Host your own online silent auction, fast

Bid Beacon’s online auction platform works on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Start your first auction in 5 minutes or less!

Funds Raised
Auction Items Sold
Causes Supported

New Release Fall 2023!

Featuring an all-in-one solution to help communities improve engagement and fundraising.

Increase auction participation

Move your fundraiser online

Import your guest list to send out the invitation, or use your custom link to invite guests through social media or your website

Bid on your favourite items from the comfort and security of your own mobile device

Reach more donors

Promote your sponsors by adding their logos & URL to your auction, shown as a linked banner​

Create donation levels to encourage guests to add a monetary donation

Thank item donors with their name, logo & URL within the item setup

Raise more funds

Accept payment directly through the app using Stripe, Square, PayPal, or Stripe Connect.

Guests receive live notifications if they are outbid to encourage more bidding

Try Bid Beacon for FREE

What our clients say

How it works

Start your auction

Start a free auction to try it out with your team, or go straight to the real thing! Add auction details, build in the items you're auctioning, payment integrations, sponsor and organizational details. If you get stuck, refer to our support pages or reach out to us.

Invite your guests

Import your guest list to the app, share on social media or to your website, and observe the action!

Get Paid

At the end of the auction, guests will be prompted to pay for their winnings. You can track payments, respond to guest messages, and facilitate distribution of items utilizing our robust analytics dashboard and exports.


Sponsor Recognition

Linked logo placements and a description in the Auction Detail Page as well as banners throughout

Payment Options Icon

Payment Integrations

Accept payment directly through the app using one of our three integrations: Stripe, Square or Paypal

Computer Screen with Paint Palette Icon

Branding Capabilities

Custom Brand your auction with personalized details: Logos, Banner Image, Description and Links

Hosting an auction? Try Bid Beacon™ for free!

Zero Hidden Fees. No Subscriptions.

With Bid Beacon™, you’re always in control of your costs. Unsure of your needs? Start with our free package, or explore our options on our pricing page.

A few of our clients

About Bid Beacon™

Bid Beacon™ was created when a local charity came to us unsatisfied with their traditional silent auction participation at events. They were looking for a modern silent auction app.

The team at Launch57 created Bid Beacon™ and has since helped thousands of fundraisers raise millions of dollars through our easy to use, self-managed program. 

Bid Beacon™ is owned and managed by the team at Launch57, a mobile software development company located in Canada. We are very hands on with the solutions we create and can’t wait to help you raise more at your next fundraiser.  

Looking for auction item ideas to help attract more bids? We can help!

Latest resources

Be the first to know about exclusive offers and silent auction tips!

A proud member of Meeting Planners International (MPI)