15min

Bidster - Auctions Like Flippa Template

Introduction

Bidster template is a no-code online platform where individuals can buy websites and online businesses. It is a buy and sell marketplace, much like eBay – but only for digitals assets: websites, Amazon FBA businesses, apps, and domains. Bidster allows anyone to list any digital asset for sale either at a fixed price or in an auction, and anybody can bid. Users can buy any site for sale as buyers.  Listing is easy, the seller should provide a description, screenshots, and some other details about the business being sold.  The app charges fees to the sellers and takes a commission on every sale that occurs on the platform. The % can be different for each category.  Features: - Online website auctions & bidding - Buy it Now function - Responsive design - Payments powered by Stripe - Blocking funds on the bidder's credit card until the auction is over - Workflow to charge the highest bid and unblock the funds of all lower bids when the listing expires - Admin dashboard - Four listing types - Three types of bidding limits “Starting price", "Reserve price", “Buy now price"  - Messaging  USER TYPES DESCRIPTION: User (both seller & buyer) - Can search & filter sites to fit within the budget - Can purchase the listed asset or business immediately by making an offer via a Buy It Now - Bids on an auction that is upcoming  - Add a listing to the watchlist to track its price changes - List own digital asset - Enable an immediate purchase by setting a Buy It Now at the desired price - Offer listings in an auction format. Platform owner - Set listing fee, % for each category - Add/change Stripe account - See all listings/users

IMPORTANT: This template uses recurring workflows with a frequency that requires subscription to Professional (or higher) plan at Bubble. However you are free to modify this workflow or remove it altogether if you wish to stay on Hobby or Personal plan.

Payments: See the documentation on how to set Stripe Payments in Bubble App.

Pages Overview

The main pages in this Auctions templates are:

index

This page is the “face” of this awesome template. On this page you'll first find the tagline or watchword for the purpose of the template. then as you scroll down you'll see the different featured businesses. Then the diverse number of bids, listings and sales that has been made through the website. You'll also see the list of featured domains, websites and apps that are currently available for sale on the website. Then at the end of the page is the separate links/tabs to websites, domains, app and Amazon FPA that are available for sale.

about_us

This page shows a brief overview of what services are offered on the website and information about who's offering the services.

dashboard

This page shows a list of active listings for sale, finished listing and drafted listing with deadline shown on each item.

inbox

The inbox shows the messages between the seller and the buyer on the website.

item_bid_page

Displays the item bid information.

listings

Display lists of items for bid.

submit_info

This page is where you choose what you intend to sell on the website, whether websites, apps, domains or Amazon FPAs.

Browse Assets

Apps

This page shows a list of apps that are for sale on display with price written close to each of them. There's a easily accessible search bar at the top of the page for quick search of specific apps you're looking for. On clicking on each app takes you directly to the app page for more details about the app.

This page allows you to place bids for the and buy the app. Shows the information and the contact of the seller. Then shows the information about the app at a glance, this includes the app category, the monthly view, the item's age, the unique views, the platform and the income per month.

The ending part of the page shows the item slogan, seller's note. There's also the comment section which allows viewers to make comments about the app.

Websites

At the beginning of this page is a huge display of the top websites for sale called the Editor's Choice. Scrolling down you'll see 3 different tabs, the first one showing the list of the most active websites and their corresponding prices, the second one showing the list of websites that are ending soon and their corresponding prices, then the last tab showing the list of the most profitable websites and their corresponding prices. There's a button at the top of the page that allows you to see the list of all the websites for sale and their corresponding prices.

Domains

This page shows a list of domains that are for sale on display with price written close to each of them. There's a easily accessible search bar at the top of the page for quick search of specific domain names you're looking for. On clicking on each domain link takes you directly to the domain page for more details about the domain.

This page allows you to place bids for the and buy the domain. Shows the information and the contact of the seller. Then shows the information about the domain at a glance, this includes the domain category, the monthly view, the item's age, the unique views, the platform and the income per month.

The ending part of the page shows the item slogan, seller's note. There's also the comment section which allows viewers to make comments about the domain.

Amazon FPA

This page shows a list of Amazon FPAs that are for sale on display with price written close to each of them. There's a easily accessible search bar at the top of the page for quick search of specific Amazon FPAs names you're looking for. On clicking on each Amazon FPAs link takes you directly to the Amazon FPAs page for more details about the Amazon FPA.

This page allows you to place bids for the and buy the Amazon FPA. Shows the information and the contact of the seller. Then shows the information about the Amazon FPA at a glance, this includes the domain category, the monthly view, the item's age, the unique views, the platform and the income per month.

The ending part of the page shows the item slogan, seller's note. There's also the comment section which allows viewers to make comments about the domain.

profile

This displays the link to your profile, settings, dashboard, and sign out.

admin

The admin dashboard is a one-page component of the template designed to display information in the database, edit, replace or delete content on the template. This helps you to avoid the technicalities of manual changing things in the database.

The navigation in the dashboard makes use of custom states to show and hide various sections of the dashboard. Each delete component has a delete confirmation pop up, so please be sure you want to delete data before you do.

Tip: See the Things to Note -> Admin Rights section for Stripe Client ID instructions.

Reusable Elements

Header

The header contains the logo and links to all the main pages. The logos can be changed by the admin in the dashboard.

Footer

The footer contains content peculiar to your business such as the logo, and other quick links to your website. Such content can be changed in the Admin dashboard. There is also provision for customers to subscribe to your business via email where they could receive deals and customer benefits your business might provide. It also includes links to your social media accounts.

Data Types

User

This type takes the users bio data (name, photo, gender, city, etc.) and profile informations like the comments and chats or discussions associated with the user.

Message

Users in a chatroom can exchange different kinds of messages from file attachments, text messages to picture messages. This type also contains the profile picture of the associated user.

Listing

This shows shows the lists of bids and its several parameters like the buy it now price, the buyers interested, the comments made about the bid, the deadline for the sale, etc.

Fees

This shows the different costs of the domains, apps, websites, and Amazon FPAs.

Customer

Users can have customers and this data type takes the customers details that include age, customer Img(image), full name and phone number.

Comment

Comments can also be made on bids and list of bids and with this data type, the user can determine recent comments

Bid

This allows you to pay for the item chosen (whether domain, app, website or Amazon FPA). Collects the buyers details and card information, it also shows the bidder's information.

Things to Note

Most of the template content were directly pulled from the template database. Please do not delete an entire data thing unless you are sure of what you are doing. However, feel free to delete template content used in building this template, preferably from the admin dashboard.

🔐 Admin Rights

In order to turn on the Stripe Client ID binding on the admin page, it is required to configure the Privacy Rules in your Bubble editor.

1. Go to Data -> Privacy -> User tab.

2. Enable the following checkboxes:

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Done!

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