Design the auction mix that’s right for your group – from small silent auctions to large galas to online auctions – we’ve got you covered. Mix online bidding, paper bid sheets, live auctions, and mobile bidding in any combination you want.
On auction night, your guests will spend their time bidding on items, supporting your organization, and having fun – NOT standing in long lines to check in or out. You can offer guests the option of checking in at home – and checking themselves out from their smart phone.
Our software talks to just about any credit card processor. If you have one you like, chances are good we can connect it to our software. Or shop around and find one with rates you like – and rest assured, we won’t mark those rates up or add any transaction fees on top of them.
Multiple events doesn’t have to mean multiple gala auctions. Fundraise throughout the year with events big and small. Use our software to sell tickets to the winter musical, run credit cards at a bake sale, or sell holiday cards and decorations.
Increase fundraising before, after, and during your event with online and mobile bidding. Before your gala auction, offer advance bidding online for a select group of items—or all of them! At your auction, offer your guests the opportunity to bid on items using their smartphone—with outbid notifications via email, text message, and projectable display screens. After the event, invite supporters to help you “clean up” unsold items by reopening online bidding on those items.
Say goodbye to long lines at check-in and check-out. Invite your guest to check-in before they leave home. When guests check-in, they can securely store their credit card information. At the end of the night, keep check-out lines short by letting guests check-out via their smartphones.
Keep the fundraising going after your auction and make donations more accessible to guests with recurring donations. Small-dollar recurring donations let guests contribute in small incremental amounts along a period of time. Recurring donations may appeal to guests on a budget—those who want to help your organization, but can’t contribute a large dollar amount all at once.
Show your donors how much you appreciate their contributions. Feature sponsors on your auction website—homepage and catalog—and on print receipts. Build sponsorship packages that contain tickets, items, and promotional spots; then sell them online alongside your event tickets.
SchoolAuction.net offers a library of articles, videos, and walkthrough tours to help you get the most out of our software. All subscribers have access to email support prior to their event and phone support the night of their event. Premium subscribers also receive two customized training sessions for their staff and volunteers—conducted via webinar.
“Everything is pretty self-explanatory and it provides everything from donor information to the actual gift certificates/vouchers you can print in the absence of a tangible item. Personalized, reliable support is amazingly helpful too!”
– Kate F.
“I have been using this software for the past two years and it is excellent and very user friendly! I have run the entire auction event from start to finish with this site and I have no complaints about it at all. The customer support is second to none. They have addressed every single ticket I have submitted in under 30 minutes and have always addressed my concerns. The front end is great and easily customized to meet your needs. The backend is straightforward to navigate for anyone with even a little technical ability. They allow you to migrate data between sites in order to preserve donor and item information which makes follow-on years very easy to implement. I have researched other products and I sincerely believe this is the best product for a mid to large size event. You will not be disappointed by this product or their customer service!”
– Isaac K.
“SchoolAuction.net has been an incredible upgrade from the software we used for a few years. It’s a complete system that essentially provides everything you need in order to conduct an online and/or live auction, from selling tickets to selling items, assigning and printing bid sheets and bidder cards, as well as invoicing, tracking and receiving payments, and reconciliation. Essentially, it’s a complete system. We compared many systems before converting to SchoolAuction.net 3 years ago, and once we chose this one, we haven’t looked back. Each year they have added new and exciting features (they even have mobile bidding and self-checkout with automated email reminders to pay), and their support is fast and clear. They also have very good tutorials and videos, which makes it easy for me to train new users each year (thank you for that, guys!).”
– Robert B.
“We got exactly what we wanted from the software, and didn’t have to pay for any extra bells and whistles we didn’t need. All of us felt like it was a great value. And between the super-responsive support staff and the excellent documentation, I never felt lost at sea, which means quite a lot.”
– Tatianna P. | Girls, Inc. of Alameda County
“Our PTA wanted to make sure their money was being well spent… I research and evaluate (and install) software for a living. So I researched the different auction software systems that are out there and hands down SchoolAuction.net was the best choice. I can’t say enough about what great service we’ve gotten over the past few years I’ve been working with this company.”
– Stacey S. | Marshall Lane Elementary School
“I LOVE this system! It is easy to use and navigate and the help we receive from your company is outstanding.”
– Mary M. | Holy Spirit Catholic School