Every year my spring season is filled with school auctions. Many of them run online auctions in conjunction with their live events, and the majority this year have complained of lower revenue with the online auction.So what's up?If you're running an online auction and looking for ways to avoid a downfall, here are a few thoughts I've gathered from conversations with my clients. Four tips for online auctions1. Marketing your online auction is critical. One of my clients commented
This post is written in conjunction with three other posts examining the best number of auction items for your live auction, silent auction, or online auction.How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. How many online auction items are good. Today's post, sharing an observation about technology. (Specifically, mobile bidding for auctions.)I've written posts about mobile bidding, but not on this topic. This post gives one example of how mobile
Enjoy this series on determining the best number of auction items for your event.How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. This post covers how many online auction items are good. The influence of mobile bidding on terminology.I've not written much about online auctions, though I probably should. There are a lot of questions about them.Recently the competition from mobile bidding vendors has changed the vendor landscape a bit, but
You've spent hours gathering silent auction items. The baskets are sealed and ready to be sold. Displays are set up. So now, how long should your silent auction last? Determining how long your silent auction should be open is the question I tackle in today's video blog. Got ideas of your own? Share them below.
Back in 2010 I wrote about how handheld bidding devices were trendy. Later, I wrote about my gripes with the technology.Today we're readin' the auction dictionary. One point of confusion voiced by my clients’ stems around the definitions of two features often discussed in mobile bidding devices: Max Bidding and Extended Bidding. Each feature impacts your auction in a different way, though some planners are led to believe that if you have one feature -- namely, Max Bidding -- then that is