With more than 700 purchases on Envato Marketplace, iBid becomes the best auction template on the internet. This article will give you at least 20 reasons why you should choose iBid when it comes to a new / existing auction website. We already made an honest theme review a few months ago and it got much attention. For this reason, we decided to create a new press release with some other reasons for which iBid should be used as a solution for your next auction site.

1. Multi Vendor Auctions Marketplace

iBid is the ideal candidate for auction marketplaces. A multi vendor marketplace is like a pot of gold for business owners. They can win money from their vendors by setting up commissions for their sales / auctions. We took this theme to a whole new level and made it compatible with four multi vendor marketplace plugins:

  • Dokan Marketplace;
  • WCFM Marketplace;
  • WC Vendors;
  • WCMp Marketplace;

Each marketplace comes with a number of unique characteristics. We made it compatible with multiple plugins because they were requeste numerous times by our customers. You should use the one that works best with your business model.

2. Single Vendor Online Store

Even though in our ThemeForest item description we mentioned the fact that this theme is suitable for both multi and single vendor websites, we are often asked again. And, yes, the theme works best for single vendor websites (without any multi-vendor marketplace); in this case admins/shop owners add/sell their products and auctions.

3. Mix Auctions and Products in a Single Marketplace

With the iBid theme you can create a marketplace with both products for sale and auction products. We have added this functionality as requests came by from our customers. We also listed two customers feedbacks and most of the requested features are introduced regularly in theme updates. The iBid changelog contains all fixed, improved or added aspects in each update.

4. Powered by WooCommerce

woocommerce-auction-themeWooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce solution for online stores. It is open source (free to download and use), supports any existing currency, is fully translatable in any left to right (LTR) and right to left (RTL) language and has compatibility with hundreds of payment methods, including payment on delivery, PayPal, Stripe and more. With more than 5 million of active installations, it is the most user friendly eCommerce platform for web shops.

5. Reverse Auctions & Normal Auctions

Reverse Auctions can be added with just a few clicks on any auction from the site. Along with the normal auction feature, vendors and shop owners can also start a reverse auctions marketplace or store. Check this sample product if you want to test the reverse auction feature.

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6. Numerous Auction Settings

Our developers have introduced auction settings on all of the compatible marketplaces. The vendors are now able to submit their auctions directly from the frontend panel, in just a few minutes. All of the auction options can be checked below:

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Screen capture from our Main Demo – Made with Dokan Marketplace.
  • Charity Auctions – our unique auctions feature made for those who are willing to raise money for different charity causes. More details on how this works at point number 7, below.
  • Auction Settings
    • Item condition: New / Used.
    • Auction type: Normal / Reverse.
    • Proxy bidding.
    • Start price: the starting price for the auction.
    • Bid increment: the value set by the vendor as increment value.
    • Reserve price: If this option is enabled, the product will only be sold if the auction will reach the reserve price.
    • Buy It Now price: a product price (if someone chooses to purchase the product immediately, rather than bidding for it).
    • Auction Dates – Start and End: The availability of the auction.
  • Automatic Auction Relist
    • Automatically relist auction checkbox – if the auction doesn’t reach the reserve price or if the auction is not paid by the winner, it will be relisted.
    • Relist if it fails after n hours.
    • Relist if it is not paid after n hours.
    • Relist auction duration in h.

7. Fundraising & Charity Auctions

As mentioned before, iBid is the most complex auctions theme at the moment, with more than 700 active sales (October, 2020). We also covered a huge need for non profit organisations or activists: Added a Fundraising and Charity Auctions Demo. This demo is an active component of the iBid WordPress Theme.

8. Vendor Application, Approval and Commissions

Admin and Shop Manager user roles will always have full power over each vendor from the site. They can approve or reject any vendor application and block or disable accounts at any time. One the other hand, shop owners will benefit from setting up vendor commissions. The commissions can either be set differently for each vendor or globally. The theme is compatible with four multi-vendor marketplace plugins. In order to consult how the commissions work for each plugin, please check the links below:

  1. Dokan Marketplace: How to Setup Dokan Vendor Commission.
  2. WCFM Marketplace: Commission Mode.
  3. WC Vendors Marketplace: Commissions.
  4. WCMp Marketplace: Setting up Vendor Commission and Payments.

9. Online Theme Documentation

iBid documentation covers the most important things you will need in order to start and run your Auctions Website. Step by step instructions on how to install the theme and how to import demo pages are also part of the theme docs.

10. Multilingual and RTL Ready

We all know that a global eCommerce website needs to be multilingual. With iBid, you can achieve this goal with just a few clicks. The theme is fully right to left(RTL, any arabic language) and has compatibility with any translation plugin. Some recommendations of translation plugins: Loco Translate (free), WPML (premium).

11. Unlimited Theme Options Panel

An intuitive and easy to use theme options panel is a reason why iBid needs to be your solution for the next eCommerce Auctions Marketplace. From the theme panel, users can choose to import every single theme demo presented in our landing page, change colors, footer and header settings, layouts, social media accounts and many more. Take a closer look at the following theme panel walkthrough:

12. Design That Sells

With its one of a kind design created by our team, iBid comes with more than 19 theme demos to cover almost any major auction niche. From automotive auctions to tickets, tours and real estate auctions, iBid has it all to be the only solution for your auction website.

13. Always Up to Date

Since we have released this auctions theme, we also release updates regularly. We always love to surprise our customers with new features, new theme demos (niches) and improvements, fixes and new features. Check out the iBid changelog to see all features included in the released updates.

14. Pre-Made Theme Demos

At this moment, the iBid theme comes with more than 19 demos. All of them can be used for one of the following purposes: Multi-vendor marketplace, Single vendor marketplace, mixed auctions and selling products marketplace or single eCommerce website. Choose a demo and preview the looks of your future website:

19+ Theme Demos

Main Demo
Main Demo

Electronics & Tech Auctions

Automotive Auctions
Automotive Auctions

Cars & Automotive Auctions

Automotive Auctions v2
Automotive Auctions v2

Cars & Automotive Auctions

Antiques & Collectibles
Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques Collectibles Auctions

Numismatics Auctions
Numismatics Auctions

All Numismatics Auctions

Art Auctions
Art Auctions

Everything Art Auctions

Countdown Auctions
Countdown Auctions

Lots of Countdown Auctions

Shop no Auctions
Shop no Auctions

Multi vendor shop no auctions

Books & Comics Auctions
Books & Comics Auctions

Books, Comics & Magazines

Fundraising Auctions
Fundraising Auctions

Fundraising & Charity Auctions

Machinery Auctions
Machinery Auctions

All kind of Heavy Machinery

Domain Auctions
Domain Auctions

Many Domain Auctions

Vacantion Auctions
Vacantion Auctions

All of Tours & Vacantions Lists

Handmade Auctions
Handmade Auctions

List your Handmade products

Fashion Shop
Fashion Shop

Multivendor Fashion Shop

Cattle Auctions
Cattle Auctions

All type of animal auctions

Organic Shop
Organic Shop

Fresh Organic Food

Memorabilia Auctions
Memorabilia Auctions

Memorabilia and Sports items

15. Loved by Our Customers

Don’t trust us? Check the reviews received on our ThemeForest profile.

16. Mobile Optimized Design

Our theme is fully optimized for mobile phones and tablets with smaller or larger resolutions; it also works and looks perfect in extra large resolutions (we have tested the theme on 4K resolution devices).

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