perfect extension to add auctions to a Magento site. It is easy to install, does what it says, and equally as important is the "second to none" support. I had a few questions and minor issues, and the response to my needs was fantastic!!! Do not hesitate to use this product if you have the need.
We bought this extension and got it installed properly. Satisfied!
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Version 2.1.3 (updated on Nov 1st 2012)
- Allow bidder to change the auto-bid price.
- Support multi-currencies and multi-languages (utf8 encoded).
- Fix error of not sending email to all bidders when they are out of bid.
- Fix error of bid price limitation.
Version 2.1.2 (updated on May 21th 2012)
- Fix error that doesn't send email for winner.
- Fix error that occurs while checking out an auction product with multiple winners.
Version 2.1.1 (updated on Apr 7th 2012)
- Fix error that occurs while canceling a bid.
- Fix error that occurs while checking winner.
Version 2.1.0 (updated on Mar 23th 2012)
- Fix error that occurs while loading image files.
- Improve performance of auction script.
Version 2.0.3 (updated on Nov 8th 2011)
- Fix error that occurs while duplicating an auction in back-end.
- Fix error: Do not show auction winner in back-end.
Version 2.0.2 (updated on Sep 3rd 2011)
- Fix error in selecting product to create auction.
- Fix error in using urls.
- Fix error in saving store_id into autobid.
- Compatible with Magento CE 1.6 & Magento EE 1.9.x.x - 1.10.x.x - 1.11.x.x
"Our customers love it. The notification system helps them keep close tabs on any changes in auction status to make efficient moves. About ourselves, well, I cannot really tell you what features we like because we just love everything about this module," said Fraser-Hub City Coins Ltd’s owner. Learn more
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“The Auction system looked to be simple to use and ticked all the boxes for what we wanted to be able to do. We had a couple of minor things occur which your excellent support were very quick to deal with. I can’t say we have had any major problems though – it just works great.” Learn more
Q: What made Magestore your selection over other Magento solutions providers? A: I have spent quite much time on researching all of the extension providers and I saw a lot of positive comments on your Company. And your products best suit our business with outstanding extensions like Auction, Offer product, etc. Learn more