Auction Lots have now developed an interactive bidding system which allows, not only guests attending your event but supporters who can’t make it, to bid via a browser version using their smartphones.
Our system will enable your guests to take the auction directly into their own hands. Via their own smartphone they can visit bidlive.net and follow a simple registration process. They will then receive an email and text with a link to confirm their registration. They can then bid on items and view the auction results live on screen. The system also allows registered guests to make donations.
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At each event we also recommend a number of tablets which staff may carry or we offer the option of bidding stands with 3 tablets per stand. Anyone not comfortable with using their phone or just requiring help can bid in the same way by registering on these tablets.
Once bids are submitted all screens and devices are instantly updated showing any new bid. The auction items are shown, slowly scrolling on a screen placed conveniently for bidders to view or on multiple screens and projectors around the room. This enables guests to clearly and easily see what the auction items are and what the current bid is.
As the evening goes on, guests continue to bid until the auction closes. A countdown on the screen shows how long is left. If required a running total can be displayed too.
At the end of the event
Once the auction has finished, a detailed report of the winning bids and bid history is printed off and given to the host so that money can be collected. Alternatively the collections can be made by Auction lots staff using our hand held card units. A 2% admin charge is made on all payments taken by Auction Lots. Guests have the option to pay by credit card at the event with a member of staff or via a safe online procedure by following a link from a notification email & text.
After the event
Auction Lots are able to chase and collect outstanding payments if needed. If we have taken payments, auction lots guarantee to forward the cleared funds within fourteen days of the event.
Each event will be attended by at least one technician included in the price to set up, monitor, run the auction and be on hand to answer any questions and print reports.
Our friendly, helpful and professional hostesses are all experienced with the system. They will not only help guests during the bidding process and take payments, etc. but help with anything on the evening such as meet & great, raffle and main auction. They are available to work as part of your team for the duration of the event.
Auction lists in the form of a printed pamphlet/brochure are usually also provided as picking one of these up to see what’s on offer is still a great way to view the lots.
Here is a price list based on providing the system only. This system is often provided free of charge when Auction Lots provide the auction items.
This facility is normally provided free of charge when Auction Lots supply the auction items.
Please contact us for a quote if this system is all you require because you have your own items.
If you wish to use some of your own items and would like Auction Lots to compliment those by adding items then we are prepared to look at a reduced rate.
This video illustrates how to use the smartphone bidding technology that Auction Lots provide.
To view in full screen, please press the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen once you have pressed Play.