# Allow Multiple Winners (updated)

Normally, a Silent or Live auction item is won by a single bidder. However, sometimes you want to allow multiple bidders to be able to win an item.

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To allow more than one winner, go to the SUMMARY tab on Item Details. In the Availability panel, enabled Allow multiple winners and enter the available Quantity of the item.

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When an item is set to Allow multiple winners, the winning bidders are shown on the Item Details page under the ACTIVITY tab.

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Each bidder's bid will also show on their Bidder Statements in the Items won section.

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# Changing Allow Multiple Winners

Some care is needed if you are changing the Allow Multiple Winners setting once the item has bids.

The rules that apply here are:

  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to Yes, the current winning bidder remains as a winner.
  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No and there is a single winning bidder, they remain as a winner.
  • If you are setting Allow multiple winners to No and there are currently multiple winning bidders, all the winning bids are cleared and you will have to re-enter the "true" winning bid.

# Bidder Experience Placing Bids (new)

When the bidder is bidding on an item with the Allow Multiple Winners option enabled, and they have already placed a bid, they will see a drop-down selector for updating their existing bid or to place a new bid if they return to the Item Details page when logged in.

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Clicking on the drop-down selector beside Update Existing Bid? will provide the options to either update your existing bid or to add a new bid for an additional lot of the item.

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Last Updated: 9/8/2020, 4:27:10 PM