Turn your auctions into a digital bidding war, increasing revenue!
We've been working hard at making Bid Beacon the best and most cost effective silent auction app out there! Check here for announcements!
Want to maximize revenue of your fundraising event? Bring your auctions into the 21st century, allowing your guests to view and bid on items straight from their smartphone or tablet. There is no longer the need to elbow your way to the ‘bid sheet’, and your guest are notified when they are outbid on an item. No Lulls in bidding translates into more dollars. Bid Beacon works for small charity events and sports team fundraisers, to large corporate events with thousands of guests. Live bidding results can be displayed on a projector to further enhance the experience for all your guests and incent further bidding. Just like a live auction!
Get started now and see how easy it is to setup an auction!
Create your auction in minutes, add items and manage your event all from your desktop, phone or tablet.
Instantly get notified within the app when someone outbids you.
Alerts keep you informed when outbid, even when not in the app.
Detailed analytics during and after the auction.
Bidders can follow specific auction items, or filter by category.
Promote your sponsors by adding their logos to your auction, shown as a banner.
Admins and guests can exchange messages and better support guests.
When auction ends, easily see guest winnings with subtotals.
Auction items can be added for regular bidding, or to 'buy now', or accept donations.
Show your auctions activity (i.e. highest bid items, most active items) on a screen at your event to keep guests engaged and bidding, increasing your revenues!
"Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton used Bid Beacon for our Tell me a Story Gala and 6th Annual Maier Centre Celebrity Golf Tournament. The app was easy to use and our event attendees really enjoyed the convenience. Bid Beacon staff did a great job of answering any questions we had in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Bid Beacon to other organizations."
- Lisa Wolansky, EA/Communications Specialist, Children's Autism Services of Edmonton
"The silent auction at the Christmas Bureau’s Breakfast had an innovative, easy and mobile way for supporters to view and bid on items. ARC’s BidBeacon mobile app provided a unique mechanism for us to maximize silent auction dollars while making it convenient for our supporters to participate. Great contribution from ARC to develop and deliver the app to us for free."
- Tom Sides, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
"When the church I was helping to lead made the decision to wind down, we were
with a large inventory of supplies, equipment, tech gear, kids’ toys, books, furniture, kitchen
and other items. We chose to liquidate these items using Bid Beacon. This worked out really well. We
able to load up over 450 items quickly and efficiently, thanks to the duplicate and edit feature. Every
had one or multiple pictures attached.
The auction ran over 10 days, with a few times advertised before and during the auction period for people to come by and see what they were bidding on. The whole experience was very satisfying and far more practical that the garage sale/Kijiji alternatives. I would highly recommend Bid Beacon for any fundraising or asset liquidation challenge."
- Dave Milton, Member, Imagining Church
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