Allow Multiple Winners
Normally a live or silent auction item is won by a single bidder. However, sometimes you want to allow multiple bidders to be able to win an item.
To allow more than one winner, go to the Summary tab on Item Details. Under Availability, enter the quantity and select Allow multiple winners.
When an item is set to allow multiple winners, the winning bidders are shown on the Item Details and on the Activity tab.
Each bidder's bid will show up on their Bidder Statement under the items won section.
Changing Allow Multiple Winners
Some care is needed if you are changing the Allow Multiple Winners setting once the item already has bids. The rules that apply are:
- If you are setting Allow multiple winners to Yes, the current winning bidder (if any) remains a winner
- If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No, and there is a single winning bidder, then they remain a winner
- If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No, and there are currently multiple winners, then all the winning bids are cleared and you will have to reenter the true winning bid