How it works

Welcome to the age of online fundraising

Step 1

Register and login

Create your new Bid Beacon account to get started setting up your very own online auction!

Step 2

Create your auction

Creating your own online auction couldn’t be easier with our Auction Wizard, guiding you through every step of the process.

Step 3

Set up your auction

Build out your auction’s sponsors, set up guest instructions, customize your auction branding, set up your payment processing, and more.

Step 4

Manage your auction items

You can’t host a silent auction without any items! This is where you will add the items that guests can bid on, make a donation to, or purchase.

Step 5

Share your auction

In addition to directly inviting your supporters and network to join the auction, also be sure to share and promote your auction by sharing the invite link or QR code on social media, to your email list, or on promotional print materials. 

Premium features

Included with the Ultimate Risk-Free auction, or as optional add-ons for Build Your Auction plans

Change the auction color theme, add a banner image, customize the link/access code, and add your logo to the header

Adding a video link to each item in addition to images allows you to create engaging promotions for your items

Recognize your sponsors throughout the auction with their logo, a description, and the link to their website. Optionally, you can add sponsor tiers. 

Don’t tackle the auction set up process alone! Add additional admins to help set up and manage your auction.

Make paid tickets a requirement for guests prior to being able to bid

Collect payment online through Express Banking, Stripe, Square, or PayPal.

Full list of capabilities

Available on any auction, any time!

Copy over your organization’s details, past items, past payment setup, and even past guests

Run your auction in CAD, USD, GBP, EUR, AUD or NZD.

Invoices and receipts are automatically created for you

Take all the time you need to set up your auction!

Set a goal and watch your funds grow as users bid. This updates live and can be viewed by all auction guests

If you need to collect additional fees, our system can do it

Create donation items to encourage more donations

If you have items that you want to sell at a fixed price, use us as a storefront

For those items you auction off with an emcee or auctioneer during a live event

Have some items end earlier than others 

Keep the bidding going when items are bid on in the last 30 seconds 

Or “Bid as Guest” in case someone doesn’t want to do it themselves

Guests set their max and the system bids for them

Includes details on the item and a QR code linking to the item’s page, perfect for in-person events

Fully integrate your auction with Raffle Rocket. Auction guests can purchase raffle tickets from the auction, and vice versa. The auction will be accessible from your raffle’s web page.

Get started with your own
free online silent auction!