Proxy Bidding

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.


Please see  ∞ Maximum Bidding for more information on the replacement feature set.


Proxy Bidding is a feature available for Online Type single winner items ONLY and allows the system to manage a bidder's Maximum Bid to ensure that they remain as the high bidder for as long as possible.

Proxy Bidding provides a bidding mechanism to keep the actual bid as low as possible yet provide a path to remain the winning bidder. With proxy bidding, if you are the highest bidder at the auction's close you become the winner. As the winner, with proxy bidding, you will only pay the lowest possible winning bid which may not actually be the maximum bid you bid placed for the item.


Proxy Bidding does not function with items using the Allow Multiple Winners option. The Maximum Bid placed on a Multiple Winners item will be considered the actual bid!

Many people are familiar with a form of "proxy bidding" from websites such as eBay which use it in their auctions. Please see our Proxy Bidding Rules to learn more about how it is handled on the Auctria platform.


Proxy Bidding will be changing to the new and improved imterface of the Maximum Bidding feature set starting in Summer 2022.  ∞ Maximum Bidding

Enable Maximum/Proxy Bidding

To Enable Maximum/Proxy Bidding, go to Website > Online Bidding from the main Auction Dashboard. Then, in the Bidding Behavior section, you can set your preference.


Opening the "Bidding Behavior" section for editing and then clicking on the Enable maximum/proxy bidding option will display the available options you can choose from.


  • If set to Yes, on by default then maximum/proxy bidding is available for online items.
    • This is checked by default.
  • If set to Yes, off by default then proxy bidding is available for online items.
  • If set to No then proxy bidding is not available.


If Proxy Bidding is turned off after a "Maximum Bid" has been made it will only affect future bids that are placed. The original Proxy Bids will remain active unless manually removed. See Remove A Maximum Bid for more details.

Reviewed: January 2023