Setting up a shop on BidLazy is easy.
You will need to set up your shop as explained below to activate it.
Go to Members area > click on My Shop in the left hand menu > click on Shop Settings.
Once you are on the My Shop - Main Settings Page you will see shop Status: Disabled
Go down to Subsctiption Settings and choose a subscription that suits your needs, click on the little circle next to the one you want, then click on the Enable Shop box at the top of the list.
Continue down to Shop Settings, you will see Shop name, this is where you must name your shop, it can be anything you like and does not need to be the same as your username.
Continue down to Shop Description, this is where you must add a description of your shop, you can also play about with various fonts and colours to jazz it up a bit.
Next is Shop Password - Don't even go there unless you don't want anyone to see what you are selling until you give them a password!
Next is Shop Meta Description & SEO Text, these should be filled in to help search engines find your shop and listings based on keywords relative to what you are selling.
Next is your shop logo, this appears at the top of your shop page and a small version on the listings page above your details.
If you don't upload a shop logo, your shop won't be seen around the site or on the featured section on the home page!
Then we have your shop design to choose if you wish.
Nearly there........ You can also select your shops category, this will enable your shop to be seen in the results when someone clicks on a category they are interested in on the shop search page.
Finally... CLICK THE PROCEED BUTTON and you're done!
Now you have set up your shop, you can click on shop pages in the menu and add some more information and featured items etc... Go have a play, and see what looks good to you.
You can set up global postage settings ie. You set it up and it applies to all of your listings.
Go to Members area > click on Selling in the left hand menu > click on Postage calculation set up.
At the bottom of this page you will see Edit Locations(s)
Click on (for example) United Kingdom so all areas in the UK are highlighted then click on the -> button to send them to the opposite box (titled Selected Countries). Once your chosen counties are in the right hand box you can add a postage amount in the Additional Cost box below, say for example GBP 1.00 now click proceed. You will see a box with red headings Locations – Additional cost – Actions this group will now show an additional GBP 1.00 for postage to this location.
To add (for example) United States additional postage at GBP 2.00 click on Add Location and highlight all the United States locations then click the -> button as previous example….. (clicking on proceed to save your settings).
You can do this for all locations showing different additional postage charges for each location (which you can edit at any time by clicking edit under actions opposite the group you wish to change).
Once you have completed a couple of locations take a look at one of your listings, at the bottom of the page you will see ‘Shipping Calculator’ with a drop down box containing the locations you now post to, when the buyer selects their location it will calculate their postage.
The postage amounts you set in the steps above will be an extra cost added on top of the postage set when listing your item.
Continue to carry out the above steps for all locations you post to setting the extra postage costs for each.
For example if you list your item and set postage at GBP 1.00 because you are posting from UK and the buyer is in the UK, if you have set your postage settings as the above example the postage would cost them GBP 2.00 because you listed it as GBP 1.00 when placing your item and you set this location group to pay an additional GBP 1.00 from your Postage calculation settings (as above). A buyer from the US would pay an additional GBP 2.00 totalling postage cost at GBP 3.00
If you are a seller in the United Kingdom you should add a postage charge to your listings (if one applies) assuming your buyers are mainly in the UK, then when setting up the postage options as described above you should select United Kingdom and set the postage to GBP £0.00 this way, our software will be able to work out your item cost including postage stated on the listing and then adding additional postage depending on buyers location. Obviously if the buyer is in the UK you do not want to charge extra postage over the charge included when listing the item.
Your item cost + Postage cost + Additional cost depending on delivery destination
Affiliate Program Overview
You can join in with the affiliate program at any time, it's simple. Once you have logged in you can click on the link at the bottom of the menu in the members area to go straight to the program page.
Simply invite as many of your friends, family, work colleagues or anyone else you know, this is easliy done by typing the email in and sending it, they will then receive an email from us with your name on so they know where the invite came from. As soon as they join and start using our site you will be rewarded with credits at the rates stated.
The credits will keep building up the more people you invite and the more they use our site, this will enable you to use the credits against any site charges you may incur.
You will be able to see a list of all the people that have joined our site as a result of your invite and how many credits they have earned you.
Get started right away, the sooner you start to invite your friends the sooner your credit will grow, invite everyone you know before anyone else does. Once someone has recieved and invite they cannot recieve another one so make sure you get their credits.
I need to start! where do I go?
Getting started is easy, once you are logged in navigate to the Affiliate Program section, this is easy to find by clicking on the link in the members section or simply click here
It's easy to keep track of who is earning you the most credits, there is a list of all the people you have helped to join and how many credits their actions have earned you. This is found on the Affiliate program page.
To list your item simply click on the “Sell” link found on the header navigational bar. The listing process is split up into several main sections, notably:-
- Category selection
- Item Details
- Auction Settings
- Shipping and Payment
- Listing preview
- Listing confirmation
The listing process is developed in such a way that you are guided through every step seamlessly.
The first part of the process is to choose the category you wish to list your item in, this can be revised at any time by using the “Previous Step” navigation button.
