A couple of months ago I posted a video tip about how you can read bad handwriting on silent auction bid sheets.
Spoiler alert: It’s the use of bid stickers.
I explained that auction chairs shouldn’t require guests to write their name, address, email, phone number, or any other information on the bid sheets. To generate the highest bids, the only information required should only be the bid number.
If the idea of only asking for a bid number troubles you (perhaps because you are concerned about the issue of legibility), then bid stickers might be a good option for you to consider.
To take this tip to the next level, today I wanted to show you four different styles of bid stickers.
(I’m only fond of the number being on a sticker, but you’ll see variations in the video.)
Heads up: Bid stickers are only appropriate to use if you’re using auction management software.
Why is that?
Well, that takes more time to explain. About two hours, actually.
I cover that and other checkout “A-ha” moments in my Simple Auction Checkout course. It’s where you learn how to run a slick silent auction checkout.
Simple Auction Checkout makes registration and checkout a snap. But since it’s a process with a number of steps, it’s easy to forget.
That’s why I encourage my own onsite clients to review this process annually to ensure it runs without a hitch.
Auction registration and checkout is not hard, but running it does require an understanding of the steps. This training is where you learn the proper steps.
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