iBid Auctions Theme is the ultimate Multi-Vendor WooCommerce Theme designed and developed by ModelTheme, in order to help businesses across the globe creating an Auctions Website in just a few minutes. iBid comes with a lot of amazing features, unique multi-vendor marketplace demos for lots of business types, and compatibility with multiple marketplace plugins.
Why Should You Choose the iBid Theme?
As mentioned in the introduction of this theme review, if you’re looking for a solution in order to create an Online Auctions Site in WordPress, this could be the one for you.
Whether you are new to WooCommerce or an experienced website developer, iBid should be suitable for you. More experienced users can also take advantage of the custom styling of the current pages, shortcodes, or product grids via CSS styling.
iBid Auctions Theme can be used for multi-purpose online shopping or auctions websites such as:
- Multi-vendor shopping marketplace;
- Multi-vendor auctions marketplace;
- Multi-vendor shopping and auctions marketplace (mixed products can also be added on iBid Theme).
- Single-vendor online shop;
- Single-vendor auctions shop;
- Single-vendor shopping and auctions shop (mixed products can also be added on iBid Theme).
As mentioned above, the iBid theme can be used alongside a marketplace plugin to have multi-vendor functionality. It is compatible marketplace plugins: Dokan, WCFM Marketplace, WC Vendors, or without a marketplace plugin when there will be only one vendor on the site (most probably the administrator of the site).
iBid Theme Features
Frontend Submissions: When using iBid, your vendors will be able to submit their auction products directly from their frontend dashboard. There is no need to access the regular WordPress dashboard in order to submit auctions or products (simple, variable, etc).
WooCommerce Shop Engine: iBid uses the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin to add the shopping feature to a WordPress site. WooCommerce can be extended with lots of amazing add-ons such as Payment Processors, Coupons, Offers, and easy checkout. See more WooCommerce related plugins on wordpress.org.
Win money from vendor commissions: A marketplace plugin will always bring you financial benefits; by using this theme you will win from vendor commissions set directly from your WordPress dashboard.
Unique & Adaptive Layouts: iBid’s design is one of a kind: unique, modern, and clean. It comes with lots of page layouts and infinite color skins. See all available demos via iBid theme demo.
Responsive design: It means that iBid can adapt to any screen resolution. Whether it is accessed from a desktop, notebook, tablet, or mobile phone, it will always look presentable. The theme uses the Bootstrap Grid.
Multiple header variants: iBid comes with a couple of header styling options and multiple header variants. Each header variant includee the important eCommerce blocks such as logo, navigation menu, currency & language dropdowns. Other blocks, such as my account links group, custom search forms, my cart area, and social media links with icons, can also be part of any iBid header variant.
Fully Customizable: With only a few clicks, you can switch from one skin color to a new one. The styling is created via color pickers. Everything from fonts, colors, and texts can be changed, adapted or replaced. The drag and drop page builder included with the theme (WPBakery Page Builder) will make the website editing process easier.
One-Click Demo Importer: All of the theme variants included in our live demos are included in the downloaded package. This means that you can simply import any demo using only one click, directly from the Theme Panel – Demo Importer area.
Plugin Compatibility: iBid is compatible with hundreds of plugins. From eCommerce based plugins to Search Engine Optimization tools, extending the current features of the theme will be smooth like butter. Below we’ve created a quick list of tested and compatible plugins:
Translation & RTL Ready Auctions Theme: the iBid theme is fully translatable in any LTR (left to right) language system, but is also RTL (right to left) compatible. The translation can be made using free or premium plugins. A few examples are:
- Loco Translate (free);
- WPML (premium);
- Manually, with .POT translation files;
Well Documented: 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.
Auction & Shop Theme Demos
iBid comes with more than 10 auctions & shop theme demos. Check out all of the demos by selecting the one you are interested in below:
eCommerce Store Features
With iBid, you have endless possibilities when it comes to online store shortcodes & sections such as:
- Multiple Shop Category shortcodes with banners and links.
- Countdowns to see when the auctions will end.
- Multiple other types of countdown sections are available.
- Lots of eCommerce sliders and hero sections.
- Shop by brands;
- Realtime tables with search fields and sorting by columns: dataTables.
- Categories mega menu: Surprise your competitors by listing your categories in a mega menu manner.
- Sale banners: where you can add your own banners, texts, and call to action links.
- Shopping features rows with icons and texts.
- Advanced ajax multi-filters shortcodes. Take a look at this unique feature on the Book Auctions demo.
- Charity auctions: Transform a regular auction in a charity auction in order to raise money on how causes.
- and more.