So you want to create your very own eBay clone? Maybe you have a bunch of things from your previous business to sell and want to hold your own auctions on your own website. Whatever the reason, there are a number of decent WordPress auction themes and plugins that can help you get the job done quickly. Here are 4 auction themes/plugins that stand out:
AuctionPress: an attractive auction theme for WordPress that ships with 20+ skins and can be used for private and public auctions. It allows bidding on and watching items. It has deposit funds and private messaging systems to make your visitors’ experience on your website more convenient. Google Analytics, Google Maps and Google Webmaster tools are integrated into it.
Auction Theme: another cool theme for paid auction websites. It has a credit system which your visitors can take advantage of to buy credits to post their auction listings. It supports multiple currencies and WordPress multi-site.
Prospress: a versatile plugin that adds an auction marketplace to your existing theme. It does have a reputation system for your site’s members and has an invoicing system.
WP Auctions: an AJAX-enhanced WordPress plugin that helps you to start holding your own auctions on your website without having to worry about auction fees anymore. You can use this plugin to auction off advertising space or sell your products.
The above plugins won’t make your website an eBay killer, but they do offer you the chance to start your own small auction business.