The plugin offers the possibility to postpone the auctions expiration date, when someone places a new bid a few minutes before it ends.
You need to enable “Overtime” settings which you can find in YITH > Auctions > General > “Auction options”.
You can also override this option on product level, within the product edit page. For example if you wish to turn off the overtime option for a certain product, or set a different time span.
- Override overtime options: If you select YES here, and leave the ‘Set overtime’ option to NO, no overtime will be applied to this product.
- Set overtime: Like the general settings, you can set the time that will specifically be applied to this product.
How do I configure overtime?
Suppose we set our parameters as follows:
- Time to add overtime: 5
- Overtime: 15
If someone adds a bid 5 minutes before the auction ends, extend the auction for 15 minutes more.
The auction expires at 06:45:00.
The user places a bid at 06:46:00 (4 minutes before the expiration)
The auction now expires at 07:00:00 (‘old’ time + 15 minutes)