# Bidder Numbers (updated)

Auctria requires Bidders to be registered to in order to place a bid. Although having Bidder Numbers assigned to your bidders is recommended, it is not a requirement in most cases.


# Linked Bidders

Multiple bidders can share a bidder#, in this case they are said to be Linked.

 ∞ Sharing Bidder Numbers  ∞ Link vs Merge Bidder

# Assigning Bidder Numbers

The defaults for Assigning Bidder Numbers can be found either under the Auction Details dashboard or the Bidder Registration/Checkout dashboard.

 ∞ Auction Details  ∞ Bidder Registration/Checkout

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

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An example Bidder Number Assignment section from a Bidder Registration dashboard.

  • 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 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# 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 numbers, or "paddles", when you Check In Bidders, you can use the Never automatically assign a bidder# option above; or, you can set the system to assign a very high bidder# automatically using the Next assigned bidder# property value..

  • 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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    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 numbers 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#.

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.


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Last Revised: 2022-03-29
Last Updated: 3/29/2022, 4:59:47 PM