Before enabling bidder registration you should set-up your website. See the <IndexLink slug="CreateWebsite'/> for more details.
To configure Bidder Registration for your auction, click on Website and then click the Bidder Registration link under options:
Allow Registration and Registration Time Frame
In the Bidder Registration section, you can see the current status of this feature. If this is a new auction, then the status will be No; click the link and choose Yes to enable Bidder Registration.
When bidder registration is allowed, you can specify a precise time frame for bidder registration to be available.
Leave Registration times blank if you don't want to specify or require a start/end time. Note: Bidder Registration time frame is different from the Online Bidding time frame.
Several options are available for saving bidder credit card information with your auction data. If you have credit card processing enabled, then you can specify either of the Yes options below to save credit card data.
Enter the list of meal choices to present bidders if they have bought tickets through the website.
Who Can Register
There are two means of restricting who can function as a bidder in the auction. You can ensure that all bidders get pre-approval and also restrict the internet domains for the bidders.
Pre-approval: The default setting here is No. This means that a bidder may register even if there is no existing bidder record for the auction.
If set to "yes", enabling the pre-approval restriction, then bidders must get pre-approval (ie. their bidder record must already exist in the system). When the bidder registers, a bidder record must pre-exist that matches the bidder email address. This requires that you pre-populate the auction with details on any bidder that is allowed to register. To enable bidder for pre-approval, click the 'check box'.
Limit by Internet domain name: You can also restrict bidder registration to email addresses that come from specific domains. To add a list of domains, that will be considered restricted, simply click the Empty link and enter one or more domains as a comma-separated list. It's important to enter only the domain name, for example mycompany.com, relatedcompany.com.
If this setting is left as Empty, then a bidder can register with any email address.
You can choose to send notifications when a bidder completes a registration.
Select Yes to 'Send bidder#' in email if you want each registrant to receive their bidder number ahead of time.
If you don't want the organization to receive notifications regarding each bidder registration, then choose No for Notify organization of bidder activity.