Save time & paper with Benefit Bidding’s Mobile Bidding at your next Gala Event
Mobile Bidding adds more fun and excitement and raises more money at your live event. It is a portable fundraiser for a gala celebration, school event, or golf tournament—any function where people are gathered. Your guests connect to your auction site, either a website appearance or a mobile appearance online, with no apps to download or install. Both appearances connect to the same auction items and lead to easy bidding!
Your bidders already use their smartphones for everything from checking emails to texting family and friends to finding a restaurant. Why not make it easy for them to use their smartphones or tablets to bid on auction items? Mobile bidding lets your guests enjoy both the silent auction and the party.
Mobile bidding encourages more bidding
Benefit Bidding has developed its own technology to keep bidders in the action! Here are a few of its features:
- Alert by text– Bidders receive a text message when they are outbid. This instant alert makes it convenient for them to bid again from wherever they are – while mingling with friends and gala guests, enjoying dinner, or on the golf course. They don’t have to interrupt their fun to check on their bid status.
- Auto bid– Bidders can set a maximum bid for a particular item and, if outbid, the system will place an “auto bid” for them up to their established amount. An instant text alert lets the guest know if the item bid activity exceeds their maximum amount and they are outbid. They can place another bid at that time.
- Watch list-Want to keep an eye on an item before making a bid? Add it to the watch list! The watch list allows guests to collect links to items in their account for quick reference to the item’s current high bid. When the guests are ready to place a bid, it’s right there at their fingertips.
- Online Bidding – The internet connects us all. Some supporters may not be able to attend your event but they want to bid on your items. Our system allows them to register for a bid number and compete for items online, even if they are absent from the event. They’ll miss the fun of your party but they can still contribute to your cause!
Express check-in & check-out
Depending on how your merchant account and registration process is setup, we can offer express check-in and check-out. Guests can be registered before the event and by-pass the check-in table. Check-out is also smooth, and easy and with mobile bidding. No more processing hundreds of silent auction bid sheets since the system automates the auction close!
Express credit card processing
Depending on the credit card processing system selected by the organization, guests may also have the option to pay via their smartphone. They pick up their receipts and items and go. Click to learn more about express credit card processing.