Can I merge two bidder records?
Yes, two bidder records can be merged into one record.
The bidder information and activity will be combined into 1 record, and the second record will be deleted. The "initiator bidder record" is the bidder record where you initiated the merge and the record that is kept, including bidder #.
Where there is a conflict of information, eg. two different addresses, the initiator bidder's information will override.
Where there are two different email addresses, the initiator bidder record email will override and the second email address will be deleted. The bidder will not be able to signin online using the second email.
To initiate the Merge
Start at the Bidder Record that you want to keep (the initiator bidder record)
Select Bidder -> Bidder Details screen
Under the Actions Menu, select Merge Bidder
From the pop-up screen, Choose the second bidder record that you would like to merge into the first record. The second bidder record will be deleted.
A confirmation screen will display. Click Continue
The second bidder will be deleted. The bidder # will not be re-issued automatically.