Although there are multiple auction themes on the market for wordpress, and most of them combine the same functions. We think the best auction theme on the market is wordpress auction theme from sitemile.com because it combines the perfect combination of features and excellent administrative options. The support from the technical team is also superb which make the choosing of it for your auction website a no brainer. The amount of years, 12, since its been on the market recommend it for the number #1 choice for auction themes.
This premium theme is by far the best and most popular WordPress Auction and Reverse Auction Theme on the internet available at this date. The Auction Script has many features and comes with rock solid and well written code. These facts make the Auction Theme the best and the most desirable WordPress theme (WordPress App) for starting an auction website on the market. This amazing Auction Script comes with a responsive design, and looks and works wonderful on mobile phones and tablets (iphone, android, tablets, ipads, nokia, and everything).
It comes with a comprehensive back-end, packed with a lot of features, for the auction posters as well as for the auction bidders, multiple payment gateways and tight WordPress integration. Launch your own auction website in minutes, with a few mouse clicks.
In addition, our Auction Theme can be used as a Marketplace Theme. For example, you can set this theme to only sell “buy now” products and get your own real market website or launch an online silent auction service. Besides, this Auction WordPress Theme can work with digital goods (upon request, please contact us).
Find out more about the Auction Theme by visiting the demo, by reading the list of features displayed on this page, by reading the most frequently asked questions page or by contacting us. Our WordPress Auction App or WordPress Auction Script is a real turn-key solution for small and big businesses.
Auctions are WordPress custom posts and it is very easy to add new auctions from the admin section, assign categories, choose the auction mode, assign tags, set reserve price, buy now price, etc.
The theme supports multiple common auction tools, like a start price, a buy now price, a reserve price feature and many more. Bidding on the auctions is easy for your users, they just have to create an account on your site. The bidding theme supports silent auctions and prevents last time bidding by adding extra seconds if users bid at the last minute.
Our theme is plug and play and you do not need any extra plugins or other scripts to run your auction website. In fact, the installation process is very simple: you just use the WordPress installer, upload the theme archive file and you are ready.
We offer you unlimited access to future updates for the first year and then a small $19 fee after the first year to get updates and support for 1 more year. This fee is optional, but we think it is worth it since it helps us to keep this theme up to date as we have been doing for more than 12 years now.
Our WordPress Auction theme works well on any kind of device. From desktop computers, laptops, to tablets, smartphones, and any type of phone. The theme design will stretch or shrink automatically to fit your screen size and device.
Each user has their own profile with all posted auctions, received feedback and stats about their activity. This part can be considered similar to the eBay type of shops, where a visitor of the website can check every listed or sold item of the respective user.
Buyers and sellers rate each other after each completed item purchase and each user has his own general feedback for the other users to see. Then the rating of each user is displayed next to their username by little 5 star rating icons.
Set the max and min number of days for each auction to run live. After the time expires the winner is chosen depending on the auction mode (normal, reverse, freebid).
Users buy virtual cash and use the cash to pay for the won auctions, to bid auctions, or to post new auctions. Users can pay for the jobs with the credit and the paid members can withdraw the amount they earned.
The Auction Theme has Google Maps with Street View feature fully integrated so you can track the auction’s locations. Google Analytics is also supported and fully integrated, just paste your tracking code.
Another great feature of our theme is that your users can search for an item based on an address, or zip/post code, and on a given radius (miles or km). This feature is based on Google’s geo coordinates and results display on a map on the search page.
The theme comes with a 5 star rating system for users that buy and sell. Each user has his own profile with all their received ratings. Similar to the eBay rating system.
Another great feature of the theme is the escrow feature. Safe payment between users, and a more secure way to control the credits/funds in your site. More info about what an escrow means.
You do not need any special payment integration as the theme already has a payment system integrated. Currently it supports PayPal, PayPal Adaptive, Payza, Moneybookers / Skrill, iDeal (Dutch), iDeal Mollie, Sisow, Payfast, Quickpay and Authorize.net, but we can offer services to custom integrate any other payment gateway.
PayPal payment system is one of the most used payment systems in the world. Our theme also supports the new PayPal Adaptive and Chained Payments. Very easy to use, just put your PayPal email address in the back end and start collecting payments.
