Setting up an Online Auction

There are three main steps to setting up an online auction:

1. Adding Your Items

You can add items under Items -> Add New Item. For a fully online event, these should have their type set to Online. See Item Types for more information.


You can continue with the rest of the setup process before you finish adding your items.

2. Create A Website

To create a website for the event click on Website -> Create Website. See Creating A Website 2019 for more details.


Choose the ""Event with online bidding" website "Template" and enter a "Website Address" for your online auction.



The auction Website Address should be entered with just letters and numbers, no spaces and no punctuation.

3. Set Up The Bidding Rules

Online Bidding Times

Click on Website -> Online Bidding and enter both the start, and end, (default) online bidding times.



Online bidding will not be enabled until you have specified both a start, and end, time.

Enable Bidder Registration

Click on Website -> Bidder Registration and enable Bidder Registration


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

Further Options

You can continue to add items to your event and customize it further:

  • see Credit Cards to learn about how to accept credit card payments;
  • see Old Website Editing to learn how to customize the event website with more details about your event; and,
  • add details about your Donors to help promote them online.
Last Updated: 10/23/2019, 8:36:35 PM