Step two enables you to enter your item title and description, a full wysiwyg editor is in place to enable you to use HTML descriptions.
If you have a voucher code to redeem this can be entered just below the description field.
Moving on to step three, this is the biggest stage of the listing process. On this step you can set the following:-
· Auction type:-
This is a single quantity auction
Dutch auction enables you to list a multiple quantity auction, for example if you have 100 pens to sell you can list all of these together in a single lot. Bidders will be able to select how many they wish to bid for.
You can select your preferred auction currency using the drop down menu available
This field is only active if listing a Dutch auction, please see above for an explanation of this listing type
· Auction Starts At:-
This requires you to enter the minimum bid you are willing to accept, you can also set a reserve price to ensure you do not sell the item for this amount. Please see below for more information on this.
· Reserve Price:-
Enabling a reserve price affectively means you will not sell the item for less than the amount set, for example you can set the start price at 5.00 but only accept winning bids over 50.00, should a bid be placed for 49.99 the item will close without a winner.
· Buy out (if available):-
Buy out allows you to set an amount you are willing to sell the item for – straight out. For example you can set the start price to 10.00 but offer interested parties the option to buy the item immediately for 100.00.
You can also list buy out only auctions, these auctions remove all bidding options meaning the listing can only be purchased for a set amount. To set a buy out only auction you need to set the buy out value to be exactly equal with the start bid.
· Offer-Range (if available):-
You can set a price bracket in which you are willing to listing to offer, for example if you set the price brackets from 15.00 to 100.00 interested parties will be able to offer you an amount within these brackets, you can opt whether to accept or decline these offers at any time via the members area.
· Bid increment:-
This option can be used to set your own custom bid increment if preferred.
· Item featuring (if available):-
The following options are available to you (fees may apply), these will highlight your item on site to ensure they reach more visitors:-
§ Home page featured
§ Category featured
§ Bold text
§ Highlighted background
· Set start/end time:-
You can either opt to list your item right away and set a defined number of days for it to be live for or you also have the option to define your own custom start/end time.
· Private Auction:-
Private auction will hide the bidders identity on the item details page
· Image upload:-
To accompany your item you can either upload images from your local computer or enter the URL of an image(s) hosted elsewhere
· Media upload:-
In addition to images you can also upload media files, please note only .avi/.mpeg/.mov are supported.
· Auto Re-List
For convenience you can opt to have your items automatically re-listed for you, options are available to allow you to select whether the item should be re-listed if sold and how many re-list attempts should be made.
On the next step you can set your shipping and payment preferences including your shipping rates and available methods of delivery.
Proceeding on, you can then review the listing and make changes if required, please note you can still edit your listing once live via the members area.
The final step provides you with listing confirmation.
The auction watch features notifies you of newly listed auctions which contain keywords you have chosen.
For example if you are looking for a new Digital Camera you could enter in those keywords from within your members area area.
Each time a new auction is listed containing those keywords you will be notified via email.
The item watch features lets you keep a close eye on any auction without having to place a bid on it.
This feature means you can be kept up to date on how an auction is doing and prepares you to place a winning last minute bid.
You can watch any auction by clicking on the “Watch this item” link on any auction page.
If the option is available you can use the Buy It Now button to purchase the item immediately without having to place a bid.
Some sellers offer such an option which can be used at any time until a bid has been placed over any applicable reserve price.
The Buy It Now option will appear on the item details page, you will be asked to confirm your intention to buy the item now before the sale is concluded. Buy it now's cannot be retracted.
To create your account choose the “Register” link on the header navigational bar or use any of the links available on the home page.
When registering you will be asked to complete a short form which includes standard information such as your contact details, preferred login credentials etc.
Mandatory fields include:-
· Zip/Post Code
· Phone Number
· Username & Password
· E-Mail address
· Confirmation of terms an conditions acceptance
Once registered you will receive E-Mail confirmation.
Should you encounter any registration difficulties please contact us.
Placing a bid on an item you are interested in couldn’t be easier, when viewing the item details page you will have two areas from where you can place your bid, one next to the item details and a second at the bottom of the page.
To place your bid simply enter the amount you wish to bid e.g. 50.00. Please note no currency symbols are required. The bid will be placed in the auction currency.
Once done you will be asked to review your bid and you will also be able to view vital item details such as the shipping conditions before confirming your bid. To submit your bid simply press the “Place Bid” button.
If your bid is high enough to take the lead in the auction a confirmation message will be displayed to you, however if your bid has not taken the lead be it due to a higher proxy bid or not meeting the reserve price you will be invited to make a further bid.
Should you decide to retract your bid this can be done via the “Current Bids” section of the member’s area.
You can also place a proxy bid, proxy bidding allows you to place your “High Bid”. At all times you will only pay the lowest required bid should you win the auction. For example, if the current bid on an auction is 500.00 you can place a proxy bid of 2,000. Should you remain the only bidder you will only pay 500.00. However should the item receive other bids the site will automatically re-bid for you (upto 2,000 in this scenario) to ensure you remain in the lead.