The Auction Theme comes with an automatic bidding feature as well. So if your customers want to set a maximum bid value, then the auction system will bid for them until the max bid is reached, so they are in total control all the time. The increase bid value is configurable from the admin side and is based on the current price. This feature is called by people: proxy bidding.
With the Auction Theme you can charge a percent fee out of each auction/item that is sold on your website. This can be taken directly through PayPal (using chained payments) or through the credits system, or maybe through some other payment method that we can integrate. This is a great monetization tool for increasing the profits of your website.
Several monetization tools can be used to make money out of your site built with the help of our Auction Theme. The main monetization ways are: charging listing fees, featured listing fees, charging a percent or fixed fee out of each sale, and membership fees.
Your posted auctions will have the make offer feature. So, after posting an auction, the bidders can offer you a lower price than the buy now price. As an answer, you can accept the offer, reject it, or offer a counter offer. At that point the potential buyer can accept or reject this counter offer.
This tool will help your users to better communicate through a secure system without revealing each other’s personal information and keep all activity on your website and you in control.
Your users are in total control. They can relist closed auctions, delete or close active auctions and edit their current auctions, changing the pictures, title, description and custom fields.
The Auction Theme supports the latest version of WordPress. The theme has been tested in WordPress 5.8 and works flawlessly. We keep the theme up to date with the latest WordPress versions.
With the Auction Theme you can launch an online download shop with just a few clicks. The extension for downloadable goods is only available with the extra-developer license. You can attach office files, zip and rar archives, or vector format images.
Thanks to custom post types, the blog feature of your WordPress site is still supported as before and not disturbed by the auction activity so you can still blog about anything you want.
You can add custom fields from the back-end, like text-fields, text-areas, select boxes, radio buttons and checkboxes. Everything is supported and the custom fields can be created based on category.
Give the chance to your users to “like” the auctions and to share them on their Facebook wall. This simple tool is very useful for your site’s traffic and popularity.
Very easy integration with one of the most popular social networks, Twitter. Simply add your twitter account in the backend and your users can follow you. Also, each auction page has a share on twitter button.
Your users get email notifications, when they bid, they get outbid, or when they receive private messages. There are email notifications for users when they have received payments for their items or their item has been shipped.
The theme comes packed with multiple currency support. The main currencies supported are US Dollars (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Australian Dollars(AUD), South African Rands (ZAR), Japanese yen(JPY), or the brazilian real etc..
You are probably wondering why you need to choose the SiteMile Auction Theme for your auctions website when there are so many options on the market. Firstly, because our software product is based on WordPress, which is a widely used, lightweight CMS platform. Not to mention the large community that WordPress has behind it, as well as the free plugins and other features.
Secondly, because the Auction Theme is so customisable. The top page, for example, is made up of 2 or 3 sidebars to which you can add widgets. The theme includes a variety of customized widgets for the most recently posted ads, featured ads, categories, locations, and more, which you can arrange on the homepage. You can create a unique homepage with just a few mouse clicks, no need for coding. Not to mention the fact that Auction Theme is based on a framework, which means that upgrades to the core will not affect your custom-made theme. Furthermore, everything is controlled by WordPress hooks which may be used to change the layout and behavior of the site.
Last but not least, another solid reason for choosing our Auction Theme is our excellent support. We answer your queries with precision and great speed. Plus, you have the forums and a very good documentation base.
If you do not like the default layout we provide, we can incorporate any other layout you prefer. We can integrate any other external WordPress theme as a child theme of our Auction template and you can benefit from the looks of your preferred theme with the incredible features that our Auction Theme provides. Contact us before you buy and we will guide you and give you all the information that you need so the process is smooth. This will imply custom work / pricing.
In the SHOWCASE you will find a bunch of links with some auction sites that use our theme as their engine for their WordPress site. Pretty cool, take a look! Also, if you used Auction Theme from us and want to show us your site, and display it here in our showroom, you can contact us using our email address: sitemile[at]sitemile.com
If you are still missing some custom or important feature you want to have in your auction website and our theme doesn’t offer that yet, you can simply contact us. We can give you a free price quote on how much (time and money) will that custom feature cost. We will add that for you based on a custom fee and install it in your auction website. Just the the best wp auction theme today.