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Getting Started with Auction Today App and setting your first Auction!

Setting up Auction Today App


Step:1

After successfully installing the Auction app on your store, take the next step by activating the app’s embed block for seamless integration and enhanced functionality.

Step:2

Initiate the button by triggering it, and then click on “Save” to preserve your settings.

Step:3

“Please proceed by selecting the option ‘Activate customer login.‘”

For setting up a classic customer account (optional), follow these steps:

  1. Access the Shopify admin,
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings.

3. Then select ‘Customers account.’

4. Finally, click on ‘Edit’ to proceed.

5. Activate the settings to “Show login link in the header of online store and at checkout”

6. Merchants can activate Classic customer accounts (customers can create an account or not).

  • But to participate in an auction, the customer must log in to his or her account.

“Enable the login link to be prominently displayed in the header of your online store, ensuring easy access for customers.”

Follow these steps to create an Auction:

  1. Navigate to the Auction app dashboard.
  2. Click on the ‘Auctions’ option to proceed.
  3. Merchants have the flexibility to create either a single auction or multiple auctions in bulk.

To set up your auction, follow these steps:

  1. Set your auction name.
  2. Specify the starting price for your product. Merchants can choose between a fixed price or a percentage-based price.
  3. Determine the bid increment amount. Merchants have the option to set a fixed price or a percentage-based increment, allowing customers to place multiple bids at this price.
  4. Set the start date and time for your auction.
  5. Define the end date and time for your auction.
  • Penny Auction: Enable the Penny Auction feature, allowing customers to purchase bids by paying a fee. This feature enhances auction integrity by preventing fraudulent bids.
  • Reserve price: The reserve price is the minimum amount that the seller is willing to accept for the item being auctioned. If the bidding price does not reach the reserve price, the seller is not obligated to sell the item, even if the highest bidder has met or exceeded the starting price.
  • Popcorn bidding: The merchant employs a system that grants bidders additional time to reconsider and place a new bid
  • Buyout price: Set a buyout price for the auction. This allows customers to purchase the product at a specified price if they prefer not to participate in the auction. It provides an alternative option for customers and adds flexibility to the purchasing process.

Apply Across Store: Activate the “Apply Across the Store” feature, which applies the auction to all products in your store. This convenient option allows merchants to quickly and efficiently implement auctions across their entire inventory.

  • Apply to Selected Products: Merchants can enable the “Apply to Selected Products” feature, allowing auctions to be applied specifically to chosen products in their store. To select the products, simply click on “Add Products”. This provides merchants with the flexibility to target specific items for auction
  • Don’t forget to click Save.
  • Merchants can edit the auction and stop it at any time.

Step:6

Go to the storefront as a customer. A customer can place a single bid or multiple bids.

  • Customers must create an account in order to participate in a bid.

Step:7


As an admin, navigate to the Auction App Dashboard and access the Auction Bidding section. From there, you will gain visibility into all customer bid lists, empowering merchants to make informed decisions. Select the ideal winner from the comprehensive list of bids, ensuring a successful outcome for the auction.

Merchants can declare the winner manually or use an automatic declaration feature in the Auction App Dashboard.

In the automation of Advance Settings, merchants can enable the “Automatically Declare Highest Bidder as Winner” checkbox for streamlined winner declaration.

Step:8

Navigate to your storefront, and as a customer, log in to your account. Scroll down to find the Checkout button, which becomes visible upon winning the auction. Proceed to purchase the product and enjoy your successful bidding experience.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding our app, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our dedicated Customer Support Team is available round-the-clock, 24×7, to provide you with the help you need. We’re committed to ensuring your satisfaction and a seamless experience with our app. Feel free to contact us at any time, and thank you for choosing our app!

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