Did you attend my teleclass on Best Practices in Mobile Bidding for your Silent Auction? If so, you already heard one of my issues with some online auction and handheld bidding vendors (a variation is also called mobile bidding or electronic bidding). It comes down to functionality. I'm a fan of a feature called "extended bidding" which -- as I type this -- few vendors seem to offer in online auction or handheld bidding products. What is extended bidding? If a bid is placed on an item in
AMEX charges higher processing fees so many charity auctions are reluctant about accepting the card for auction purchases. In this podcast, we look at AMEX "by the numbers" so we can decide if it's worth incurring the fees.Listen to the podcast below.
In May I worked a gala for a group here in the Washington, D.C. area. During our wrap-up conversation, the Gala Chair commented that a good friend of hers accompanied her to the event, eager to spend money. Upon arrival, she learned that the group's auction checkout procedures didn't include taking AMEX. They'd opted against setting up an AMEX account. She couldn't buy anything. Our assembly listened to the story and then one of the women explained. "The Board has repeatedly
One of the secrets to improving your auction checkout process is to offer TWO lines at checkout. It involves using some technology, too. Watch the video below.
Auction checkout seems to be one of the hardest auction processes for volunteers to grasp.In this podcast, you'll learn a trick for improving your system so your checkout lines flow. In addition, I'll share details about a free teleseries I'm offering that starts on Thursday. The first teleclass of the series is on auction checkout. I'll be introducing a company that offers an "Express Pay" option that facilitates payment via credit cards which - in turn - improves your checkout. Listen to the