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Compare Mobile Bidding Software
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We found ClickBid to be intuitive and easy to use. This was true for both those of us setting up the ticket page and auction items before the event, and our guests during the event. Customer service has been very responsive and patient with us (we were new to electronic bidding and they walked us through everything).
As a non-profit organization costs is always a consideration. ClickBid has been a low cost alternative, but not a “cheap” one.Good Samaritan Shelter
We were able to achieve over 106% of the market value of the donated items, compared to 80% in previous years. They have the option of just donating cash online and that was a huge success for people that were not interested in the silent auction items. The check out process, which used to be a nightmare, was so fast and easy. We were just so pleased, and the customer rep onsite (Jen) was excellent, she was very patient and helpful.DTE Energy
We have been using ClickBid for our auction for the past four years and will be using them again this year. The software is easy to use and has helped us to increase revenue. We are able to have donors who aren’t able to attend our event bid on items. The ClickBid team is great to work and with and every year they have made updates to the product to make it even better! The cost of using the product is very reasonable compared to some of the other products out there. I can’t say enough good things about ClickBid! University Liggett School
ClickBid is so easy to use both as an attendee and as the event planner. The onsite staff makes the event run seamlessly. Ahead of time the customer service is very hands on and always available to answer questions. We highly recommend ClickBid! Mercy High School
You bet. We send real-time outbid notices via text to ensure reliable delivery. We are also adding “shortcode failover” support for those guests who do not receive messages from our dedicated shortcode. For guests who do not have a smartphone, volunteers can easily lookup a guest and help them track their bids. We also support Max Bidding to let guests “set it and forget it”. These are bids that our system will increase as others bid against them. Lastly, we have a projectable leaderboard display that rotates auction item high bids so guests can browse the activity and be reminded to keep bidding.
The vast majority of your guests will use their phones for the entire mobile bidding process. That includes pre-event check-in, bidding, payment and check-out. Those guests who do not have a mobile device can seek assistance from a volunteer using our painless ClickBid Butler event tool. By encouraging pre-event check-in (think 24 hour early check-in for airlines), your guests arrive at your event ready to bid.
Yes it is. Our entire application lives on a private network isolated in the cloud from any other infrastructure. Tight access policies manage requests in and out. We protect against OWASP Top 10 threats.
Regarding guest’s credit card data, we adhere to the latest PCI standards and leverage the latest technology to protect payment data. All payment data is encrypted and passed directly to our third party PCI compliant partners for the safest possible transfer (using “hosted fields” technology). This helps avoid a common man-in-the-middle threat that can siphon data as it passes through non-compliant networks. When picking a mobile bidding platform to handle your payments, this is a critical piece of securing your guest’s credit cards.
Every account holder at ClickBid is given access to our dedicated customer advisors. Our initial license comes with a question and answer webinar and continual email support. Our website contains many best practice articles that are available to you in addition to email support. If you need more assistance, you can add a dedicated advisor available via phone and priority support to get even more hands-on support. When should you consider Dedicated Customer Advisor? If you are a first time user of mobile bidding, you need to conduct multiple meetings due to a large silent auction committee, the size of the event requires more support than you’re comfortable providing. You can easily upgrade your account from your admin console. Just go to Software Settings > Account Status.
*It is also important to note that your event always comes with event day incident phone support. If you have questions, we are there to pick up the phone and answer them.
Well, we can’t speak for every silent auction software company but ClickBid is just $500. An entire event with managed support for only $500. There are no limits to bidders, items, totals and payments either. Signup is easy and can be done online.
You can also pick and choose to add on features specific to your needs such as ticket and landing pages, mass messaging and higher levels of support. However, everything you need to run a top end auction is included in our flat license fee. Our rule of thumb is to use last year’s auction total, add 20% (typically it is much higher with mobile bidding but we try to be very conservative) and then subtract $500. That is what you can expect to increase your auction totals in the first year!
Mobile bidding is the process of bidding on auction items, multi-sale, blind items and raffle items from your mobile device. Mobile bidding replaces traditional paper auctions by providing easy-to-use bidding from electronic devices. This vastly improves your auction totals because guests can bid from anywhere without standing in line or fighting for position at the final minute.
You can also benefit from pre-bidding (which has helped gather as much as 40% of your auction goal before the event) and remote bidding for guests who cannot attend.