Silent Auctions

What is a Silent Auction?

A silent auction is an auction without an auctioneer with many items auctioned simultaneously. Bids are placed on sheets of paper or on touch screen tablets or smartphones instead. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item.

Silent Auctions can help to maximise revenue at your fundraising event but can be fairly labour-intensive so using a company like Auction Lots to run your auction is the perfect answer.

Our speciality is silent auctions

Auction Lots operate both nationally and internationally so wherever your event is being held we can handle it. We’ll deliver the items to the venue, collect the cash, issue receipts and, if necessary, arrange delivery to the successful bidder’s address.

After the silent auction we provide a list of all the winning bids, the prices paid and the amount due to you. Everything is transparent and totally risk free.

Because we agree the cost of the lots at outset, you know exactly how much of the bid price will go to your cause. We make no charge for unsold lots, so you can’t lose. We’ll even discuss adding items which you already have. Let us take away the added stress of running the auction to allow you to concentrate on your event. Please talk to us, there’s no obligation to use our service.

If you prefer to run the auction yourself or you need just a few items for a golf day then we can supply sports and music memorabilia of your choice on a sale or return basis – no risk again.

Silent Auction Interactive Bidding System

Auction Lots are continually seeking new and exciting ways to enable individuals, companies and charities to raise additional funds. In addition to providing auctioneers, staffing, experiences and items for events we have now developed software to enable you to bring your fundraising into the twenty-first century with our amazing touch pad bidding system.

As an alternative to the paper system that we can still offer, our paperless system for fundraising will enable your guests to take the auction directly into their own hands. Please click on the links below to find out all the details about our exciting new Bidding Technology. There are options for both Tablet Interactive Bidding and Smartphone Interactive Bidding:

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  • Auction Lots ran the silent auction at the NSPCC Business of Winning Dinner. They were extremely professional throughout the evening and supplied some fantastic auction items which were very popular with our guests!
    - Sophie Moss, Senior Development Manager, NSPCC