How To Pause An Online Auction

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.

One of the simplest ways to Pause An Online Auction is to clear the Online bidding end time which effectively suspends bidding for all items (except those that have specific override end times set).

Online Bidding Period

From the main Auction Dashboard, go to Online Settings > Online Bidding to edit the auction's Online Bidding Period.


An example taken from a demonstration event.

Edit Online Bidding Period

Click the blue pencil icon to Edit Online Bidding Period setting, and click the "clear" button on the auction's end time setting.


If you click the Online bidding end time "now" button, or set a time in the past, the online auction will be immediately closed when you save the settings.


Click the "checkmark" icon to save your new time settings and the auction event will immediately be effectively suspended of "paused". This will not end the auction.

Re-Open Online Auction

To re-open the online auction, or "un-pause" it, edit the Online Bidding Period times to set an Online bidding end time to a future date.

Reviewed: January 2023