Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 72% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 14% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 0% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 1% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 14% of ratings are 1 stars
December 13, 2023

We've been using this application for three years now. It is the best auction application on the market. The feature that sold us was the automatic bidding. It works wonderfully. The vendor does a great job addressing all of our issues in a timely manner. We have also provided many suggestions that they have implemented.

Just a few of things that I'm not happy about.
1. They changed their pricing plan from # of auctions to # of auction orders. These orders increase drastically.
2. Every year, we run simulated auctions to ensure that everything is working and these count against our orders. No way to run simulations for free.
3. Bi-lingual experience is not the smoothest. If you are on any page and choose to change the language, the context changes and you are re-directed to the home page. You don't stay on the page you were.

WCC Auctions / Ventes aux enchères de CCMT
Over 1 year using the app
Edited September 26, 2023

Although we've had some hiccups with the app and it took us a bit of time to get through the support team to be understood on the issue we were having, once the right person landed on our request, it was fixed quite promptly and they solved our issue so we could continue using their app for our auction. Thank you!

United States
Over 1 year using the app
May 8, 2020

The app is easy to install and run. I ran into a couple of things that needed a few tweeks but Tipo Support was responsive and fixed them right away. I would like to see an easier navigation of products in the backend of the app but the front end is very nice. One other item for the wish list would be the option to display the current bid price on the collections page. Overall we really like this app and continue to use it for our regular weekly auctions.

United States
Over 3 years using the app
February 16, 2023

Great app! Very easy to set up and use. It integrates well into the system. Combining winning bids by one customer would be very beneficial.

About 2 years using the app
Edited February 18, 2022

App shows a "Free" option and a monthly subscription option. Signed up thinking I would try out the free option for a month or two, but the app automatically signed me up for the subscription after a week. The app was ok, but didn't draw enough interest in users to make it worth it for my business. I messaged to cancel my subscription. Tipo reps just asked for access to my account, and never cancelled the account, so I kept getting charged. Tipo did eventually get back to me and corrected the subscription and refunded charges spent, so that was good of them to follow up and correct it.
This would be a good app if you are able to keep up with creating and marketing your auctions, but it's not good if you aren't willing to put in a good amount of work behind it yourself. I probably wouldn't recommend trying it out unless you are ready to put in the time to take full advantage of the services. Some day I will revisit the app when I'm ready spend more time focusing on it.

United States
Over 1 year using the app
June 17, 2020

very powerful app, looking forward to scaling my biz with this app, the support team was very agile and helpful during the setup

United States
4 months using the app
Edited September 13, 2021

Bit of a rocky start but eventually figured it out. The design is sleek and it's easy to use, so I'm hoping this is just an off week for them. I wish the bid showed on the collections page though so it was more integrated with other products

Soundwaves Art Foundation
United States
4 months using the app
December 30, 2022

The app looks really slick, and works well most of the time. Support has been responsive to issues and questions I've had. It REALLY needs a way for customers to combine winning bids into one order though. Also, with our use case at least, we like to stagger the ending times of our auctions by 5-10 minutes so people can finish bidding on one item, and start last-minute bidding on the next. To accomplish this, I currently have to make a whole new auction for EVERY item, which gets really time consuming. It would be really nice if there could be a "stagger ending times by X minutes" check box, so I could only setup one auction with all the items, and it would stagger the endings for me.

Whitlyn Aquatics
United States
3 months using the app
Edited February 23, 2023

Overall this is a decent app compared to the other auction apps. Pretty simple to use and set up.

The most serious drawback is that is if you are running multiple item auctions the app creates draft invoices for EACH lot and automatically sends to customers for payment, no way to stop it. If a customer wins more than one lot an invoice is generated and sent for every single one individually. At the end of the ENTIRE auction all multiple lot winners need to have a consolidated draft order listing the lots and price to pay. No way is someone winning 5+ lots and having to pay each individually.

** Update - Support is great and reached out immediately. We did not find a complete fix to this but they were able to disable sending the draft invoices to the customer. It will create "Open" draft orders that you can then edit and send to the customer manually. You would still have to consolidate the draft orders manually but you can make your customers happy by only sending one invoice for the multiple lots won. This had to be disabled by Tipo as well as the checkout now popup that shows up if the customer is on the page when they win the auction.

You will also need to either A: disable the "He (she) has won an auction" notification or B: remove the complete purchase button from the notification email template in the notification settings of the Tipo app.

A staggered lot start time would have been a nice feature so they wouldn't all go off at once. You could use popcorn bidding but they still initially all end at the same time if no one bids.

Auction results disappear from the product as soon as it ends. Would be nice to leave the results up for x amount of time so bidders can review the lots and see what they went for.

The Direct bid and automatic bid boxes being separate is confusing to bidders. Bidders are using the bid directly box not realizing they are not placing a max bid that will place bids when they are outbid like the automatic or proxy bid box. IMHO this should be a single box where bidders can just place their bid and it will increase the bid automatically to the max only when being outbid. I did adjust the settings translations to add a warning to each of these boxes to help with confusion for now.

Sometimes the auction widget lags on the collection page. Takes several seconds to populate all the while showing the original item price. Make sure to set all of your auction products to $1 if you don't want people seeing the price you originally had on the product.

Overall the app is ok, easier to setup than some of the other options and there are not that many options. Will keep this around now instead of using one of the other ones.

Support is top notch and helped me with my problems within a couple of hours. Thank you for that. You have yourself a customer ;)

Sundown Liquidations
United States
11 days using the app
Edited January 12, 2023

Easy to use and set up. But this is only for sites who will have few auctions, less than 25. Can't checkout once when a customer wins multiple auctions, separate checkout link for every won auction found in account page. If they can fix that issue I would be back to try again.

If you want multiple auctions with different end times, you have to create a new auction and then put your product in that auction. Again, if you had many auctions that would be very hard to manage a new auction for every different closing time.

I also looked up all of these sites who reviewed this app and there are only two websites currently using it, one with 22 auctions selling farm equipment in Sweden, and another one with 6 auctions selling leather products in the USA. I really wish this app would have been the solution for large scale.

Great customer service with fast response time!

United States
2 days using the app