Bidder Numbers

Auctria requires Bidders have a bidder# associated with them in order to place a bid.

Linked Bidders

Multiple bidders can share a bidder#, in this case they are said to be linked. See Sharing Bidder Numbers for more details.

Assigning Bidder#'s

The system will automatically assign bidder#'s when people buy tickets, or register, online based on the Bidder Registration settings under the options of the Bidder Number Assignment panel.

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  • Always assign a bidder# when not specified
    The default setting, the system will automatically generate a bidder# and assign it to the bidder when you add add a new bidder.
  • Never automatically assign a bidder#
    This will require bidders numbers be manually added at a later time, for example when you Check in Bidders, or by using the Renumber Bidders functionality.
  • Only automatically assign bidder# on ticket sales
    This will only assign a bidder number when a ticket is purchased. Online registration (only) will not assign a "bidder#"" and would need to be addressed in a similar fashion to the "Never automatically assign a bidder#" option.

In the case where you want to hand out bidder#'s when you Check in Bidders you can use the "Never assign" option above; or, you can set the system to assign a very high bidder# automatically using the "Next assigned bidder#" option setting.

  • Next assigned bidder#
    This option setting can be found in the Bidder Number Assignment panel as well as in the Auction Details page under its SUMMARY tab in the "Advanced" panel.
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    Note

    If the value set in the Next assigned bidder# field is changed in one option panel, it will be updated in the other option panel to the same value.

Using Very High Bidder Numbers

If all the auto-assigned bidder#'s are at, for example, 18000+ then you can easily reassign the numbers at check-in using the Check in Bidders page. You can also tell, at a glance, if bidders have checked-in by their assigned bidder number.

A related approach would be to renumber all bidders to very high bidder numbers using the Renumber Bidders function before the event and then change the numbers as bidders check-in at the event.

Last Updated: 9/13/2019, 6:00:56 PM