Hello Xen community! Xenforo is amazing and I feel it needs to peak a bit more and have an auctions addon. Since I first purchased my Xenforo license, this has been something I always felt was missing for this software. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree with me!
My favorite quote is: "Life is our book written by the choices we make". Let's add another chapter and advance Xenforo even more by adding these features and options for XF2. Just pop a like if you agree with me and want this to advance any further. If you have any suggestions for a developer, please mention your recommendations as this is something I'm interested into investing into.
Here is a list of requirements I believe would be needed in such a project.
- upload and attach images for auction
- about information for auction
- seller can setup a starting bid amount for their auction
-bid button will be displayed
-bid amount can be pre set for certain amount of price, or can be any amount that bidder chooses to imply
-seller can set a reserved price for their auction (minimal price they are willing to accept)
-reserved price would be displayed in auction if reserved price has been set
- seller can set a buy now price (this would be optional)
-buy now will be a button placed if buy now price has been set
-seller can setup the time frame the auction will run
-count down or counter for time frame will be visible
-Email notification when bid has been submitted
-Email notification when reserved price has been fulfilled
-Email notification when buy now price has been fulfilled
-Email notification when there is a comment or message for auction
-Alert notification when a bid had been submitted
-Alert notification when reserved price has been fulfilled
-Alert notification when buy now price has been fulfilled
-Alert notification when there is a comment or message for auction
-auctions for threads
Auctions can be used for any cause to raise money for your site, or just sell any products. Any site can have their own auctions and it does drive traffic in. This addon would need some way of security. Payments would be best if it was integrated with the default Xenforo payment options. More payment choices is best fit in my opinion. Like I mentioned before, please comment here any ideas or suggestions you may have and let's see if we can get this rolling.