# Setting 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.

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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.

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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. Create A Website

To Create A Website click on Website from the main Auction Dashboard.

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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.

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There are numerous templates available to choose from the above is only a small sampling.

IMPORTANT

Remember to set your Website Address for your newly created website.

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See Create New Website for more details and information.

# 3. Set Up The Bidding Rules

# Online Bidding Times

To enable Online Bidding, start by clicking on Website -> Online Bidding.

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Enter both Online bidding start and Online bidding end times. These will be used as the default start and end times for "online" items.

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IMPORTANT

Online bidding will not be enabled until you have specified both Online bidding start and Online bidding end times.

# Enable Bidder Registration

To enable Bidder Registration, start by clicking on Website -> Bidder Registration.

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This will open the Bidder Registration dashboard. Scroll down to the Online Bidder Registration.

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You will need to set Enable online bidder registration and ticket purchases to Yes.

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Remember to click the "checkmark" icon to save after making changes in a settings section.

Your event will now be live! Bidders will be able to register and bid within the bidding period.

# Further Options

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.
Last Updated: 3/3/2020, 3:30:56 PM