How To Set Up An Online Auction
There are three main steps to setting up an online auction in Auctria.
1. Adding Your Items
You can add items from the main Auction Dashboard under Items -> Add New Item.
For a fully online event, these items should have their type set to Online. See Item Types for more information on the different items types in Auctria.
You can continue with the rest of the setup process before you finish adding all of your items. Items can be added at any time.
2. Creating Your Auction Website
To Create A Website click on Website from the main Auction Dashboard.
Scroll down to view the available website templates in the Create Website section and click on the Select this template button to create your website.
There are several template categories you can start with to create your Auction Website.
Readfor more information.
Define The Website Address
After creating the website, you will still need to set its "address." Click the "pencil" icon to edit the Event Website ID address field.
Website Addresses should only use letters, numbers, and hyphens (
-). Using other "special characters" or "punctuation" could make your auction website unreachable.
The Event Website ID is the portion of the URL after
www.charityauction.bid/. In this case, the default Preferred Domain is being used. You can choose from more auction domains; see Set The Website Address for more information on these options.
Your guests should be able to easily recognize the address connected to your organization or the current fundraiser event.
Click the "checkmark" icon to save the Event Website ID you entered.
3. Set Up The Bidding Rules
Online Bidding Times
To enable Online Bidding, start by clicking on Website -> Online Bidding.
Enter both Online bidding start and Online bidding end times. These times will be used as the default start and end times for your "online" items. These times will also apply to all "Biddable" items.
Online bidding will not be enabled until you have specified both Online bidding start and Online bidding end times.
You can now continue to add items to your event and make further customizations as needed.
- See the Credit Cards Concepts section to learn about how to accept credit card payments through our integrated credit card processing services.
- See the Website Editor section to learn how to customize your event website with more details.
- Add details about your Donors to help promote them online.
More About Online Auctions
The following User Guide sections and pages about Online Auctions may also be of assistance.
Last reviewed: June 2023