Reduce the payment scramble at the end of the auction with Express Banking through Stripe Connect, the default payment provider for the Full Auction plan (formerly Ultimate Risk-Free). This default setup will require guests to enter their credit card prior to bidding, and once your items close, winners will be charged automatically.
Bid Beacon also supports Alternate Payment methods so you can accept payment via Stripe (non-Connect version), Square, PayPal, or accept funds offline (cash, check, e-transfer, etc.).
Below, we will cover the different payment options and how to set them up within your auction.
Set up Payment Connections
Bid Beacon is now integrated with CommuniBee to give fundraisers even more tools to manage and execute successful fundraising events. With CommuniBee, you can choose to subscribe (monthly or annually) which unlocks the ability to use Stripe (non-Connect version), Square, PayPal, or accept payments offline.
Check out our Pricing page more information.
NOTE: Bid Beacon does not store any credit card information. All payment information is handled through PCI-compliant payment providers (Express Banking through Stripe Connect, Stripe, Square, and PayPal).
Additional Perks of a CommuniBee Subscription
In addition to unlocking Alternate Payment options, an active subscription allows you to take advantage of the following silent auction perks.
- Receive a lower platform fee that applies to your auctions and all eCommerce transactions that flow throughout your CommuniBee organization..
- Take advantage of unparalleled pricing certainty with a platform fee cap that applies to all your silent auctions. This allows you to know the absolute maximum you may ever pay in fees to Bid Beacon.
Learn more about CommuniBee and the available subscriptions.
We support only the best and most secure payment providers. Bid Beacon does not store any credit card information. All payment information is handled through PCI-compliant payment providers (Express Banking through Stripe Connect, Stripe, Square, and PayPal)
Want to Enable Auto Pay for Your Guests?
To automatically charge guests as soon as an auction closes, you have two options.
- Choose the Full Auction plan (formerly Ultimate Risk-Free). In addition to unlocking every feature and having an unlimited number of items, guests, images, and admin roles, you will also accept payment through Express Banking (i.e. Stripe Connect). This version of Stripe allows funds to flow directly through to your bank account.
- Subscribe to CommuniBee to unlock Alternate Payment options. This will allow you to set up through Stripe (non-Connect version) which will give you the option to toggle on the following setting, “Require Credit Card and Autopay at Auction Close“