# Introduction To Items (updated)
Items have many fields available, but in general if you don't know what something does you can leave it set to the default.
You can define and/or edit item pricing, its description, and other details including categories which can be used to organize items.
# Item Types
Item Types are pre-set by Auctria with specific functionality assigned to each type. See Item Types to learn what the different types are.
The most commonly used Item Types are Silent, Live, and Online. One way to decide if these types are what you are looking for and which to use is to consider where the final bidding for the item will be taking place:
# Adding Items
There are a number of ways to start the process of Adding Items. From the main Auction Dashboard you can click on the Items block
You can also just click on the Items block which will take you to the All Items list report page where another
+ icon is available to start the process of Adding Items.
There is also a method following menu structures, from the main Auction Dashboard, click on Items and then click on the Add New Item Actions item in the sidebar (or the
+ icon in the "# of items" block).
# Required Fields
If you want to quickly add an item and then fill in the details later, you only need to define the three required fields Item#, Title, and Type before saving the item.
Auctria will assign an item# automatically or you can use your own manually entered number.
The item number can include number and letters; and, must be unique.
For more information about Adding Items, see the Add New Item page in this User Guide.
All item information can be edited at a later time using its specific Item Details page.
# Bidding Rules (new)
Although not strictly a requirement when setting up items, it is often good practice to review the Bidding Rules you are using for your Biddable Items.
- Starting Bid
This is the value where you want the bidding for the item to start.
Leaving this blank will default to
- Bid Increment
This value is the (minimum) amount you want your bids to increase with each successful bid after the initial bid for the item has been made. Leaving this blank will default to
- Buy It Now Price
This value is the amount you would consider as the maximum bid amount. Once this value is reached, bidding for the item will be closed immediately.
- Reserve Price
This is the minimum bid required for the item to be won at auction.
See Pricing Examples for some ideas on what values to consider for the above.
# More Adding Items Options
You can add items manually using the Add New Item function and you can also add items using the following methods:
- import items from an
XLS(Excel) spreadsheet file, see Import Data;
- copy items from another event under your organization, see Copy Items; and,
- duplicate existing items within your event, see Duplicate Item.
# More About Items
The following User Guide sections and pages about Items may also be of assistance.
Last Revised: 2021-04-22, 2:44 PM