Benefits of adding an online auction to your event!
When you host your online auction with Auction Source, we create a custom branded online auction website which can be used to obtain auction items and cash donations.
When you add an online auction to your live event, you can advertise the event, honor your sponsors, and take absentee bids weeks before your gala – thus increasing awareness of your organization and raising more money! Most bidders consider their online auction purchases outside their usual yearly giving.
Online fundraising auctions benefit charities, bidders, and sponsors:
• Nonprofits/Charities benefit because they reach a broader audience, raising more money and awareness for your cause.
• Bidders benefit by being able to bid and purchase items at their convenience while, at the same time, supporting their favorite causes. The online auction connects them to your auction even if they cannot attend your party!
• Sponsors benefit by advertising on your site. An online auction generates a lot of traffic to the website and companies benefit from the positive online exposure.
Convert your online auction to a mobile bidding or paper silent auction. We customize the event bidding experience to your preference! The online auction transfers to Mobile Bidding seamlessly.
Guests who place bids online before the event continue bidding via their smartphone at the event. If you prefer a silent auction using paper bid sheets, our technology can easily generate bid sheets.
Save time & paper with Mobile Bidding at your next Gala Event
Save time & paper with Auction Source’s Mobile Bidding at your next Gala Event
Mobile Bidding adds more fun and excitement and raises more money at your live event. It is a portable fundraiser for a gala celebration, school event, or golf tournament—any function where people are gathered. Your guests connect to your auction site, either a website appearance or a mobile appearance online, with no apps to download or install. Both appearances connect to the same auction items and lead to easy bidding!
Your bidders already use their smartphones for everything from checking emails to texting family and friends to finding a restaurant. Why not make it easy for them to use their smartphones or tablets to bid on auction items? Mobile bidding lets your guests enjoy both the silent auction and the party.
Mobile bidding encourages more bidding
Auction Source has the technology to keep bidders in the action! Here are a few of its features:
Alert by text– Bidders receive a text message when they are outbid. This instant alert makes it convenient for them to bid again from wherever they are – while mingling with friends and gala guests, enjoying dinner, or on the golf course. They don’t have to interrupt their fun to check on their bid status.
Auto bid– Bidders can set a maximum bid for a particular item and, if outbid, the system will place an “auto bid” for them up to their established amount. An instant text alert lets the guest know if the item bid activity exceeds their maximum amount and they are outbid. They can place another bid at that time.
Watch list– Want to keep an eye on an item before making a bid? Add it to the watch list! The watch list allows guests to collect links to items in their account for quick reference to the item’s current high bid. When the guests are ready to place a bid, it’s right there at their fingertips.
Online Bidding– The internet connects us all. Some supporters may not be able to attend your event but they want to bid on your items. Our system allows them to register for a bid number and compete for items online, even if they are absent from the event. They’ll miss the fun of your party but they can still contribute to your cause!
Sell your event tickets and sponsorship’s online!
Sell your event tickets and sponsorship’s online through your “Custom Branded” online auction site. Hosts can easily register their guest online. Guest can have the option to signup for “Express Check-in”. All you have to do is assign the tables using our table assignment tool. Your guests are going to love our express check-in and check-out and you will love all the time and hassle that your Auction Source Bidding site will save you!
We take your money very seriously. All funds are deposited directly into YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NOT OURS!
Sell tickets or merchandise online before your event
Pre-register credit cards for express check-in/out
PCI certified and compliant
Our supported payment gateways are:
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Table Seating & Management
Easily assign guests to tables with the ability quickly move them around if needed. Your guests table numbers (or names) are displayed on their cell phones.
Our mobile bidding includes a “My Table” feature. When your guests click on “My Table” on their smart phones they see a list of everyone who is seated at their table. They also see the guest status: Not Checked-in, Checked in, or Checked-out
Express Check-in & Check-out
Guest can easily self register and place a credit card on file before the event. Pre-checked in guest can often skip the check-in line thus greatly speeding up up for non pre-registered guests.
Quickly find guests or create new ones
Identify guests by last name, first name, company or table
Color coded admin check-in screen to ensure all required information is quickly collected at check-in
Quickly and easily pre-swip credit card to sign guest up for express check-out