The Silent Auction Transformed
We are pleased to offer Mobile Bidding at this year's silent auction, allowing for a completely paperless bidding system. With mobile bidding, you will bid electronically on silent auction items using your smartphone, tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc.) or computer bidding stations available throughout the event. You can easily track your desired items by following their activity from your mobile device, without having to return to the actual item. There will be no auction bidding sheets on the display tables, which will eliminate overcrowding around auction items.
Mobile bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of mobile bidding?
All silent auction items are available online or on your mobile device. There is no need for a paper catalog.You will have the ability to print your own paper catalog and a limited number of catalogs will be available at the event.
Once bidding starts, you will be alerted on your mobile device when you have
been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid.
Bidding can occur at any location within the auction itself, whether you are in line for the bar, mingling with friends, or playing one of the games.You do not have to be at the display to make a bid.
All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed and announced in real time
throughout the evening.
At the end of the evening, the check-out process will run efficiently because your
credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to the event.
How can I participate in mobile bidding?
To participate in mobile bidding, pre-registration of your mobile device is recommended. If you have already purchased your ticket(s) but did not provide your cell phone numbers, please contact us with that information.
What about attendees who don't own or don't wish to use mobile devices?
Laptops or tablets will be available on-site for those that don't own or don't wish to use a mobile device.
Volunteers will be available to assist with questions and uncertainties.
Will this work for both smartphones and standard mobile phones?
Yes, you can bid with any mobile device.
With smartphones and tablets, you can browse, search and bid via a mobile-optimized version of our auction website.
When registering at the event, you will be provided a custom URL for bidding purposes.
With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.
How does bidding via text messaging work?
Text messaging will be available for those with standard mobile phones.
Instruction sheets will be provided for those who wish to use this option.
There are no fees for auction-related messages sent and received by the auction software; however, you may incur message fees depending on your personal text messaging plan.
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Check back for more information or contact Deb Keegan at firstname.lastname@example.org if questions arise.